Uses

Had to hop on this bandwagon and also share my own uses stack. This is largely a recomendation list of software, hardware, and audio.

Hardware

  • MacBook Pro

    • MacBookPro 16,1 16-inch, 2019
    • 8-Core Intel Core i9 2.4 GHz
    • 64 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
    • AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8 GB
    • Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB
    • OS X 10.15
  • Custom Built PC

  • iPhone X
  • External USB Seagate 3.0 3TB Hard Drive
  • External USB Samsung 3.0 1TB Hard Drive
  • Dual Samsung 27” SE310 Monitors
  • PortaPow Pure USB Data Blocker
  • Divoom Tivoo Max

Gear

Mac OS X Software

The following is a detailed list, broken up by category, of all the graphic interface applciations on my OS X machine.

Design

  • Adobe Photoshop World-class leading imaging and graphic design software.
  • Adobe Illustrator Industry-standard vector graphics software.
  • Adobe AfterEffects Motion graphics and visual effects.
  • ColorSlurp System-wide eyedrop tool.
  • Figma A design platform for teams who build products together.
  • IconJar Icon library manager.
  • Sketch Sketch is a design toolkit built to help you create your best work — from your earliest ideas, through to final artwork.

Development

Media

  • imageOptim Image compressor.
  • Kodi Kodi (formerly XBMC) is a free media player that is designed to look great on your big screen TV but is just as home on a small screen.
  • VLC VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files, and various streaming protocols.

Web

  • Chrome Canary Latest Chrome browser features.
  • Firefox Developer Edition Web browser. The latest features, fast performance, and the development tools you need to build for the open web.
  • ungoogled-chromium ungoogled-chromium is Google Chromium, sans dependency on Google web services.

Utility

  • 1Password Password manager.
  • Alfred Launcher && Workflows && extended clipboard.
  • Bartender Bartender 3 lets you organize your menu bar icons.
  • CleanMyMac X Mac Cleaning Software.
  • Dropbox Free personal storage.
  • Google Drive Work storage.
  • Hands Off! Hands Off! is an application to monitor and control the access of applications to your network and disks.
  • ToothFairy Connect Bluetooth headphones to your Mac with a single click or keypress.

Communication

Linux Software

I didn’t include everything as many applications I use on OS X, I also use on Linux.

  • Dolphin Dolphin is a lightweight file manager.
  • KDE plasma Desktop.
  • konsole Terminal Emulator.
  • krunner KRunner is a launcher.
  • kwin The reliable and flexible window manager for KDE Plasma.
  • krohnkite A dynamic tiling extension for KWin.

Command Line (OSX && Linux)

These are command lines tools that I largely use on both Linux and OS X.

  • bat Syntax highlighting in terminal output.
  • brew Install things the correct way on OSX.
  • exa A modern version of ls.
  • fd A simple, fast and user-friendly alternative to ‘find’.
  • fzf A command-line fuzzy finder.
  • gifsicle Create, manipulate, and optimize GIF images and animations.
  • googler googler is a power tool to Google (Web && News) and Google Site Search from the command-line.
  • httpie HTTPie is a command line HTTP client that will make you smile.
  • itermocil iTermocil allows you to setup pre-configured layouts of windows and panes in iTerm2, having each open in a specified directory and execute specified commands.
  • jq jq is a lightweight and flexible command-line JSON processor.
  • mdcat cat, but for Markdown.
  • ncdu Check disk usage with NCurses.
  • neofetch Command-line system information tool.
  • nvm Version manager for node.js.
  • ripgrep ripgrep recursively searches directories for a regex pattern.
  • tig Text-mode interface for git.
  • tmux tmux is a terminal multiplexer. It lets you switch easily between several programs in one terminal, detach them (they keep running in the background) and reattach them to a different terminal.
  • vim Vim is a highly configurable text editor for efficiently creating and changing any kind of text.
  • vtop A graphical activity monitor for the command line.
  • yabai A tiling window manager for macOS based on binary space partitioning.
  • youtube-dl youtube-dl is a command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and a few more sites.
  • z Tracks your most used directories.
  • zsh Terminal shell.

Hosting

Audio

  • Apple Music Stream 60 million songs ad-free, follow along and tap ahead as you listen with lyrics view, or download your favorite tracks and play them offline.
  • cmus Small, fast and powerful console music player.
  • Vox 1 Music player for Mac OS and iOS with Unlimited Music Cloud Storage. Supports all popular audio formats like MP3, FLAC, AAC, WAV && more!
  • Spotify Free Spotify is a digital music service that gives you access to millions of songs.
  • Last.fm Been tracking my listens since 2008
  • Overcast Podcast player app for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

DotFiles

Install Guide

This is a fairly thorough guide I maintain for setting up new OS X based computers.

Podcasts

  • All In with Chris Hayes The biggest news and political stories of the day with a commitment to in-depth reporting that consistently seeks to hold our leaders accountable.
  • Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History A deep dive into history.
  • FiveThirtyEight Politics Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight uses statistical analysis — hard numbers — to tell compelling stories about elections, politics, sports, science, economics…
  • Joe Rogan Longform conversations with insightful people, sometimes.
  • NBC Meet the Press NBC NewsMeet the Press is the longest-running television show in history, celebrating its 70th anniversary.
  • Pod Save America A no-bullshit conversation about politics.
  • Real Time with Bill Maher The always outspoken Maher is known for his political satire and sociopolitical commentary, which targets a wide swath of topics including religion, politics, the mass media, and more.
  • Sean Carroll’s Mindscape Sean Carroll hosts conversations with the world’s most interesting thinkers. Science, society, philosophy, culture, arts, and ideas.
  • SkullKast Hear forum admins and guests chat about the latest in Berserk.
  • State of the Union with Jake Tapper Features interviews with top newsmakers on politics and policy - covering Washington, the country and the world.
  • Syntax A Tasty Treats Podcast for Web Developers.
  • The Daily This is how the news should sound. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, hosted by Michael Barbaro and powered by New York Times journalism.
  • The Indicator A little show about big ideas. It’s a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else.
  • The NPR Politics Podcast Every weekday, NPR’s best political reporters are there to explain the big news coming out of Washington and the campaign trail.
  • The Portal The Portal is an exploration into discovery, including conversations with thought leaders.
  • The Rachel Maddow Show The MSNBC podcast takes an intelligent and thought provoking look at politics, pop culture, and top news.
  • Up First NPR’s Up First is the news you need to start your day.

There’s more, these are just some of my favorites.

This Site’s Dev Stack

  • BabelJS Babel is a JavaScript compiler.
  • ESLint ESLint statically analyzes your code to quickly find problems. ESLint is built into most text editors and you can run ESLint as part of your continuous integration pipeline.
  • GatsbyJS Gatsby is a free and open source framework based on React that helps developers build blazing fast websites and apps.
  • Google Fonts Fonts CDN.
  • GraphQL A query language for your API.
  • Netlify Quick and easy hosting.
  • PostCSS A tool for transforming CSS with JavaScript.
  • PrismJS Syntax highlighting in code blocks.
  • React A JavaScript library for building user interfaces.
  • Sass Sass is the most mature, stable, and powerful professional grade CSS extension language in the world.

Last updated: July 7, 2020