Software I use, gadgets I love, and other things I recommend.

I get asked a lot about the things I use to build software, stay productive, or buy to fool myself into thinking I’m being productive when I’m really just procrastinating. Here’s a big list of all of my favorite stuff.


  • Dell XPS 8950

    I got this little workhorse as a trade for configuring a production MySQL setup for someone a few years ago. It is a 12th generation Intel i7 with 20 cores and 64Gb of memory.

  • MacBook Pro 13, M1 Max

    I use this less than I used to now that I am using [Bluefin]( as my daily driver, but it is still one of the most impressive pieces of hardware I have ever seen.

Development tools

  • Visual Studio Code

    Fast, portable, flexible. Pick three.

  • Incus

    I love creating containers for all my projects. Incus is a core part of my workflow.