My remote productivity office.
I get asked a lot about the things I use to build software, stay productive, or buy to fool myself into thinking I’m being productive when I’m really just procrastinating. Here’s a big list of all of my favorite stuff.
13” MacBook Pro, Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM (2017)
Looking forward to upgrading to an M1 or M2. But not today :)
Predator X34 Curved Gaming Monitor
I prefer having a single, ultri-wide display over multiple monitors.
IBM Model M SSK Industrial Keyboard
They don’t make keyboards the way they used to. I buy these any time I see them go up for sale and keep them in storage in case I need parts or need to retire my main.
Apple Magic Trackpad
Something about all the gestures makes me feel like a wizard with special powers. I really like feeling like a wizard with special powers.
Herman Miller Aeron Chair
If I’m going to slouch in the worst ergonomic position imaginable all day, I might as well do it in an expensive chair.
The VS Code ecosystem, especially with automatically synced settings, makes it a breeze to be product Day 1 on a new machine.
Ctrl-' and I'm ready to go! I prefer a dedicated Terminal with visor mode over the drawer in VS Code, since `pnpm create` doesn't have a folder to start in yet.
It was expensive, but I've really enjoyed using it for years. Particularly for the italics to different comments from code.
My favorite theme (for _everything_) that I've been using for years.
My preferred clipboard manager. Command+Shift+V brings up a bezel with up to 99 items from my clipboard history. Arrow-keys, then Enter, & I'm done!
My preferred window manager. I heavily use the keyboard shortcuts (e.g. Command+Option+Arrows) to toggle between 1/2, 1/3, 1/4 sizes.
Subscribed with Obsidian Sync, my Daily Kanban & notes are shared across all devices.
The best password solution that hasn't been hacked yet.