Software I use, gadgets I love, and other things I recommend.

In case you are wondering what things I use to build software, stay productive, or buy to fool myself into thinking I am being productive when I am really just procrastinating.

Workstation

  • 13” MacBook Air, M2, 24GB RAM, 1TB SSD

    Always resisted the Apple evangelists but since I$apos;ve starte exploring more creative paths it$apos;s become a necessity. I don$apos;t like to admit it, but it$apos;s worth the money.

  • Asus TUF Gaming VG27AQ

    Got 2. Optimal trade-off between gaming and design requirements (at least back then).

  • Synology DS918+ 8GB

    Safely storing and coordinating various things for my home lab. Great user experience and very versatile.

  • Custom Desktop: Ryzen 2700X, 48GB, MSI RTX 3070 (6GB)

    A bit dated but still providing reliability and performance. Mainly for gaming and local testing of GPU-based computing jobs.

  • NuPhy Air75

    Best low profile mechanical keyboard on the market. Red switches.

  • MX Masters 3S

    Great for development and office, a bit of a stretch for playing FPSs.

  • Ergotopia Desk and Chair

    Desktopia Pro and NextBack, all in black - no issues no regrets.

Development tools

  • Notepad++

    I've picked it up ages ago and it stayed for quick note taking and as a scratchpad.

  • Spotify and Bose 700 / Air Pods Pro

    No music flowing no code flowing out.

  • Visual Studio Code

    Best free IDE for all my use cases and projects.

Design & Art

  • Figma

    Started using Figma as just a design tool for high fidelity prototypes but with FigJam it has become the virtual whiteboard for my committed projects.

  • Krita

    Best open source raster graphics tool.

  • Inkscape

    Best open source vector graphics design tool.

  • Logic Pro

    Best value for money DAW.

Productivity

  • toggl.com

    Track everything.

  • Google Tasks

    As simple as possible, yet powerful for organization of (private) tasks.