I’m continually fascinated to learn what hardware and software people I admire use. The Setup does a fantastic job interviewing prominent technologists about this exact topic. One of my favorite bloggers, Paul Stamatiou, has created a version of this as well, which I’m blatantly stealing (with permission!).

Computer Setup

  • Laptop: 13.3-inch unibody MacBook Pro (2.4GHz Core 2 Duo/4 GB RAM/250GB hard drive)
  • Monitor: BenQ 24-inch 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), Western Digital My Book Essential (1TB)
  • Home Server: HP MediaSmart Windows Home Server (4x1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 HDDs)


  • Cell Phone: Apple iPhone 4 (black 32GB)
  • Tablet: Apple iPad (16GB Wi-Fi)
  • Digital Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XS 10.1MP DSLR
  • Router: Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 (802.11g)
  • eBook Reader: Amazon Kindle 2 (sold)
  • Video Games: Xbox 360 (sold)
  • Media Receiver: Apple TV, original Xbox with XBMC (sold)
  • Projector: Optoma DV10 DLP Projector (built-in DVD player) (sold)


  • Email/Calendar: Google Apps (custom domain)
  • File Sync: Dropbox
  • Online Backup: Mozy
  • Video Rental: Netflix
  • Web Hosting: MediaTemple (gs)


  • Web Browser: Firefox (primary), Chromium, Safari
  • 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
  • Other: TunesArt
  • Other: iStat Menus