My Gear

Here is a brief overview of the gear and programs I am currently using for this website or my personal computing gear.

Server Setup

I have a Debian server setup using a Digital Ocean (referral link) droplet and load balancer which runs the open-source NGINX web server. That is what is running this website. I also secure it with a certificate from Let's Encrypt.


I'm using the open-source FTP software FileZilla to upload my files to this server using my SSH keys for authentication.

For editing I use either Mousepad, Vim or LibreOffice.

Desktop PC

Last weekend (2019 Aug 24) I was able to complete my new PC build which has been on hold almost all month as I had some motherboard issues and waiting on parts to arrive. Soon I'll post about what I've built, but I can say that it's a nice powerhouse and it's quiet too. Real quick, it has a Ryzen 7 3800X CPU, 32 GB of RAM, a new 1 TB PCIe 4.0 M2.NVMe SSD and all Noctua fans.


I recently bought a Lenovo X220 from eBay. I took the hard drive out and put in a solid state drive as well as added new RAM bumping it up to it's maximum 8 GB. I did that before I ever turned the laptop on upon receiving it. It is also running MX Linux with i3wm.