I got inspired by all the uses pages on uses.tech.
Going to join the community 🙂
MacBook Pro 14"
With 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD.
Man, this thing is a monster. I've had an Intel i9 before. But it broke, and I quickly had to get a new one. Now I'm happy it broke 😅.
I would have gotten 32GB if I had the chance, but it wasn't available.
16GB seems to be enough for most tasks.
Logitech MX Master 3
Happy with it. I wouldn't want to switch at the moment.
Logitech MX Keys
This keyboard is better than the original Apple one at a better price.
Both devices can connect to 3 different devices.
It's possible to hop between MacBook, iPad, and Raspberry Pi.
iPhone 13 Pro Max
I have to say the camera is impressive!
I use this to take photos of my children all the time.
LG 27UD88-W 4K-UHD Screen
27" 4k UHD IPS LED Screen. I have USB, power, and a screen connection to my mac using a single USB-C cable. My keyboard, webcam, and a few other things are connected to the screen and will be available to the mac once I plug in the USB-C cable.
The only annoying downside is that it doesn't deliver enough power for CPU-intensive tasks like having a Google Meet and exporting videos. The Macbook has to use the battery to make up for what's missing from the USB-C cable.
11" iPad Pro 2018 Cellular
with Smart Keyboard Folio and Apple Pencil (2. Generation).
I use it for all kinds of things. Everyday use cases are converting timezones, putting the mac to sleep, finding files, Pastebin history, etc.
For keeping the screen on
For quick mockups
Backups / Collaboration
Shows the pressed keys on the screen. Good for Screen recording.
Super quick screen-recording to demo issues.
Currently trying out Notion for notes and research.
It kills the Music.app (or any other) as soon as it starts. For some reason, my Music.app always starts after hanging up a call on the iPhone. It prevents it from happening.
To lay over designs with transparency. It helps when working on CSS adjustments.
Screen recording for more extended demos and tutorials.
GUI client for git. Doing all complicated things with it. I like the visuals.
Helpful for design work. It is a collection of tools to get.
A while ago, I managed to get some dotfiles in place.
Check them out on GitHub.
Currently my favorite Terminal. I haven't tried many others.
📝 VS Code
Tooling and Syntax Highlighting for GraphQL.
To create those code screenshots:
Quickly change the case (camelCase, CONSTANT_CASE, snake_case, etc.) of the current selection or current word.
Primarily being used for encoding and decoding base64 strings
For code formatting
Adds syntax highlighting and snippets for firebase security rules
Fix VSCode Checksums
Sometimes I had cases where specific extensions couldn't be loaded. It fixed it.
I use it primarily to see the last time a line of code has changed.
It makes it way easier to get an idea of how far you have indented.
Quickly prettify and minify JSON.
Starts an HTTP server for your current folder. For quick tests on simple websites.
Invite other people into your workspace and collaborate.
Makes a copy of the file's content you edit after every save. The copies will have timestamps. This is just an extra security layer that prevents me from messing up.
Markdown All in One
It makes using Markdown a joy.
Material Icon Theme
Cool icons for VS Code.
Very helpful when importing files or referencing images, etc.
Excellent replacement for Postman, Insomnia, and co.
It uses *.http files that live within your app repo. They can be versioned, and it supports environments.
It syncs your VS Code settings to a Github Gist so you can restore your setup on a freshly installed system.
Awesome theme. I've turned off the custom CSS. The glow is just too much 😅
Tailwind CSS IntelliSense
Excellent integration for Tailwind in VS Code.
Place your cursor between quotes and hit cmd + shift + #, and it will cycle through double quotes, single quotes, and backticks. Use it all day!
Linting for Typescript
Helps writing Vue apps
Wrap Console Log
Creates a console.log entry based on a selection. I use this a couple of times every day!
I've mapped `console.log.wrap.down.prefix` to ctrl + option + l (for "log").
I used to run my blog on Gridsome. I still like the idea of having a static website on a CDN.
Unfortunately, I decided to give it up because of two reasons.
- Gridsome doesn't seem to be maintained anymore, really
- I have not enjoyed writing in VS Code
I've decided to give Ghost CMS a try. The theme is a slightly customized version of the Dawn theme. The editor looks fantastic so far.
It is running on a tiny €4 server and is being proxied by Cloudflare DNS.
Two-page rules make the blog still serviced and cached using Cloudflare's CDN.
Bleeps and Bloops (REMASTERED)
It's a pretty funny music genre and doesn't have any vocals or lyrics. It's very easy to listen to it while focusing.
Very good free music to focus on. No need for an account or app.
Fantastic music without many lyrics or vocals. One of my all-time favorites.
One of my favorite artists. The concerts are different than the piano albums. The piano albums are great for coding.
GTA Radio Stations
I always loved to play GTA. It has some excellent radio stations, and you can find them on YouTube and SoundCloud. Here are a few fun stations:
- Electro Choc from GTA IV on SoundCloud
- Radio Broker from GTA IV on YouTube
- Radio Broker from GTA San Andreas on YouTube
Wes Bos and Scott Tolinski talk about cool new web-development trends.
Serverless Chats is very helpful as I learn more about serverless on AWS.
Fun Ecomonics Podcast
Stories about people bootstrapping companies.
Noah Kagen Presents
Marketing Podcast with Noah Kagen, who loves tacos 🌮
Great businessman. He has great guests and goes deep.
Alie Ward talks to scientists who are specialized in a field like (Chronobi)ology.
PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman research obscure things that happen on the internet / in the world.
Some of my favorite episodes: