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My Gear

May 28, 2024

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My Gear

Desktop PC

I use this machine for gaming.

ItemModel
CPURyzen 5 5600X
GPUGeForce RTX 3070
RAMCrucial Ballistix 2x8GB 3600MHz, G.SKILL Trident Z 2x8GB 3600MHz
MotherboardMSI MAG B550 Tomahawk
CPU Coolerbe quiet! Pure Rock Cooler
SSDSamsung 970 Evo 250GB, Kingston KC3000 2TB
HDDToshiba P300 1TB
PSUBITFENIX Whisper M 650W
CaseCooler Master Force 500

Monitors

BrandModel
LG27GP850
BenQGL2580H x2

These are all attached to an Arctic Z3 Pro Gen 3 stand

VR

I have an Oculus Quest 3 256GB with the BOBOVR S3 Pro Super Strap

Keyboards

I use a QWERTY keyboard.

BrandModelSwitchesUsing?
HHKBHybrid Type-STopreYes
VarmiloVA68MX BrownRarely
LogitechG610MX RedNo

Mice

BrandModelUsing?
LogitechG Pro X SuperlightYes
LogitechG403No
LogitechG102No

I use the Zowie G-SR mousepad for all of them.

Chair

I’ve been using the Herman Miller Aeron Remastered Graphite since 2022 and have been loving it since.

Audio

I have a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50X w/ a FiiO E10K Olympus 2 but never use them nowadays as their head clamp is way too tight for me. Instead, I have a pair of Audioengine A2+ speakers that I use every day.

Hubs

BrandModel
DellD6000
Anker5-in-1 USB C Hub
UGREENUSB Switch 4 in 2 Out

Work

I’ve been using a MacBook Pro 13” M1 16GB 1TB since 2021. I’ve been very satisfied with its battery life and performance.

For my main editing, I use JetBrains’ tools - WebStorm, GoLand, etc. I used to be a die-hard Visual Studio Code fan for years but in 2021 I decided to change things up a bit and haven’t looked back.

For my terminal I use iTerm2. Instead of using its built-in tabs, I use tmux as I’m used to its bindings and behavior after using it since 2019. There are other reasons why I love tmux, for which I’m planning on writing a blog post.

tmux-and-neovim.webp

For editing within my terminal, I use neovim. I use fish as my preferred interactive shell instead of zsh / bash due to the (in my opinion) better out-of-the-box experience. I’ve barely configured it and love all the built in features.

I’m a huge fan of Raycast and have been using it for a few years now. It’s miles better than Spotlight. There are so many features that I love about it that I can’t list them all here.

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Some other tools I use include:

  • Orbstack – an amazing alternative to Docker Desktop & Rancher Desktop
  • Arc – hipster browser that I’ve been using since August 2022. I’m a huge fan of the way it handles pinned tabs and Spaces/Profiles.
  • Amie – overrated calendar app that looks better than the built in Apple one.
  • Obsidian – I use it for general note taking, journaling, bookmarking, as well as this blog
  • Dozer – simple app that allows you to hide icons from your macOS menu bar
  • AlDente – battery management tool for MacBooks
  • Shottr – screenshot utility
  • Tailscale – based VPN for my devices – phone, laptop, servers, desktop, IoT.
  • Reeder – RSS client for macOS & iOS. It’s wired up to a FreshRSS instance on my home cluster
  • LinearMouse – must have app for disabling mouse acceleration / adjusting scroll speed & direction on a per device basis, etc
  • Macs Fan Control – self explanatory
  • Screen Studio – screen recorder & editor which allows you to make fancy demo videos (please don’t overuse the zoom effect like 95% of so called “indie hackers” on Twitter do)
  • Infuse – alternative Plex (and media in general) client for macOS / iOS / tvOS
  • CyberDuck – all-in-one storage browser, from S3, to FTP, to WebDAV, etc.
  • Swish – macOS window management tool. Mainly targeted towards trackpad use, but ironically I rarely use those gestures. Great alternative would be Rectangle (or whenever macOS Sequoia comes out)
  • Proxyman – HTTP traffic interceptor for macOS & iOS. Similar to Wireshark, but more intuitive.

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All systems up and running

Commit bbfd157, deployed on Jun 17, 2024.