What Joinemm uses

This is the list of stuff I use to do my work and get other stuff done around the computer. If you want to see more lists like this, check out uses.tech.

Desktop

My cute little SFF pc. This is what I use when I'm home to do all my work and gaming on.

GPUSapphire Pulse AMD 5700 XT
CPUAMD Ryzen 3700X
RAM32GB GSkill Trident Z RGB 3000Mhz
MoboGigabyte X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI
CaseCooler Master NR200P MAX
PSUCooler Master V850 SFX GOLD
CoolerCooler Master 280mm AIO (custom for NR200P Max)
FansNoctua NF-A14 140mm
Drive 11 Tb SanDisk Extreme PRO M.2 NVMe SSD
Drive 22 Tb Kingston NV1 M.2 NVMe SSD
OSNixOS (flake .#zeus)

Laptops

  • Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon gen11
    • NixOS (flake .#x1)
  • Lenovo Ideapad 720S-14IKB
    • Arch Linux
    • Repasted with liquid metal, keyboard swapped to US layout

Keyboards

keyboard collection

keyboard collection

My main workhorse keyboard. Weighs around 2kg so it never leaves my desk. Lubed with Krytox 205g0. Cable by Keycables

SwitchesGateron Oil Kings
StabilizersC3 Equalz screw-in
PlatePolycarbonate
KeycapsGMK Dracula

E-white Chiwi60

My old main keyboard, feels like typing on a cloud thanks to the lubed silenced switches. I just miss arrow keys whenever I type on this.

SwitchesZeal Healios
StabilizersZeal Gold plated screw-in
PlateBrass
KeycapsEPBT x Gok Kuro/Shiro

Audio

I am very much an audiophile and care deeply about the quality of my sound.

HeadphonesSennheiser HD6XX ~> JDS Labs Atom ~> Topping D10
MicrophoneAntlion Modmic Wireless
SpeakersAudio Pro Addon T14
IEM (travel)Samsung Galaxy Buds 2

Other peripherals

MouseG Pro Wireless
DeskmatInkwell Keys Wildflowers Greyscale Rough surface
MonitorAOC CU34G2X 34" 144hz 1440p Ultrawide
Drawing tabletHuion Kamvas 16 pro

Other tech

PhoneGoogle Pixel 8
WatchSamsung Watch 4
CameraSony a6000
LensSigma 16mm 1.4f DC DN + Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3
TVLG B2 Oled 55"

Software

I run some variation of Linux on all of my systems. Arch linux was my go-to for a long time but recently I have experimented with NixOS and I'm loving it. I have converted all of my machines to daily drive NixOS by now.

I don't run any deskop environment, but instead login to the tty console and launch X11 with startx, which runs some scripts and starts my window manager (xmonad).

Xmonad is a tiling window manager, meaning all windows automatically arrange themselves to fill the screen. This is much more efficient workflow than manually moving windows around and over one another with the mouse. I also prefer using the terminal as much as possible, and favor software that has support for vim keybindings (hjkl).

Due to not having a desktop environment, everything has to be configured manually. I like that. I know exactly what my system is doing at all times and nothing is "magic".

Arch linux dotfiles | NixOS config

Applications

Terminalwezterm
FontFira Code
Shellzsh
Shell promptstarship
Editor / IDEneovim
BrowserFirefox
VPNMullvad
File managerlf / pcmanfm
Video playermpv
Image viewerimv + sxiv
Game recordingOBS
NotesObsidian
MusicSpotify
Image editorGimp
Video editorKdenlive
RAW photo editorDarktable
Password managerBitwarden
File syncingSyncthing