Here is an overview of the technology I use on a regular basis. Feel free to contact me if you have questions or would like a recommendation.

Hardware

Desktop PC

Custom built PC, mostly for gaming, which is somewhat dated now.

  • CPU: Intel i5-4690K
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
  • RAM: 8 GB DDR3
  • Storage: 120 GB SSD + 2 TB HDD
  • Monitor: Asus, 1080p
  • OS: Fedora 36

Laptop

Work machine for development

  • CPU: Intel i7-12700H
  • GPU: Intel Alder Lake-P
  • RAM: 32 GB DDR4
  • Storage: 500 GB NVMe
  • Screen resolution: 2880 x 1800
  • OS: Fedora 36

Peripherals

  • Gaming Headset: HyperX Cloud Alpha
  • Joystick: Logitech Extreme 3D Pro
  • Gamepad: XBox One wireless controller
  • Work Headset: Sony WH-1000XM4
  • Keyboard: Keychron K8, TKL, QWERTZ Layout

Servers

I have two Raspberry Pi devices that run as servers in my local network. They both run on Raspberry Pi OS which is basically Debian taylored to these devices.

  • Raspberry Pi 4, 4GB RAM
  • Raspberry Pi 3B+, 1 GB RAM

Phone

I own a Google Pixel 6a with GrapheneOS as operating systems. I realize that buying a Google phone is somewhat ironic for a person like me but GrapheneOS is only available for Pixel devices so I decided to accept this tradeoff.

Software

Here is a non-comprehensive list of the major pieces of software I use, apart from my OS.

Desktop & Laptop

  • Alacritty: Terminal, a Linux minimalist’s best friend
  • neovim: Coding, text editing and note keeping
  • LibreWolf: fork of Firefox for browsing with extensions:
    • uBlock origin: Ad blocking
    • uMatrix: Granular filtering of elements on websites
    • Vimium C: Vim keybindings
    • LocalCDN: Local delivery of assets
    • LibRedirect: Redirect requests to various social networks to privacy-respecting frontends
    • Cookie Autodelete: Delete cookies after leaving a website
    • I don’t care about Cookies: Get rid of cookie banners
  • Ungoogled Chromium: When I need a Chromium-based browser for some reason
  • Tor Browser: Anonymous browsing
  • Thunderbird: Reading mail
  • KeePassXC: Password manager
  • Bitwarden: Password manager
  • LibreOffice: Office suite

Servers

Mobile

  • F-Droid: App store for FOSS-only apps
  • Signal: Instant messaging
  • Threema: Instant messaging
  • Tor Browser: Anonymous browsing
  • Tusky: Mastodon client
  • NewPipe: Privacy-friendly YouTube frontend
  • Infinity: Privacy-friendly Reddit frontend
  • FairEmail: Awesome mail client, I use the Pro version
  • OsmAnd: Navigation. I use the F-Droid version, it allows for unlimited map downloads
  • AntennaPod: Podcast app
  • Netguard: Connection filtering of my apps, I use the Pro version
  • Nextcloud: Client for my Nextcloud server
  • DAVx5: Syncing contacts and calendar with my Nextcloud
  • Etar: Calendar
  • KDE Connect: Share clipboard, files and more between phone and desktop PCs

Services