The Setup: Stuff I Use

Note: Idea borrowed from Paul Stamatiou with permission.

This is a list of applications, products and services I personally use on a regular basis. I was not paid for placement of anything on this list, they’re all things I personally find useful. If you have any suggestions about applications, products or services to try out or replace what I’m currently using, I’d love to hear about it!

Computer Setup

  • Laptop: 13.3-inch unibody MacBook Pro (2.53GHz processor/4 GB RAM/250GB hard drive)
  • Monitor: BenQ 24″ LCD
  • Mouse: Logitech MX Revolution wireless mouse
  • Keyboard: Logitech Wave wireless keyboard
  • Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX speakers
  • External Hard Drive: Seagate Freeagent (500GB)
  • Home Server: 4 terabyte custom-built Windows Home Server (4x1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 HDDs)

Gadgets

  • Cell Phone/DAP: iPhone 3GS (black 32GB)
  • Digital Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XS 10.1MP DSLR camera
  • eBook Reader: Amazon Kindle 2
  • Video Games: Xbox 360 Arcade (20GB hard drive)
  • Media Receiver: Apple TV (40GB)
  • Router: Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 802.11g wireless router
  • Optoma DV10 MovieTime DLP Projector With Built-In DVD Player
  • Original Xbox with XBMC

Services

  • Email/Calendar: Google Apps for my domain
  • Telephone: Google Voice
  • Backup: Mozy
  • File Sync: Dropbox
  • Web Hosting: MediaTemple (gs)
  • Video Rental: Netflix

Software

  • Web Browser: Firefox
  • RSS: Google Reader
  • Blogging: WordPress
  • Twitter: Tweetie
  • To-Do Lists: Things
  • FTP: Transmit
  • Web Development: Coda
  • Virtualization: VMware Fusion with Windows XP
  • Media Player: VLC Player
  • Office Suite: Microsoft Office 2008
  • Music: iTunes
  • Photos: iPhoto
  • Backup: Time Machine
  • Other: TextExpander
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