Software I use, gadgets I love, and other things I recommend.

I get asked a lot about the things I use to build software, stay productive, or buy to fool myself into thinking I’m being productive when I’m really just procrastinating. Here’s a big list of all of my favorite stuff.


  • MacBook Air, M1, 16GB RAM (2020)

    I was using an Intel-based 16” MacBook Pro prior to this and the difference is night and day. I've never heard the fans turn on a single time, even under the relatively heavy.

  • Uplift Standing Desk

    The first standing desk I've owned. I don't think I can go back. I prefer a lighter color desk and went with bamboo.

  • ASUS TUF Gaming 27" 2K Monitor (VG27AQL1A) - QHD (2560 x 1440)

    The first 2K display I've ever owned. If you like to game and like to have multiple documents up on each monitor, this is a monitor for you. Since 4K gaming monitors are expensive and hard to get performance above 60 fps, I found these to be a nice sweetspot.

  • System76 Launch Keyboard

    A well built open source mechanical keyboard, with a built-in USB hub. What's not to love!

  • Herman Miller Aeron Chair

    I'm working on my posture at home while I'm in the office. This was a treat for myself after my first Thermal Vacuum Test Campaign (a part of ground testing for satellites that ensures the system works in a vacuum without convection).

Development tools

  • Visual Studio Code

    I'm a big fan of the remote SSH extension. I like the themes and ability to refactor easily. There are more sophisticated editors without the need for extensions, but this does the job for me.

  • Warp Terminal

    A fast terminal for MacOS, built with Rust and has a variety of color schemes to choose from.