A card file for shit you may want to know about me. Some are true, some are not, it doesn’t really make a difference as you don’t know me personally.


People are writing about their default apps in the small community that is the indie web. Here are mine.

This is a running list taken from a post from the end of last year.

πŸ“« Mail Server/Service and Client

  • Fastmail on iOS and iPadOS
  • FMail2, free and open source Fastmail client for macOS

    πŸ“ Notes
  • Notes app
  • Obsidian

    βœ… To-do
  • Things
  • Taskpaper

    πŸ“Έ iPhone Photography
  • Moment Pro Photo app

    πŸ“Ή iPhone videography
  • Moment Pro Photo app
  • Filmic Pro Legacy

    🟦 Photo Management
  • RAW Photos
  • Photos.app
  • PowerPhotos (macOS only)

    πŸ“† Calendar
  • Calendars 366
  • Structured Calendar (Lifetime purchase)

    πŸ“† Calendar Backend
  • Fastmail
  • iCloud

    πŸ“‚ Cloud File Storage
  • iCloud
  • Nextcloud[1]
  • Synology Drive

    πŸ“° RSS
  • NetNewsWire & Readwise Reader
  • RSS Backend iCloud[2]

    πŸ” Browser
  • Arc
  • Safari

    πŸ’¬ Chat
  • iMessage
  • Signal
  • IRC

    πŸ”– Bookmarks
  • Notes.app
  • Goodlinks

    πŸ“œ Word Processing
  • VS Code

    πŸ€‘ Budgeting
  • Google Sheets
  • My bank app

    🎢 Music
  • Downloaded tracks with yt-dlp
  • IINA on macOS
  • Still need to pony up for iTunes Match
  • YouTube Music

    πŸŽ™οΈ Podcasts
  • Overcast, though I am really finding I am done with the majority of Apple and tech focused podcasts. Been listening to this stuff for over 10 years now. Need a breather.

    πŸ” Password Management
  • 1Password[3]
  • Vaultwarden[4]

    πŸ“Έ Photo Editing
  • RAW Photos
  • Darkroom
  • Photomator
  • Pixelmator Pro
  • Pixelmator Photo

    What are yours?

  1. I am unfortunately still out of work and I’ve had to find creative ways to cut back on expenses. I self host a lot of services where I am staying, my friend’s mom letting me setup my home lab in my room. I can host these services for free. It is not for the faint of heart; if you hate tinkering, if you hate doing research on bug fixing and troubleshooting, if you hate learning how to secure a network and fight the bots that will inevitably pummel your network with junk packets, if you hate YAML, it isn’t for you. β†©οΈŽ

  2. I am looking at moving away from as many proprietary services as I can so FreshRSS, another self-hosted alternative to RSS backends will be my move. NetNewsWire has the option to grab your feeds from your own self-hosted RSS service. β†©οΈŽ

  3. I love 1Password. I have everything in it. The problem for me right now is affordability. I don’t think it is possible for me to switch as it’s just too important to my workflow; ssh keys, GitHub tokens, all of this built right into the client. It’s just too good. β†©οΈŽ

  4. I am testing out Vaultwarden as a 1Password alternative. It is an open source client you can, surprise surprise, self-host. It is severely lacking in features so it looks like 1Password is still my go to for the foreseeable future. β†©οΈŽ


I love building out my homelab.

You can find me documenting it on the web


I am anxiously awaiting the time to build my white lightning PC.

You can find my parts list on PC Parts Picker or refer to the table below.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 7700X 4.5 GHz 8-Core Processor $301.51 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $369.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard NZXT N7 B650E ATX AM5 Motherboard $279.99 @ Newegg Sellers
Memory Corsair Vengeance RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6200 CL36 Memory $135.99 @ Amazon
Storage Corsair MP600 PRO LPX 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive $174.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte AERO OC GeForce RTX 4060 8 GB Video Card $319.99 @ Amazon
Case Lian Li O11 Dynamic EVO ATX Mid Tower Case $222.44 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair RM850x (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $308.63 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 11 Home OEM - DVD 64-bit $109.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Lian Li Uni Fan SL-Infinity 61.3 CFM 120 mm Fans 3-Pack $85.90 @ Amazon
Monitor Samsung M80B 32.0" 3840 x 2160 60 Hz Monitor $673.52 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair K65 RGB MINI RGB Wired Mini Keyboard $109.99 @ Best Buy
Mouse Logitech G502 X Plus Wired/Wired/Wireless Optical Mouse $127.69 @ Amazon
Headphones Logitech PRO X 2 LIGHTSPEED Headset $241.99 @ Amazon
Speakers Edifier MR4 42 W Speakers $129.99 @ Amazon
Custom DEZCTOP Bifrost 63W x 28D Gaming PC Computer Desk with Shelves, Large Workstation for Gamers or Home Office with Pegboard, Built-in Cable Management, Stainless Steel Frame (Black) Purchased For $499.99

| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $4092.55
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2024-04-16 23:39 EDT-0400 |