Uses

04 January 2023

This page is inspired in the uses.tech movement and its main goal is to share with you what things I use on my daily life, from hardware to software. It might not be accurate at all times, but I try to update it every now and then to make sure it is up to date.

πŸ“Ÿ Hardware

Laptop
2021 MacBook Pro 14"
Laptop Stand
The Roost v3
Smartphone
iPhone 14 Pro
Tablet
2018 iPad Pro 11"
Headphones
Sony WH-1000XM5
Earphones
AirPods (3rd Gen)
Console
Nintendo Switch
Tracking Device
AirTags
Auth Device
YubiKeys, for 2FA, GPG and SSH
Wallet
Secrit, for my cards and spare bills
KeyChain
Orbitkey Key Organizer

πŸ’Ό Coworking Space

Desk at Microlab Eindhoven
Desk at Microlab Eindhoven

I rent a desk at Microlab Eindhoven, where I go on my daily basis to work. Being in a coworking space allows me to separate work from personal things. Besides, since my work is fully remote, going to a coworking place is also a way of interacting with others in-person.

Desk
Unknown Manual Adjustable Desk (Rented)
Chair
Herman Miller Mirra (Rented)
Monitor Stand
IKEA ELLOVEN
Monitor
Asus VG27A
Keyboard
Ducky One 2 Mini
Mouse
Asus Strix Impact
Dock
CalDigit TS3 Plus
Laptop Stand
Rain mStand

🏑 Home

Desk at Home
Desk at Home

At home I also have a desk with some things. This desk is used by my partner or I when we have to work from home, or if we want to do computer else on our laptops but we prefer to use a desk for it. I’m personally a desk person, and I much rather prefer having a desk than just using the laptop as-is.

Desk
Ahrend Balance Solo (Electric, 120 x 80)
Chair
Zinn Smart
Monitor Stand
IKEA SIGFINN
Monitor
Dell U2720Q
Keyboard
NuPhy Air 75, Magic Keyboard
Mouse
Magic Trackpad, Logitech MX Master 3S
Dock
CalDigit TS4
Laptop Stand
Rain mStand

πŸ“· Photography

On the photography department, I currently own a Fuji X-T4. The pictures that come out of it are fantastic. However, it is a bit of a mess to edit Fuji RAWs due to the way they’re encoded. I’m using Capture One for that. Maybe I’ll write about it one day.

Camera
Fujifilm X-T4
Lenses
XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4.0 OIS and XF 27mm F/2.8
Tripod
Manfrotto Befree

πŸ“€ Software

The list below contains some of my favorite software, or software that I use on a daily basis that is crucial for my work. Some of the things mentioned are self-hosted in an Hetzner VPS.

Operating System
macOS, iOS, Linux (Alpine usually)
Browser
Chrome on macOS, Safari on iOS
Code Editor
Terminal
iTerm with zsh and oh my zsh - see my dotfiles
Email
Native macOS and iOS apps
Email Provider
Gmail and Migadu. I am looking for an alternative to Migadu that has more clear development and official support for calendar and contacts management.
Calendar
Native macOS and iOS apps
Password Manager
1Password
Web Server
Feed Reader
URL Shortener
goshort - I have not used it that much, but it's a nice to have. I'm looking forward to having more use cases for it though.

🌐 Domains

This is a list of the domains I currently own, with an explanation for each. These domains are registered in different registrars, namely Namecheap, PTServidor, and Porkbun. I used to have a page dedicated just for this, but I don’t think that’s worth it. But it’s still fun to share!

This is the domain you are visiting right now and I use it as my main domain. hacdias is also my default handle in the Internet, so you can likely find me with that name.
This was my first domain, bought by my father as a gift when I was 14 years old. Nowadays, I redirect it to my main domain. I like to keep it, not just because of emotional attachment, but also because it's my first and last name combined.
This one I bought after speaking to Sebastiaan about it. It's a short domain for a URL shortener. It's short and Portuguese πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ή.
This was the domain I used to use for my URL shortener. Right now, it serves the same application as h4c.pt. I like to keep it as it combines my handle with .sh. Maybe I could use it for code, or some other programming-related thing.
This is the domain of the UNIX server that hosts my website, as well as some other small services for friends and myself. It is an homage to the Portuguese custard tart, Pastel de Nata, and cafΓ©s.