There is a sort of common page that some blogs and personal sites have called “uses-this”, which is effectively a list of things the site owner uses. I thought I’d do the same, it’s sort of interesting. I believe, but am not certain, that it originates with the uses-this website which is a collection of interviews with various experts in various fields. This page should be considered a perpetual work-in-progress, I’ll update or add to it over time as I think of thing things I use or as things I use change.
So, without further ado…
My office is where I work, both my day-job and any computer related personal work.
Hardware-wise I use:
2001 MacBook Pro M1 w/ 32 GB RAM. Not much to say here really, I don’t have a personal computer I use too much, I just use whatever laptop work gives me. I did have, technically still do have it, a Thinkpad but it died.
ErgoDox EZ keyboard. I am currently using my ErgoDox as if it were a Corne v3, so 6x3 with three keys per thumb cluster. I might change this up but for the time I’m happy. I use homerow mods and a number of layers.
CST 2145 trackball mouse. This has the option to add two extra buttons but I have not added them, so just the three button default config.
I’m not going to list both monitors. One is an old Dell I use in portrait mode and the other is a widescreen LG. Nothing fancy, both just work issued items.
Software-wise I use:
Emacs for my editor
Firefox for my browser, with the Bitwarden and uBlock Origin extensions.
Wezterm for my terminal
Gimp for editing images
That’s really about it for software. Emacs is basically an OS, so most things are in Emacs. I use Slack, Discord, Teams, but I’m not sure those really ought to even count…