Here's a list of al 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.
14” MacBook Pro, M1 Max, 64GB RAM (2021)
I was using an Intel-based 13” MacBook Pro prior to this and the difference is night and day.
LG UltraFine 4K Display
This monitor is great for coding and design. One fateful day, as I attempted to adjust the height of my standing desk, disaster struck. The power cord for my monitor got tangled, causing the screen to come crashing down to the floor. I was devastated - my trusty display had been a constant companion, and I had grown so attached to it. In the end, I had to bid farewell to my beloved monitor and purchase a new one, unable to bear the thought of working without it.
Apple Magic Keyboard
This accessory may be simple, but I appreciate its comfortable feel and sleek design. Perhaps in the future, I'll upgrade to a mechanical keyboard like all the cool kids.
Apple Magic Trackpad
I used to have a magic mouse, but found the trackpad had better ergonomics for my workflow.
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.
Aesethically, VS Code is pretty lame. I miss the feel of Sublime Text 2, but I enjoy the performance and extensions in VS Code, so I'm hooked.
My favorite part of iTerm2 is the hotkey mode. I use a keyboard shortcut to drop the terminal from the top of the screen with a slight transparency so I can still see the rest of the screen.
Great software for working with Postgres databases. It has saved me from building about a thousand admin interfaces for my various projects over the years.
Figma is one of the most amazing pieces of software I have ever used. I used to design in Illustrator/Photoshop, but switching to Figma has been a gamechanger.
It’s not the newest kid on the block but it’s still the fastest. The Sublime Text of the application launcher world.
Notion has taken over as my Wiki, project management hub, and notes. It's a little scary how much I rely on it.
A solid tool for scheduling meetings while protecting my calendar and making sure I still have lots of time for deep work during the week.
Great copy and paste tool for Mac that saves history and makes it easy to retrieve the clipboard.