What I Use

This is my uses page.

My resume describes more of what I use professionally as a systems/devops/cloud engineer.

It nags at my security conscience to publish information about software and equipment I use but in the spirit of community, here it is.

Computers

  • MacBook Pro (2015) 13” Retina i7 3.1GHz/16GB. Runs macOS. Daily driver.
  • 2x Dell Precision (work). Runs Windows + WSL2.
  • Keyboard: Logitech MX Mechanical Mini.
  • Keyboard: Apple Magic Keyboard (2022).
  • Monitors: Phillips 32” 4k UHD curved, 2x Viewsonic 22” IPS 1080p
  • MacBook Air (2012). Runs macOS.
  • HP Chromebook 14a for periodic browsing. Runs ChromeOS and crouton. Not used much.
  • Home server: Dell PowerEdge T410 (Runs Proxmox on Debian); containers and VMs of different flavors.

The My Old Computers page lists some older computers I’ve had.

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Software

  • Server OS: Linux (Rocky, Ubuntu, Debian, RHEL, CentOS, Alpine), FreeBSD
  • Browsers: Mostly Mozilla Firefox. Sometimes Brave.
  • Shell: zsh with zprezto
  • Music: Spotify
  • Notes: Bear and Obsidian
  • A password manager
  • Lagrange: Gemini, Gopher, and Finger browser. See Small Internet
  • Marked 2 for Markdown reading outside VS Code
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Lightroom, Photoshop)
  • Finance: YNAB

Browser Extensions

Providers

  • Hosting: AWS
  • E-Mail: Migadu
  • Git Repo and CI/CD: GitHub for personal public things and mainly GitLab at work.

Development and Work

  • Visual Studio Code is what I’ve been using for the last couple of years after being a long-time Vim user. I do have the Vi plugin enabled for familiar keybindings. An assortment of extensions.
  • Docker - invaluable part of my workflow for using things like Terraform and Ansible, especially for things that will run somewhere else.
  • Ansible
  • Python
  • Terraform
  • Ruby (not much these days)
  • Shell
  • AWS
  • tmux
  • draw.io
  • saml2aws - AWS credentials with SAML
  • ColorSlurp
  • google-webfonts-helper for downloading and serving Google web fonts locally
  • Hack monospace font
  • See my dotfiles

Desktop Utilities

Homelab

See my Homelab page for information about my home servers using Proxmox as a platform.


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