As inspired Wes Bos, I wanted to share the things that I use for work, play, or just generally make my life better.
- iPhone 14 Pro Max: I tend to be operating system agnostic, both for general purpose computers and for phones, but for the last few years Apple has gotten me roped in. There’s just a lot of things I really appreciate about my iPhone, and very few that I don’t like. By all accounts Android has come a long way since the last time I used one, but I haven’t felt any pressing need to venture from iOS.
- iPad Pro 11″: This was the last of the Pros before they got the M1 chip. Now that I’m not in classes regularly, I don’t use the pro features very often. It mostly gets used for watching YouTube videos and some reading (although it’s too heavy and awkward for reading in bed). Still, I like it a lot and wouldn’t give it up.
- Apple Watch Series 8: My first “smart” watch was a Garmin Forerunner. It was large and ugly, but it did what I wanted most out of a smart watch: it tracked my activity and exercise, and passed on notifications from my phone. My Apple Watch does that, too. It finally gained some amount of exercise feature parity with my old Garmin, and it’s unquestionably better at the notifications, but I still occasionally think about getting another Garmin.
- Desktop PC
- CPU: Ryzen 9 3900X
- Motherboard: MSI MEG X570 UNIFY
- GPU: Gigabyte Windforce GeForce RTX 2080
- Memory: 64GB Corsair DDR4-3200 (4×16)
- OS: Windows 11 Pro
- Primary: LG 27GL850 27″ 1440p 120Hz FreeSync/G-Sync compatible
- Secondary: Dell U2717D 27″ 1440p 60 Hz
- Mouse: Logitech MX Master 3
- Gaming Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Elite
- Keyboard: Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition
- Speakers: PreSonus Eris E3.5
- Laptop: Apple MacBook Pro 14″ with M1 Pro, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD
- Monitor: Lenovo 32″ 4k (which is spoiling me rotten)
- Mouse: Logitech MX Master 2S
- Keyboard: ikbc CD87
- Text editor: Visual Studio Code — I keep trying to learn Vim well enough to become my primary editor, but I haven’t been able to make it stick yet
- Color theme: Right now it’s Monokai Dimmed
- Icons: VSCode Icons
- Font: Fira Code Nerd Font — Gimme them delicious ligatures
- Windows: Windows Terminal — This is honestly my favorite terminal on and operating system. It’s a shame it’s only available for Windows
- MacOS: iTerm2 — I know there’s lots of new options out there, but most of them seem to have unstoppable telemetry, something my employer strongly prohibits. And honestly iTerm2 does everything I want a terminal to do
- Linux: I’ve honestly given up trying to find a terminal better than the standard GNOME Terminal. I don’t love it, but it does the job.
- Browser: Firefox Developer Edition — In my line of work I use almost all browsers to some extent, but Firefox is still my favorite and my daily driver.
- Notes: Obsidian — I’m still learning how best to make use of this, but I like it.
- Desk: UPLIFT Desk V2 L-shaped
- Chair: Hon Ignition 2.0 — I had a Herman-Miller Aeron, but frankly, I didn’t care for it, and when the seat broke I didn’t feel the need to fix it. The Hon has been working just fine, but it’s only a month old, so we’ll see how it does in the long run.
- Ikea Alex Drawers
- Drone: DJI Mavick Air 2
- Record player: AudioTechnica AT-LP60 — It’s basic, but it works fine for my needs.
- Coffee maker: OXO Brew 8 Cup