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.


  • 14” MacBook Pro, M1 Pro, 32GB RAM (2021)

    I was using an Linux-Based laptops 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 27” UHD 4K Monitor

    The only display on the market if you want something HiDPI and bigger than 24”. When you’re working at planetary scale, every pixel you can get counts.

  • Magic Keyboard

    Clean, beautiful, small, compact, silent - everything that you want from one keyboard.

  • Apple Magic Trackpad

    Something about all the gestures makes me feel like a wizard with special powers. I really like feeling like a wizard with special powers.

  • Standing Desk

    Definitely my posture is thankful from when I work 1-2 hours a day in standing position.

Development tools

  • VSCode

    I don’t care if it’s missing all of the fancy IDE features everyone else relies on, VSCode is still the best text editor ever made.

  • iTerm2

    I’m honestly not even sure what features I get with this that aren’t just part of the macOS Terminal but it’s what I use.

  • TablePlus

    Great software for working with databases. Has saved me from building about a thousand admin interfaces for my various projects over the years.


  • Figma

    Doing fun stuff, learning new concepcts from time-to-time. Also, letting my imagination do its own thing.