Every so often I like reading about what technology other people use. I often do this when I am considering an upgrade or a change to part of my setup (which happens to be the frame of mind I am in right now). I wanted to take some time to share the technology that I use on a daily basis or at least frequently. Without any further ado, let’s begin.
I use a HP Pavilion 14 (model ce3012na) laptop. This laptop has 8GB of RAM and is just powerful enough for most of my needs. 1
I do not use the laptop as a laptop regularly. Instead, I have the laptop hooked up to an external monitor that I use when I am working.
I use an Acer 27 inch monitor (pictured above). I like having the additional screen real estate that an external monitor affords because I often need to have multiple windows open on screen at once. For example, if I am coding I often have Visual Studio Code on one side of the screen and part of my browser visible.
Here are the other parts of my computer setup:
- Microphone: Blue Yeti
- Keyboard: Keychron K2 (Cherry MX Blue switches) 2
- Mouse: Steelseries Rival 310
- Webcam: Logitech StreamCam
- Headphones: Apple Airpods
I own three Raspberry Pis:
- Raspberry Pi Zero: Used in a Keybow mechanical keyboard.
- Raspberry Pi Zero: Hooked up to the Pimoroni Grow HAT. This HAT lets me keep tabs on the moisture levels in my desk plant.
- Raspberry Pi 4: Used for computing projects.
I like having one Raspberry Pi free for use at any time. While I don’t work with a Pi regularly for projects, when I do get an idea I like to have a Pi ready to go.
I also own an Adafruit thermal printer which hooks up to my Pi. You can learn more about why I have this printer and what I have done with it in my Thermal Printer Project blog series.
Here are some pieces of software I use regularly:
- Operating System: Ubuntu
- Browsers: Firefox (primary), Chrome (for testing)
- Terminal: Default Ubuntu terminal (no custom theme used)
- Code Editor: Visual Studio Code (previously Sublime Text)
- Markdown Editor: Typora
- IRC Client: irssi
- Music: Spotify
I use the iPhone 11.
I use the Apple Watch SE.
I use Jekyll to power this blog. I have written more extensively about how this blog works in a blog post.
I use GitHub Pages to host my blog. I use PythonAnywhere to host my search engine.
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