Thomas Symalla

Thomas Symalla

Thoughts out of my head

20 Aug 2020

/uses

This page lists everything I’m currently using to get my work done.

After years of working just on laptops I built myself a new Desktop some years ago. I am working on graphics- and GPGPU-related stuff so its quite important for me to have a machine capable of doing computation-intensive tasks. I also have some portable machines as I like to switch between operating systems.

Hardware

Desktop

Notebook 1

  • Apple MacBook Pro 13” (2019), Space grey, 256 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM
  • Mac OS Catalina (10.15)
  • Rain Design mStand Silver
  • HOTUCG USB C Hub
  • Apple Magic Keyboard

Notebook 2

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X250
  • Lenovo ThinkPad Ultra Dock
  • Debian Buster
  • i3wm, polybar
  • KDE Plasma

Tablet

  • HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Pro

Network

  • Synology DS215j with two 1TB HDDs (although I’m going to replace it through a more recent model sometime)

Other devices

  • ELEGOO UNO R3 Microcontroller
  • DE0-Nano (Altera Cyclone IV) FPGA
  • Sony WH-1000XM2 Noise Cancelling headphones

Software

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Nextcloud
  • Sevdesk for invoicing
  • A custom, MySQL-based Time tracking utility written in C++ and Qt

Engineering tools and IDEs

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2019
  • Qt Creator
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Code
  • cmake, qmake
  • Quartus Prime
  • Xcode 11
  • RenderDoc
  • Nvidia Nsight Graphics

Terminal tools

  • git
  • vim
  • Oh my zsh!
  • Windows Terminal