Jeremiah Boby

/uses

A collection of things I like using regularly.

Shell

My shell is Zsh, with the zinit plugin manager. I also source oh-my-zsh later on in my ~/.zshrc, for the few QoL things I can’t find in other plugins.

You can see the list of plugins I use in my dotfiles.

terminal-1

Terminal Emulator / Font

When I’m actually working, I just use uxterm with Ypnose’s excellent envypn font. It’s a tiny bitmap font that gives me plenty of breathing room for vertical and horizontal code splits, even on the tiny laptop monitors that I use most often.

When I’m not particularly in need of screen real estate, I’m prone to font-hopping every other day. My current choice is Relative Mono 11 Pitch at around 20px.

desktop


System

My operating system of choice is currently Arch, and my window manager is bspwm. I have no swap, instead opting for earlyoom to handle OOMs for me. I try and keep my system clean and simple, running only what I need.


Editor

My preferred editor is Neovim, the hyperextensible Vim-based text editor. I use it alongside coc.nvim for VSCode-style completions. Auto-imports and static typechecking are provided by coc-pyright, a coc.nvim port of Microsoft’s pyright. This workflow gives me some of the smartness of a fully-fledged IDE, while staying as close to the terminal experience as possible.


Packages

Since I primarily write (and work) in Python, these will all be Python libraries and/or utilities:

  • poetry

    I use poetry to set up any new generic project. It’s a great dependency resolver and project manager that hides a lot of the complexity involved in publishing your own packages.

  • django-stubs

    If you’re not familiar with type-checked python, go watch this. django-stubs is a package containing type stubs for your type checker, allowing it to more accurately resolve types for things that use Django’s internal metaclass magicks. Invaluable for any type-hinter working on Django projects.


Keyboard

I use a mechanical keyboard - the Ducky One 2 Skyline TKL - with MX blue switches.

Audio

I have a pair of ATH-M50xs, with a ModMic stuck on.