Day to Day Tools

Its been quite a while since I wrote up what I am using on day to day, in fact I seem to have skipped all of 2016. Desktop Apps Not too much change on the Desktop … Visual Studio Code; I started off the year Atom, but this gives me the same functionality and seems quicker Pastebot; Working in tech means I copy and paste alot, this lets me sync and (not all from StackOverflow) Bear; For note taking … still using SublimeText (Still the best text editor around), 1Password, Photoshop, Omnigraffle, Tweetbot & MS Office....

January 5, 2017 · 2 min · Russ Mckendrick

Day To Day Tools

I am currently using most of these tools day to day … Desktop Apps SublimeText — Still the best text editor around Dashline — Cross device password manager Desk — Great editor for writting blog posts Photoshop — For ermmmmm Photos OmniGraffle — For diagrams and stuff Reeder 2 — For reading all the feeds GitHub Mac Client — The Mac GitHub client Commandline Apps Home Brew — Install “missing” stuff on macs Cask — Install Mac Apps using the command line using Brew StormSSH — Key & hosts management known_hosts — A simple cli known hosts manager Packer — Build machine images Z — Jump around the CLI Vagrant — Run machines built with Packer Services Digital Ocean — Server Hosting AWS — Server Hosting CloudFlare — CDN & Stuff Github — Code Hosting Pinboard — Bookmarks Evernote — Note taking RememberTheMilk — Task management Feedly — For managing all the newsfeeds Pocket — For reading articles later Toggl — Time tracking Authy — A nice Two Factor Authentication tool Plex — An impressive cross device media centre … so not much in the way of changes since I last wrote about the tools I use....

March 9, 2015 · 1 min · Russ Mckendrick

What’s in the toolbox?

It’s been a while since I listed what I am using day-to-day so I thought I would do a quick update; Desktop Apps SublimeText — Text Editor GitHub Mac Client — The Mac GitHub client Marked2 — Preview Markdown in real-time Photoshop — For ermmmmm Photos OmniGraffle — For diagrams and stuff 1Password — Locking all my passwords away Reeder 2 — For reading all my newsfeeds Commandline Apps Home Brew — Install “missing” stuff on macs Cask — Install Mac Apps using the command line using Brew StormSSH — Key & hosts management known_hosts — A simple cli known hosts manager Packer — Build machine images Z — Jump around the CLI Jekyll — What this blog is published with Server Stack CentOS 7 — The Base OS Puppet — Configuration Management SaltStack — Infrastructure management Docker — Run Linux containers New Relic — Server Monitoring Services Digital Ocean — Server Hosting AWS — Server Hosting CloudFlare — CDN & Stuff Github — Code Hosting Pinboard — Bookmarks EverNote — Note taking RememberTheMilk — Task management Feedly — For managing all the newsfeeds Pocket — For reading articles later The biggest change since the last update is …....

July 27, 2014 · 2 min · Russ Mckendrick

Cask

I did a clean installation of my laptop this weekend, rather than go through the list of apps I had installed and do a manual installation of each one using the “Download and drag” method I decided to use Cask. Cask is a Homebrew package which automates to the download and install part. Here is pretty much my entire installation process …. ruby -e “$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/go/install)" brew doctor brew install caskroom/cask/brew-cask brew cask install google-chrome brew cask install dropbox brew cask install google-drive brew cask install sublime-text brew cask install github brew cask install spotify brew cask install libreoffice brew cask install virtualbox brew cask install skype The only downside is that it installs the packages into the users Application directory which set my OCD off, it was quickly remedied though by simply moving the link once I had installed everything I needed....

May 26, 2014 · 1 min · Russ Mckendrick

Stuff I use

I am trying to streamline my workflow at the moment. Currently on the Mac these are; StormSSH — Key Managment Vagrant — Local Server testing Packer — Build Machine Images SublimeText — Text Editor Z — Jump around the CLI Le-git — Adds some GIT features Git Tower — GUI for GIT Home Brew — Install “missing” stuff and on my servers; CentOS 6.x — The Base OS Puppet — Configuration Managment SaltStack — Infrastructure management along with these other services;...

November 17, 2013 · 1 min · Russ Mckendrick