Things I Use 🛠
There are a lot of things out there; some are better than others. This is a list of some of the things I use.
Pen: Retro 51 Tornado, Orange
Recommended by Myke Hurley on The Pen Addict. It's the first refillable pen I've bought and I'm very happy with it.
Notebook: Leuchtturm1917 dotted, Orange
Perfect for Bullet Journalling. I don't use this as much as I used to, but it's handy to keep around for sketching out ideas that I don't want to lose or forget about.
Notepad: Muji Memo Pad, A6
Cheap, recycled, and perfect for scribbling down quick notes and ideas.
Notepad: Rhodia dotPad, A3
A huge A3 dotted notepad that I like to have sat on my desk at work. Great for writing organised lists of tasks on and sketching out prototypes.
Phone: iPhone XS Max
Despite the awful name, this is an incredible phone. The XS Max is all about that fantastic, huge display, which makes using the phone a dream. I've owned a lot of iPhones, and it's been a long tine since I've liked one this much.
In-Ear Headphones: AirPods
Without a doubt the best Apple product I've ever owned. These headphones have completely changed the way that I consume content by being so incredibly simple. They're always with me and can be out of my pocket, in my ears, and connected to my phone in less than 5 seconds. It's sometimes hard to explain the appeal of these headphones to someone who hasn't used them. The audio-quality is great, the battery lasts forever, and they just work.
Noise-Cancelling Headphones: Bose QuietComfort 25
One of the best pairs of noise-cancelling headphones on the market, surpassed only by their most-recent update, the QC35.
Laptop: 12" MacBook, 2015
I bought the 12" MacBook adorable as soon as it was released and have loved it ever since. It's not without its issues (it gets a bit warm sometimes, the keyboard isn't great, and its single USB-C port is tempermental at best), but overall it's a great machine that I'd recommend to anyone.
Mechanical Keyboard: WhiteFox Keyboard
My keyboard of choice at work. A fantastic mechanical keyboard that I purchased from MassDrop a few years ago after coveting it for quite a while. I use Cherry MX Brown switches with the True Fox layout.
Mechanical Keyboard: Ducky Shine 3, Year of the Snake
My first mechanical keyboard, which I bought primarily for gaming. This workhorse has survived many hours of PC gaming, as well as being the keyboard I use for most development work at home when my MacBook is docked. This also uses Cherry MX Browns, along with Tai Hao Sunshine keycaps.
- Editor: VSCode
- Terminal: iTerm
- Editor/Terminal Typeface: Hæck
- Design Tool: Sketch
- Browser: Firefox Developer Edition
- Task Management: It's complicated
- Podcast Player: Overcast
- Note-taking: Bear
- Personal Wiki: Notion
- iOS Git Client: Working Copy