Uses

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I often get a asked about the specifics of some piece of software or hardware I use.

I change up things fairly often, so this page will serve as a living document and a place to point curious developers/designers to when I get asked.

Code Editor

Visual Studio Code is my current editor which I switched to in June 2018 after years of Sublime Text.

VSCode Extensions

  • Auto Rename Tag (automatically rename paired HTML/XML Tags)
  • AWS Toolkit (useful if you work with AWS)
  • Bracket Pair Colorizer (colorize matching brackets, improves readability when using a lot of curly-braces!)
  • Code Spell Checker (spell-check your code!)
  • ESlint (integrates ESLint into VSCode)
  • GitLens (best extension ever for Git related tasks!)
  • Indenticator (visually highlights the current indent depth)
  • Live Share (allows other developers to collaborate in real time)
  • markdownlint (linting & style checking for markdown files)
  • Material Icon Theme (improves VSCode folder icons)
  • Material Theme (better VSCode themes)
  • npm Intellisense (autocompletes import statements)
  • Path Intellisense (autocompletes file names)
  • Prettier (code formatter)
  • Python (linting, Debugging (multi-threaded, remote), Intellisense, Jupyter Notebooks, code formatting, refactoring, unit tests, snippets, and more...)
  • Quokka.js (Javascript playground)

You can see most of my config files (.eslint, VS Code settings) over at my Dot Files repo but please don't just take these settings carte blanche - they work for me but might not be the best.

Desktop Apps

  • For image processing, I use Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom.
  • For video processing, I use Final Cut Pro + Adobe After Effects
  • I design almost entirely in Figma. In my opinion, it is much better than Adobe XD and Sketch. I still use Adobe Illustrator for more advanced illustration tools
  • I'm a huge Alfred fan and have many workflows to boost my productivity (ie: Github, FontAwesome, Spotify, Can I Use, Faker, StackOverflow, Package Managers ...etc). Most of them you can find and download in this repository.
  • BetterTouchTool is essential to boost my workflow/efficiency using Keyboard shortcuts, custom gestures & special mouse movements, custom Touch Bar.
  • Insomnia for HTTP request testing (similar to Postman)
  • Little Snitch, a privacy must!
  • f.lux to reduce blue colors & eye strain
  • CleanMyMac to always keep my mac clean from junk & boost the memory
  • I backup with 1 time machine local HDD, Dropbox and iCloud Drive for most files.
  • Slack & Discord to communicate with people

Hardware & Setup

  • My desk is an Ikea standing desk: Skarsta
  • My main monitor: LG 29" UltraWide
  • I use an M1 MacBook Pro 13" 16Gb Memory & 1To Storage.
  • I have an iPad mini 2019 that I use from time to time when I need multiple screens or when I have to use the Apple Pencil.
  • Apple Watch 6 44mm
  • The Mouse & keyboard is are Logitech MX Master 3
  • Main Speaker/Lamp is a Synfonisk
  • Apple Airpods Pro & Bose QC35 as a main headset
  • Plus, some decoration items from Ikea (clock, lamp, ipad holder ...)

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