This is a fairly living list of my design, development and personal setups.
Including software, hardware and as much detail in between. This page
follows many of those who have contributed to
A photo of my desk setup, including a Mac mini, Dell monitor, Anglepoise lamp, and my IKEA Bekant sit-stand desk.
Safari: My primary web browser on all devices.
Mail: How I read email, although I prefer not to.
Fantastical: A great macOS/iOS calandar app.
Things: If you are a fan of GTD, this task manager is perfect.
Rectangle: To wrangle windows on macOS.
Backblaze: Simple external backups.
Apple Music: I'm a recent convert to the service, warts and all.
Raycast: For finding files and running automations on macOS.
Notion: As a personal wiki.
NetNewsWire: For reading RSS feeds.
Overcast: For listening to podcasts.
1Password: For managing passwords.
Figma: For wireframing, prototyping & general UI / UX design.
FigJam: For graphing & diagrams.
Pixelmator Pro: For photo editing.
Miro: A collaborative white-board, which is perfect for remote workshops.
iA Writer: For long-form writing.
Drafts: For taking notes, and for first drafts of anything written
Neovim: Is my code-editor of choice, once you start thinking in vim it's hard to use anything else.
Kitty: Is a fast, lightweight terminal emulator, that can be configured easily in a single file.
Fish: A modern terminal shell that has great auto-complete, syntax highlighting, and history searching.
FZF: The ultimate way to trawl through files and history on the command line.
ASDF: A universal solution to manage the versions of all the programming languages I need.
Mac mini: Is my primary work device. It is configured with the Apple M1, 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD.
iPhone 12 Pro Max: is my primary personal device.
Dell U2718Q Monitor: This is a 4k, 27inch monitor with pretty decent color and pixel density, for the price.
Logitech Streamcam: Is a decent 1080p@60Hz webcam, with a USB-C connector. Perfect for Zoom calls etc.
Leuchtturm1917 Notebook: For taking notes and task management (A5, softcover, dotted, black).
IKEA Bekant Desk: This sit-stand desk is a perfect mix of aesthetic and functionality. It's done wonders for my posture and energy.
Herman Miller Aeron Chair: Is the best ergonomic chair ever. They are very expensive, but this second-hand 15+ year old example is still solid as a rock.
RAMA Kara Keyboard: A very high-quality, modular, mechanical keyboard. I bought it as part of the first group-buy in 2020.
Apple Magic Mouse: As a mouse, a lot of people hate it, I don't.
Wacom Intuos M: As a drawing tablet for illustration.