AMD Ryzen 3950X / 80GB RAM / 9TB Disks - Running Windows today, but that changes roughly weekly. I'm a Professional at installing new operating systems and getting up and running with my code & tools within an hour. In the last two weeks this computer has had Ubuntu 22.04, Fedora Silverblue, Pop_OS! 22.04, and Windows 11. (I was chasing down a networking problem that ended up being a bad switch and two bad ethernet cables)
Surface Laptop 3 (Business Edition) - Since I'm not traveling lately, this doesn't see much use beyond the occasional couch coding session. It's running Windows right now, but I like running Pop_OS! on it too. It's really a great laptop. The size is perfect and I like the aspect ratio of the screen. 32GB of memory and a 1TB NVMe drive are plenty for anything I do on it.
Monitors - LG 27" 4k and Phillips 34" curved. Mounted one on top of the other on the desk - see below.
<3 <3 <3 <3I was having a lot of RSI problems until I switched to the Moonlander and trackball. Now they're completely gone. Take care of yourself, kids.
This is where I broke the bank. I have an AltWork signature that I got for a great discount as a demo unit. It has some scratches and dings, but it works great and really takes the pressure off my damaged spinal column. A life-saver for a programmer/desk worker with spinal degradation. It comes with a LOT of limitations - cables are required to be really long unless you're using a laptop (I'm not), and there's only so many cables you can jam through their cable management guides. That can be frustrating when all your accessories are wired and there are limitations to how long you can transmit video & data over a USB-C cable. Instead I run HDMI and DisplayPort cables. It's a little awkward, but it works. The desk surface is magnetic so I keep the keyboard and trackball from moving while I'm reclined by attaching rare earth magnets to them. I only forgot about my coffee cup when I was reclining once. That's all it took :)
Synology DS-1817+ - it's a little underpowered to do much more than be a NAS and run a docker container or two. If I had it to do again, I'd likely build something more powerful as a custom build. But it's been rock solid for years, and it has 28TB of storage that I've filled about half way with packrat files and backups.
Unifi Gear everywhere. Dream Station Pro, 24 Port switch, several (5) APs, IP cameras and more I've probably forgotten. It works mostly, but I get random strange things happening which tempts me to rewire the old CAT5 in the house and start the network configuration from scratch. I'm running an isolated guest network and an internal network. I could probably do a lot more with VLANs if I took the trouble. I really want to upgrade this to faster than 1GB speeds. That gets complicated quickly though. Maybe just a 10G switch in my office with all the important stuff would suffice for a while.
Last update 1 May 2022