Uses

Although I try to keep my setup as minimal as possible, I often end getting stuff to improve my workflows.

Hardware

13” MacBook Pro (Early 2015)

It’s an old machine now, but still does the job. The only time I feel the limitations is when I work with photo editing. I’ve used iMac before with more SSD and RAM, but the portability of the MacBook was a deciding factor which one gets sold first. Inside the box:

  • Samsung Evo 970 500GB SSD
  • 8GB RAM
  • Running OSX Catalina

Originally it had 128GB drive. Once it became my primary machine, SSD had to be replaced by the bigger Evo 970 500GB

Logitech Ergo K860

Ever since I tried Microsoft Sculpt ergonomic keyboard I was looking for something similar that works nicely with OSX. Logitech feels better than Microsoft Sculpt does. And yes, I do use the numpad occasionally.

Logitech MX Master 2S

Simply the best mouse I ever used. I’ve used Apple’s Magic Mouse before that, which is nice but not ergonomic.

24” DELL Ultrasharp U2414H monitor

I’ve use it as a secondary screen for my old iMac. Now it’s waiting to be replaced by something with bigger screen real estate.

Alesis Elevate 5 Studio Monitors

They have very clear and accurate sound, especially in the sweet spot where I sit. I had to replace cables, though, as the ones provided were crap.

Beats EP Headphones

I know what you’re thinking. I’m not a fan of Beats neither, but EPs provide very clear sound and I got them on a crazy discount. I do own a pair of old Sennheisers, worn out, leftover from my DJ-ing days.

Software

Webstorm

I use Webstorm for my Angular projects and when I need more IntelliSense. IntelliSense and refactoring possibilities are unparalleled.

VS Code

I’m trying to switch to Code these days. There are still parts from Webstorm I’m missing on a daily basis but I’m slowly getting there.

IntelliJ IDEA

Simply the best Java editor out there. I’ve used also Rider and Resharper for .Net projects, Ruby Mine and PhpStorm. JetBrains tools increase productivity noticeably.

Office

Vitra MedaPal chair

I had this chair at my first company and now at 5G Systems, and loved it. Some guy was selling used pair for peanuts so I bought both, and some weeks later sold the second one for 10x more.

IKEA Linmon Tabletop with two IKEA Alex drawers as a stand

A nice and cheep setup with a lot of storage space.

IKEA Sigfinn monitor stand

Other gear

Canon 6D

I’ve had multiple DSLR and non-DSLR cameras and finally settled with 6D. It’s light enough for travel and full-frame gives pictures amazing clarity.

Canon 35mm IS f/2

After several very good lenses, including Canon 24-105 f/4 L IS (great do-it-all lens), Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM (super sharp portrait lens) and Canon 70-200mm f/4 L (amazing for wildlife or portraits), this became my goto lens. Being a fixed lens forces you to use your feet for zooming, which in return opens door to creativity.

M-Audio Keystation Mini 32

A great little MIDI keyboard that goes perfectly along with notebooks.

iPhone 11

Garmin Fenix 5

Logitech R400 Presentation Remote

This page was inspired by Wes’s uses page.