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Author: Jake Bauer <jbauer@paritybit.ca>
Date:   Thu, 30 Dec 2021 21:41:07 -0500

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diff --git a/pages/uses.md b/pages/uses.md @@ -13,30 +13,41 @@ check out [how I name my computers](/hostnames), and the ### Software +As far as workstation operating systems: I have previously used OpenBSD, Artix +Linux, Alpine Linux (briefly), Gentoo (briefly), Debian, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Linux +Mint, MacOS, Windows, and have tried various others. On those systems I +eventually began using a tiling window manager and a bunch of hand-picked +applications—which you can check out on the [old software page](/software)—but +have since moved on from that. + +Over time, my choice in software has shifted from a philosophy of idealist +minimalism to one of pragmatism. These days, I prefer to use a tool that will +work with minimal excess configuration over one that requires me to spend hours +configuring it and learning keyboard shortcuts. I don't mind a bit of tinkering +here and there, but I want a stable workstation and set of tools that let me get +on with my work and don't impose unnecessary additional cognitive load. + > I want to _do work_ on my computer, not _work on_ my computer. Sorry Linux > users. > -- Alec Watson, Technology Connections (YouTube) -Over time, my choice in software has shifted from a philosophy of idealism to -one of pragmatism. These days, I prefer to use a tool that will work with -minimal excess configuration over one that requires me to spend hours -configuring and learning keyboard shortcuts. - -Previously, I used a tiling window manager setup and a bunch of hand-picked -applications which you can check out on the [old software page](/software). I -have also previously used OpenBSD, Artix Linux, Alpine Linux (briefly), Gentoo -(briefly), Debian, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Linux Mint, and have tried various others, -but I got tired of fiddling with things and wanted my workstation to Just Work™. -I don't mind a bit of tinkering here and there, but I want a stable workstation -that lets me get on with my work and doesn't impose additional cognitive load. - -That being said, [Neovim](https://neovim.io/) is my editor of choice. +These days, I use Linux Mint, [Neovim](https://neovim.io/) is my editor of +choice since I've already put in the work to learn it and it's very comfortable +for me, Ungoogled-Chromium is my browser of choice, and I run a very lean +ksh-variant shell (typically without persistent history or command tab +completion). On my servers I use OpenBSD wherever I can, though my NAS and primary home server run FreeBSD to take advantage of ZFS and jails. I also use Debian when an application doesn't work well or doesn't have straightforward installation steps on the BSDs because it's typically the most well-supported option. +Here is a screenshot of what my laptop looks like: + +<center><img src="/img/current-desktop.png" alt="A screenshot of my desktop on my +MacBook running Linux Mint. Neofetch is displaying the hardware and software +information of the system." width="533" height="300px"/></center> + ### Hardware #### My Main PC @@ -44,7 +55,7 @@ on the BSDs because it's typically the most well-supported option. Runs a [Fedora Linux spin](https://spins.fedoraproject.org). Usually Cinnamon though I do try others. Windows 10 festers on this PC for playing games. -* **CPU:** Ryzen 5 1600 w/ Stock Cooler +* **CPU:** AMD Ryzen 5 1600 w/ Stock Cooler * **RAM:** 2x8GB + 2x4GB (24GB) G.Skill Ripjaws V and Ripjaws 4 respectively * **GPU:** PowerColor Red Dragon RX 580 4GB * **PSU:** EVGA SuperNova G2 Gold 650W