Here’s what each of the labels mean:

  • ❤️ Can’t imagine using anything else.
  • 👍 Does the job well. No plans on switching.
  • 🤷‍♂️ Would prefer to find a better alternative.

Desktop apps


  • ❤️ ️Omnivore — Works wonderfully with my Obsidian flow.
  • ❤️ You Need A Budget — Wish I found this when I got my first job. Now I know where my money goes.
  • ❤️ Headspace — Probably the biggest contributor to my mental health.
  • 👍 Buy Me A Coffee — For projects I’m working on outside my day-job. Honestly, it’s more for managing my imposter syndrome than to generate income.
  • 👍 LanguageTool — Not quite as good as Grammarly, but I prefer their privacy policy.
  • 👍 Synology C2 Storage — Cloud storage where I back up my Synology NAS.
  • 👍️ Fastmail — Switched from HEY, but I’ve somewhat managed to replicate the HEY model with labels and rules.


Tools and tech

  • ❤️ Go is my primary programming language.
  • ❤️ TypeScript for anything that needs to run in the browser.
  • ❤️ Docusaurus for anything that needs proper documentation.
  • 👍 React and Svelte for more complex web applications.
  • 👍 rescript for late night functional programming.
  • 👍 brew

Desk setup

Audio and video

  • ❤️ Sony Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Digital Camera — I use this as my webcam for webinars, daily check-ins, and other calls.
  • 🤷‍♂️ Sigma 30mm f/1,4 DC DN — Bought this lens with the camera, but I’m not quite happy with the field of view. Looking at the 16mm version.
  • ❤️ Elgato Cam Link 4K — Lets me use my camera as a USB webcam.
  • 👍 Audio Pro Addon T14
  • 👍 Elgato Master Mount — For mounting the camera behind the monitor.
  • 👍 Sony ACPW20 AC Adaptor — powers the camera so that I don’t need to charge any batteries.
  • ❤️ Elgato Key Light — I have two of these, but I tend to only use one during daily calls. Basically only turn on both when I’m doing webinars or other recordings.
  • 👍 Samson Q9U with the RODE PSA1 Arm.
  • 👍 Sennheiser HD 560S — Headphones for music and video calls.
  • 👍 6amLifestyle Headset Holder — Holds my Sennheisers when I’m not in a call.
  • 👍 Sony WH-1000XM4 — Headphones for when I travel.

Travel gear