Table of Contents

My setup changes around pretty frequently, so this is where I’ll keep an updated guide to my setup, and how I use it in my daily life.

1. Computers

1.1. 2022 M2 MacBook Pro (13“)

I got this as a birthday gift last year and it’s been my main laptop ever since. As someone who has always used Windows, I really enjoy using MacOS. It’s just more straight-forward and runs everything so smoothly. Because this is is main computer, I have software for everything I do like art, music, programming, and more, compared to my other machines. Overall, this is a great computer that I found to be an amazing daily driver.

1.2. Lenovo Ideapad 3 Chromebook (11“)

I bought this days before getting my MacBook, but it ended up being a great purchase. I got this mostly to use the Linux Development Enviroment, and it ended up working really well in my workflow (aside from a few bugs here and there). Even though it isn’t the most powerful computer ever, it still comes in handy, especially when I need to write or program without any major distractions.

1.3. Raspberry Pi 400

This was given to me in exchange for some website work from a classmate, and has found itself as my desktop. It’s running Raspberry Pi OS. I have a basic Dell office desktop that I got from my art program a while ago, and I’ll probably move back to that in the future (all I need to do is install a new OS onto it, I’ll probably use Debian), but until then, this thing is working pretty good!

2. Software

2.1. Text Editors

2.1.1. Emacs

If I had to give a “favorite editor” title to an editor I use, it’d have to be this one. Emacs is such a versatile editor that even calling it an editor makes people mad. I use Doom Emacs on my MacBook and vanilla GNU Emacs on all my other machines. Doom Emacs uses Evil-Mode, which I obviously love because Vim keybindings are super yummy, but I also just enjoy the easier keybindings (or “key chords”) for everything else like visting a new file and stuff like that, although I don’t use Evil-Mode on my other computers. Even though I like the Evil keybindings, I honestly don’t mind the default keybindings all that much. Granted, I use the GUI version of GNU Emacs, but I digress. I use Gruvbox on all of my editors because personally it’s just easier on my eyes. I use Org-Mode for a lot of my note-taking, and occasionally making web pages (like the one you’re reading right now!).

  1. mg (microEmacs)

    The main reason I even have this is just because I missed using the terminal version of Emacs and didn’t wanna get a profile manager or something like that. Even though it isn’t as extensible as it’s full-sized sibling, it does what I need it to out of the box: edit text.

2.1.2. Vim/Neovim

Emacs is my favorite editor, but Vim is an extreme close second. Vim is one of my most favorite editors because of it’s modes and how easy it is to navigate and the keybindings being fairly simple. Vim is great, but Neovim is even better, especially with it’s easier plugin managers and what-not. Both of my Vim configurationa are setup with Lightline, which is an even lighter Powerline clone that doesn’t use custom fonts or anything fancy like that. I (again) use Gruvbox because it’s super baller. I don’t really have much in my configs, just line numbers, syntax on, stuff like that. Overall, Vim and Neovim are really great editors, and even if you don’t want to use either-or as your main editor, I highly recommend learning the keybindings and adopting them into your editor.

2.2. Art/Design Software

2.2.1. Adobe Photoshop/InDesign

Photoshop is my main environment when it comes to digital art, while InDesign I use to layout pages and designs for my Journalism class, as well as for any zines I do.

2.3. Music Software

2.3.1. Ableton Live 11 (Intro)

I’ve been a very happy Live user for a long time, and it’s always been my main choice of weapon when it comes to music production and audio editing. There really isn’t much to say, I just really enjoy Live!

3. Stationary

I’m not gonna go into full detail of my stationary (at least for now ;)), but here’s a list of my most commonly used stuff/stuff I carry with me in my fannypack.

4. TODO [1/2]

This is just a small list of stuff I need to do before it’s “complete”, aside from updating it when my setup changes.

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Date: 2023-03-19 Sun 00:00

Author: Noah Christopher

Created: 2023-03-19 Sun 17:50