What tech do you use?

Updated by Michael Rose

Read on friend to learn about the hardware and software I use for play and to build Made Mistakes. None of it is terribly exciting or unexpected, but hey — maybe the curious of you will find it interesting.


  • iMac 21.5-inch, Late 2013 model with 16GB memory, and stock Apple Magic Mouse and keyboard.
  • Lenovo ThinkStation E30, 3.30 GHz Intel Xeon with 16 GB memory.
  • iPad 12.9″ Pro with the Space Gray finish and Apple Pencil (first generation).
  • iPhone 7 Plus with Jet Black finish.
  • Apple Watch Series 5 with Space Gray aluminum case.
  • Canon Rebel XTi DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm and 50mm lenses.

Design and development

I’ve been on a static site generator kick the last couple of years and use Jekyll Gatsby to build this page and everything else found on the site. The basic idea is I write a bunch of text in Markdown and it spits out a set of files that are deployed to a webserver.

If you’re interested in the specifics of how the site is built I’ve made its source available on GitHub for anyone to fork and download. And because I’m such a cool dude I’ve also open sourced a couple of Jekyll themes for you to use and abuse — you’re welcome!

Other software

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Wouldn’t want to leave out the mobile apps I use, so here’s my iPhone’s home screen.

Site stuff

  • Continuous integration and deployment via Travis CI.
  • Hosting and CDN via Netlify.
  • Domain name registered with Hover.

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