These are the things I use on a daily basis including software, hardware, stationery, etc. Want to know more? Ping me firstname.lastname@example.org! If you'd like me to do a write up about this stuff, let me know!
I switch between three dev machines. But, the latter two are mainly used on the move.
- 2018 Mac Mini: 3.2GHz 6-core i7
- 15" Macbook Pro (2017): 2.9GHz Quad Core i7
- 12" Macbook (2016 Gold): 1.3GHz m7 😍
Then I have a custom streaming rig I built that I stream from and play games on.
- SilverStone SUGO SG13
- EVGA KO RTX 2060
- AMD Ryzen 5 3600
- 32GB RAM Corsair Vengeance
- 1TB M.2 Western Digital SSD
- NZXT Kraken M22
I use three monitors. On a daily basis, it's usually the two Dell ones. The third is for gaming/monitoring the stream.
- Dell U3415W 34" Ultrawide (3440x1440)
- Dell U2515H 25" (2560x1440)
- Asus TUF 27" (2560x1440)
They are all mounted on AmazonBasic Premium(rebranded Ergotron) monitor arms.
The desk is an IKEA Saljan worktop (1.86m) mounted on a set of Flexispot E5B electric legs.
My set up has been planned out a bunch. The screens all fit right and peripherals that need to be, are shared between machines.
- Logitech MX Master 3. Great mouse. Not sure if I preferred the 2S though.
- Keychron K4. Lovely keyboard. Mechanical. Wireless. Apple keycaps. Some don't like the height. But, I think if your ergonomics are good, you'll love it. I've got a K3 on the way!
- CalDigit TS3+ Dock. I don't know what I'd do without this. One cable to connect to everything. It's brilliant.
- Focusrite Scarlett Solo 2i2. This is for hooking up the XLR Mic. Thank you Egghead!
- Shure BETA 87A. Decent XLR Mic from my experience.
- Bose Companion speakers. These are great as they can accept multiple input sources. So they're hooked up to both machines and all I need do is plug my headphones in for streaming.
- StreamDeck. Brilliant for editing, stream commands, general tasks.
- Logitech C920. I've not taken the leap to DSLR, etc. yet. I don't see the point until my video content makes the returns to buy one. To be clear. Buying a better camera won't increase your audience size.
- AUKEY Webcam. I use this for overhead shots of my desk when I'm sketching ideas on stream.
- Apeman A77. I use this cheap action camera for full room shots when I do handstands on stream.
- Taotronics TT-BH22. These headphones are incredibly good for the price. I've had pricier ones and took a punt on these and they've been great.
- Sabrent USB Switch. I use this to switch which machine has access to the StreamDeck, webcam, etc. when I'm streaming. It has a nice big tactile button for making the switch.
- HDMI Loop 4K capture card. I use some cheap capture card I found on eBay and it hasn't let me down yet. I have an escape hatch to swap it out if I need to. I wrote about it here.
On a day to day I use a few things.
- VSCode. Who doesn't? I don't tinker much. But I use "Night Owl" with "JetBrains Mono". You can see my settings here.
- Browsers. Nothing special. But, I use my own extension for blocking out Twitter noise.
- Kap. I use Kap for capturing clips of things I build for Twitter.
- ScreenFlow. This is what I use for larger scale recordings where I need audio from the computer, my face, annotations, etc.
- Figma. Purely for throwing things together quick.
- Inkscape. This is what I use for creating SVGs.
- Vectornator. And this is what I use for creating SVG on the move.
- iTerm. I use iTerm with
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- Handbrake. Compressing video.
- Audacity. Editing audio clips.
- Streamlabs OBS. Streaming software.
- Twitch Soundtrack. Audio for stream. There's only so many times I can listen to StreamBeats.