New Mac Checklist

February 25, 2022 Software

  • Set up the US-German Keyboard layout
  • Map tab key to escape in Keyboards settings
  • Connect iCloud and enable Find My Mac
  • Set up 1Password
  • Connect Google account for the Calendar integration
  • Homebrew
  • Oh My Zsh
    • git clone https://github.com/zsh-users/zsh-autosuggestions ${ZSH_CUSTOM:-~/.oh-my-zsh/custom}/plugins/zsh-autosuggestions
    • git clone https://github.com/zsh-users/zsh-syntax-highlighting.git ${ZSH_CUSTOM:-~/.oh-my-zsh/custom}/plugins/zsh-syntax-highlighting
  • asdf
  • Warp Terminal
  • Raycast
  • Discord
  • Chrome
    • Set up two profiles
    • Change the UI theme of one of the profiles (Pref. work to blue)
  • Firefox
  • Spotify
  • Flow (new and being tried out, an app for the Pomodoro technique)
  • Hidden Bar (tbd, an app to clean up the menu bar)
  • VS Code
  • Sync dotfiles
  • Set up SSH keys for GitHub and remote servers
  • Microsoft To Do
  • Obsidian
  • Paprika Recipe Manager
  • Rectangle
  • MonitorControl
  • Telegram
  • WhatsApp
  • Things
  • The Unarchiver
  • Work Related
    • Slack
    • Loom
    • Carbon Black
    • Dev Environment
    • Zoom

Other Notes

April 3, 2024
Engineering/Infrastructure/Deploy Workers Programatically
April 2, 2024
March 7, 2024
Engineering/Feature Flags
February 21, 2024
Engineering/Demo Culture
February 16, 2024
February 1, 2024
Engineering/ML/Embeddings
May 5, 2023
Engineering/ML/Jaccard Similarity
May 4, 2023
May 2, 2023
Engineering/Front-End/Modern Front-End Problems
November 3, 2022
Engineering/Test Matrixes
February 25, 2022
February 25, 2022
Engineering/Front-End/React’s Escape Hatch
February 21, 2022
Other/Notes
January 1, 2022

About the author

Philipp Spiess
Philipp Spiess [ˈʃpiːs]

Engineer at Sourcegraph.
Prev: UI Engineer at Meta, curator of This Week in React, React DOM team member, and Team Lead at PSPDFKit.