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: 03/09/2017 - New cameras)
- Emacs (Spacemacs) – Org Mode is awesome
- DEVONthink – Email Archives, Manuals, PDFs, Scanned documents
- Tinderbox – Visual mapping, timelines.
- TheBrain – “No limits Mindmapping”
- Bear – For notes, it’s a better Apple Notes.
- BBEdit – General text processing
- VIM – Config file or remote server file editing
- Safari – Web browsing
- Dropbox – File syncing
- Lightroom – Photo library and editor
- Photo Mechanic – Ingesting, tagging, renaming photos from card
- SilverFast – Scanning software for the Epson. I hate it but it works.
- JIRA – Issue tracking and iteration planning
- 1Password – Password management
- Acorn – Image editing for normal people
- Affinity Photo – Reasonable replacement for Photoshop
- Chronosync – drive and file backups
- Clarify – Screenshots and quick documentation
- Transmission – Bittorrent client
- TextExpander – Keystroke automator.
- Alfred – App launcher and thing finder
- Keyboard Maestro – Macro wizardry
- Transmit – (S)FTP client
- YNAB (You Need a Budget) – The only budgeting software I’ve loved
- Ledger – command-line double-entry accounting
- 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
- Canon Pro-zoom 814 Electronic – Super8 movies
- Epson V750 Pro – Flatbed scannere
- Fujifilm X100 – Go-everywhere digital
- Fujifilm X100T – Go-everywhere digital, updated
- Fujifilm X-Pro2 – Great all-around digital with Rangefinder sensibilities
- 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
- Leica M6 – Rangefinder camera, because sometimes I want a meter
- Minolta Autocord – Medium format TLR
- Nikon F3HP
- Olympus OM-1n
- Olympus OM-2n
- Olympus Stylus Epic – Compact film camera
- Ricoh GR1 – Terrific point and shoot film camera
- Epson V750 – flatbed scanner
- Pakon Scanner – For 35mm film scanning
Computers and Electronics
- Amazon Kindle Oasis – 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 Pro – Fast, light, and huge.
- Fujitsu ScanSnap – Document scanning
- iPhone SE – The proper size for a 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
- Amazon Echo – surprisingly useful
The Opposite of Computers and Electronics
- Leuchtturm 1917 Notebooks – Better than a Moleskine
Hobonichi Planner – 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
- ONA Prince Street bag – Leather. Gorgeous.
- Specialized Sirrus Elite bike – I’m trying to enjoy bike rides
Stuff I no longer own or use
Leica M8 – Digital rangefinder camera Canon 1D MarkIII 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 Fujifilm XT-1 – Digital. Nice lenses and files.