Nice handy list in case you ever want to rob me!

Software

Notes/Organisation

  • Notion — my entire life is organised on here
  • Google Keep — quick notes
  • Google Docs/Sheets/etc — will switch whenever I find a good alt for Sheets
  • Google Calendar

Web

  • Brave — browser
  • Google Chrome — browser, only when Brave isn’t an option
  • Dashlane — password manager, will switch to 1Password soon

Media

  • Streaming services:
    • Criterion Channel — you need a VPN pointing to the US in order to sign up, but once you have a subscription it works from anywhere (most VPNs offer free trials)
    • BBC iPlayer (free)
    • All4 (free)
    • ITV Hub (free)
    • And some that I steal from my flatmate: Netflix, Prime, Mubi, Disney Plus
  • Letterboxd — movie tracking/reviews/lists
  • Plex — media server
  • Libby — borrow ebooks & audiobooks from your library
  • Calibre — manager for personal ebook library
  • Storygraph — track reading
  • Pocket Casts
  • Pocket — storing & reading articles; sometimes it can get around paywalls
  • InoreaderRSS reader
  • Spotify — music, obvs; have tried to find a more ethical service but none of them have all the features I want (playlist folders!!!!!)
  • Discogs — vinyl
  • DICE — gig tickets
  • Paprika 3 — recipe storage

Work

  • Adobe InDesign — magazine layouts
  • Atom — text editor
  • Conda — virtual environments
  • Codepen — quick web-based HTML/CSS editor
  • Figma — wireframes

Money

Clothes

  • Karma — wish list service with sale notifications; probably selling all my data to advertisers but it’s so useful
  • Acloset — closet management app, shows you what you actually wear & helps with deciding if a new item would fit into your wardrobe
  • Vinted — secondhand clothes; far cheaper than Depop

Misc

  • Are.na — Pinterest replacement (it’s better than this implies)
  • Google One — cloud storage
  • Planta — plant care reminders

Hardware

Self-built PC

Running Windows 10. Mostly used for gaming & as a media server.

  • Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 ATX Mid Tower Case
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor
  • Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler
  • Asus ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard
  • Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL15 Memory
  • Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5” 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
  • Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB 2.5” Solid State Drive
  • Asus GeForce GTX 760 2 GB Video Card — will upgrade whenever chips are more available
  • Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W ATX Power Supply
  • LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer
  • TP-Link TL-WDN4800 Wi-Fi Adapter

Accessories

  • 1x 5TB EHDD, 1x 2TB EHDD, 1x 1TB EHDD
  • Xbox 360 controller
  • Wireless mouse (can’t remember brand)
  • Logitech K270 Wireless Standard Keyboard

Laptops

  • ASUS Chromebook Flip CM3 — this is my day-to-day machine, used for everything from streaming films to working on coding projects (with Linux partition)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019) — work laptop (I hate MacOS)

Cameras

  • Canon EOS 100D
    • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens
    • Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens
    • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens
  • Canon Sure Shot Max
  • Pentax ME Super with 50mm pancake lens — electronics currently not working; might get fixed in future

Audio

  • Yamaha MusicCast WX010 Wireless Speaker
  • Rega Planar 1 Turntable with pre-amp
  • Tannoy speakers (c. 1980s)
  • Bose AE2 headphones
  • Sony WF-1000XM3 wireless earphones

Video

  • 24” Samsung TV (old, not sure which model)
  • Sony UBP-X700 4K Blu-ray player

To be turned into NAS

Need some hard drives & a case first — this is the remnants of the last PC I built

  • Intel Pentium G3258 3.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor
  • MSI H81I Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard
  • Corsair CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB DDR3-1866 CL10 Memory
  • EVGA SuperNOVA 850 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply

Misc

  • Samsung Galaxy S10e
  • Anker power bank
  • Amazon Kindle 10th Generation — whenever this stops working I’ll get a Kobo

Daily carry (non-tech)


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