My "primary" personal computing device right now is an iPad Pro. It does the job for my occasional needs of running productivity apps, writing, web browsing, and content consumption.
I love my Kindle. That's the statement I hear from others who have Kindles too. I currently use an older version, the refurbished Kindle Oasis that I got from woot.com for a nice discount.
I personally prefer Android (Pixel 7 right now). Android is less exciting than iPhone. I use my phone less because of that.
- Security keys
I started using physical security keys for authentication in 2014. I don't know if they actually help with anything. With the amount of personal data leaks, I like to think that they help.
I enjoy AirPods Pro 2. Amazing sound quality and great noise cancellation. I use it for commuting and travel.
I don't have a personal laptop. For the past ~10 years I only use employer-owned laptops for work. Every year, when Apple releases new MacBooks, I spend a minute thinking if I need a laptop. The answer is still no. Work's MacBook so far works fine.
I use Notion to organize content for this site. I don't use it for note-taking. I don't organize my entire life in it. I don't necessarily like it, so I limit my use case.
I love Sunsama. It's not cheap, but so is time. I use it daily. It teaches me positive habits and made me a more organized person. That by itself is worth the admission price.
I enjoy Audible. I got the premium subscription for "free" (not really, the credit card company paid for it, but I paid annual fees). I prefer to listen to fiction books on Audible because it is hard to take notes. I read non-fiction on Kindle (see above).
- Google Workspace
I've used it on this domain since it was called Google Apps for Your Domain. Then G Suite. Now Google Workspace. It was free and accessible from virtually anywhere. I am still grandfathered into the free tier.
This site is on Ghost(Pro). Don't know why they spell it like that.
- Notion & Google Docs
I mentioned above that I use Notion to organize this site. Sometimes I use Google Docs (part of Google Workspace) to write. Other times I use Ghost editor directly. I am still finding the right balance here.
Grammarly is an amazing app/widget that fixes my writing. I am still in the testing phase with it. I think it adds meaningful slowness to any editors I use, so I haven't fully committed to it. I believe performance is a feature.
- Hemingway App
I use the web app to fix my sentences. I am not a native English speaker, so tools like this are helpful. It is annoying to use websites or apps for this. A feature like this should be built-in to the editor.
Every Day Carry
It's a weird category to write here. You scroll all the way here.
I use the Finn Access wallet from Waterfield Designs. It holds cash when I'm in a cash-heavy location. If I don't have to carry cash, I'd carry the LV Pocket Organizer.
I'm a fan of Waterfield Designs. I have been using the Bolt Backpack since 2018. It holds up well. I'd buy it again.
I have been wearing eyeglasses since middle school. As I grow older, I enjoy a variety of glasses, and I try to rotate them every few weeks. I can't see without them.