Software, tools, and other things I use to do my work or would recommend.

Nobody asks me about the things I use to build software, stay productive, or otherwise, but if they did, this is the page I would send them. Here's a list of stuff and things I use daily.


  • NZXT Windows PC

    Gamedevelopment happens almost exclusively on Windows, so I have a relatively powerful Windows PC from NZXT that I use for my day to day work.
    • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
    • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3600
  • Dell S2716DG Monitor

    This is my main monitor. It's a 1440p 144Hz monitor that I use for everything. It's not really anything special, but gets the job done.
  • ASUS VN247 Monitor x2

    I originally bought three of these monitors almost 10 years ago when I wanted to try out a triple monitor setup for WoW. At the time these monitors offered what was considered a very thin bezel. I've since replaced one of them with a 4K monitor (see above), but I still use the other two for side monitors in a triple monitor setup.
  • Ducky Shine 7 Gunmetal RGB LED Double Shot PBT Mechanical Keyboard

    This keyboard is great. I originally bought a different Ducky keyboard, but then I dropped my absolute brick of a phone on the keyboard and it snapped one of the keys off.
  • Razer Naga Chroma Mouse

    I've used Razer mice and keyboards for a few years. I'm probably done buying their keyboards, but I'll probably stick with their mice for a while, or at least until I find something better. The extra buttons on the side come in handy when gaming, which I'm still doing a fair bit of.
  • Logitech c92 Pro Stream Webcam

    This is the same webcam that pretty much everyone else bought when they started working from home during the pandemic. It seems to be a good camera and sufficiently lets me show my cats while in meetings.
  • BenQ ScreenBar Plus e-Reading LED Computer Monitor Light

    This desk lamp has been awsesome. 10/10 would buy again. Seems to help with eyestrain and lights up what has historically been a very dim and dark desk, and I don't have much natural light that lands on my desk.
  • Herman Miller Aeron Chair

    I've been using a Herman Miller Aeron Chair for a few years now. Have tried a bunch of other chairs but this is what i'm using right now. I would be interested in trying a Steelcase Gesture chair some day.

Development tools

  • Visual Studio Code

    Depending on the project, I use either VS Code or one of the Jetbrains IDEs. There are small difference between the two that I prefer in each, but I kind of hop back and forth between them depending on what I'm doing.
  • Jetbrains Intellij

    I use the full suite of Jetbrains IDE products, and if I had to pick a single IDE it would probably be Intellij. However, like I stated above I sometimes jump back and forth between this and VS Code.


  • Photoshop

    I've been using photoshop for a number of years, originally to design websites when I was in highschool. I wouldn't say I'm good in any way, but I've found anytime I don't have a Photoshop license I end up missing it, so here we are.
  • Davinci Resolve

    I'm even worse at video editing than I am photo/image editing, but when I do have to edit a video I've been trying to learn Davinci Resolve.


  • ForLater

    This is actually a tool that I built for myself. I wanted a way to save links to articles, videos, etc. that I wanted to read/watch later. I built a simple web app that allows me to save these links, often directly from my phone, and then I can access them from any device.

  • Jira

    I've had a Atlassian/Jira account for a number of years. Jira is my preferred project management/tracking solution, however I arguebly have not tried many other solutions.
  • TickTick

    A friend put me onto TickTick for daily task/todo list tracking. It gets the job done.

  • Greenshot

    Greenshot is a great little Windows utility for taking screenshots. I use it all the time when creating tutorials or trying to explain something to someone.

  • ScreenToGif

    Does exactly what the name implies... allows you to record your screen and save it as a gif. I started using ScreenToGif to record bugs in software and its been very helpful.