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Who are you, and what do you do?

I am a programmer with 10+ years of experience. I build websites & APIs with Ruby on Rails & ReactJS during my dayjob. During my spare time, I play around with many programming languages like Haskell, Clojure, Rust, ML, etc. These days I am playing with Elixir.

What hardware do you use?

I am a fan of Thinkpads and Linux so currently using Thinkpad E14 with Arch Linux as my primary driver. It is comparatively lightweight and has probably the best laptop keyboard ever - the tactile feel and keytravel is unmatched.

I am not a heavy phone user - whatsapp & twitter are my primary apps. I generally prefer mid-range android phones so I don't need to worry about damaging or losing it. I currently own a Samsung A14

Monitor is Dell P2419H. It is height adjustable, can be rotated to vertical and has handy 4 USB ports.

I work remotely so video calls are an integral part of my setup. I use the Lenovo 300 FHD webcam which I must say is pretty good for the price.

And what software?

  • Emacs user right from my college days. The high customizability and light-weight snappy experience has made me a huge fan of emacs and I don't think I will switch to any other editor anytime soon. My emacs config has also evolved over many years.

  • Arch - I switched to Arch with KDE Plasma a couple months back and loving it. Packages are latest and so far I have not seen any breakages. Everything works quite well.

  • Heavy user of magit for all things git - this is hands-down the best git tool out there.

  • I switched to Firefox as my primary browser after its quantum release and never looked back.

  • For terminal, I use zsh using my custom config.

  • For video calls, I prefer Zoom.

What would be your dream setup?

I find my current setup sufficient. My dream setup would be a nice 4k monitor with an ergonomic mechanical keyboard like ergodox or atreus 2. Someday...