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Uses

This describes my equipment I use at home for private use. Professionally I am "forced" to use Windows. This page is part of /uses, a website where people share what gear they use. It was created by Wes Bos.

1. Editor

  1. neovim 0.9.5-5
  2. mle 1.7.2-1
  3. geany 2.0-1, if I have to edit very many files all at once
  4. Notepad++, if on Windows
  5. Beyond Compare 4.4.7.28397-1

2. Terminal + shell

  1. st 0.9-4 + zsh 5.9-5
  2. tmux 0.9-4 within st
  3. xterm 390-1, sometimes, if st is not available
  4. PuTTY, if on Windows
  5. git-bash, if on Windows
  6. termux on Android

3. OS and Window manager

  1. Arch Linux 6.8.2.arch2-1 using pacman 6.1.0-3 + trizen 1:1.68-1
  2. IceWM 3.4.7-2, no buttons or icons on screen, starts just blank
  3. iptables 1:1.8.10-1 + ipset 7.20-1 + sshguard 2.4.3-1

4. Desktop

  1. Firefox 124.0.1-1
  2. Chromium 123.0.6312.86-2
  3. J-Pilot 2.0.1-4
  4. LibreOffice 24.2.2-2 occasionally
  5. mplayer 38448-1 for videos
  6. sxiv 26-1 for image display
  7. Imagemagick 7.1.1.29-2 for image modifications
  8. signal-desktop 7.4.0-1
  9. ffmpeg 2:6.1.1-7

5. Compilers, interpreters and languages

  1. gcc 13.2.1-5
  2. luajit 2.1.1702233742-1
  3. cobc 3.2.1-2
  4. PHP 8.3.4-1
  5. Perl 5.38.2-1
  6. node 21.7.1-1

6. Smartphone (=camera)

  1. Oppo Reno 4 running Android 12, kernel 4.19.157-perf+ since May 2022
  2. Termux
  3. F-Droid
  4. Brave Browser, advertisements on a small screen are really annoying, therefore Brave
  5. Simplenote for occasional note taking, synchronized accross devices
  6. Shelly App
  7. Signal Messenger
  8. WhatsApp
  9. sipgate Satellite
  10. Proton Mail

7. Tablet

  1. Samsung Galaxy Tab A7, Android 12, kernel 4.19.157-perf-26272441 since 2020
  2. Xiaomi Tab 6, MIUI version 14, Android 13, kernel 4.19.157-perf-g1120d9e1df1c, since 2023

8. Smartwatch

  1. Oppo Band Sport since July 2022

9. Internet service provider

  1. Vodafone cable: 1 GBit/s download, 50MBit/s upload
  2. HetrixTools: a good uptime monitor
  3. BetterStack: another uptime monitor

10. PC hardware

  1. AMD Ryzen 7 5700G since May 2022
  2. 2x32GB G.Skill Trident Z Neo DDR4-3600 DIMM CL16 Dual Kit
  3. Motherboard ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4
  4. 2TB Samsung PCIe "harddisk"
  5. 32" LG Electronics 32UN550-W display monitor, provides ample of screen space
  6. Loudspeaker Wavemaster Moody BT 2.1

11. Blogging software

  1. Simplified Saaze
  2. Hiawatha 11.4 web-server up to August 2023, switched to NGINX 1.25.4-1
  3. MathJax
  4. PrismJS
  5. This blog uses the fonts Merriweather and UnifrakturMaguntia from Google Fonts
  6. Icons are from uxwing
  7. Mermaid
  8. lftp 4.9.2-2, if I have to use FTP and transfer multiple directories with files in them

12. Hosting for backup and to protect against DNS vandalism

  1. Cloudflare, site is here
  2. Netlify, site is here
  3. Vercel, site is here
  4. surge.sh, site here
  5. neocities.org, site is here
  6. Lima-City
  7. GitHub
  8. Render
  9. Kinsta