I'm finally doing big girl work at a company so I was able to upgrade everything, and will soon upgrade the iMac.
- VS Code (opens in a new tab)
- I also use Frontmatter (opens in a new tab) as a markdown CMS right in VS Code.
- Warp terminal (opens in a new tab)
- Oh My Zsh (opens in a new tab)
- I will never use a terminal without this installed.
- Boom 3D (opens in a new tab)
- This makes everything sound amazing.
- Chrome for testing
- Arc Browser for literally everything.
- Alfred (opens in a new tab)
- Text Expander
- Things (opens in a new tab) for tasks.2
- Obsidian (opens in a new tab) for Project management.3
- Drafts (opens in a new tab)
- Fantastical (opens in a new tab) for scheduling. I pay for the premium version.
- Sip for Mac (opens in a new tab) for a color picker
- ScreenFlow (opens in a new tab)
- I use this to record videos for the whole hashtag build in public thing on LinkedIn.
- StreamLabs OBS Software for Mac (opens in a new tab)
- Best OBS client on the Mac.
- Setapp (opens in a new tab)
- It finally has enough utilities to make it worth the subscription price for me.
- CleanShot X (opens in a new tab) for the best screenshots you're going to get on any platform.
Yeah I am running a home server of sorts, as my fascination with Home Assistant, InfoSec, and networking/network security continues to grow.
Below is a list of the hardware I use for the rack. Click the details button to see the softare I am running on the network for server and IoT purposes.
- CyberPower Smart App LCD UPS System, 1500VA/900W, 8 Outlets, AVR, 2U Rack Tower (opens in a new tab)
- Having battery backup is important. This way if there is a black or brownout, you have enough juice to keep your system running until you can shut it down properly.
- CyberPower CPS1215RMS Surge Protector, 120V/15A, 12 Outlets, 15ft Power Cord, 1U Rackmount Black (opens in a new tab)
- Ran out of outlets in the UPS
- TP-Link 16 Port Gigabit Switch Smart Managed Switch (opens in a new tab)
- I have a couple of these TP-Link Switches, one unmanaged and another smaller managed switch. I want to separate different devices on different networks using a VLAN and other things.
- NavePoint 9U Wall Mount Network Server 19 Inch IT Cabinet Rack Enclosure Glass Door Lock (opens in a new tab)
- This is where I hold all the rack equipment
- Synology 4 bay NAS DiskStation DS920+ Diskless 4-bay; 4GB DDR4 (opens in a new tab)
- I love this thing. I have Homebridge running on it, I have Plex serving up stuff on it, and a dev instance of Home Assistant as well as a few Docker containers. Trying to figure out how to deploy a production app in a container4 and am using this to test out a few containers with small node apps in them.
- Raspberry Pi 4 Model B (8gb) (opens in a new tab)
- I have a production Home Assistant instance running on this.
- CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (opens in a new tab)
- I am running Pi-hole and WireGuard on this however I don't understand most of how Wireguard works so I bought a Swiss VPN with no ties to any government5
- Intel NUC BXKit10i3 Home & Business Mini Desktop Black with Hub (opens in a new tab)
- Moving Home Assistant to this as it is more powerful which means faster automations and load times.
- Ubiquiti Dream Machine Pro (opens in a new tab)
- Running a little server farm in here so why not.
If you want more of an idea of my whole home lab setup, you can find it on GitHub (opens in a new tab).
Some of the software running on the servers6
But I use ALL OF IT.
So this is my setup and what I am currently using. You can show me your dev setup on Mastodon (opens in a new tab).
I never seem to be satisfied with my place, no matter how many times I rearrange, add, and subtract things... ↩
This is the only task manager that I actually look at and use. It is that beautiful, simple, and it has impressed me far more than any task manager in recent memory. ↩
This is such a deep app and I am in love with it. After avoiding it because I was a heavy user of Evernote and quite liked it, there were things that annoyed me about it. Everyone talked about this app, Notion and I signed up. Been using it for two weeks and I have paid the subscription. It's that good. Still setting it up but here's my dashboard (opens in a new tab). ↩
Though not from my NAS.... ↩
No logs kept either. It's kinda slow though. Some things don't work on my network when it is enabled. I think a lot of it has to do with Fios being shit for a lot of folks, including myself, lately. ↩
When grabbing the link for WireGuard I found this repo which is just 🤌🏽 trailofbits/algo Set up a personal VPN in the cloud (opens in a new tab) ↩