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Vinit Kumar

My Setup Interview, similar to the ones at usesthis.com

May 26, 2013

I am doing The Setup interview for myself. It is basically based on these four questions:

  • Who are you and what do you do?
  • What hardware do you use?
  • And what software?
  • What would be your dream setup?

So here it goes:

Who are you and what do you do?

Hello, I am Vinit and work as a software developer at this awesome Dutch startup,Changer. I mostly write code in JavaScript and Python.

What hardware do you use?

I use a Macbook Pro, Mid 2009, with 8 GB Ram and 256 GB SSD. I use 30-inch BenQ Monitors, apple wired keyboard, Logitech GT400 at work. At home, I have a 22-inch Dell monitor with same keyboard and mouse. I use Steelseries Headphones for listening to Music. For storage and backups, I use a Western Digital 512GB Hard disk.

I also have an old Dell laptop with Windows7 and Ubuntu on it.

I have a HTC Desire X as my headphone with Android Jelly Bean. I like this phone a lot and it does almost everything I required without burning a hole in my pocket.

And What Software?

I use OS X Mavericks as my primary operating system.
Well here is the list of Software I use:

For writing code, I only use Macvim. For browsing I use Chrome, firefox, safari and IE (for testing mostly on VM). For running other OSes I use Virtualbox.

I love Dash. They are really awesome way to read documentation of various stacks.

For tweeting I use default twitter client on both mac and android. I think they are pretty good.

For music, iTunes suffices though I do listen to Winamp too.

My shell consists of a highly optimised Zsh configuration. For Django related work I use PG Commander to view databases. For time tracking I like toggl(https://www.toggl.com/).

What would be your dream setup?

My dream setup would be couple of Big 30-inch monitors. I would also love a room with library and a nice dark corner to work.

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