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.


    My desk
  • 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.

Development tools

  • VS Code

    The VS Code ecosystem, especially with automatically synced settings, makes it a breeze to be product Day 1 on a new machine.

  • iTerm2

    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.


  • Operator Mono

    It was expensive, but I've really enjoyed using it for years. Particularly for the italics to different comments from code.

  • Relaxed

    My favorite theme (for _everything_) that I've been using for years.


  • Jumpcut

    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!

  • Rectangle

    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.

  • Obsidian

    Subscribed with Obsidian Sync, my Daily Kanban & notes are shared across all devices.

  • 1Password

    The best password solution that hasn't been hacked yet.


    My drums