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Stuff I Use

Here is is my everyday digital footprint. These are items that I use nearly every day and I would highly recommend. I add to this list fairly frequently as I upgrade or change things out so be sure to check back often!

Desktop Computer

This custom built linux desktop runs PopOs a debian based distribution and is rock solid for all my development and machine learning tasks.

13-inch Macbook Pro

This is the portable machine that handles everything. I opted for the non-touch bar model because I cant stand the touch bar. I really wish Apple would upgrade this model to contain the same quad core chip available in the touch bar models but the performance and battery life of this machine is usually enough for my needs on the go.

11 inch iPad Pro w/ LTE

I take my iPad with me just about wherever I go. I find myself using it all the time for everything that doesn’t require an IDE. I opted to go with the LTE model and it was the right choice for me. It helps me get work done during the daily train commute and reduces the tethering needed. My iPad always has internet no matter where I am which is a huge plus.

Airpods (Gen 2)

I think the Airpods might be the best product Apple has ever made. Nothing on the market even comes close their size, pairing and connection speed, and portability. I use these whenever I am not sitting at my desk for phone calls and podcasts.

Bose QC 35 Headphones

These headphones have a long lasting battery and are quite comfy for long stretches. They block out most of the excessive noise around me and help me maintain focus when writing prose or code in a noisy environment or on a plane.

Anker 60w PowerPort Atom PD 2

This dual port USB-C charger is my primary charger for all my devices. It has enough power to charge everything from my 13-inch Macbook Pro down to my iPhone XS and lets me carry a single charger that can handle everything.

Aer Cable Kit

This versatile cable kit organizes all of life’s cables, dongles, chargers, and small bits. Its large enough to hold everything I need and fits right into the bottom of my backpack.