The Things I Use

This page contains a list of the technology (both hardware and software) that I actively use. I’ve seen similar pages on a number of blogs, and my current implementation was heavily inspired by Kev Quirk.

Last updated: 2022-12-02

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Laptop (Primary) Link to heading

My laptop is currently a 2020 M1 MacBook Pro with the following specs:

  • CPU/GPU: Apple M1 chip with 8‑core CPU, 8‑core GPU, and 16‑core Neural Engine
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Storage: 1TB SSD
  • OS: macOS Monterey
  • Display: 13.3″ Retina

Mac Laptop Dock & Peripherals Link to heading

When using my laptop in my home office, I’m almost always using it in a docked setup with the following hardware:

Laptop (Secondary) Link to heading

I also use an Asus Zenbook 14 for hardware & software development when not near my workstation, with the following specs:

  • CPU/CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800H (8C/16T) with Radeon Vega 7 Graphics
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Storage: 1TB PCIe SSD
  • OS: Arch Linux
  • DE: KDE Plasma

Desktop Link to heading

My primary desktop is currently a custom-built Linux PC, with the following specs:

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X (8C/16T)
  • GPU: AMD Radeon 570
  • RAM: 32GB
  • Storage: 512GB NVMe SSD (root), 1TB NVMe SSD (home)
  • OS: Arch Linux
  • DE: Xfce

Software Link to heading

This is a list of software I use, sorted by supported platform(s):

Cross-Platform Link to heading

iOS Link to heading

macOS Link to heading

Websites and services Link to heading

This is a list of websites and web services that I use on a regular basis:

Self-hosted Link to heading

  • FreshRSS (self-hosted RSS aggregator)
  • Matrix (self-hosted, secure, decentralized communication)
  • Nextcloud (self-hosted data syncing)
  • Plex (self-hosted local media storage/playback)