What I use


My main computer is a custom-built desktop PC I made a couple of years ago (and upgraded in June 2020) running Windows 10 Pro:

  • Asus PRIME Z370-A motherboard
  • Intel Core i5 8400 2.8GHz processor
  • Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM
  • Asus ROG Strix RX580 graphics card
  • Kingston A400 240GB SSD
  • Asus USB-BT400 Nano Bluetooth stick
  • Dell Ultrasharp U2713HM 27" monitor with AX510 speaker
  • Logitech K780 keyboard and M720 mouse

Windows apps

I regularly use these apps on my PC:

  • 1Password for managing my passwords
  • 7-Zip for compressed files that Windows can’t handle
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader for handling complex PDFs
  • Chocolatey for managing command-line apps (mainly to use Terraform)
  • Firefox for browsing the web
  • Microsoft 365 for storing and editing my documents
  • Spotify for streaming music
  • Visual Studio Code for writing code and interacting with GitHub

iPhone apps

I regularly use these apps on my iPhone:

  • All the usual Apple apps
  • 1Password for managing my passwords
  • Dark Sky for super-accurate weather forecasts
  • Microsoft Authenticator for logging in to Microsoft apps
  • Lifesum for tracking what I eat
  • Outlook, OneDrive, OneNote, Word and Excel for storing and editing my documents and emails
  • Shazam for finding out what that song is
  • Trello for accessing my boards
  • WhatsApp for messaging


And here are some of the services I use:

  • 1Password personal account for storing and syncing my vault across devices
  • Gandi for domain registration
  • iCloud for email, calendar, contacts and syncing with my phone
  • Microsoft 365 for storing, syncing and editing my files
  • Netlify for hosting this website (and others)
  • Typography.com for the webfonts I use on this site
  • WordPress.com for hosting my self-build house blog