Last Updated : 8th August, 2021
Any larger computing needs are fulfilled by my current laptop, a Dell Inspiron 7560. It’s pretty old at this point and rather slow but it does the job. Work is done on a Macbook Pro 16” provided by the company I work for.
To chill at the end of a day I often game on a Playstation 5.
The OS of choice on my personal laptop is Windows 10 (gasp). I was a long-time Linux user and have gone through most popular distros over the years but I occasionally like playing games on my laptop and hate having to switch operating systems. For any sort of programming work WSL2 Ubuntu paired with VSCode provides me most of what I need. I’m really not very picky with this sort of stuff now and just use what works.
For work I’m usually coding in Java, for which I use IntelliJ IDEA on my Macbook. For any sort of personal development I use either Sublime Text or VSCode. I would switch to VSCode entirely but Sublime is so quick that I keep going back to it. For quick editing I use Neovim. Shell of choice is zsh with OhMyZsh and Powerlevel10k. Dotfiles for everything can be found here.
Since most of my day is spent sitting in front a screen the quality of peripherals makes a huge difference in comfort.
I have a single monitor setup with a Dell 24” Monitor. Going to add a second monitor to this soon with the current one possibly going vertical. Not sure about that right now.
For typing I use an Epomaker SK64 with Gateron Brown switches (with foam I added in the case for those thonks). It’s definitely better than any membrane keyboard but I am planning to invest in something better down the line. My mouse is only really used when I’m gaming. I have a Razer Viper which works well for that purpose.
For music I have a pair of Sony XB450 cans which are just okay. Planning to get something better soon.
I have a little plant at my desk from Ugaoo. I suggest everyone have a real plant on their desk, really adds to the aesthetic and has a calming feeling to it.