I’m sure this doesn’t impress those who work with computers a lot.
For the sake of satisfying everyone’s curiosity, here’s a breakdown of all the icons, left to right:
- Google Chrome: I actually use Firefox when watching Netflix cause Chrome lags games.
- Windows Explorer
- Steam: This is where I buy and launch all my games.
- Slack: Where I chat and collaborate with colleagues.
- JD-GUI: Java decompiler. I use it mostly for simple plugins I want to decompile. For bigger software like the Minecraft client I use CFR.
- Teamspeak: A voice chat program from before Discord. Talking about Discord, I keep it closed 80% of the time because of the number of notifications it sends.
- ConEmu: A console emulator running MingW. I always have tons of those consoles open, mostly connected over ssh to random machines running Minecraft server stuff.
- Excel: Like Google Sheets before google sheets. I prefer the OG version when working solo, mostly used for game design or when comparing prices on game microtransactions.
- Redis Desktop Manager: A Windows client for Redis.
- DataGrip: A client for most SQL databases.
- MongoChef: A client for MongoDB.
- GitKraken: A git client. My git workflow is all over the place. For simple clone/add/commit/push, I often use the console. When commiting from code or merging, I use IntelliJ’s. When exploring files I use Github. When cherrypicking, to rename latest commit or to squash, I use GitKraken.
- Minecraft: You might have heard of it.
- Minecraft Windows 10 Edition: The bad version. I use it once in a while when playing around with PE servers.
- Minecraft Skin Viewer: I use it to preview skins when retouching them.
- MCEdit: Minecraft world editor, without having to boot Minecraft and doesn’t modify the world (from water, plants growing, endermen…). Only MCEdit v1 tho.
- Minecraft Note Block Studio: When editing some of the more complex sounds or when making actual music. Often I prototype sound fx here and re-implement them as code.
- NBT Explorer: This is a great tool to edit files with the NBT format, like most of what Minecraft saves to disk.
- Photoshop: Image editor. I only use this one when editing .psd files.
- HxD: Hex editor. When you don’t understand why your file parser doesn’t work.
- League of Legends: Probably my most played game ever.
- Guild Wars 2: Probably my second most played game ever. I say probably because I did play a lot of Halo 3 back in the day.
- IntelliJ IDEA: This is what I edit code with and build software.
- Spotify: Plays any song ever.
- Insomnia: Hipster curl. I mostly use it as short-hand when uploading Minecraft skins.
- Filezilla: FTP client. I use it to upload .jars and edit text files remotely.
- Paint.net: Image editor. This is the one image editor I use for all tasks. Doesn’t look like it, but the Internet is mostly filled with images, so I use this every day. Actually learned how to use it in high school of all places.
- ScreenToGif: Sweet tool to record and edit GIFs.
- OBS: Use it when recording videos or rarely streaming.
- Tixati: Torrent client.
- Minecraft instance: I usually have anywhere between 2 and 4 open at once.
- Discord: IRC from 2016.
- WinDirStat: A file/disk analyzer, tells you which files take a lot of space. I use it quite often because my hard drive is somehow always full.
- Windows Console: When I need to quickly open a console in a directory, I click on the path bar in Windows Explorer and type “cmd.exe”. This is what opens I guess. It opens fast tho.
- Notepad++: A text editor with lots of plugins. I use it every day. I like it cause it loads fast and has the shell integration.
That’s it! Here’s a screenshot of what I typically look at all day: Click to view