• Obsidian — my Markdown-based second brain
  • Apple Reminders — where I store any time-sensitive deadlines, which my first brain really appreciates
  • Visual Studio Code — my main code editor (even though I've recently started taking an interest on Vim)
  • Local — for whenever I need to work for a client who asks for a WordPress website, without having to worry about maintaining a LAMP environment in my machine.
  • iTerm2 — compulsory for anyone who needs a functional terminal on macOS, frankly
  • Homebrew — even though not all of the software I use plays nicely with a package manager, it's still a kind of workflow I became very fond of since back when I was using Linux as my main operating system. Extra points for being able to restore most software I need from a single command.
  • iA Writer — where I actually do all of my solid writing if I need something more stripped down than Obsidian. I only really mess with Microsoft Office if other people insist, to paste and send the final version of any scripts and pitches.
  • Rectangle — because the time is long overdue for some sort of tiling window manager on macOS.


  • MacBook Pro M1 (2020) — The hardware might be overpriced, but the best thing about an Apple computer has always been the operating system.
  • Samsung Smart M5 32'' — One day I might finally embrace the world of 4K. No matter how much screen real estate there is, one could always get more.
  • Cherry G80-3000N RGB TKL with Cherry MX Clear switches — A reliable, no-nonsense mechanical keyboard in my favourite form factor. I also happen to have this same model with silent Red switches, just to change things up from time to time.
  • Logitech MX Master 3 — Likely not my endgame concerning ergonomics, but at least it's convenient and comfortable enough. Often I need to have some sort of padding underneath my wrist to prevent pain, though.
  • Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT Headphones — I might eventually upgrade to a model with actual noise cancelling, but as far as over-ears go, these are quite decent.
  • AirPods (2nd generation) — Just because I am fully immersed into the Apple ecosystem. For whenever I need to somehow stay alert to my surroundings.


I am a fountain pen nerd and my collection is larger than I dare to admit. But there are a few workhorses that I keep more regularly in rotation than others:

  • Lamy 2000 (Fine nib)
  • Pilot Custom Heritage 91 (Soft Fine nib)
  • Pilot Custom 823 (Medium nib)
  • Platinum Century #3776 (Medium nib)

In case the circumstances call for something other than a fountain pen, I'm happy to use any of the following:

  • Pentel Energel Needle Tip 0.7mm (rollerball)
  • Parker Jotter (ballpoint)
  • Uni Kuru Toga Advance (mechanical pencil)