The Setupon 3 March 2009
I recently switched to a 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina Display with 16gb of RAM. This screen is beautiful. I use this machine instead of the Mac Pro I had before, as my work becomes more mobile focused. Being able to develop anywhere is a great asset.
I also use a [Drobo 5D] (http://www.drobo.com/products/professionals/drobo-5d/) to store all of my media, and other projects, as 512GB is barely enough to store anything these days.
Attached is a 23” Apple Cinema Display from 2004. I have been using a 6x11 Wacom intuos 3 tablet instead of a mouse to improve circulation in my wrist for 8 years. I am happy to say I have had no issues in that time since. A LaCie hard disk MAX QUADRA 2TB drive is used for media storage.
My primary means of communication, other than the Mac, is a 32GB white iPhone 5 running on AT&T’s less-craptacular-than-LTE-in-Los-Angeles LTE service in Chicago.
I have an 64GB retina iPad for development purposes. I am using it for task management, email, and drawing. As time progresses I hope to be using it for far more tasks while I continue to integrate it into my workflow.
I spend my dev time between a few applications: XCode, TextMate, git, and Photoshop CS5.
Organization and GTD
OmniFocus has been in use more heavily at work. It has provided an easy way to see where work is needed to be done. I wish the desktop version alerted me when tasks are due.
I recently switched to Postbox to try for email. The new Lion has a hard-to-skim visual hierarchy that makes it difficult to use. What works on iOS may not necessarily work on the desktop.
I prefer Apple’s Mail client because of its visual simplicity, though my opinion of it has changed since Lion added too much visual clutter. I use this for multiple Gmail accounts and my iCloud account.
For music I use iTunes. I love the extensive cataloging, categorizing and album-arting. I dislike the iDevice bloat that adds to the sluggishness.
I am a huge fan of Perian and use that most frequently in Quicktime, and unfortunately it has been discontinued. Movist has been a great Quicktime replacement. Though not without its own quirks.
Gaming of the Video Variety
See what I am playing on the projects page.
Last updated on 14 March 2013