Software I use, gadgets I love, and other things I recommend.

I get asked a lot about 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.


    Custom AMD Ryzen 9: The Beast (2022)

    This is my custom-built desktop. It features NXT N7 motherboard, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X CPU, 64GB of RAM, 1TB NMVe SSD, Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon 6950 graphics card, water cooling, tempered glass case, and runs latest Ubuntu.

    It's really a beast of a machine.

    Fantastic mouse! It's really easy on the wrist, functional, has a relatively robust Linux support, and it has RGBs!

    Awesome keyboard. I've been using it for over a year now, and it's been fantastic. Check out my review!

    Apple iPhone 13 Pro (2021)

    It works. It has a good camera. I like it a lot but would very much prefer something more flexible. Alas, my entire family is in the iCloud world, so I have to endure that as well.

    My favorite gadget. Truly, such a great reader. Really dig the ability to borrow books from libraries right from the device. I love reading books on my Kobo. While you are here, check out my library!

    One of my favorite laptops I’ve ever owned. I’ve had it for a few years now running Linux and it’s been a dream. As for the specs, it's Intel's 9th gen i7, 32GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD running pop_os! from System76. Just replaced the battery, and it's as good as new again!


    My favorite IDE. I use it with the dark Night Owl there and Dank Mono font.

    Productivity FTW!