There’s perhaps someone out there who’s interested in knowing what I use to do
my “work”… this list is for you.
- 13” MacBook Pro, Early 2015: The first (and probably last recent) Mac I
own. It used to run macOS on it until its battery controller died, at which
point I installed openSUSE Tumbleweed on it. Eventually I had to replace the
whole battery unit anyway as it turns out that the CPU is
throttled to 500MHz when a low power level is reached and
you want to do anything CPU intensive.
- iPhone X: Yes, really. I can’t stand anything Android-based, and Plasma
Mobile is not quite there yet (as of 2019).
- iPad, 7th generation: A quite neat and portable device for browsing the
web, watching videos, connecting to remote hosts via SSH, and many more things
while on the go. Still needs a proper native text editor/IDE/operating system
(i.e. Emacs) though; for now I just connect to some server to be as productive
- Logitech M570: Trackballs are a really neat pointing device, and
you should use them too.
- KDE Plasma: I pretty much grew up with KDE, and I’ve never looked
back since. Customisable, powerful, and it has a Qt mascot (pun
- Konsole: Nice, fast, clean, does not get in my way.
- zsh: I use it with the oh-my-zsh script, but since I do not (completely)
like most of the themes it comes with I proceeded to write my own.
- Firefox: Pretty much the only choice nowadays if you want to
use a different browser that’s not
WebKit- Blink-based. Features some
really nice developer tools, which I would not have been able to build this
page without it.
- Renoise: Inexpensive full-blown tracker-style DAW. You can’t
imagine how ridiculously quick you can get things done with it once you
familiarised yourself with the keyboard shortcuts.
- OpenMPT/libopenmpt: Has some really high playback accuracy
for most module formats, and the API is really nice.
There is no perfect editor. But there are some that are pretty close to it.
- Emacs: Not an editor by default, but it can do everything else. With
evil-mode (or Spacemacs for a more complete setup) it’s even
usable as an editor. Yes, it can even control my “smart”
- vi/vim: I don’t spin up a full Emacs session for editing files on a remote
vim has to do here.
- Kate: Sometimes I’m a sucker for editing files in a GUI. Offers a
nice integration with Konsole, and it has a vi editing mode too.
- Qt Creator: This is my go-to tool for developing
applications using the Qt framework. It, too, features a vi mode for editing.