Author: Jake Bauer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2022 23:17:14 -0400
8 files changed, 78 insertions(+), 34 deletions(-)
diff --git a/content/garden/arboretum/recipes/index.gmi b/content/garden/arboretum/recipes/index.gmi
@@ -55,6 +55,7 @@ All recipes below are vegan and free of tree nuts unless otherwise noted.
=> cabbage-soup.gmi Cabbage Soup
=> red-lentil-stew.gmi Red Lentil Stew
=> split-pea-soup.gmi Split Pea Soup
+=> solyanka.gmi Solyanka
@@ -62,6 +63,9 @@ All recipes below are vegan and free of tree nuts unless otherwise noted.
=> sauces.gmi Sauces
=> spiced-lentils-with-carrots.gmi Spiced Lentils With Carrots
=> vegetable-curry.gmi Vegetable Curry
+=> oven-roasted-corn-on-the-cob.gmi Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob
+=> pizza-dough.gmi Pizza Dough
+=> wild-rice-pilaf.gmi Wild Rice Pilaf
diff --git a/content/garden/arboretum/recipes/oven-roasted-corn-on-the-cob.gmi b/content/garden/arboretum/recipes/oven-roasted-corn-on-the-cob.gmi
@@ -0,0 +1,3 @@
+# Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob
+Pre-heat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Stir together one quarter cup of softened butter, one tablespoon of dried or chopped fresh parsley, two minced cloves of garlic, one teaspoon of dried or chopped fresh rosemary, one teaspoon of dried or chopped fresh thyme, three quarters of a teaspoon of kosher salt, and half a teaspoon of black pepper. This is enough for about four to six cobs of corn. Spread about one tablespoon of this mixture on each cob of corn, then wrap the cobs individually in aluminium foil, place on a baking sheet, and bake in the oven for twenty minutes, turning halfway. Remove from foil, let cool, and serve.
diff --git a/content/garden/arboretum/recipes/pizza-dough.gmi b/content/garden/arboretum/recipes/pizza-dough.gmi
@@ -0,0 +1,9 @@
+# Pizza Dough
+Dissolve one teaspoon of yeast and one tablespoon of sugar in three quarters of a cup of warm water. Allow this mixture to sit until a thick layer of foam forms on top. While waiting, add one cup of all-purpose flour and one teaspoon of salt to a large bowl and stir well to combine. When the yeast mixture has foamed, add one tablespoon of olive oil, then pour that mixture into the bowl with the flour and salt. One quarter to half of a cup at a time, add flour to the bowl while stirring until a ball of dough is formed that can be no longer stirred with a spoon (about one extra cup of flour should be appropriate). Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for five minutes, adding flour as necessary to prevent sticking.
+To use the dough that same day: place the dough back into the bowl, drizzle it with a little olive oil, coat the dough in the oil, cover the dough and let it rise at room temperature for about one hour or until doubled in volume.
+To use the dough the next day: follow the above instructions but place the dough in the refrigerator for 18-24 hours instead of letting it rise at room temperature.
+Once the dough is finished proofing, roll it out into a circle, add toppings, and bake in a pre-heated 450°F (230°C) oven for 10-12 minutes.
diff --git a/content/garden/arboretum/recipes/solyanka.gmi b/content/garden/arboretum/recipes/solyanka.gmi
@@ -0,0 +1,3 @@
+Dice one large carrot, finely mince one medium-sized onion, mince two cloves of garlic, peel and dice two medium-sized potatoes, drain and rinse one can of kidney beans, and dice two medium-sized dill pickles. Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, a half teaspoon of salt, a quarter teaspoon of black pepper, and saute until onions are translucent. Add the garlic and stir until fragrant. Stir in one tablespoon of tomato paste, five cups of vegetable broth, and the potatoes. Bring the pot to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook for ten minutes. Add the kidney beans and dill pickles and simmer for an additional five minutes. Add three tablespoons of capers, one third of a cup of olives, two tablespoons of dill pickle juice, and one tablespoon of lemon juice. Cook for one more minute, season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve.
diff --git a/content/garden/arboretum/recipes/wild-rice-pilaf.gmi b/content/garden/arboretum/recipes/wild-rice-pilaf.gmi
@@ -0,0 +1,3 @@
+# Wild Rice Pilaf
+Add one cup of wild rice blend and two cups of vegetable broth to a saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook until the rice is done. While the rice cooks, dice two yellow onions, six stalks of celery, and two apples. Heat four tablespoons of butter in a large skillet and add the onions. Saute until the onions are softened. Add the apples, celery, one teaspoon of dried sage, one teaspoon of dried thyme, and half a teaspoon each of salt and black pepper to the skillet with the onions. Continue sauteing until the apples and celery begin to soften. Once the rice has finished cooking, add it to the skillet along with half a cup of dried cranberries and two tablespoons of chopped parsley. Stir to combine, season to taste, and serve.
diff --git a/content/garden/plots/philosophy-software-development.gmi b/content/garden/plots/philosophy-software-development.gmi
@@ -46,3 +46,4 @@ Also, in open source you are not beholden to the people for whom you create thin
diff --git a/content/uses.md b/content/uses.md
@@ -9,12 +9,12 @@ check out [how I name my computers](/hostnames).
-As far as workstation operating systems: I have used OpenBSD, Artix Linux,
-Alpine Linux (briefly), Gentoo (briefly), Debian, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Linux Mint,
+As far as operating systems go, I have used OpenBSD, Artix Linux, Alpine Linux
+(briefly), Gentoo (briefly), Debian, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Linux Mint, OpenSUSE,
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 to simpler and more streamlined setups.
+have since moved on from that to simpler less fiddly setups.
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
@@ -27,16 +27,17 @@ on with my work and don't impose unnecessary additional cognitive load.
> -- Alec Watson, Technology Connections (YouTube)
-These days I run various OSes, [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 advanced tab
-completion). I keep my [dotfiles](https://git.sr.ht/~jbauer/dotfiles) in a git
+These days I run various OSes, my desktop environment is typically either KDE
+Plasma, Cinnamon, or Spectrwm, [Neovim](https://neovim.io/) is my editor of
+choice, Ungoogled-Chromium is my web browser of choice, and I run a very lean
+ksh-variant shell typically without persistent history or advanced tab
+completion. I keep my [dotfiles](https://git.sr.ht/~jbauer/dotfiles) in
+a git repository (they are tailored to OpenBSD, but I use them on Linux too).
-On my servers I use OpenBSD wherever I can. 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.
+On my servers I use OpenBSD wherever I can. Sometimes I use FreeBSD if I really
+need ZFS or 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 (e.g. for running Steam game servers).
When it comes to colours, I prefer my systems and applications to have muted or
monochrome colour schemes. I find very colourful interfaces distracting and
@@ -44,23 +45,21 @@ prefer when colours are used sparingly to achieve a specific effect such as
drawing a user's eyes to important UI elements or to make one part of text stand
out strongly from another (e.g. highlighting spelling mistakes).
-Here is a screenshot of what my laptop looks like:
+Here is a screenshot of what my typical software setup looks like (though
+this is not necessarily representative of what I'm running at this very moment):
-<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." /></center>
+<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. I'm using a light theme." /></center>
-Here is a screenshot of what my desktop looks like:
-<center><img src="/img/current-desktop-ws.png" alt="A screenshot of the desktop on
-my workstation PC. Two terminals are tiled next to each other, one showing the
-window manager configuration, the other showing the output from
+## Computing Hardware
+I got this machine pretty much for the better gaming performance. Gaming is an
+important activity I do with my friends who are spread across the world and it
+helped keep me sane during lockdown.
* **CPU:** AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
* **Cooler:** Stock Cooler from Ryzen 5 1600
* **RAM:** 32GB G.Skill Ripjaws V @ 3600 MT/s
@@ -76,8 +75,17 @@ neofetch."/></center>
[PCPartPicker build list](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/Nescio_/saved/kpkWcf).
+I use a Vortex Tab90M keyboard with Cherry MX Black switches and a Logitech MX
+Ergo wireless mouse. I have a pair of Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 250 Ohm headphones
+driven by a FiiO E10K USB DAC and a Blue Snowball microphone. I have a Logitech
+C920 webcam, though it doesn't get that much use.
### Old Workstation
+This is currently being used by my partner.
* **CPU:** AMD Ryzen 5 1600
* **Cooler:** Stock Cooler from Ryzen 5 5600X
* **RAM:** 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws V @ 2933 MT/s
@@ -85,7 +93,6 @@ neofetch."/></center>
* **PSU:** Seasonic 430W
* **Motherboard:** AsRock AB350M Pro4
* **Case:** Deepcool Kendomen Black ATX Mid
[PCPartPicker build list](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/Nescio_/saved/MjYcxr).
@@ -107,6 +114,8 @@ being ideal.
+It works pretty well as a texting and calling device. Also the camera is great.
* iPhone 6
- 16GB Storage
- 1GB RAM
@@ -114,6 +123,8 @@ being ideal.
+This runs OpenBSD.
* Dell Optiplex 3010 SFF
- **CPU:** i5-3470 @ 3.20GHz (4C/4T)
- **RAM:** 4+4GB DDR3
@@ -121,19 +132,29 @@ being ideal.
- 2x1GbE PCIe Ethernet Card
-### Main Homelab Server
-* Dell Optiplex 3020 SFF
- - **CPU:** i5-4590 @ 3.30GHz (4C/4T)
- - **RAM:** 4+2GB DDR3
- - **Storage:** ZFS Mirror of Two Samsung 860 EVO 250GB SSDs
- - **Backup Storage:** Seagate Expansion 8TB External HDD
### Home NAS
+This runs FreeBSD.
* Dell Optiplex 3020 MT
- **CPU:** i3-4150 @ 3.50GHz (2C/4T)
- - **RAM:** 4+4GB DDR3
+ - **RAM:** 4+2GB DDR3
- **Boot:** Samsung 870 EVO 250GB SSD
- **Storage:** Mirror of Two HGST HDN726040ALE614 (4TB) HDDs
+ - **Backup Storage:** Seagate Expansion 8TB External HDD
+### Other PCs
+These are used as and when I need them. For example, if I need to spin up a
+game server for friends, I'll stick an OS on one of these and use it for that
+* Dell Optiplex 3020 SFF
+ - **CPU:** i5-4590 @ 3.30GHz (4C/4T)
+ - **RAM:** 4+4GB DDR3
+ - **Storage:** Samsung 860 EVO 250GB SSD
+* HP Slimline Desktop PC
+ - **CPU:** i3-7100 @ 3.90GHz (2C/4T)
+ - **RAM:** 8GB DDR4 2400MT/s
+ - **Storage:** Samsung 860 EVO 250GB SSD
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