Welcome; this page is largely an index of hardware, then software, and general recommendations and what I use professionally (and personally).

Computer Hardware


Windows 11 Software

The following is a short list, broken up by category, of all the graphic interface applications on my PC. I really only game and work on 3D graphics and animations on my PC.


  • Unreal Engine 5 The world’s most open and advanced real-time 3D creation tool.


Mac OS X Software

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


  • 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. Don’t use it anymore, but still recommended.
  • Figma A design platform for teams who build products together.
  • IconJar Icon library manager.



  • IINA The modern media player for macOS.
  • imageOptim Image compressor.


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


  • 1Password Password manager. I use version 7 still.
  • Alfred Launcher && Workflows && extended clipboard.
  • Bartender lets you organize your menu bar icons.
  • Dropbox Free personal storage.
  • GPT4All A free-to-use, locally running, privacy-aware chatbot. No GPU or internet required.
  • Little Snitch is a host-based application firewall for macOS. It can be used to monitor applications, preventing or permitting them to connect to attached networks through advanced rules.
  • MidJourney AI art throught Discord.
  • Unarchiver Best archive utility/zip tool.


Linux Software

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

  • Dolphin is a lightweight file manager.
  • KDE plasma Desktop.
  • konsole Terminal Emulator.
  • krunner is a quick 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 OS X.
  • bpytop Resource monitor that shows usage and stats for processor, memory, disks, network and processes.
  • 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.
  • httpie is a command line HTTP client that will make you smile.
  • 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 is a lightweight and flexible command-line JSON processor.
  • mdcat cat, but for Markdown.
  • mpv video player for command line.
  • ncdu Check disk usage with NCurses.
  • neofetch Command-line system information tool.
  • nvm Version manager for node.js.
  • ripgrep recursively searches directories for a regex pattern.
  • tig Text-mode interface for git.
  • vim is a highly configurable text editor for efficiently creating and changing any kind of text.
  • yabai A tiling window manager for macOS based on binary space partitioning.
  • yt-dlp yt-dlp is a youtube-dl fork based on the now inactive youtube-dlc. The main focus of this project is adding new features and patches while also keeping up to date with the original project.
  • z Tracks your most used directories.
  • zsh Terminal shell.
  • zsh-autocomplete Autocomplete for zsh.

Favorite Hugging Face Models

These are just some of the models I’ve been using lately or just favor in general having used it at one point in time. These are just some of them.

Hosting & Registrars

  • Digital Ocean Great hosting for great prices.
  • DNS && domain Registrar.
  • Netlify Quick and easy hosting.
  • Static web publishing for Front-End Developers.
  • Vercel Vercel is the platform for frontend developers, providing the speed and reliability innovators need to create at the moment of inspiration.

Audio & Video

I listen to a lot of music and podcasts, so I have a few apps I use to manage and listen to them.

  • 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.
  • cmusfm standalone scrobbler for the cmus music player.
  • Vox Well designed music player for Mac OS and iOS with Unlimited Music Cloud Storage. Supports all popular audio formats like MP3, FLAC, AAC, WAV && more.
  • Been tracking my listens since 2008
  • Overcast Podcast player app for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.


Public dotfiles I maintain for various applications and systems.

Application Customizations

Install Guide

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

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.
  • Hack Nerd Font Hack is a font specifically designed for source code.
  • GraphQL A query language for your API.
  • Netlify Quick and easy hosting.
  • 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.


Some playlists I made a while back, enjoy.


  • Chugga Headbanger Playlist
  • Beats Chill Beats Playlist
  • Raps Rap & Hip Hop Playlist

Apple Music

  • Chugga Headbanger Playlist
  • Beats Chill Beats Playlist
  • Raps Rap & Hip Hop Playlist
  • Vibes Nighttime Driving Playlist

YouTube Music

Last updated: April 22, 2024