Tim Dehring

Just a random guy with a website

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.

Ned Skeldon Stadium

Once a racetrack for the Lucas County fairgrounds, Ned Skeldon Stadium originally opened as Lucas County Stadium to bring the Mud Hens baseball team back to life.

For 37 seasons (1965 – 2001), Ned Skeldon Stadium was home of the Toledo Mud Hens minor league baseball team, based in Maumee, Ohio. The Mud Hens are part of the International League and are affiliated with the Detroit Tigers.

The stadium capacity is listed at just over 10,000 fans, though I don’t recall a game I attended having even half that for attendance. Regardless, it was replaced in 2002 with Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo.

I recently took a trip to the old stadium to see if it was still standing, and was pleasantly surprised that not only is it still around, it’s being used as a rec center. While I was unable to get inside the stadium to take some closer pics, I did walk away with a few shots of what remains of the stadium itself.

I’m thankful that the stadium wasn’t demolished before I could get some pics. Simply standing outside of the field brought back memories of watching games here.

I grew up watching minor league baseball, starting with the Kinston Indians, so there will always be a part of me that enjoys small stadiums such as this.

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