Creative technologist, product engineer
Who are you, and what do you do?
I’m J.R. Ignacio, a computer programmer living in the Philippines with my lovely wife and daughter. I work at a creative agency, leading a small team of engineers, designers, and product managers in designing, developing, and deploying life-changing solutions.
What hardware do you use?
My personal machine is a 2018 MacBook Air. I love that it’s space gray and that it has Touch ID. However,
I'm still trying to get used to the new butterfly keyboard. I'm still on the fence if I like it or not. I may have grown accustomed to it.
In my pocket, most of the time, I have an iPhone 11 Pro paired with an Apple Watch (Series 1). I wanted a phone with a dual-camera but as small as possible. I wish they could put all that tech onto something as compact as an iPhone SE, which I still have. I also have a Redmi Go for when I want to dip into the average Android experience.
For listening to music, podcasts, and video, I usually have AirPods on. It’s become indispensable that I almost always never forget to bring it just like my phone. It’s just so easy to use it across devices. I am thinking if I want to get an AirPods Pro, though. For more downtime listening or when I need to shut the world out, I put on ATH-M50x headphones with a FIIO BTA10, so I can also use it with my phone.
I’m currently contemplating if I should get an iPad since I have a growing list of apps I want to try on a bigger touch screen and iPadOS.
And what software?
A typical day at work will have me shuffling around Launchbar, Things, Slack, Sketch, Figma, Keynote, Safari, Google Docs, Office 365, Viber (very very reluctantly 🥺), Terminal and coding apps. I use a mix of VScode, Xcode and sometimes TextMate. I used to be all-in with Sublime Text until VSCode came along.
On the iPhone, my most used apps are Messages for messaging, Camera/Halide for taking photos, Darkroom for processing, Instagram, and Flickr for posting. I tweet using Tweetbot. Recently, I’ve started using Bear for notes.
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Last updated: 2020-02-12