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My thoughts on books, photography & films.

Tools of the Trade

The following are the tools and applications that helps me get the job done; both personally and professionally(photography, video and design)



  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)
  • Dell 21.5 inch (54.6 cm) Ultra Thin Bezel LED Monitor
  • Bose QuietControl 30, Noise cancellation headphones


  • Godox AD600B(studio light)
  • Godox V860 N(camera flash) * 2
  • Zhiyun crane 2
  • DJI Osmo Mobile 2
  • iPad mini 2 - 20% of my reading happens here with iBooks & Kindle app for iPad.


Creative Suite:

  • Photoshop CC
  • Lightroom CC
  • GIMP - for quick, lightweight photo edits.
  • Inkscape - vector design
  • Sketch - design
  • Final cut pro
  • Handbrake video transcoder
  • Apple Keynote

Writing & Research

  • Ulysses - Notemaking
  • LaTeX - for documentation
  • Brother 220 manual typewriter
  • Ember(now discontinued) - Capture screenshots, videos, and organize them under tags(visual research)
  • The Wayback machine lets you capture web pages and store it as an archive for reference and sharing.
  • Both Ember and The Wayback Machine are my humble attempt to try Zettelkasten.



  • Amazon drive - Backup for: personal projects, and photos on the iPhone
  • AWS S3 - Backup for professional projects


  • Garmin Forerunner 15 GPS watch.
  • Smashrun - Training and running intelligence integrated with Garmin Connect.


  • Apple Music
  • Panasonic Bahadur AM | FM radio - I live alone and gets too lonely in the mornings. Most of the time it is for just the white noise.
  • GPO vinyl record player


  • Panasonic KX-TG1612 Cordless Phone - Landline for work-related communications.


  • Google Chrome
  • Tor - with duckduckgo; for ads-blocked privacy conscious browsing. Mostly used during focused research.

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