Tools I Use

Inspired by wesbos/uses repo on GitHub and uses.tech where developers share their hardware/software/tools they use regularly via the /uses page on their blog.

Here are my tools, updated for 2021-2022.

Software

Programming

  • iTerm2 with
  • Vim for a quick editing from the terminal
  • JetBrains Mono fonts in both code editors and terminal.
  • Terminal colors: I have both dark and light themes set up and use depending on the light conditions. I create dark and light shell commands to switch between base16 themes.
    • dark: base16_material-darker
    • light: base16_google-light
dark terminal screenshot
light terminal screenshot

Others


Hardware

Computers: I use a 2015, 15-inch MacBook Pro (2.2GHz Core i7, 16GB RAM) at work and a 2013, 13-inch MacBook Pro (2.4GHz Core i5, 8GB RAM) at home.

2015, 15-inch MacBook Pro

Monitor: a Samsung 28” UR55 UHD 4K Monitor mounted with an NB-F80 Monitor arm.

Samsung UR55 4k monitor
NB-F80 monitor arm

Keyboards: Portico 65% mechanical keyboard at work and a custom 60% mechanical keyboard at home.

Portico mechanical keyboard
Build details: Portico Smoke / FR4 plate / Durock V2 stabs / Tangerine 67g + Krytox 205g0 / Susuwatari MT3 keycaps
60% custom mecahnical keyboard
Build details: Tofu alu case / DZ60 PCB / alu plate / Everglide stabs / Gateron milky brown, Maxkeys SA keycaps

Mouse: Logitech MX331 Silent – I found a silent mouse gives me a peace of mind.

Logitech m331 silent mouse

Headphones: I have a few of them for my various use cases

Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones
Audio Technica M50x
JBL Quantum 100 headphones

Notes: A normal notebook and a black pen

muji pens

Other

  • A Fuji XE-1 digital camera with TTArtisans 50mm f/1.2 manual focus lense
  • An iPhone 12
  • A 2018 Canyon Endurace CF SL road bike. I use my bike for mostly commuting to work and sometimes for recreational cycling. Bicycle is a big part of my life.
Canyon Endurace CF SL 2018