Stuff I Use

Last Updated : December 2018

Computers

During layover in Kuching, Sarawak.

My computer is a 13" Retina Macbook Pro with 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. I used to pair it with 22" monitor, but I find its easier to focus when everything is down to one screen. As my work is cloud-based, I can just pack up and be productive almost anywhere.

To store my data, I build my own network-attached storage based on oDroid-HC2. There is upcoming post about it, stay tune.

Development

Code Editor

Brackets is now my favorite editor.

After few years with Textmate, I switched to Brackets and loving it. Features like Autocomplete syntax, Live Preview and customizable UI has won me over and really help me in coding. I still keep Textmate for quick editing (it launches fast), but for the most part its just Brackets and Terminal.

Rest of the magic takes place in Google Chrome with Developer Tools enable, that's all.

Gadgets

Mobile devices

My current phone of choice is a Google Pixel. This is the second Pixel I bought after the first one stop working. I also have an iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 5S that I keep aside as a test device.

For casual computing or quick trip to Starbucks, I just bring iPad Air with me.

Audio

For wireless listening, I usually use AirPods due to its convenience. But if I want more quality, I have Mi Hybrid Pro plugging into Mi Bluetooth Audio Receiver. It may not truly wireless as the AirPods, but for what its worth it works - even on iOS.

Whenever I feel to really enjoy the music, I use Sennheiser HD 201 with Wolfson-DAC amp.

Music

I used to maintain my own iTunes Library, but for the past few years I just pay for the music and no longer worry about what should I listen next.

Entertainment

I have Google Chromecast plugged-in to my TV. I also have plan to build Playstation Emulator using Raspberry Pi 3.

Services

This blog is currently runs by Firebase. I also have few droplets on DigitalOcean to host my client's apps.