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Tech

A non-comprehensive list.

computers

pluto

… is a thirdhand Lenovo X230 Tablet. I acquired it for EUR ~130 in early 2019. Originally intended for university and experimenting, I have grown to like it so much that it has become my main computer nowadays. It nearly falls apart and has lots of scratches, but that is okay.

system

pluto used to run Void Linux since it is fast, pragmatic, unopinionated, has good patches and does not break after a full system upgrade.

It runs Fedora now, which is a little more opinionated while also saving me some time and hair.

I tend not to care too much about the desktop environment as long as it works and does not get in my way. On the Linux desktop, these requirements apply to GNOME and Window Maker. I am very excited for NEXTSPACE which will probably become my default desktop environment once it's done.

applications

Firefox for browsing. Claws Evolution Thunderbird for mailing. DeaDBeeF (or Spotify) qmmp for music. Emacs for editing text. urxvt (or gnome-terminal) for terminating things. Xournal++1 for taking notes and drawing graphics. XScreenSaver, set to Unknown Pleasures most of the time.

phone

I used to have a Redmi Note 3 Pro, and I loved its build quality and the then-unmatched price/performance ratio.

However, I have grown to loathe Android and its evangelists2, so I had bought an iPhone SE in 2018 and have lived happily ever since.

apps

Safari (and 1Blocker X) for browsing, Mail for mailing. Spotify and Bandcamp for music. Reeder (in sync with Miniflux) for newsfeeds. Toot! and Tweetbot for screaming into an eternal darkness. Duet for short-term distraction.

music

Listening to music in the 2020s is a farce, which is why I have a dedicated mp3 player, the Sansa Clip+.


  1. Great software, but trying to pronounce this feels like having a stroke.↩︎

  2. “Why aren't you using X?”, “I don't like how you do Y.”, “Ever heard about custom firmware Z?”, and then they start spiraling into never-ending ramblings and explanations of things I already know or have no interest in knowing about!↩︎