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Author: Jake Bauer <jbauer@paritybit.ca>
Date:   Thu, 30 Dec 2021 00:24:55 -0500

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diff --git a/pages/uses.md b/pages/uses.md @@ -13,33 +13,37 @@ check out [how I name my computers](/hostnames), and the ### Software -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 -work. - > 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. + 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. ### Hardware #### 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). #### Laptop -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 +hardware: * **CPU:** Intel Core 2 Duo P7550 * **RAM:** 4+4GB DDR3