Tools I use rev.2

Tuesday, June 30, 2020; Reading time 2 minutes.

Since my last post, a lot has changed. If you know me you’ll also know that I switch things up every so often so this is not an exception. I’ve listed stuff that I use daily for either my work or my personal life.

My home office that’s all Ikea. Desk, chair, laptop, monitor, old fasioned lamp, and a desk phone.

I used to have a code-server setup at home so I can code from everywhere. I’ve since gone remote so this was not very useful to me anymore. I also picked up React Native and this required me to have a local setup. This might change at some point in time but I’m happy for now. These are my development tools:

  • Visual Studio Code (vim for smaller/SSH stuff)
  • iTerm2
  • Bash
  • tmux (only for very complex stuff)

VSC has most of the stuff turned off with an exception to a few very basic extensions (mostly for colors and CSS). Bash uses the same set of my aliases that I used 9 years ago on my first Linux box.

My phone is a different beast. I’ve also become very basic at it so I’m using either stock apps or default options with an exception of hey.com email that I picked up a week ago.

I love reading and watching the news so I have a few sources that I visit regularly. I’ve found Cheddar news and so far I like them a lot. They are described as CNBC for millennials (which I am).

  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Cheddar news
  • The Economist (for longer weekend reads)

Since I don’t commute any more I cut the number of podcasts. These two are however always around:

  • The Journal
  • Snacks Daily

All of this is done and consumed on a very basic and limited set of hardware:

  • iPhone 11
  • MacBook Pro 13" 2019.
  • Dell P2419HC Display
  • iPad 7 (my weekend “laptop”)

If you’ve noticed Home Assistant above in my list of apps that could indicate that my infrastructure is a thing I also do - but that’s a topic for another blog post…

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