My setup

One of my favorite websites is usesthis.com: I like reading about the tools people use to get through their day to day.

This page outlines a few details around my own setup.

I didn't bother carefully arranging my desk so here's a snapshot of my messy workspace in the middle of some work.

desk

Hardware

Note on keyboards

I’m experimenting with keyboards and layouts a lot lately.

I’ve had a bunch of various keyboards over the last couple years, but I prefer the low-profile Choc switches by Kailh (the Purpz version).

My layout has been slimming down in size since I started experimenting. At the moment I’m using a 34 keys layout (and it actually works well).

Current configuration lives here.

Software

I use macOS for work, while Linux is my preferred OS for personal computering needs. Even though I’ve been a macOS user for 15+ years, I like Linux more these days.

Linux setup is barebones: I don’t use a full-fledged desktop environment. A tiling window manager, a fast terminal and a browser — that’s all I need.

I do all text editing and coding in Kakoune, which is a terminal-based text editor and my favorite piece of software.

Some terminal windows running in Sway on my laptop

Here's a list of essential pieces:

Terminal

Linux

Looks like Firefox is the only "GUI program" that I use here. I spend most of my time in the terminal.

macOS

macOS setup is, naturally, more GUI-centric.

Current desktop configuration lives in a GitHub repo.