About My Set-Up
What I Use
I have an older laptop that I use for daily personal computing, web browsing and a bit of gaming. Personal development work (like this site) is done on a desktop dual screen set-up which allows me a regular setting to do my work and more screen real estate. Details are below:
Machine:Apple Mac Mini (2018) - "There are many like it, but this one is mine. Without me, my machine is useless. Without my machine I ..." Sorry, paraphrasing 1987's 'Full Metal Jacket' is all too easy to do when speaking about your computer. Perhaps I shouldn't go into too much detail, but just say that it is a fine machine for doing personal development.
Monitors:A 27" BenQ & a 27" ASUS Monitor
Inputs:Apple Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad & Apple Magic Trackpad
Web Cam:Logitech HD Pro Webcam
Command Line:iTerm2, ZSH, Oh My Zsh, Homebrew, Git.
If you are into these things, you can check out my dot files.
Text Editor:Atom.io it's highly customizable and open-source.
With it I use these themes:
- Atom Angular TypeScript & Html Snippets (Commonly used snippets)
- atom-beautify (code formatter)
- A Color Picker for Atom (a helpful color picker)
- Docblockr (helps document your code)
- Emmet plugin for Atom (a workflow toolkit)
- Highlight Selected (does what it says on the box - highlights the selected word)
- linter (a trusty linter)
- Markdown-Writer for Atom (a Markdown editor)
- pigments (Display colors in files)
- Atom Screenshot (editor panel screenshots)
Workaday Browser:Firefox for privacy, performance and to support the open source community.
With some commonly used extensions:
- Cookie Quick Manager (To manage those cookies)
- Disconnect (Block trackers)
- FireShot (Full page screenshots)
- Foxy Proxy (Manage proxy settings)
- HTTPS Everywhere (Force https)
- JSONView (Easy JSON)
- Lighthouse (Performance checker)
- Privacy Badger (a tracker blocker from the EFF)
- REST Client (Create custom HTTP requests)
- Wave (Accessibility checker)