Marshall Bowers

Conjurer of code. Devourer of art. Pursuer of æsthetics.


This is a catalog of the things I use on a regular basis and find value in.

Inspired by other /uses pages.


  • MacBook Air 13" M2 — This may be my favorite piece of tech that I own. It's an absolute powerhouse packed into a small and sleek form factor. I can confidently say this is the best laptop I've ever owned.
    • My only gripe is that it doesn't support two external monitors.
    • I own it in Midnight: sexy as hell, but does have a tendency to attract fingerprints.
  • iPhone 14 Pro — My iPhone is pretty much always on my person, for better or worse. It's a great phone, to the point that it fades into the background.
  • WASD V2 87-Key Keyboard — I've been using this same keyboard since 2013. It was the first mechanical keyboard I bought, and I love it dearly.
    • Switches are Cherry MX Browns.


  • Zed — Zed's been my primary editor since September 2023.
  • Alacritty — A modern and fast terminal emulator. It's cross-platform too, so I can use it on both macOS and Linux.
  • Sublime Merge — Most of my Git interactions are done via the CLI, but for visual things—like interactive staging or exploring history—Sublime Merge is my go-to.
  • Zellij — My use of terminal multiplexers has historically been just infrequent enough that I always forget how to use tmux between uses. Zellij is modern and has all the stuff I need out of the box, so it's what I end up using when I need to manage a bunch of terminals.
  • Nix — I use Nix as my defacto package manager on both Linux and macOS.
  • Rust — Rust is my daily driver and the first thing I reach for when I need to solve a problem. If something can be written in Rust, I'm going to write it in Rust.
  • Postgres — Postgres is an absolute workhorse and is my default choice when I need storage in production.
  • SQLite — I've been exploring using SQLite for scenarios where Postgres is too heavy or otherwise unnecessary (like local-first software).


  • Cuisinart CPK-17P1 PerfecTemp — As an avid tea drinker, this electric kettle is a godsend. It heats up quickly and means I can have hot water ready for tea at a moment's notice.
Last updated on Sunday, April 28, 2024.