In my everyday tasks, I rely on a range of tools to get the job done. While some of these tools may not be considered the absolute best, they have proven to be effective for me. Ultimately, what matters most is finding the tools that work well for your own needs and preferences.
Emacs - While it may not be considered the best tool for my work, I find Emacs to be a fascinating and interactive tool for experimentation. Throughout my career, I have used various other editors such as Eclipse, Sublime Text, Atom, and VS Code before transitioning to Vim. After a couple of years with Vim, I eventually settled on Emacs. Since then, I have customized my own Emacs distribution and have grown quite comfortable using it.
iterm - On my Macbook, iterm serves as my go-to terminal emulator. Its compatibility with tmux enhances my productivity.
Zsh - I have been using it for the past 8 years, and it does the job.
Brave - While I previously used Firefox, there are certain applications like Google Meet and Teams that don’t work well on it. Brave, with its ability to sync settings across all my browsers, helps me overcome this limitation.
logseq - I recently started using logseq, primarily due to its seamless synchronization across all my devices, especially my phone. This led me to switch from org-mode.
Notion - I am a huge fan of the Notion database, where I keep track of my keyboard inventory, job listings, and quick notes, among other things.
Primary computer: I work on a 16" M2 MacBook Max (2023 model), provided by the company I work for. It is a complete beast, I usually run multiple VMs and K3s clusters simultaneously, and it handles those like a breeze.
Personal Computer: I have a desktop computer with a Ryzen 5600x processor and Nvidia 3070 graphics card. It’s mainly used for gaming and productivity.
Phone: Previously an Android user, I was pleasantly surprised when my wife gifted me an iPhone 14. I am particularly happy with the quality of photos it captures.
Camera: I own a Nikon D3500 with the default lenses it came with. It was another thoughtful gift from my wife, and I mostly use it to capture images of my keyboards.
Keyboard: I have a bunch of them, I tend to rotate them every couple of days.