This is the first part of a series of related posts I’ve decided to write about what technology I use in my daily life. Along the way, I will discuss the choices I’ve made and why I’ve done so.

Part 1 is where I’ll talk about the physical devices in my life. The rest of this series will be:

  • Part 2—Services
  • Part 3—Tools (macOS)
  • Part 4—Tools (iOS)
  • Part 5—Tools (Android)

OK, that’s a spoiler alert up-front; I’m a cross-platform person. 🙂 More on that later.

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I recently did an audit of what spare USB and other cables I had. It turned out I had a lot of extra cables, most of them for items that I’d disposed of years ago (to recycling, of course.) In the end, I kept one of each cable that matched one I’m currently using with a peripheral attached to my computer, and took the rest down to the local recycling centre.

The worst part of all that excess? I was terrible at putting cables back into the box where they were supposed to go, so they ended up in odd corners getting in the way.