General web nerd. Rider of bicycles. Amateur picture taker.


I’ve spent some time browsing everyone else’s uses page for new tools, so I figured it was time to share my own!

Updated: August, 2023


  • iPhone 14 Pro: This thing is an ergonomic nightmare!
    (Previous: iPhone 11; also ergonomic nightmare.)
  • 2021, 16 inch MacBook Pro (M1 Pro): by far my favourite Mac I’ve owned!
    (Previously: Mid-2014, Mid-2011, Early-2008, Late-2004 13-inch iBook)
  • Dell 27″ 4K Monitor (P2715Q): For doing serious work (when I’m not just on the couch with my laptop). It’s starting to show it’s age.
  • Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard: I’ll probably replace these with something more reliable in the future. The mouse died long ago.
  • Logitech MX Vertical: great ergonomics, and I love that it functions as a corded mouse via USB-C when needed. But: no horizontal scroll in 2021?!
  • Rain Design mStand: I’ve had this one for over a decade and still love it!
  • Sony WH-1000MX4: supposedly the best noise cancelling head phones at the time. But they’re not. And they’re frustratingly buggy.
  • Airpods (second generation)


  • WordPress: My go-to CMS
  • Vue: My go-to front-end framework
  • Visual Studio Code: Dark theme with Fira Code
  • Fork: For the times when a git UI is helpful or easier. But I usually just use VS Code’s git integration or the CLI.
  • Safari: For browsing
  • Firefox: For development
  • Edge: For testing
  • Terminal/zsh: Haven’t found a reason to switch back to bash yet.
  • Sequel Pro: I don’t love it, but it usually works well enough.
  • Docker (Compose): Even for simple containers, I generally keep a docker-compose file rather than remembering the CLI flags.
  • Lando: A newer addition to my toolkit, but it’s become indispensable. One simple ‘yml’ file can make life so much easier.
    • Honourable mention: ddev
  • Charles Proxy
  • 1Password: Absolutely indispensable. I have over a decade’s worth of passwords, software licenses, important documents, etc. stored here.
  • Transmit: All the polish you expect from a well-designed Mac app. Useful to avoid installing all of the cloud storage apps.

Misc. Software

Just some other of my favourites that I can’t not mention.

Photography Gear

Home Server

  • Motherboard: Super micro X10SL7-F
  • CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1220L v3 (low power)
  • RAM: 8GB ECC
  • OS: Ubuntu 22.04

Web Server

  • Ubuntu 22.04 hosted on LunaNode m.2 VPS
  • Apache/MariaDB/PHP 8 FPM

Please excuse the rough edges. This site is an experiment with WordPress 5.9’s Full Site Editing – a new way to make websites with open source software. Things may be a little rough for the foreseeable future, though (hopefully) still entirely useful.