Here are some of the tools I use regularly.
I’ve used these browsers roughly in this order.
I use Arc because it’s stable and works with my orderly brain. So far, it hasn’t crashed!
I use extensions to simplify my life.
- Open Source Web Clipper — Clipping articles I don’t want to lose.
- RSS Reader Extension (by Inoreader) — I ♥️ RSS. We need more Aaron Swartz and less Jeff Bezos.
- Bitwarden — Free Password Manager — I use Bitwarden for password management.
- Blank New Tab Page — I like seeing nothing before I start working. I know what I want to do, don’t try to tell me, Google.
- Adblock Plus — free ad blocker — Nobody owns my eyeballs.
- uBlock Origin — What’s better than one adblocker? Two ad blockers.
- Anti Adblock Detector — I like wack—a—mole.
- Disable HTML5 Autoplay (Reloaded) — Auto playing videos were a bane of my existence.
- EditThisCookie — Cookie abuse.
- Disable Extensions Temporarily — I recommend it if your extensions go haywire.
- Download table as CSV — Comes in handy from time to time.
- Don’t Fuck With Paste — Self—explanatory.
- Enhanced Image Viewer — I wish people would stop putting garbage images on the Internet.
- GoFullPage — Full Page Screen Capture — A picture is worth a thousand words.
- Honey — I wish everyone would stop trying to rip me off.
- Keepa — Amazon Price Tracker — No, I won’t pay three times more for fancy pool accessories during a pandemic.
- Make Medium Readable Again — I hate medium. It sometimes has valuable content locked up behind garbage, detritus, and self—loathing.
- React Developer Tools — I see dead code.
- Incognito This Tab for Google Chrome™ — I like shortcuts.
- Personal Blocklist(not by Google) — I hate medium.
- Open Tabs Next to Current — Why isn’t this the default?
- Requestly: Redirect Url, Modify Headers etc — I like redirects & stuff.
- SEO Minion — I like clicks. Not the pointing device kind.
- Text Transform — More than meets the eye.
- Tab Modifier — I like sanity.
- Tab Suspender — I like CPU cycles.
- Copy as Markdown — I dislike pointing device clicks & I like Markdown.
- Timestamper — I use dates often enough to warrant time savings.
- Switchmarks — I like bookmark bars, but not ones filled with too many icons.
- DomListener — A lot of stuff happens to the DOM; this helps me solve DOM mysteries.
- Calm Twitter — I access Twitter for trends and other purposes but dislike anxiety.
- LinkOff — Ditto for LinkedIn
- ICS to GCal — Too many clicks for calendar tricks
- [YouTube Summary with ChatGPT and Take Notes] — YouTube videos consume my soul, this is the antidote
I use macOS as my primary computing platform.
I use it for the following reasons.
- It works more often than Microsoft Windows or Linux—based computers.
- It’s built to last.
- It’s Unix under the hood.
- The user interface is consistent and pleasing to the eye.
- It’s simple and productive.
I use Alfred and shell scripts to automate repetitive tasks.
I used Automator for a while, but Alfred is superior.
I use it for the following reasons.
- It’s user friendly
- It’s incredibly flexible.
- It works like Spotlight but with a lot more options.
- Clicks steal ticks.
I hope you find some of these tools helpful.
Have a great day! 🤙
I live on the command line.
A few shell enhancement tools.
- oh—my—bash — Primary use, themes
- fig — Auto—completion blesses my mind with reminders
Indispensible CLI Programs
You’ll pry these from my cold dead meatsticks.
- find — Where did I put that file again?
- grep — Unlock the mysteries of file contents
- jq — Json parsing FTW
- shellcheck — A clean shell script is a happy shell script
- xargs — Construct argument lists and invoke a utility
- Copilot for CLI — I’m not a robot, but I can write like one
- sed — Regex all the things
- …and hundreds more
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