Stuff I Use

I use a lot of stuff – applications, gadgets, services, etc. Not everything is listed here of course, just the things I find most useful.

(Last updated: 2014-11-27 – Updated software list.)

Software

  • Tinderbox – Writing, planning, tracking and thinking
  • DEVONthink – Email Archives, Manuals, PDFs, Scanned documents
  • Evernote – Digital Detritus
  • Asana – GTD
  • TheBrain – “No limits Mindmapping”
  • BBEdit – General text processing
  • VIM – Code/File editing
  • Safari – Still the best browser
  • Mutt – Still the greatest email client
  • Tweetbot – Twitter client
  • Dropbox – File syncing
  • Capture One Pro – Raw conversions
  • Photo Mechanic – Ingesting, tagging, renaming photos from card
  • Vuescan – Scanning software for Epson
  • JIRA – Issue tracking and iteration planning
  • OmniPlan – Project planning and forecasting
  • 1Password – Password management
  • Acorn – Image editing for normal people
  • Chronosync – drive and file backups
  • Clarify – Screenshots
  • Transmission – Bittorrent client
  • TextExpander – Keystroke automator.
  • Launchbar – App launcher and thing finder
  • Keyboard Maestro – Macro wizardry
  • Interarchy – (S)FTP client
  • YNAB (You Need a Budget) – The only budgeting software I’ve loved

Photography Gear

  • Canon 1D MarkIII – It’s fast.
  • Canon 1Ds – Digital SLR camera. Getting old.
  • Canon AE-1 Program – Film SLR (My first real camera)
  • Canon Canonet – Rangefinder camera
  • Canon EOS-1v – Damn good film SLR
  • Canon PRO-100 – Photo printer
  • Epson V750 Pro – Flatbed scannere
  • Fujifilm X100 – Go-everywhere digital
  • Fujifilm XT-1 – Digital. Nice lenses and files.
  • Graflex Crown Graphic – Large Format (4×5) Film Camera
  • Graflex Speed Graphic – Large Format (4×5) Film Camera
  • Hasselblad 500 C/M – Medium format film camera
  • Hasselblad 503CXi – Because Hasselblads are awesome. This one has TTL flash metering
  • Leica IIIf – Barnack!
  • Leica M3 – Rangefinder camera
  • Leica M4 – Rangefinder camera
  • Minolta Autocord – Medium format TLR
  • Olympus OM-1n
  • Olympus OM-2n
  • Olympus Stylus Epic – Compact film camera
  • Ricoh GR1 – Terrific point and shoot film camera

Computers and Electronics

  • Amazon Kindle Voyager – Books, lots of ‘em
  • Apple 11” Macbook Air – best computer ever made (so far)
  • Apple 27” Retina iMac – A monster with a big, beautiful screen.
  • Apple iPad Air – Fast, light, and big enough.
  • Fujitsu ScanSnap – Document scanning
  • iPhone 6 – The Jesus Phone
  • Onkyo AV5 Integrated Amplifier
  • Rega Brio Integrated Amplifier
  • Rega P1 Turntable
  • Sonos wireless music system – Music everywhere in my house
  • Thorens TD 160 Turntable

The Opposite of Computers and Electronics

  • Leuchtturm 1917 Notebooks – Better than a Moleskine
  • Hobonichi Planner 2014 – Best little planners ever
  • Montblanc Meisterstück rollerball pen – My all-time favorite. I’ve had mine for 20 years.
  • Pelican M400 Fountain Pen – Beautiful and writes like butter
  • Tag Heuer Aquaracer Automatic watch – No batteries, beautiful, and good to 300 meters in the water – because that’s handy right?
  • Goruck GR1 backpack – If I ever go outside I’m ready
  • Specialized Sirrus Elite bike – I’m trying to enjoy bike rides

Stuff I no longer own or use

  • Leica M8 – Digital rangefinder camera
  • Leica M7
  • Bronica SQ-A – Medium format film camera
  • Playstation 3 – Mostly for watching DVDs
  • Technics SL-D2 turntable – Vinyl!
  • Onkyo something reciever – For amplifying the vinyl
  • XBox 360 – Mostly for Netflix streaming
  • Ricoh GRDII – Compact digital camera
  • Nikon D700 – Digital SLR
  • Marantz Receiver (from sometime in the mid-1970s, but finally died)
  • Olympus E-P3 – Micro 4/3rds Digital
  • Leica M6
  • Fujifilm X-Pro 1
  • Fujifilm XE-1 – APS-C digital
  • Apple iPad Mini – I don’t use this as much as I thought I would