uses

My software, hardware and gear - all in one place. Inspired by Wes Bos' uses.tech

full disclosure, I'm including some affiliate links for the hardware list!

Setup stuff

I maintain a macOS setup cheat sheet and similar one for Windows, here.

Editor + Terminal

iTerm2 icon

  • VSCodium is my current editor. I made the switch to Visual Studio Code from Atom in 2018, and made the conscious choice to swap to the version with telemetry removed. Before that I used Brackets, Coda and Sublime Text. I wrote my first lines of code with Notepad++ in 2005.
  • Default Dark+ theme, vs-seti icons.
  • I keep my VS code extensions in a separate public gist.
  • I use iTerm2 for my terminal. I change the font to Fira Code, and font-size to 14.
  • I use Zsh as my shell, with the default theme.

Desktop Apps

Alfred App

Design Apps

Sketch App

  • Designs in Sketch
  • I manage SVG icons with Nucleo I use ico-moon to make icon sets.
  • I compress all my images with ImageOptim. I've made Right Click >

Music Apps / Gear

Ableton live icon

  • Ableton Live 10 is my DAW of choice these days. I used to rep Pro Tools 9 hard for editing and mixing.
  • Loopback for more advanced audio routing
  • Guitar Pro 7 for writing sheet music and sending over to band-mates, or for general archiving.

My PC

Razor DeathAdder Elite mouse

I built my own custom-made PC in 2012, and have been slowly upgrading it ever since. Now triple-booting Windows 10, macOS Catalina (10.15.2), and Ubuntu 19.xx.

Full PC specs:

  • Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • Corsair H100x Liquid CPU Cooler
  • Asus Z87I-Pro Mini-ITX Motherboard
  • Corsair Vengeance "Low Profile" 16GB DDR3-1600 Memory
  • 3x Samsung 860 Evo SSD's (250GB)
  • 1x Samsung 860 QVO SSD (1TB)
  • Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card
  • be quiet! Straight Power 11 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
  • NZXT H500 Mid-Tower
  • Samsung C32JG5x 144Hz 2560x1440 Display

Other Hardware