The following interview was inspired by Uses This,
a collection of nerdy interviews asking people from all walks of life what they use to get the job done.
Who are you, and what do you do?
What hardware do you use?
My 14-inch M1 MacBook Pro is the best computer I have ever owned. I am a huge fan of the performance and whisper-quiet operation, but the all-day battery life is really what won me over.
I game on an overclocked AMD Ryzen 5600 desktop with a Radeon 6600 XT graphics and 4 TBs of NVMe storage.
My MessagePad 130 rarely leaves my desk these days, but remains my favorite Newton
And what software?
These days I prefer booting Fedora Silverblue over MacOS. I have not been this excited about an operating system since the release of Mac OS X Tiger in 2005. Silverblue is the perfect combination of three emerging open source technologies all wrapped up in opinionated UX stylings of GNOME 3.
I write all of my email, code, and blog posts in Vim. Through the power of MOSH I take my Vim environment with me everywhere I go. Vim’s undo branches are my poor man’s version control system. I read email in Alpine/SeaMonkey, RSS in Miniflux, and HTML in Firefox; everything else I send to Pocket.
What would be your dream setup?
I started my career in graphic design because I fell in love with the Macintosh. Today I value the freedom to try different platforms. Choice keeps me interested in technology.