Overall philosophy with my items is to buy quality where it matters, but we often over complicate and draw to the shiny. Remember, expensive or new does not mean better quality by default.
- Windows -> Dell Inspiron with i5-4590 I got for $150 many years ago. Still runs like a champ. If you want a workhorse for cheap, search ‘Inspiron’ on Ebay and get yourself a deal.
- ⌨ keyboard - 8+ year old from a Goodwill.
- 💻 Laptop
- Windows Samsung galaxy book, switched from a Linux machine when I started spending more time writing and less time messing around with Linux utilities.
- 💺Free office chair
- If you hang out near nice apartments, people throw out nice stuff 😊.
- 🧍♂️📦 Standing desk, electric
- “Why didn’t you just buy a tall desk?” I splurged a bit on this, I have a history of being a cheap-ass and trying to invest in myself where it matters.
Software I love using
- Use it whenever possible, faster than using paper for getting ideas from my 🧠 into visual medium.
- Notion - replaced Google Docs
- Obsidian.md - building a 2nd brain in Obsidian because the first one was slacking.
- Tick Tick - I use it as the initial dumping ground for everything because it “just works” on mobile, I never have issues. Plenty of to-do apps can do the same, but this is where I landed.
- Bitwarden - Open source password management, works excellent and supporting a small team.
- Duolingo - Debates on how well it teaches aside, it’s such a fun tool to use and encourages coming back better than many video games I’ve played.