My setup

Because everyone does one and FOMO

Just wanted to put up everything I use in one post. Who knows, maybe I can compare it with what I have 5 years from now :-I ??


  1. ASUS Zephyrus G14: Ryzen 4800HS, GTX1660Ti, 1TB SSD. The 1TB SSD does help in having enough space for both my Linux and Windows boots. Also Team Red <3.

  2. Logitech M331: cheap, comfy and silent wireless mouse.

  3. Jaybird X3: Great pair of wireless earphones. Although the battery life can be improved—constantly having to plug it in after just 4-5 hours of continuous use.

  4. OnePlus 6: SD 845, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage. What more do I want from a phone? Haven’t rooted it yet—will root it as soon as OnePlus drops support for software updates.

  5. SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive USB 3.0: Got it when micro-USBs were ubiquitous. Now have changed it to my solution to all my live ISOs. Powered by Ventoy.

  6. Western Digital My Passport: Nothing beats a good ol’ backup on an external HDD. Mostly used for academic files.


  1. Manjaro Linux: Bleeding-edge like Arch. Noob-resistant like Ubuntu. Best of both worlds. Also, I didn’t have the time nor patience to install vanilla Arch Linux in the middle of a really frustratingly hard semester. SoonTM.

  2. Windows 10: Exclusively used for Fortnite and Among Us.

  3. KDE Plasma + i3: Match made in heaven. i3’s productivity when I’m in the zone. Plasma when I’m lazy watching YT.

  4. Neovim: The good parts of Vim and more1. Case in point: Lua instead of Vimscript.

  1. Firefox: Does all the things I want and also the only browser (coincidentally) that supports insti’s internal sites.

  2. pass: Manages all my passwords. Use PassFF for integration with Firefox.

  3. Apple Music: Can’t really have a good local, offline setup for my 10,000+ song library—too much disk usage, and restricted to one device.

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