useful things

updated: january 2024

writing

Obsidian: For note taking and publishing to this website.
Cursor: I use Cursor as a replacement for VS Code.

video

Final Cut Pro: I use Final Cut to edit videos.
Dehancer: I use Dehancer to edit color and add filmic effects.
Screen Studio: I'm a big fan of Screen Studio for making screen recordings.

ai

Perplexity: I use Perplexity as a replacement for Google search.
ChatGPT: I use ChatGPT for general queries and for voice mode to hold long-form conversations.
Claude.ai: I use Claude for large context file conversations.

hardware

MacBook: I use a MacBook Air M2 with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage as my personal laptop.
iPhone I use a base black iPhone 15 with 128 GB of storage.
Sony A7 III: The goat. Used for all of my filmography.
Canon AF35M II: I have bought and broken at least seven of these cameras. Beautiful 38mm f2.8 lens.

audio

Bose QC35 ii: I continue to swear by my Bose headphones. Try to find this older model.
Airpods Pro: Have spent a few years with these now and they're hard to beat. People underrate things that just work every time -- these do.

sleep

Silk sleeping mask: Unbelievable sleep upgrade. This is the only mask that I find comfortable (original, no eye contour).
Buckwheat husk pillow: This is a little odd to include but I have a surprisingly good sleep on this. I'm not a fan of overly springy pillows. This is more like a bean bag for your head.