This page enlists the collection of things that I’m currently using to get my work done. This includes the software, hardware, and accessories that I’m using on a daily basis at home/work. This page is ever updating.
I’m mostly a laptop person. I’ve a 15” HP Notebook which is running on Intel Core i5. It has 8GB of RAM and 1TB of SATA hard drive. I’ve dual-boot this machine to run Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Windows 10 so that I can use former for all my programming needs and for all other purposes such as graphics design, video editing and so on, use the latter. The battery of this laptop is currently dead so I’m tethered to the wall all of the time nowadays.
As for the keyboard, currently, I’m using a mechanical keyboard called Zebronics Max Plus.
I also have a Transcend’s StoreJet 1TB external hard drive where I store my backups and all my multimedia holdings.
As I mentioned earlier, I work with Linux to fulfill all my programming related stuff. And the Linux flavour I’m right now using is Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
Google Chrome is my browser of choice. I use VS Code as my primary editor mainly because it’s more modern, highly configurable, and lightweight in comparison to other Electron-based editors such as Atom. Apart from this, it has a repository of great plugins. VS Code is great but when I need some more control I use IDE such as PHPStorm.
I love everything dark. Editor themes are no exception. Both my editor and IDE is rocking Dracula theme. It’s a great dark theme and gives me a consistent environment across my devices and setups.
I use Postman to perform API calls.
Google Chrome is the browser of my choice.
I use Google Drive to store my documents and backups.
I use Google Keep to get in sync with my todo lists and important notes.
I use KDE Connect to sync my files and clipboard across my Android phone and Ubuntu desktop.
To make vector graphics, I use Vectr.
When I need to compress images, I use TinyPNG. It uses smart lossy compression techniques to reduce the file size of your PNG files.
The Blog’s Stack
As for this blog, it is currently being setup on top of Jekyll which is a static site generator and is hosted on GitHub Pages. The Jekyll theme that I’m using is called Reverie which is a tailor-made according to my taste.
I use Spark by Adobe to create image banners for my articles.
I’m an avid reader so I’ve kept a list of RSS feeds of my favorite blogs in Feeder.
So, that’s about it. These are all the things which I use on a day-to-day basis at my work/home to get the things done. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Let me know in the comments below if you want to know anything which might have missed in the article.