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✨ Uses

Last update: March 17, 2024

What do I use?

This page was inspired by Uses This, and you can see more pages like this there.

The following is a list of the different technologies that I use on a daily basis. This includes my computers, the software I run on them, how I host stuff and other miscellaneous stuff.

I’ve also added the names of my machines as I think these are fun to show. The naming convention I went for was different arcs/sagas from One Piece.

Image of my terminal

For more details about my dotfiles click here.

🐧 Hardware (+ OS)

personal laptop (water7)

My primary laptop that I use for all schoolwork and personal stuff is my 14” Acer Swift 3. Its got an i5 processor, a 1TB SSD and 8GB of RAM. I bought this back in 2020 when I managed to spill some juice over my MacBook Air which sadly “died”.


I was dualbooting Windows and Arch before, but no longer do since Windows just fucked up everything, multiple times, and I no longer need it for university exams. Might dualboot with another Linux distro in the future, we’ll see. Quite shit laptop, but looks very nice with the Minecraft GRUB!

gaming pc (skypiea)

For gaming and just mindless browsing at home I use a prebuilt HP Omen 30L. I bought this back in 2021, because my first gaming pc was kinda slowing down and I wanted the new 3080 graphics card hehe. On the OS side it’s running Windows 11 because some of the games I play unfortunately won’t work on Linux, but I might do the switch anyways some time in the future.


Here is a list over some of the peripherals I use for it:

  • HyperX Alloy Origins 60. Keyboard of choice, love the 60%.
  • Razor Ourobous. My trustworthy mouse of 10 years!
  • Logitech C920. Webcam for Discord and school meetings.
  • AOC 27” Curved gaming monitor. I like this monitor, it’s pretty good.

home server (eastblue)

Actually my latest addition! I bought this HP Prodesk 600 G3 SFF from bergenbruktpc.no on sale for around 1300NOK with an additional 16GBs of RAM. I installed ProxMox on it after quite a lot of BIOS hassle. In short, the specs are an Intel Core i7-6700, 256GB NVME SSD, 500GB HDD & 32GB RAM.


By the way, all the VMs on this have been named after the arcs from the East Blue saga!

I’m in the process of starting to selfhost stuff I use and different kinda services. Currently I run the following stuff on it:

  • Minecraft server: Always gotta have one up & running.
  • PiVPN: The simplest way to setup and manage a VPN.
  • sidBot: My own Discord bot (source code).
  • This website: Finally I can selfhost this myself!

other technology

  • AirPods 2nd gen: Earbuds for training, works good.
  • iPhone 13: Works pretty good.
  • Some gaming consoles:
    • GameBoy Color: My first mod-project, check out the post I wrote on it.
    • Nintendo DS Lite: Gotta have some Mario Kart on the go!
    • Nintendo Switch: Animal Crossing has never been cozier.
    • Nintendo Wii: Easily the best console for playing at home with friends.
  • Raspberry Pi 4B 4GB: Gonna be used for my homebuilt arcade machine.
  • Sony WH-1000XM4: Absolutely love this headset, I use it everyday.

🧑‍💻 Software

  • Alacritty. A cross-platform, OpenGL terminal emulator.
  • Discord. For communication while gaming/coding.
  • Firefox. Browser of choice.
    • Bitwarden. Open source password manager, want to start selfhosting it.
    • Invidious. Open source front-end for YouTube.
    • uBlock Origin Free, open-source ad content blocker.
  • GitHub. For storing my Git-repos.
  • Migadu. Email provider.
  • LocalSend. For sharing files to nearby devices.
  • NetNewsWire. RSS Reader.
  • Signal. Chat service, trying to get more people to use it!
  • Spotify. Current music-service of choice.
  • Squoosh. Image compression web-app.
  • VSCode. IDE of choice most of the time.
    • neovim. In progress of learning. How do I exit it?