Hardware

At home I use a 2013 13” MacBook Air (8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD). I got this for it’s all day battery and it’s portability. I dock the MacBook Air to an Apple 27” Thunderbolt Display on a Rain mStand. When docked I use the Apple compact wired keyboard and the Razer Deathadder Elite mouse. I’ve been thinking about getting a mechanical keyboard like the Keychron K2 but can’t decide on the switch type.

I have 1 Gbps internet access at home. I notice that many web servers are throttled at around 100 Mbps.

For work I use a 2017 15” MacBook Pro (16 GB RAM, 250 GB SSD). I dock it to my home setup when working from home.

I’m a hold out with my iPhone 6s Plus (128 GB). I really do like the headphones jack. A few years ago I had the battery replaced but Apple failed to assemble the flash and camera properly when I got it back. They replaced my phone. I don’t get that kind of customer service anywhere else.

Software

For Java work I use the JetBrains Intellij integrated development environment (IDE). I’ve used several and this is my favorite. For dynamic programming languages and general text editing I use TextMate. For image and photo editing I use Pixelmator.

An audiophile friend of mine tuned me into to Spotify for music. I haven’t looked back.