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I often get asked about my computing setup — so I created this page to link it whenever. Also because I’ve seen it on other sites, and I don’t want to miss out.

hardware

HP Envy 13 (2017): 13.3” FHD, i5 8250u, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD. This is my primary computing device. A comfy machine, fairly future-proof machine that happens to support Linux/BSD incredibly well out-of-the-box.

MacBook Pro 13” (2020): i5, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD. My work machine. Not a huge fan of macOS, but hey — it could be worse.

Ducky One 2 SF: 65% mechanical keyboard, Cherry MX Speed Silver switches. I’ve written about it in detail here.

Logitech M221: An el cheapo wireless mouse that mouses just enough.

realme Buds Q2: Truly wireless earphones, with ANC. Picked them up for 2500 INR (≈33 USD).

OnePlus 6T: Great phone for the price (SD 845, 8GB/128GB). No GApps.

software

OpenBSD: Fantastic OS by fantastic devs. What’s not to love? Also read OpenBSD on the HP Envy 13.

cwm: The Calm Window Manager. The best out-of-the-box experience you can get in a window manager. Period.

st: No BS terminal emulator. I use the “ligatures”, “copyurl” and “bold is not bright” patches.

tmux: Most of my actual window management happens here. I usually have 3 – 4 workspaces — general throwaway terminals, work, music and IRC. It also handles scrollback for me, so that’s nice.

cmus: With cmusfm for music.

weechat: IRC client that’s infinitely riceable.

And the dotfiles for all software mentioned, and more.