Author: Jake Bauer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2021 00:24:55 -0500
1 file changed, 23 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)
diff --git a/pages/uses.md b/pages/uses.md
@@ -13,33 +13,37 @@ check out [how I name my computers](/hostnames), and the
-I am currently between a [Fedora Linux spin](https://spins.fedoraproject.org)
-with the KDE desktop environment on my workstation and MacOS on my other
-workstation. I have 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.
-I previously used a tiling window manager setup and a bunch of hand-picked
-applications which you can check out on the [old software page](/software). Now
-I just use what comes with the system (for the most part) and I get on with my
> I want to _do work_ on my computer, not _work on_ my computer. Sorry Linux
> -- 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.
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.
+on the BSDs because it's typically the most well-supported option.
#### My Main PC
+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
* **RAM:** 2x8GB + 2x4GB (24GB) G.Skill Ripjaws V and Ripjaws 4 respectively
* **GPU:** PowerColor Red Dragon RX 580 4GB
@@ -51,13 +55,15 @@ on the BSDs.
- **Additional Storage:** HGST Deskstar 5K4000 4.0TB 5700RPM HDD
- **Windows Boot:** Crucial MX300 275GB SATA SSD
- **Windows Games:** Seagate 360GB 7200RPM HDD
-* **Monitors:** 2x ASUS VP239H-P 23" 1080 IPS, 1x Dell S2721QS 27" 4K IPS
+* **Monitors:** 1x Dell S2721QS 27" 4K IPS
[PCPartPicker build list](https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/b/vpLJ7P).
-I currently use a 2009 MacBook Pro (model A1278). It has:
+I currently use a 2009 MacBook Pro (model A1278). It runs the latest (sometimes
+beta) version of [Linux Mint](https://linuxmint.com/). It has the following
* **CPU:** Intel Core 2 Duo P7550
* **RAM:** 4+4GB DDR3