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.
This is also a page for my own reference when I’m migrating to a new system.
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.
To listen to the music I’ve a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-CLR100, a pair of realme buds Q2 TWS earphones, a Boat Rockerz 400 On-Ear headphones, , realme Pocket Bluetooth Speaker, and a five-years-old Philip’s Bluetooth speaker.
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. Here’s the entire configuration of my machine obtained using neofetch.
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 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.
I’m using a text expander called Expanso that lets me expand sentences I frequently use (such as email, address, phone number, etc) using shortcuts. Works OS-wide.
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. I have customized it heavily 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.