"We shape our tools and then our tools shape us."
- Marshall McLuhan
13” MacBook Air, M1 (2021)
Of course I wanted the Pro.. but this is a great machine that easily does everything I need it to do. I'm a big fan of the M1 chip and the battery life is incredible.
LG 34'' Curved UltraWide™ QHD (3440 x 1440) IPS Monitor
I love the extra screen real estate of this thing. It feels roughly the same to me as my old setup of 2 27” monitor without taking up as much space. I also love how it serves as a USB-C hub for my laptop. I plug my paripherals into the monitor and then simply swap our laptops with a single USB-C cable when I switch between my work and personal computers.
Logitech ERGO K860 Keyboard
I’ve been using this keyboard for a few years now and I love it. It’s a great, wireless, ergonomic keyboard that can be paired with up to 3 devices at once. I use it with my MacBook Air, work laptop (MacBook Pro), and a pc I use for home server stuff. The charge lasts for freaking ever. I honestly don't remember the last time I changed batteries in this thing.
Logitech MX Master 3s
This is just a solid ergonomic mouse. Like the ERGO K860, it can be paired with up to 3 devices at once. It has a magnetic scroll wheel that makes scrolling smooth, and the battery life is good on it too.
Elgato Wave 3 w/ Shock Mount and Pop Filter
This really isn't necessary, but it makes me sound a lot better in video calls, and I have a theory that clear video and sound helps draw attention in a remote world.
Sony a6400 w/ Elgato Cam Link 4k
Again, not necessary, but this makes my video calls pretty crisp and I think it adds some artificial validity to my calls. The Sony is a DSLR and the Cam Link is used to connect it to my computer via USB-C. I have a wall power adapter for the camera to keep it charged.
Elgato Key Light Air
Just to make me look a little less washed out in video calls.
Autonomous Standing Desk Frame w/ Ikea Top
I had an old Ikea desk that I bought off of Craigslist in college. I bought the Autonomous frame and used the Ikea top to make a standing desk. It's been really solid and I love having the ability to move around while I work.
Steelcase Amia Chair
This chair is great. I can sit in it all day and be comfortable. It's pretty pricey, but I think it's important to invest in a good chair if you're going to be sitting in it all day. I lucked up and found the one I have used on Facebook Marketplace.
I started with Visual Studio while I was in C# land, but I picked up VS Code when I started working with React and grew to like it. Now I use it for basically everything.
This is the terminal I use. I like it because input behaves like a code editor and it has some cool features like AI Command Search that can help me quickly find commands I don't use often.
I use this for database work. I like it because it has a nice interface and it's easy to use. It helps me out a ton with SQL syntax.
Github Copilot is like pair programming with a super smart AI. It can help me write code faster and more accurately. (It wrote this line for me.)