What do I use?
Sometimes I get asked what ‘what make is that’, ‘where did you get that from’ or just what tools etc. I use day to day, and after reading the uses page of at Wes Bos’ site I thought I’d shamelessly copy the format :)
In no particular order, here are the things/tools/etc. that get me through life.
Editor + Terminal
Currently using VS Code , yes I have tried Sublime , Atom et al. but I keep finding myself heading back to VS Code. I love the speed of it, I love the extensions, but overall after 8+ years of using the grown up Visual Studio it feels very familiar.
- Miro - who doens’t, right?
- Github Desktop
- Evernote, though I’m slowly moving over to Notion.
- Chrome or Brave
I’m yet to find a desk I truly love—either to buy or to build—so in the meantime I have the IKEA Malm desk with pull out panel which, I have to say, I am super impressed with.
I sit on an IKEA MARKUS which I was lucky enough to get free in an office clearance.
The other chair in my office is the iconic IKEA POÄNG this is my ‘go-to’ for relaxing/reading/playing video games.
I’ve finally got back into the world of console gaming and now have a Sony PlayStation 5 .
Given the fact I’ve not been in the gaming arena for quite a few years I have quite an exhaustive back catalogue of games to get through.
Due to the fact that I have a 4hr commute (~2hrs each way) I like to keep a charge on me all the time, enter the Anker PowerCore 20100 it suits my requirements to the ground, gives me numerous charges for my various devices and weighs pretty much nothing.
Keeping on the commute subject, I try to dip into reading when I can -- or when I get motivated _- so the obvious choice, aside from physical books, was to get an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Coffee has become an integral part of my day, not just because _caffeine_ but because I really enjoy it.
My current kit consists of:
Currently rocking the Nock Brasstown pencil case. It’s amazing. It wasn’t cheap -- as I had to get it imported, then had to pay import duty on it :( -- but it’s totally worth it, and always gets noticed.
I also have the Thule Blur2 but I’m not entirely satisfied with it. It replaced my old The North Face but has never felt as good as it.
My pictures can currently be seen over at:
I’m pretty agnostic when it comes to devices. Over the years I’ve had all the main players, my current phone is the iPhone 8+
Finally, if I’ve missed anything off the list, or you’d like to find out more about anything about then please drop me a line