One of the most interesting articles or posts to read is what other people use, for things like traveling, photography and computing.

I’m an impressionable sucker; reading about interesting people’s recommendations will sway me.

Here, be swayed.

Computers

Codes

  • Sublime Text 3 – This editor is solid, these are my settings and packages. I’ve flirted on and off with…
  • Visual Studio Code since summer 2017 but I cannot find the right combination of extensions or shortcuts to beat ST3
  • When I’m on Windows, I might two time with Notepad++ only because of built-in visual SFTP. It is my throwback to Dreamweaver/Homesite/FrontPage days of live-editing sites like WordPress. Yeah, it’s the future, but I still live edit existing WordPress sites occasionally. Sue me.
  • I prefer the front-end. HTML, CSS, Sass, JS, jQuery. Studying React and ES2015/ES6+.
  • I forked the Sage theme into Sage Starter as a static project starter, which requires Node.js, NPM, Gulp, and Bower. You’ll see many of my favorite NPM plugins such as BrowserSync and Autoprefixer.
  • WordPress is my jam.
    Roots is my ideal WordPress dev environment.
    _s is my practical starter theme.
    Pinnacle is my quick and dirty all-in-one theme.
  • I learn with Wes Bos, javascript.info, lynda.com, codecademy.com, Tyler McGinnis, and Dmitry Soshnikov

Browsers

I primarily use Chrome, secondarily use Firefox and open up Safari, Opera, and Edge as needed. IE11 only for occasional development work. I tried switching to Firefox Quantum (v57) when it was released but found performance issues and occasional things to be desired so I switched back to Chrome.

Etcs

  • Read privacytools.io. Ask me questions if anything confuses you.
  • Stop using Google as your primary search engine. Use DuckDuckGo. Bang your way to searx.me when DDG fails or back to Google when necessary.
  • Mullvad – Virtual Private Networks are necessary now and I run them everywhere. Mullvad is the best and easiest VPN I’ve used and released as open source software. Payment is in Euro instead of Dollars.
  • All photos made with Photoshop and Lightroom, a few with Aurora HDR.
  • I’ve been faithful to VLC for more than a decade. It just works.
  • belong.io is a Twitter scrape of popular links. More liberal leaning, still interesting
  • memeorandum.com and thehill.com for news, left and right
  • Less social media, more indieweb.org. It’s time.

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