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This page lists most of the gear and tools I use on a daily basis. This page is inspired by @wesbos' uses.tech page.


Editor and Terminal

  • NeoVim, I have recently switched to neovim from vscode. I planned to just give vim a spin for a few weeks, but somehow I don't seem to be able to go back 🤔.
  • I use the Nightfox.nvim theme. Before switching to neovim, I used the excelent Beyond the Horizon Dark VSCode Theme, which is based on the Horizon Dark colour scheme, which I kind of miss. This website uses this colour scheme too.
  • My favourite monospace font is currently Fira Code, which I use in the terminal, and therefore in the editor as well.
  • I use the Windows Terminal as my main terminal. I like it because it lets me easily switch between WSL2 and Powershell or CMD, it supports custom font, and it just looks really nice.

Note Taking

Other Apps

  • Firefox has been my default browser for many years now. I switched back to it after using chrome because I agree with its focus on privacy.
  • Mozilla Thunderbird, I used to grudgingly use thunderbird as my email program because I have not found anything better yet. However, in the recent months the changes to thunderbird make it way more enjoyable to use. I still miss a way to sync my settings and RSS feeds between my laptop and my desktop computer though.
  • I heavily rely on FancyZones of Windows PowerToys to arrange my windows in a tiled-ish way.
  • Microsoft To Do, I have recently been looking for a good and simple program to keep all my tasks. Microsoft To Do seems to fit this quite well and looks stunning.
  • Trello, just the easiest way to keep track of projects that consist of multiple tasks. I have a trello board for most of my side projects, as well as for private projects.

Tech Stack

  • Svelte / Svelte kit is currently my favourite frontend web framework for highly dynamic content. I previously used Vue.js and React but I like the pragmatic way of svelte the most so far.
  • Hasura makes building web applications a breeze. It saves me from reimplementing the same fundamental things such as the GraphQL API, authorisation and admin dashboard for every project.
  • Docker in combination with Traefik makes hosting multiple applications on the same server a breeze.
  • For future projects that have a server side component, I am strongly considering using htmx for the frontend.


PC Gear

  • Tascam TM-80 is the XLR microphone I am currently using. I got it quite recently after I got fed up with my ugly USB microphone.
  • As an audio interface I use the minimalist Audient evo 4.
  • Logitech c920 is my reliable webcam. I got it a year before the pandemic (thankfully!) and I am quite happy with it.
  • At work I use the Ultimate Hacking Keyboard This is my first real mechanical keyboard. I really like the split keyboard layout which makes typing much more ergonomic in my opinion. I use MX Brown switches.
  • At home I recently got the [Keychron K8 Pro] keyboard with Gateron G Pro Brown switches. I really love the sound and the feel of this keyboard.
  • The Logitech MX Master 3 mouse is the newest addition to my gear, and the first wireless mouse I own. I was sceptical about the battery duration at first but it really is not an issue for me.
  • Wacom Intuos Pen & Touch small was the drawing tablet I purchased a long time ago when I tried to get into drawing. Nowadays I use it mostly for writing on virtual whiteboards.

Multimedia Gear

  • I take pictures with my trusty Panasonic Lumix G7. I really love this camera, it is still very good for the price and even log lenses are not bulky at all. Check out some of my pictures on my Flickr.

This page is a work in progress, if your are curious about anything else in my setup shoot me a toot @tiim@indieweb.social, or comment down below.

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Hi, my name is Tim Bachmann! I'm a master graduate in computer science at University of Basel, swimmer and swim coach.

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