The Things I Use

This page contains a list of the technology I use, both software and hardware. I’ve seen a number of other people doing a uses page and I’ve always found them interesting, so here’s mine.

Last updated: 24th August 2021

Computer

I have a single computer, which is a 2020 M1 Macbook Air with the following specs:

  • CPU: Apple M1 8-core
  • GPU: 7-core
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • OS: Mac OS (obviously)
  • Display: 13″ 2560×1600 ultra HD

Desktop dock

When not using my Macbook as a laptop, I dock it to my desk. For this I use the following hardware:

  • Dock: Kensington SD4700P USB-C docking station
  • Keyboard: Logitech MX Keys Plus
  • Mouse: Left-handed vertical ergo mouse
  • Desk: Fully Jarvis standing desk
  • Chair: DXRacer Drifting D02-N

Software

This is a list of the software I use pretty much every time I boot up one of my computers:

Other computing

As is the case for most people, I also have a phone, tablet etc. here are details of the other computing devices I own:

  • Synology DS218+ NAS
  • iPhone SE 2020
  • iPad Air 3
  • Apple Watch Series 5

Mobile apps

I use all kinds of mobile apps, but I’m not one of those people who has hundreds of apps installed on their devices. Here’s a list of the most useful apps I use:

  • WordPress (for writing post on the go)
  • Mattermost
  • Bear (note taking)
  • Synology Drive (like Dropbox)
  • Synology Photos (like Google photos)
  • Among Us (really fun game)
  • Toot! (Mastodon client)
  • TweetBot (Twitter client)
  • Reddit
  • YouTube
  • Reeder (RSS reader)
  • Pocket Casts (podcast player)
  • Pocket (bookmark manager)
  • Spotify
  • Bitwarden
  • Zoho Mail
  • Aquarimate (aquarium maintenance)
  • Firefox
  • Signal
  • WhatsApp (unfortunately, yes)
  • Better (iOS ad blocker for Safari)
  • Working Copy (code editor / Git manager)

Websites & web services

This is a list of the websites and web services that I use on a regular basis:

  • Ionos VPS hosting
  • Namecheap (domain registrar)
  • Spotify
  • Mastodon (Fosstodon)
  • Twitter
  • Pocket
  • FreshRSS
  • Zoho for email, contacts & calendar
  • Sendy (newsletter hosting)
  • DokuWiki (personal wiki)
  • Mattermost (team chat)