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When you like to make stuff people sometimes want to know what tools you use. So, with that in mind, here’s a list of the main tools I use for work and fun.

(Updated November 12, 2016).

Hardware

Apple 13″ MacBook Air – Dual Core i7, 512GB SSD, 8GB RAM. Great machine.

Apple 21.5″ iMac – This one features Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB Fusion Drive and more.

Apple iPhone 6s – It’s better, faster and stronger then the iPhone 6. Upgraded mostly for 4K video and because it was time to speed things up.

Apple iPad – Switched back to the larger iPad from the Mini because I felt I needed a bigger screen. Turns out, I do. Plus, for a larger screen, this iPad is not all that heavy compared to the Mini.

Software

Dropbox – I had left the fold for a while, but now I’m back. It’s just so useful I couldn’t stay away.

Apple Mail – It has some issues, but I still use it for several of my email accounts.

Pixelmator – A great photo editing and cropping/resizing tool I use every day on the Mac.

Final Draft – The best screenplay writing software available for OS X and the iPad.

Ulysses – Use this every day now for writing pretty much everything except screenplays. Works great and syncs seamlessly between the Mac, iPad and even the iPhone.

Transmit – The best FTP software available for OS X.

Photo Gear

This is the main gear I use when taking pictures.

Leica M6 – I’ve gone back to film for a lot of my photography. Simply put, I like the look of it better than digital. This camera is wonderful, especially when combined with a 50mm Summicron. I take it pretty much everywhere these days.

Nikon FM2n – My other film camera. This one’s a tank and I’ll always be a Nikon user.

Kodak Tri-X – A classic for as long as I’ve been alive. I’m mostly shooting black & white and this film is my all-time favorite.

As for my digital gear.

Nikon D810 – Great DSLR from one of my favorite camera companies. I also have quite a few Nikon lenses, my favorite being this 50mm 1.4. It’s a great lens.

Fuji X100T – It’s small but it takes amazing pictures. It’s also a great gateway into the world of Fuji cameras and lenses.

Lightroom – In the past I used Photoshop all the time, but I’m giving Lightroom a try to see if it meets my needs. So far, I like it. But I do still have Photoshop too … just in case.

Other

Field Notes Notebooks – Even though I love technology, I still use a notebook frequently. These notebooks rock and are small enough to take pretty much anywhere. I always have one handy, just in case.

Rhodia Webnotebook – After using my venerable Moleskines for over fifteen years I made the switch to these notebooks from Rhodia. I love the way they’re put together and how well the paper holds ink. It’s really smooth. Beautiful notebooks that are a pleasure to use.

Mirado Black Warrior pencils – My favorite pencil of all time.

Palomino Blackwing 602 pencils. One of my new favorites. Sure, they look kinda weird, but they write nice.

Uni-ball 207 – The best gel pen I’ve ever used.

TWSBI Diamond 580 Fountain Pen – One of my recent “gadgets” is this great fountain pen. It’s not cheap, but man it is fun to write with. My handwriting has improved too.

MoccaMaster Coffee Maker – This amazing coffee maker from the Netherlands is the ultimate device to make coffee at home. I use it each and every day.

Baratza Preciso – If you make coffee at home, you need a good coffee grinder. This one does the job very well.

Sonos Music System – Combine the Sonos hardware with Spotify or iTunes and you’ve got the ultimate home music system I use every day. I particularly love the Sonos Playbar. It’s pretty amazing.

Victorinox Swiss Army Cadet in Black Alox – I usually keep this one in my left front pocket with my keys. It also has the requisite bottle opener, small screw driver and nail file, just in case.

Server

This site runs on WordPress and I recently moved it back to Mac Highway for hosting.