May 10, 2019

This page is a short summary of all the important stuff I use. The idea is that I only mention the stuff I would miss if I lost it(or stopped working for the software stuff).

Hardware {#hardware}

  • MacBook Pro 13\” without Touch Bar; the 2016 model, with 16GB of memory and 512 SSD. Great machine, but I fucking hate the keyboard
  • ThinkPad x230, 12”; 256 SSD and 16GB ram; runs Arch Linux and i3.
  • AlpaSmart Neo2; my typewriter.
  • Happy Hacking Keyboard 2; I have one at home and at work.
  • Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse; have one at work and one at home
  • Apple Magic Trackpad.
  • LG 4K 27” USB-C screen.
  • iPhone 8 Plus, with a Apple Silicone case.
  • Apple Watch 44mm Space Gray with sports loop.
  • AirPods on the go
  • Audio Technica ATH-M50x at work
  • Analog camera: Nikon FM, with a 50mm F1.8
  • Digital: Fujifilm X-Pro 2. 23/35/50mm F2, and 8mm f2.8. I have a pile of 8GB memory cards I use with it.
  • Nokia Smart Scale.
  • PlusTec Opticfilm 8100 negative scanner
  • Some random Canon flatbed scanner.

Bags {#bags}

  • Tom Bihn Pilot
  • Two Lowepro camera bags.

Coffee {#coffee}

  • Moccamaster
  • Contigo To go coffee mug._

Pen and paper stuff {#pen-and-paper-stuff}

  • Lamy 2000 Medium Nib
  • Pilot Vanishing Point
  • Golden Bear Pencils
  • Classroom Friendly Sharpener.
  • Pilot Iroshizuku inks
  • Nock Co Hightower, Pencil pouch, and Index cards.
  • Field Notes
  • Travelers Notebook with lined refills
  • Field Notes Bellroy case.

Services {#services}

  • Github. Awesome Git hosting
  • Linode virtual servers. Great host, no bull shit, not fancy, but they do exactly what it says on the tin
  • 1Password. The best password management solution I know about. Both from a security and UX stand point. Awesome for solo and team use
  • _The best bookmarking servie ever, I use it for bookmarks
  • Instapaper.

Social Stuff {#social-stuff}

  • / is the only social network stuff I’m doing at the moment. It feel a lot like twitter in the good old days. And it is powered by blogs instead of a centralized system./

Blogging {#blogging}

  • Gatsby
  • FeedPress. A great service if you want feed stats or want to keep the same feed url no matter if you change CMS or not.

Coding (apps) {#coding-apps}

  • Emacs. My go to text editor at the time, it’s powerful, I use it for almost everything; including reading email.
  • iTerm 2 Like with better UI and some extra functionality, like splitting both directions.
  • ZSH. My favourite shell, awesome with Oh-my-zsh
  • git. SCM. Don’t love it, but better than the rest
  • Paw. Awesome GUI app for OS X for interacting with web api’s.
  • Homebrew. The best package manager for OS X

Coding (languages and stack) {#coding-languages-and-stack}

  • C# / .NET Core. /Great for developing larger stuff, with a strongly typed language. It’s a lot more like Django or Rails than it used to be/
  • Node / Express. Express is great for building very small stuff.
  • React / Redux / Webpack /My favourite way to build Web Apps at the moment. It’s easy to write stuff really fast and it scales to larger projects./
  • Clojure/ClojureScript: I love how elegant LISPS are, if I do some programming on my spare time it’s either Clojure or Emacs LISP
  • Shell Scripting *I still use some shell scripting, mostly to write easier to use abstractions around complicated commands. *

Coding / Server stuff {#coding-server-stuff}

  • Docker. /Docker is an awesome way to make sure each part of your app is seperate, it makes it easier to manage and you are forced to document and automate it./
  • Nginx /A simple and easy to configure web server that performs very well. It’s not like Apache, you actually understand every line of the config./
  • PostgreSQL. My go to SQL server since 2005. As easy to use as MySQL and as powerful as Oracle.
  • Redis /The way to go if you need to cache stuff. It’s basically a key value store where you can store data that is slow to generate. Awesome for saving JSON outputs that takes a long time to produce/

Other Mac Apps {#other-mac-apps}

  • Alfred. My go to launcher, more powerful than Spotlight and easier to get into than the others.
  • Arq. An app to take backups of your computer, but you control where it’s stored.
  • Reeder My OS X feed reader until Brent is done with Evergreen
  • Karabiner Elements The app I use to re-map my CAPS LOCK to shift.*
  • Amphetamine A modern version of Caffine. Keeps my Mac from going to sleep
  • Moom. My Window manager, I mostly use it to resize windows with keyboard shortcuts.

Photography {#photography}

  • Lightroom CC. /I migrated from Lightroom Classic to Lightroom CC at the end of the year. It lacks some features. But with a fast internet connection I think it is faster to get previews from the cloud compared to do it locally. And it’s nice to have everything in the cloud. And there are settings to make sure you have a local copy of all your raw files on an external drive. Which could make my backup system simpler./
  • Silver Fast. /The scanner software I use to scan negatives. It looks like shit, is a pain in the ass to deal with but the results are awesome./
  • I add JPEG of all my raw files and TIFF scans to Photos. It’s great to browse photos.

iOS Apps {#ios-apps}

This is a list of the apps on my phone, that I use.

  • Overcast
  • iBooks
  • Audible
  • Spotify
  • Music
  • Kindle
  • Dash
  • Instapaper
  • DayOne
  • Messages
  • Safari
  • Sbanken
  • Working Copy
  • Soulver
  • Unread
  • Micro.blogp
  • Lightroom
  • Photos
  • 1Password
  • NSB
  • Keybase
  • Edit
  • Drafts
  • Due
  • Vipps
  • Spinn
  • Find my friends
  • Slack
  • Duolingo
  • Tiime
  • My Lisp
  • Scriptable
  • Pythoninsta
  • iSH
  • Blink
  • Replete
  • Shortcuts
  • Vekt
  • Activity
  • Exist
  • Nokia Health Mate
  • Cardiogram
  • Lifesum
  • AutoSleep
  • 1Blocker X