Tim Dehring

Just a random guy with a website

It’s been 10 months since my last post.

Ten months.

Looking back, it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long. Yet at the same time, it’s been a long ten months.

COVID-19 be damned.

Thankfully, I’m lucky enough to still have my job and be able to support my family, and now that things are a little more normal around here, I’m hoping I can start posting more here.

A side note of reference: I’m still using Fedora but not as my daily OS. I bought a new M1 MacBook Pro (13″, 512GB storage, 8GB RAM) earlier this year and have been enjoying using it. I really, really don’t like the UI in macOS 11 Big Sur, however.

Oh well, can’t win them all.

A Very Blah Day

I really don’t have much to say today. Or night, considering it’s almost midnight.

On the Fedora Workstation front, things are running smooth so far. I’ve even gotten a little comfortable using the command line to install software and check on resources being used. I don’t NEED to use the command line for software, but it’s nice to get familiar with the inner workings.

The only thing I don’t like so far? Is the fact that on my MacBook Pro (13″, mid-2017 model), there’s no option for fractional scaling. I’ve tried several command line “hacks”, but none worked. That’s ok though, I’m not letting that get in the way of my testing for this month.

Oh well. Until next time, have a great rest of the night.

So, it’s been 3 months since I last posted. A lot has been going on with me in that time frame, as well as the rest of the world.

However, I am back and I am ready to start posting again now that things around here are getting back to normal.

Well, as normal as it can get, anyway.

This month starts my “1 post per day” goal for the month of June, which includes this one.

June also starts my “30 days with Linux” challenge, which I will definitely be writing more about in the coming weeks. I’ve chosen to completely erase the hard drive on my 13″ MacBook Pro and installed Fedora Workstation 32 as my daily driver.

But, more on that later.

Until tomorrow, hope all is well with you, dear reader.

And just like that, it’s the third month of the year already. At this rate, I’m going to be 40 before I have a chance to actually enjoy myself this year.

At least baseball starts up soon, as well as March Madness.

Madness, indeed.

Sixteen Years

My wife Jessica and our daughter, circa 2008

Disclaimer: I suck at writing about feelings and relationship stuff. You’ve been warned.

It’s true when they say that time flies when you’re having fun, because it’s hard to believe Jess and I have been together for 16 years as of today.

Well, technically our sixteenth anniversary is in 2031. However, February 5th, 2004 is the day my wife and I started dating officially.

We’ve had our share of ups and downs in our relationship. We’re both stubborn as hell which makes our arguments much more intense when we do fight.

But on the flip side, being stubborn also means that no matter what we go through, we’d rather fix what’s wrong rather than throw in the towel like so many couples do anymore.

I’ve always poked fun at those couples that say they married their best friend in the past, but maybe it’s a sign that I’ve grown up a little because I say that now as well without hesitation.

There’s not another person in the world that I would rather be with then Jess. No other person that I can love as much as I love her. No other person I trust as much as I trust her. No other person as beautiful as she is, both inside and out.

No other person that frustrates the hell out of me at times, and I know I frustrate the hell out of her as well. But that’s what makes our relationship work and why we’ve lasted sixteen years so far.

After all these years together and all that we’ve been through, I can’t imagine my life without her and I’m incredibly thankful that she’s still by my side, through thick and thin, sickness and in health.

Jess, I hope you know how much I love you and the family that we have together. Thank you for taking a chance on me and putting up with my flaws.

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