The Things I Use

This page contains a list of the technology I use, both software and hardware. I’ve seen a number of other people doing a uses page and I’ve always found them interesting, so here’s mine.

Last updated: 01st September 2022


I have a single computer, which is a 2020 M1 Macbook Air with the following specs:

  • CPU: Apple M1 8-core
  • GPU: 7-core
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • OS: Mac OS (obviously)
  • Display: 13″ 2560×1600 ultra HD

Desktop dock

When not using my Macbook as a laptop, I dock it to my desk. For this I use the following hardware:

  • Dock: Kensington SD4700P USB-C docking station
  • Keyboard: Logitech MX Keys Plus
  • Mouse: Left-handed vertical ergo mouse
  • Desk: Fully Jarvis standing desk
  • Chair: DXRacer Drifting D02-N

Other computing

As is the case for most people, I also have a phone, tablet etc. here are details of the other computing devices I own:

  • Synology DS218+ NAS
  • iPhone SE 2020
  • iPad Air 3
  • Apple Watch Series 5


This is a list of the software I use pretty much every time I boot up one of my computers:

Mobile apps

I use all kinds of mobile apps, but I’m not one of those people who has hundreds of apps installed on their devices. Here’s a list of the most useful apps I use:

  • Mattermost
  • Apple Notes
  • Synology Drive (like Dropbox)
  • Among Us (really fun game)
  • Toot! (Mastodon client)
  • Reddit
  • Reeder (RSS reader)
  • Pocket Casts (podcast player)
  • Apple Music
  • Bitwarden
  • Apple Mail
  • Aquarimate (aquarium maintenance)
  • Various browsers (Safari, Firefox and DuckDuckGo)
  • Signal
  • 1Blocker (iOS ad blocker for Safari)
  • Working Copy (code editor / Git manager)

Websites & web services

This is a list of the websites and web services that I use on a regular basis:

  • WordPress (for this site)
  • Jekyll (for a number of static sites I manage)
  • Ionos (VPS hosting and domain registrar)
  • Netlify (static site hosting)
  • Mastodon (Fosstodon)
  • Twitter
  • Zoho for email, contacts & calendar
  • DokuWiki (personal wiki)