Ever since the first iteration of mitchellhislop.com, which has since morphed into mph.io, I have had a page dedicated to what I use, from both a hardware and software perspective. I love the 'gear' side of my job and hobbies almost as much as I like the 'doing stuff with gear' side of things. 


Desktop PC 

  • Intel i5 3570K Processor
  • nVidia GTX 760
  • 20GB RAM
  • Windows 10
  • 2x LG 23" IPS displays
  • Razer BlackWidow KB
  • Razer Tiapan Mouse
  • Razer Kraken Headset
  • JBL Pebble Desktop Speakers

This computer is mostly a gaming machine, but gets tapped for dev work from time to time. 

Laptop PC 

MacBook Pro 15", Mid 2014

  • Intel Core i7
  • 16GB RAM
  • OSX 10.10 Yosmite

Work computer - runs Browsers, VMs, Spotify, whatever is needed. Usually paired with a second monitor. 

Other Stuff/EDC 

Aside from the above, the rest of what I use to get things done:

EDC - What I carry everyday

  • Fossil BreifBag
  • Belroy Slim Sleeve Wallet
  • Light - Prometheus Beta-QR 
  • Pen - Ti Post RAW, Pilot Vanishing Point, Lamy 2000 FP, Faber Castell e-Motion Pure Black FP, Various Retro 51 Rollerballs
  • Knife - Leatherman Juice CS4
  • Field Notes notebook, Levenger notebooks
  • Keys - Atwood Area 51 Wrunt, Pangea Designs Pickpocket
  • iPhone 6S+
  • Watch - Citizen

Other Hardware

  • VPS Servers from Linode, Digital Ocean, and Rackspace


Since I end up using Windows, OSX, Ubuntu, and Android on a daily basis, this is going to be a big list. 

  • Evernote - Evernote is a central app to my life, and my hear. I have been using it as my external brain for some time now (user #148,135), and it serves as the repository for all my notes, scribbles, screenshots, and anything else that comes into my life and looks important.
  • Dropbox - I use Dropbox to keep all my devices in sync, as well as a few of my apps. It holds the majority of my data. Currently sitting at 81.8% of 106GB 
  • CrashPlan - Made by the awesome local company Code42, CrashPlan keeps everything backed up. I backup to their cloud, as well as backup my laptop up to my desktop.
  • Google - GMail and GDrive primarly, but I have been a user of everything from Reader (RIP) to Wallet. Despite some of the privacy worries, which are not lost on me, they seem to be on the "good guy" side of that fight.