This is a list of all the things that I use to be productive day-to-day. It's inspired by this page.
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.
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.
Website: Logitech MX Keys
I use this keyboard for my Macbooks. It's great for quickly switching between them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I still use VSCode for a lot of things. While Sublime Text is faster and cleaner, VSCode has more features.
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.
I use a Hetzner VPS for most of my hosting these days.
I use Cloudflare for my DNS management. I don't use it as a CDN anymore, though it works well for that purpose.
I use (and pay for) Kagi.