The Setup

This is what I use to get stuff done

Inspired by Uses This, the tools, services, and techniques I'm using to get things done.

The Cave

The Cave

Hardware

  • MacBook Pro (Space Grey, 15-inch, 2017)
    Work computer. This is where I spend most of my time developing. I use the touchpad and usually have it attached to an external Dell display at the TransferWise office. I like the feedback of the keyboard when it is not failing but I find the touchbar useless. It can be a bit heavy for travelling, though. — Amazon

  • MacBook Air (11-inch, Late 2010)
    Home computer. I bought it with my first payroll. Best computer I ever had. I use at home it to stream content to my Chromecast.

  • Logitech Anywhere MX
    This is the only wireless mouse I've come to like after a couple of years. — Amazon

  • Audio-Technica ATH-M50
    Red goes faster. After some research, these were some of the best over-ear headphones, and they are worth every dollar. — Amazon

  • iPhone 7 (32GB, Matte Black)
    The best bang for the buck. The size is just perfect, as well as the button feedback, and being able to unlock it with Touch ID. The screen and performance have no equal, and the camera quality is incredible. I use it without a case as one should with any piece of good design. — Amazon

  • Garmin Fenix (1st generation)
    Its battery lasts my longer runs and rides. I'm a Speedmaster guy and one day I'll wear one. — Amazon

  • Kindle Paperwhite
    I bought it right after using one during my last holiday trip. — Amazon

Software

  • Sketch
    I'm broken-hearted with their pricing but we fully use it at TransferWise for design. It is a must accompanied with tools such as InVision and Abstract. When designing my own products I use Figma.

  • Sublime Text
    Coming from the now Open Source software TextMate, Sublime Text is the fastest and simplest code editor I've ever used. From time to time I give Atom or VS Code a try but I still don't feel comfortable. I use it with Spacegray theme and Source Code Pro font. At work we use IntelliJ IDEA for convenience with our technology stack. The only vim command I know is :wq.

  • iTerm 2
    Along with ohmyzsh. Chruby for Ruby (and Rubygems) and NVM for Node version management. I use webpack and gulp for my Frontend tooling workflow, and Jekyll for building static sites (like this).

  • Google Chrome
    The usual stuff here, I spend half of the day in DevTools, even to take screenhots. I try to keep it low on extensions but uBlock is a must to prevent tracking. I use bookmarklets in the bookmarks bar to send webpages to Instapaper and Pinboard. For personal browsing I use Safari and lately I've been using more Firefox.

  • Other software and services
    There's a bunch of free and subscription-based software I use on a daily basis: 1Password, Spectacle, ImageOptim, Gmail and Calendar, Slack, GitHub, Dropbox, Simplenote, Todoist, Telegram and Whatsapp, Feedly, Instapaper, Pinboard, Netflix, Spotify, Strava, et cetera.

Colophon

This website has been built using the software and hardware above: it's based on Jekyll, webpack, and gulp, and hosted on AWS S3 with Cloudfront and Route 53. Continuous Integration and Delivery is done with CircleCI. For images management I use Cloudinary. This one and all my domains have been registered with Gandi. You can find the source code in GitHub.