What I use
Some details about the tech and tools I use at work, teaching and when building personal projects, like this site. This list was last updated on , and includes zero affiliate links.
- browsers ⟼ I use Firefox as my daily driver on my laptop and mobile devices because I value their stance on user privacy and think their dev tools are top notch. At work, I use Chrome because we're already deep into the Google ecosystem. I use the developer versons of both browsers for testing purposes, too.
- terminal ⟼ MacOS's default terminal 🤷🏻♀️
- editor ⟼ VS Code Insiders
- theme ⟼ Nebula
- font ⟼ Input
- work ⟼ 2019 MBP 13"
- personal ⟼ 2014 MBP 15"
- additional ⟼ 2011? Lenovo ThinkPad T420s for running NVDA and JAWS
For the last decade, I've been using a standing desk made of a butcher-block IKEA countertop (so much beautiful space!) and some telescoping legs. In 2021, I upgraded to electric legs that provide sit-stand options. In addition, I also regularly use the following:
- surprising mood enhancers ⟼ Verilux Happy Light Luxe and Kikkerland solar-powered rainbow maker
- notebooks ⟼ a variety of graph or dot grid notebooks from JetPens and FieldNotes
- pen ⟼ Zebra Sarasa Gel Pens
- pencil ⟼ Blackwing XIX
- when I don't quite stand at my standing desk ⟼ Wobble stool by Uncaged Ergonomics
- for being kind to my feet ⟼ Imprint CumulusPRO anti-fatigue mat
- getting shit done, tracking what matters ⟼ lftm (low-friction task management system)
- web search ⟼ Duck Duck Go
- increasing and motivating my focus ⟼ Focus@Will and Forest
- secure messaging ⟼ Keybase
- optimizing SVGs ⟼ SVGOMG
- reading ebooks ⟼ Kindle Paperwhite
- logging my media consumption ⟼ The StoryGraph Letterboxd and Reading.am
- screen and video recording ⟼ Loom
- buying and managing domain names ⟼ Namecheap
- writing and sending newsletters ⟼ Buttondown and TinyLetter