Software I use, gadgets I love, and other things I recommend.

I get asked a lot about the things I use to build software, stay productive, or buy to fool myself into thinking I’m being productive when I’m really just procrastinating. Here’s a big list of all of my favorite stuff.


  • 14” MacBook Pro, M2 Pro, 16GB RAM (2023)

    I was using an Intel-based 16” MacBook Pro prior to this and the difference is night and day. I’ve never heard the fans turn on a single time, even under the incredibly heavy loads I put it through with our various launch simulations.

  • LG 24ML600S(60TM) - 1920 * 1080 Monitor

    The only display on the market if you want something HiDPI and bigger than 27”. When you’re working at planetary scale, every pixel you can get counts.

  • Apple magic keyboard

    They don’t make keyboards the way they used to. I buy these any time I see them go up for sale and keep them in storage in case I need parts or need to retire my main.

Development tools

  • Visual Studio Code

    Began with Notepad+ in the early days of 2012-2013, then Sublime Text, settled down with Visual Studio Code for the last many years.

  • iTerm2

    I’m honestly not even sure what features I get with this that aren’t just part of the macOS Terminal but it’s what I use.

  • TablePlus

    Great software for working with databases. Has saved me from building about a thousand admin interfaces for my various projects over the years.


  • Taparia 840 Screw Driver Set with Neon Bulb

  • GPT 5 Inches Sanding Disc with Lock Nut for Grinder/Drill with 5 Piece Sandpaper

  • DEWALT DW03540 125mm 40T TCT Circular Saw Blade for cutting MDF,Plywood and Laminated Wood

  • BOSCH GWS 600 professional Angle Grinder for Metal Working (with Brush Motor & Protective Guard - 660W, 100MM, M10) (Blue)

  • LG 24-inch (60.96 cm), Full HD IPS (1920 x 1080) Monitor, Inbuilt Speaker, HDMI x 2, VGA Port, 75 Hz Refresh Rate, AMD Freesync, 3 Side Borderless Slim Design - 24ML600M-W - White

  • Taparia DEP-12 Double Ended Spanner Set+Taparia 1812 Ring Spanner Set (12-Pieces)

  • Taparia KI10V Allen Key Set

  • AmazonBasics 51-Piece Precision Screwdriver Bit Set

  • AmazonBasics Monitor Stand, Height Adjustable Arm Mount- Steel

  • and many many more...