The right tool for the right job.


Inspired by this Twitter post by Matt Gemmell:

I’ve named this /using instead of /colophon.

As a guy who digs finding new tools, routines, and applications, I enjoy seeing what others are using and how I can streamline my work, make better use of my time, and be smarter every day.

This list is evolving and I’ll continue to make changes. Check back regularly to see what new tool I’ve found.

Tools
My current setup is an early 2011 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with a 128 GB Solid State Drive. I needed a SuperDrive, which is why I opted for the Pro instead of an Air. Before this I used a perfectly fine 2007 white MacBook. It’s still a real work horse, but it might be time for an upgrade. Not sure if I should go with an iMac or buy a 12 inch MacBook and a decent monitor.

Nearly everything I read online is via Feedly either in Chrome on my MacBook or on my iPhone/iPad. If you don’t have an RSS feed, I probably have never visited your site.

I never leave the house without my iPhone 6 Plus, my slim front pocket wallet and my keys. On my key chain I hold an Lacie Key USBTrue Utility and Swiss Tech Key. Why, yes I have opened a beer bottle or two with my True Utility Key. I love my Baron Fig Confidant.

Here’s my Carrd.

TweetDeck is my Twitter client of choice on the MacBook and Tweetbot on the iPhone (Although, I sometimes use Tweetbot on my MacBook).

There are a few iOS apps I use that personally I feel are high-end, beautiful to use and indispensable on my iPhone. These include SimplenoteDue, Overcast, Sleep Cycle, Todoist, SparkDropbox, and Day One.

Publishing and Hosting
+ Nearly all writing and editing is done using Word, Pages, and Google Docs. I really want to start using Byword more.
+ This site is hosted by Dreamhost. They’re dreamy.
+ This site is powered by the latest version of WordPress.
Plugins used include Akismet, Jetpack, and a bunch more.

Feedly Shared Collection
Inspired by Dave Winer, my Feedly Shared Collection is a river of my interests. It’s like an old school blogroll reshaped for the 21st century.

It’s like in a book or record store, the staff says this is what we like, this is what we read and listen to. These are our sources. – Dave Winer

I do much of my reading online via Feedly and the Shared Collection is a way for others to see what I’m reading on a daily basis. It’s a list of news sources, writers I like and other assorted curiosities. I don’t imagine everything here is for everyone, but hopefully something will catch your eye. Interested in having your own Shared Collection? Learn more about Feedly Shared Collections here.