commit 23a6584e6f2728c1935ab16d07ef601c8641efb6 (patch)
Author: Alex Karle <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 2 May 2021 23:17:06 -0400
uses: Add verbose rough draft of a uses(7) page
This is in need of a serious overhaul, but before I *do* overhaul it, I
want to checkpoint it in git, in case I like the original better :)
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diff --git a/blog.7 b/blog.7
@@ -11,7 +11,11 @@ If you'd like to get notifications on new articles, I publish an
.Lk atom.xml Atom
feed (for use with your favorite RSS/Atom client).
-From newest to oldest:
+For an up to date list of software/hardware I use, see
+.Xr uses 7 .
+Otherwise, posts below are from newest to oldest:
.Bl -bullet -compact
.Xr use-feeds 7
diff --git a/uses.7 b/uses.7
@@ -0,0 +1,122 @@
+.Dt USES 7
+.Nd up-to-date list of software/hardware I use
+I really enjoy a good "uses" post.
+I think the first I ever stumbled across was Wes Bos',
+back when I was learning web-development.
+As someone fascinated by developer tooling,
+I loved hearing what other programmers use in their day-to-day lives.
+I try to keep this page up to date,
+both for my future nostalgia,
+as well as anyone else out there who enjoys the "genre".
+I use a lightly customized
+.Lk https://www.vim.org vim(1)
+for development and
+.Xr vi 1
+in a pinch.
+Of the plugins I use, the ones I feel really give me a lift are:
+.Bl -bullet -compact
+.Lk https://github.com/tpope/vim-fugitive vim-fugitive
+for interactive staging, diffs (cross branches even), and :Ggrep.
+.Lk https://github.com/tpope/vim-surround vim-surround
+really just helps refactoring code (especially strings)
+.Lk https://github.com/justinmk/vim-dirvish vim-dirvish
+as a faster,
+I know Vim ships with netrw,
+but I like knowing that a stray key won't delete my files.
+Oh and being a general fan of retro-computing, I've really enjoyed learning
+.Xr ed 1
+(blog post pending).
+I use OpenBSD to host this site (big fan \(em see
+.Xr self-hosted 7 ) ,
+but due to a couple unfortunate graphics bugs,
+haven't been successful in using it on the Desktop.
+I use Debian on my PC (plays nicely with necessary software for work)
+and Alpine on an old ThinkPad X220.
+I've been using solely free OS' for a couple years now and really
+appreciate the transparency and ability to dive-deeply into the source.
+.Ss Desktop Environment / Window Manager
+I've been using
+.Lk https://dwm.suckless.org/ dwm(1)
+for about as long as I've been on Linux and keep coming back to it.
+I really dig how snappy it is on my old laptop and that it is heavily keyboard driven.
+While configurability is certainly a feature,
+I've found that after an initial period of making changes in the first few months,
+my config has stayed mostly unchanged.
+Core to my setup is
+.Xr tmux 1 ,
+which I use to manage any number of terminal programs I might
+have running (open
+.Xr ssh 1
+and a multitude of shells to do any number of tasks).
+Since moving to primarily WFH during the COVID pandemic, I've especially
+come to appreciate the client-server architecture of
+.Xr tmux 1 ,
+which saves me almost daily when spotty VPN connections drop.
+Other honorable mentions are
+.Lk http://mutt.org mutt(1)
+for email and
+.Lk https://git-scm.com/ git(1)
+for backing up code, notes, and config files.
+I used the
+.Lk https://uhk.io Ultimate Hacking Keyboard
+for about two years before deciding
+I wanted to try something a bit more ergonomic.
+I've been using the
+.Lk https://shop.keyboard.io/pages/atreus Keyboardio Atreus
+since December 2020 and really enjoying it.
+When I started really getting into Linux at work and home ~2019,
+I installed Arch on my old macbook and suffered at the hands of
+NVIDIA and poor hardware support until I ditched my macbook for
+a X220 that I bought off Ebay and put a SSD in.
+I've been using that same X220 (i7, 2GB RAM) ever since,
+although when I started working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic
+I had to upgrade to something that could run my work environment,
+so I invested in a desktop.
+I run either Alpine Linux or OpenBSD on my laptop (swapping hard drives
+like nintendo cartidges :) ).
+I prefer the latter, but the former runs much cooler.
+I built my first desktop (a long standing nerd goal of mine) at the
+start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
+I use it for all work-related development,
+and use my laptop for casual browsing and hobby coding
+(I try to ensure my hobby projects all run on old hardware!).
+My desktop runs Debian,
+since I find most work-related software runs on it.
+.Sh SEE ALSO
+.Bl -bullet -compact
+.Xr blog 7
+.Lk https://wesbos.com/uses Wes Bos' uses page