Jake @ Linux

Open Source Advocate, Tinkerer, and Linux Enthusiast

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I'm Jake, it's nice to meet you!

My Preferred Linux Setup
  • Distribution - Void Linux
  • I started my Linux journey on Mint, followed by Manjaro, then spent the lions share of my time in Arch/Arco. So how did I end up on Void? good question. I was making a long term distro review for my youtube channel covering Void linux and liked it so much I switched. I am a firm believer in the idea that distribution doesn't matter, until it does..

  • Window Manager/Desktop Environment - Herbstluftwm (usually)
  • I spend most of my time in Herbstluftwm but thoroughly enjoy trying out all available window managers. When I used a full desktop environment, cinnamon was my favorite, it is a well put together and intuitive environment that helped mt transition from windows to linux.

  • Shell - Bash
  • With so many other "Better" (not really), options such as zsh and fish, with their auto suggestion and highlighting and plugins galore, why do I still use plain old Bash? Bash is the standard that most distros come with by default, and while the other shells may have more plugins and fanciness, I can accomplish a lot of the same functionality simply by configuring Bash and not installing a bunch of plugins and bloat. I'm not saying the other Shells are not useful or you shouldn't use them, I just personally prefer the experience of configuring Bash as it helps me to understand what is happening and how things work as opposed to just installing a plugin and moving on.

  • Text Editor - Vim
  • In My Free Time I work on My...

    Who is Jake?

    I entered this world 40+ years ago

    I was born and spent most of my life in the Pacific Northwest, Washington State to be specific, at the foot of Mt. Rainier

    I moved my family to NW Arkansas in 2017, not really by choice but more by lack of choice

    For the past 25+ years I have been an automotive technician. I have reached Toyota's top level as a Master Diagnostic Technician (MDT), but have grown tired of the abuse my body takes on a daily basis, however; I enjoy the troubleshooting/problem solving aspect of my job as well as working with my hands to fix what was once broken.

    I'm interested in Technology so Linux is right up my alley, because it lets me be hands on.

    I hope to transition into a software career which still allows for the opportunity to diagnose and troubleshoot issues, and also allows for the creation of new programs.