Uses

This is a not-quite complete list of tech and other tools/equipment I use to develop.

Software

Home: VSCode, Visual Studio 2019, GitKraken, Windows Terminal, Adobe Creative Cloud.

Work: Visual Studio 2019, VSCode, SQL Server Management Studio, Azure Data Studio, Git bash, GitKraken, Windows Terminal (which I use for Git bash, Powershell, and command prompt), BeyondCompare, Notion, Microsoft Teams, IIS, Powershell.

I prefer a dark theme on anything I can apply it to. My current fave is the Atom One dark theme. I pair that with the Fira Code font, which has some excellent ligatures for coding.


Hardware

PCs

Home: HP Omen 870-147c with an Intel i7-6700 processor with 4 cores, 32GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, and 1TB HDD. Three monitors.

Work: Dell Precision 5820 Tower with an Intel Xeon processor with 4 cores, 32 GB RAM, 500 GB SSD, and 1 TB HDD. Three monitors (2 of which are 4k)

Keyboards

Home: I use an ErgoDox EZ Glow (in black) keyboard with Cherry Blue switches.

Work: An X-bows ergonomic keyboard, also with Cherry Blue switches.

Other peripherals

I have an Anker vertical mouse for both home and work.

At home, I use my Bose QC25 noise-cancelling headphones with a bluetooth dongle that also turns it into a headset. I also have a EPOS Sennheiser wired headset. At work, I have a set of Status CB-1 headphones.

I also have a SecretLab Titan chair and it's one of the best things I've bought during the quarantine.


What this site is built with

This site is built Gatsby, MDX, CSS Grid, and FontAwesome.


Miscellaneous

Music: Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown, Depeche Mode, Tori Amos, the soundtracks of various films and TV, and so much more.

My cats and bunnies. I almost always have company in my office of the furry variety.

Coffee: latest favorite is Red Bay Coffee's Coltrane roast.