Software I use, gadgets I love, and other things I recommend.

I get asked a lot about the things I use to build software, stay productive, or buy to fool myself into thinking I’m being productive when I’m really just procrastinating. Here’s a big list of all of my favorite stuff.


  • Dev/Gaming Machine - 12900K, RTX 3070, 32GB RAM

    I've been gradually upgrading my computer over time, so it's kinda like a PC of Theseus now. As a developer, I've always got a bunch of servers running, Docker doing its thing in the background, and tons of browser tabs open. Moving from a 7700K to a 12900K was a huge step up, and the 3070 GPU is just awesome.

  • Alienware AW3418DW 34" (x2)

    Once you go Ultrawide, you never go back. So I got two. They're great for productivity and gaming.

  • Epomaker TH80 Pro 75% Keyboard`

    I'm a bit of a keyboard hoarder, but this is my daily driver at the moment. Currently running it with Gateron Pro Yellow switches.

  • Logitech G Pro X Superlight Mouse

    As a former Razer Deathadder user, I was skeptical to try out a Logitech mouse, but I'm glad I did. The G Pro X is a great mouse, extremely light, great battery life, and perfect tracking. 4 years and still going strong.

Development tools

  • Visual Studio Code

    Pretty self-explanatory. I use this for everything code-related for web projects. I also made my own theme that is pretty popular, you can check it out here!

  • Zed

    Currently trying this one out as an alternative to VSCode. Still needs some more work but seems quite promising.

  • Windows Terminal

    Love the new terminal that Microsoft released with Windows 11. I use it for all my terminal needs because it's super easy to open terminals in different environments like Powershell, WSL, and Git Bash.

  • Terminus SSH Client

    PuTTY for the modern age. An absolute breath of fresh air when it comes to SSH management if you access a lot of different servers frequently. Being able to swap between my laptop and desktop and have the SSH keys synced and ready to go is extremely convenient.

  • GitKraken for Git

    For me, it's one of those tools that I've always used since the very start.


    I don't go as crazy as some people do with their 'second brain' stuff, but it's a nice place to keep my notes organized since I often don't need anything fancier than markdown.


  • Figma

    I use Figma for literally everything I can for design work. If I need to do something more complex, I use Photoshop.

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