Software I use, gadgets I love, and other things I recommend.

I get asked a lot about the things I use to build software, stay productive, or buy to fool myself into thinking I'm being productive when I'm really just procrastinating. Here's a big list of all of my favorite stuff.


  • 13” MacBook Pro, M1, 16GB RAM (2018)

    I've never heard the fans turn on a single time, even under heavy loads.

Development tools

  • PhpStorm

    When in Rome.

  • Sublime

    When you don't need the bloat. Sublime lets you work with massive files without breaking a sweat.

  • Terminal

    I know people like fancy stuff like iTerm, Hyper or Warp but I've never seen the need.

  • TablePlus

    Who decided that DBs look like a stack of pancakes?


  • PHP

    It's come a long way since I started poking around with it circa 2001.

  • JavaScript

    I know people like fancy stuff like iTerm or Hyper but I've never seen the need.

  • Python

    I've recently started playing around with Python as it seems to be the lingua franca of security researchers. For those microcontroller projects, MicroPython has also been much nicer to tinker with than C/C++.


  • Vue

    The daily driver.

  • React

    Who doesn't love keeping up with the internet's darling?

  • jQuery

    Often enough for small projects.