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.


  • 15” XPS 15 9510, 64GB RAM (2021)

    I was using an Intel-based 16” MacBook Pro prior to this and the difference is night and day. I’ve never heard the fans turn on a single time, even under the incredibly heavy loads I put it through with our various launch simulations.

  • LG 4K 27” Monitor

    More space to think and run wild.

  • MX master 3S

    The best productivity mouse I have ever used with great battery life

Development tools

  • Ubuntu 22.04

    The reliability of Linux for development is unparalleled. Sure drivers are a headache but I'm willing to deal with it for what it offers me.

  • VsCode (Trying to ditch it)

    Nothing to say about this one other than I hate that is based on Electron. Memory and resource monster.

  • Neovim (Trying to use it)

    Willing to deal with the learning curve for what it offers me. I don't want my tools to get in the way of my productivity.


  • Excalidraw

    The simplicity, elegance and lightweightness of the tools makes it ideal ideal for diagramming and learning.


  • Notion

    I use notion for all my note taking and task management needs. It's elegant UI just makes everything easy.