Uses

These are the things I use on a day-to-day basis to get my work done.

In and around the desk

If it's a physical thing that I use to make my websites it's in this list.

  • 16" MacBook Pro, M1 Pro 10-Core CPU, 16-Core GPU, 32GB RAM

    I moved up from a 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar which was servicable but was getting very hot, had the mushy keyboard and not the best battery life. This machine might be overkill but it is a beast and the battery lasts for days.

  • Dell S2719DGF 27" 2560x1440 155Hz Monitor

    I got this a bit for gaming and a bit for a resolution above 1080p. It serves me well, however it is a TN screen not IPS so I might move to a 4k 60Hz monitor sooner rather than later.

  • Keychron K3 Ultra-slim Wireless Mechanical Keyboard (Version 2)

    A lovely, low profile mechanical keyboard with Mac specific keys and flashy flashy lights. I love it.

  • Microsoft Number Pad

    My beloved Keychron doesn't have a numpad and neither does the MacBook Pro. At first I didn't think I'd miss it but I do. Luckily this cost me a lowly AUD $35. An absolute steal and I can hide it when I don't need it.

  • Logitech MX Master 3

    Hands down the most comfortable mouse I've ever used with just enough functionality keys. If only the multitasking paddle type button could be mapped with Karabiner.

  • Electronic Standing Desk

    We got this off of Facebook Marketplace in the pandemic for about AUD $80. It must be almost two metres long and easily has enough space for me and my girlfriend to have a monitor and laptop space each. Bit worn down but nothing we couldn't clean up with some paint remover.

  • Matrix II High Back Drafting Chair Black

    Being 202cm tall I like drafting chairs. They go high enough that I can sit on a chair like a regular person would on a regular chair but also I like sitting up really high with the standing desk high and resting my feet on the foot rest. It's just nice to have options.

On the computer

And if it's a bit less tangible it's in this list.

  • Visual Studio Code

    I've bounced from Sublime to Atom and now to VS Code. I just follow the trendy editors around. That said, VS Code's performance and extensibility are 😗👌 chef's kiss

  • Dank Mono

    I could never justify the cost of Operator Mono so it's lucky that I love Dank Mono more.

  • Microsoft Edge

    I tried it for a giggle and to be honest it's like Chrome without all the Google, it syncs with my gaming PC nicely and it performs very well. 10/10.

  • Local

    It's a nice easy way to spin up a local (get it) WordPress site for development. There's lots of other fancy features for deploment and things I don't use.

  • TablePlus

    It's a nice database GUI.

  • Hyper

    I am a sucker for hype and this terminal got a lot in the past. It's snappy, it seems to be getting updated regularly again so I'm all aboard.

  • 1Password

    It saves the passwords in the manager or else it gets the hose again.

  • Figma

    If I have to design something I do it in this. XD has made me sad (and made my computer sad) and I could never get on board the Sketch train.

  • NordVPN

    I don't like people seeing what I'm doing online even if it is just making websites and stuff.