This is a list of all the things that I use to be productive day-to-day. It's inspired by this page.


Alienware Aurora R11

I bought a dedicated gaming PC after I missed gaming too much on my Mac. For a long time I used Windows, but when I "upgraded" to Windows 11, I ran into too many issues and replaced it with Pop_OS! as my sole operating system. However, while most games ran fine in Proton, I ran into a few that had severe problems. One of them would automatically ban your user account if it detected you were using Linux.

So, now I'm on Windows 10.

2019 MacBook Pro 16"

I replaced my old Windows/Linux custom-built PC with this on July 22nd, 2020. For a time I used it both for development and for gaming, but I missed my favorites too much. Now it's used exclusively for development and for travel.

Logitech MX Keys

Website: Logitech MX Keys

I use this keyboard for my Macbooks. It's great for quickly switching between them.

Steelseries Apex Pro Keyboard

Website: Steelseries Apex Pro

This keyboard has a beautiful aesthetic, sturdy construction, and a typefeel that I just adore. It's great for gaming and typing.

Dell S3220DGF 32" 2K monitor

Website: Dell 32 Curved Gaming Monitor - S3220DGF

I replaced my old ultrawidescreen monitor with this. It has a more common aspect ratio, a more stable stand, and much better refresh rate. Besides that, it also "announces" itself properly, meaning that macOS actually recognizes its capabilities. I have three of them - one for my Mac, one for my work Mac, and one for my gaming PC.

Beautyrest Platinum Sofil Bonded Leather Executive Chair

Website: Beautyrest Platinum Sofil Bonded Leather Executive Chair, Black (49404B)

I replaced my DXRacer King Zero in March of 2022 with this chair. It's cheaper and more comfortable than the DXRacer was. The cats have already made a number of holes in the faux-leather, though.

Lifestyle Software


I've changed browsers frequently over the years. Now I seem to have settled on Firefox.


I use Spotify for streaming music and building playlists. If I can't find it on Spotify, I usually need to turn to self-hosting on Jellyfin.

Design Software

Affinity Suite

I switched back to Affinity after not using Adobe for months. The Adobe early termination fee reinforced why I don't want to use Adobe software.

Development Software

Sublime Text

Website: Sublime Text

In November 2022 I finally bought a license for Sublime Text. I've been using it as my daily driver for months now.


Website: VSCode

I still use VSCode for a lot of things. While Sublime Text is faster and cleaner, VSCode has more features.

Hosting and Infrastructure Services


Website: Namecheap

I've heard that other domain registrars are better (e.g., Hover), but I host almost all of my domains at Namecheap because it works well enough.


Website: Hetzner

I use a Hetzner VPS for most of my hosting these days.


Website: Cloudflare

I use Cloudflare for my DNS management. I don't use it as a CDN anymore, though it works well for that purpose.

Search Engine

Website: Kagi

I use (and pay for) Kagi.