Updated: 2023-02-28 - changed my RSS reader from Elfeed to Newsboat.
On this page I show you what kind of tech and software I use. I don't have a lot of money for stuff, and even I would have some money, I wouldn't spend it on tech. Honestly for a person growing up with computers, I am a pretty techless person.
Just a refurbished Lenovo ThinkCentre 92p. The only thing I added was an nVidia GT1030 card, instead of a very crappy Intel integrated one (HD 2000?). It works very well for what I need (web work, watching movies, and retro games).
Pocketbook Touch Lux 4, which is now three years old I think. Works really well, love the e-ink screen. Read many-many books on it in 2022, and I hope it will serve me well for the next several years.
Samsung S5610, my trusty phone of 9 years, you can throw it, but it will not break. Screen is still clean. Sound is good, and it's important for me, as I mostly use it for call and music/podcast stuff. Supports 16 GB SD card, which is more than enough for my needs. It has a nice 5 MP camera, and that's much more than current dumbphones. I hope I don't have to switch anytime soon.
Operating System: Linux
I am currently using Slackware 15.0, which came out in 2022. Still one of the most satisfying distribution to use. After more than a decade I return to Slackware and it's like welcoming an old friend to your home. I can recommend it to anyone who wants to learn a little bit of Linux or just getting rid of that virus, called systemd.
Window manager: I have changed my tiling wm to bspwm in early 2023. Still in the learning phase though. Check out the posts if you want to see how am I doing…
Utilities (terminal and text-based)
Terminal emulator: kitty.
File manager: lf, or mc (midnight commander). I use udiskie for automounting external drives.
Launcher, wallpaper setter: rofi, dmenu, chwall script with feh. I really like both dmenu and rofi, so I use it both.
Text editor and other stuff: Emacs.
Bookmark manager: buku or org-capture mode in Emacs.
RSS reader: Newsboat.
Download videos or mp3 from youtube: Youtube-dl - you can use it too view videos directly, with mpv
Music player: ncmpcpp and mpd, or Qmmp with original WinAmp skin.
Screen color temperature: sct
Web browser: Vivaldi
Video player: mpv (forever and ever)
Password manager: currently I am on paper, since my password database got corrupted. Don't know what to do at the moment…
Gaming stuff: I use GOG most of the time, but if it's not there Steam (Proton too). If I use Wine I create separate prefixes, or use Lutris, occasionally Dosbox. I use Heroic Launcher for Epic store games. For other games I use ScummVM.
Graphic editing: Inkscape and GIMP
Image viewer: sxiv
Bittorrent: Transmission, because I can't make rtorrent work.