To start I thought I’d use the interview format of the excellent The Setup. Here it goes.
Who are you, and what you do?
My name is Zé Cipriano and I am web developer. Right now I’m working on Simpiens, a platform for online courses in portuguese, and Balliza, a collaborative site for sharing knowledge about football (which is not yet available to the public).
In parallel, also work as a freelancer, developing web sites.
What hardware do you use?
My work machine is a HP laptop (Intel i5, 4GB RAM) that normally is connected to a external monitor. I have one in each of the places where I usually work. One at home and one at my desk at Link Coworking in Curia Tecnoparque. Both are 23″ IPS monitors from LG. Both are similar but acquired in different years (the only major difference turns out to be the design).
The phone, which, among other things, is used for testing, is an Oppo Find 5.
And what software?
Virtually all task and project management, whether professional or personal, is done in Asana. Following some of the elements of GTD (in a way is also software), including a weekly review, to have a more or less cohesive process and some confidence that I’m not leaving anything behind.
For some projects, instead of Asana, I use Pivotal Tracker that remains my favorite tool for software development projects.
What would be your dream setup?
Something that fits in a pocket and allow me to leave the backpack at home. A computer on a USB drive or mobile phone, possibly “helped” by a cloud server. Then, the same equipment could be used in various formats, connected to a monitor and keyboard, as a tablet, etc. I think Ubuntu even promised something like this.