This page is a succinct overview of the tools I use, manage, and self-host. I try to use open-source where possible.
Primary Computer & Development.
- Operating System: macOS (MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018)).
- Browser: Safari as a daily driver (battery life is a killer feature), Firefox & Chrome for web dev-related testing.
- Search Engine: On the lookout again…
- Email: Migadu (previously Zoho Mail)
- Email Client: Spike
- IDE/Code Editor: PyCharm (for Python/Django projects), VS Code, BBEdit 14
- Terminal (Shell): Terminal (zsh).
- Image Editor: Photopea.
- API Testing: cURL, Insomnia, Postman.
I use an iPhone 12 and a Samsung A22.
Tools to Manage My Life.
Instead, I rely on proprietary tools here:
I self-host some services on Linode.
I do this as a way to have more freedom and control over my own data, as well as to cater to my personal-professional needs.
There are also more services I use that are worth a mention. These may be hosted by friends or a generous company and such. 🙂
Publishing platform — WordPress.
WordPress is open source software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app.WordPress’ marketing site (self-hosted)
I have been asked why I use WordPress. While there is no single post elucidating this point, I have been in love with WordPress since I was introduced to it by Paa Kwesi during my OMGGhana days.
Money transfer & payments — Barter by Flutterwave.
Be truly borderless
Send and receive money globally. Create virtual dollar cards that work anywhere online.Barter.me
Money transfer & payments — expressPay.
expressPay is an eCommerce market place and a payment gateway provider. As a market place, expressPay gives consumers real time access to services such as airtime for all the major telcos, Surfline internet, Vodafone broadband, DSTv, GOtv, etc.expressPay About Page