The following interview was inspired by Uses This, a
collection of nerdy interviews, asking people from all walks of life about the hardware and software they use.
Who are you, and what do you do?
What hardware do you use?
- My 14-inch MacBook Pro is the best laptop I have ever used
- I game on a RYZEN 5600 PC with RX 6600 XT graphics running Fedora
- In my pocket I carry a Pixel 5a running AirMessage on T-Mobile’s “legendary” $30 a month unlimited data plan
- On my wrist I wear a Omega Seamaster 2531.80 Chronometer, just like James Bond
- I used to workout with a Apple Watch, but these days I just carry my old iPhone 7 instead
- I traded in my Apple Extended Keyboard for a Das Ultimate S; the Darth Vader of mechanical keyboards
- My MessagePad 130 rarely leaves my desk these days, but remains my favorite Newton
And what software?
- Apple Silicon brought me back to the Mac, but I still pine for early Mac OS X,
- I write all of my email, code, and blog posts in Vim
- Through the power of MOSH I take my Vim environment with me everywhere I go
- Vim’s undo branches are my poor man’s version control system
- I read email in Alpine, RSS in Miniflux, and HTML in Firefox; everything else is sent to Instapaper
What would be your dream setup?
I started my career in graphic design because I fell in love with the Macintosh. Today I value the freedom to try different platforms. Choice keeps me interested in technology.