commit 4737d3c4ccad1a0081d503b876ea6335953d801e (patch)
Author: Alex Karle <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 21:38:50 -0400
uses: Update for latest tools and text.alexkarle.com
1. I'm no longer using dwm much (cwm on OpenBSD and xfce on
Linux for work)
2. I cut a lot of the dates and simplified the "favorite tools"
section (less clutter and easier to highlight my faves)
3. Removed some links (some are obvious / no need to link, like
Arch or Debian. Others felt too shoppy/shilly like the Atreus
store link :/ )
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2 files changed, 27 insertions(+), 53 deletions(-)
diff --git a/LINKS b/LINKS
@@ -1,8 +1,5 @@
diff --git a/uses.7 b/uses.7
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-.Dd May 11, 2021
+.Dd September 14, 2021
.Dt USES 7
@@ -43,69 +43,46 @@ but I don't really dig the "run everything in emacs" approach.
I've been passionate about running free and open source (FOSS)
since ~2019 when I first started using Linux seriously at work.
+At some point in ~2020, I discovered OpenBSD and
+slowly started putting it on all of my personal machines.
I'm currently running:
.Bl -compact -bullet
-.Lk https://openbsd.org OpenBSD
-for my server (hosting this site \(em see
+OpenBSD for my laptop, desktop,
+server (hosting this site \(em see
.Xr self-hosted 7 ) ,
-as well as my home router/firewall (as of early 2021)
+and home router/firewall
-.Lk https://debian.org Debian
-for my desktop (good support for work-related software)
-.Lk https://alpinelinux.org Alpine Linux
-on my laptop (OpenBSD sometimes too, although it runs hot)
+Arch Linux for work
+(needed a cutting edge kernel for newer work laptop)
-In the past I've also used
-.Lk https://archlinux.org Arch Linux
-(~2 years) and before that I was on macOS.
-Generally, you'll see a skew towards keyboard driven,
-"simple" (less features),
-and terminal applications.
-Roughly in order of first-use:
+In the past I've also used Alpine Linux on my laptop and Debian
+on my desktop.
+.Ss Other Tools
+I'm a huge fan of command line tools for their composability and
+keyboard-centric UI. Some of my favorites include:
.Bl -compact -bullet
.Xr git 1
-for notes, code, config backups (~2016, usage increased over time)
+for all things plaintext: notes, code, config backups, etc
.Xr tmux 1
for terminal scrollback, searching, copy/paste buffers, multiplexing,
persistent sessions over dropped
.Xr ssh 1
-connections... really a necessity! (~2018)
-.Xr bash 1
-as my Linux shell (zsh previously, moved for work reasons early-2018)
-.Xr dwm 1
-as my window manager (since early Linux days, early-2019)
-.Xr st 1
-as my terminal emulator (also early-2019)
+connections... really a necessity!
.Xr mutt 1
-for personal email (great for mailing lists, mid-2019)
-.Xr ksh 1
-on OpenBSD for shells (late-2019)
+for personal email (great for mailing lists!)
.Xr pass 1
-for password/secret management (late-2020)
-Not currently in use but notable:
-.Bl -compact -bullet
+for password/secret management
-.Lk https://xfce.org/ Xfce
-really helped me transition to Linux.
-I revisit occasionally to see what's going on,
-but I always go back to the more minimal, keyboard-driven, dwm.
+.Xr sh 1
+for glueing it all together, of course!
@@ -113,14 +90,14 @@ After years of mushy laptop keyboards,
I discovered mechanical keyboards through a coworker and
I've been clicking and clacking happily ever since!
-.Bl -bullet -compact
-.Lk https://uhk.io Ultimate Hacking Keyboard
-was my first (Kailh browns, early-2019 to Dec-2020)
-.Lk https://shop.keyboard.io/pages/atreus Keyboardio Atreus
-currently, successfully reducing finger movement / strain (Kailh BOX white, Dec-2020)
+I started off with an Ultimate Hacking Keyboard
+with Kailh browns (had to be quiet in a shared office),
+but I've been using a Keyboardio Atreus for about a year.
+I switched in a (successful!) attempt to reduce finger movement
+Plus, I'm a remote worker now,
+and I get to clack away at Kailh white switches,
+which is awesome.
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