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Do you have a "uses" page?

Nick Taylor (he/him)
Lead software engineer at Forem. Caught the live coding bug on Twitch at livecoding.ca
Originally published at iamdeveloper.com Updated on ・1 min read

We all are particular about the software and hardware we use. Something common that came about out of all this is tech folks that blog, stream and/or give talks started getting a lot of questions like, what font do you use? What theme is that? What kind of monitor etc.

So tech folk that have web sites started creating a "uses" page. If you have a uses page, share it in the comments and consider adding it to @wesbos ' awesome project uses.tech.

If you don't have one, here my uses page as an example of one.

Might as well share a workstation photo too while you're at it.

Go!

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Ben Halpern

DEV/Forem profiles should have pages in addition to posts. Like tabs on the profile. 🤔

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

🌱

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Vitor Paladini • Edited

Not yet, I feel that I'm not relevant enough for people to have an interest on what I kinds of tech/stack/hardware I use.

Hopefully one day I'll be so tired of people asking what is my VS Code font/theme that I'll write one up. 😄

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

I don't think you need to be a Wes Bos or Kent C. Dodds to justify having one. Also, it was just fun to make . 😺

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Yash Dave

I have been noticing a few of those on other people's portfolios! Always seemed like an interesting idea... Totally didn't know there were as many as folks listing it as shown on uses.tech/ though! Building mine this week! 😎

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

That's awesome! 🔥

Yes, that's awesome!

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Michael Kohl • Edited

Tbh, I'd rather see more pages adopting humans.txt, as I care way more about people than tools. The format also contains a section specifically for listing tools used to build the site though, so it covers that use case too:

/* SITE */                       
Last update: YYYY/MM/DD              
Standards: HTML5, CSS3,..     
Components: Modernizr, jQuery, etc.     
Software: Software used for the development
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Martin Bavio • Edited

Anybody that wants to be added to uses.tech needs to send a PR to this repo updating this file in particular.

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Harsh Shandilya

I do, but certainly not with your amount of detail! Makes me wanna put some time into it. msfjarvis.dev/uses/

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Emma Goto 🍙

There's only 8 people under the Australia tag on the uses.tech website so maybe I will 🤔

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Chinmay Joshi

Probably, I am going to add this to my website as well. :D

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Chow Yun-fat giving a thumbs up

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Chris Otto

I have a uses page not only for other's benefit but for mine. I list out all the specs for the desktop I built and peripherals so I don't need to filtering through my order histories to find which RAM I bought and all that good stuff. I should definitely go back through and add IDEs, extensions and all those other goodies.

chrisotto.dev/uses/

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Dzhavat Ushev

I didn't know about such pages. I'll definitely add something similar to my blog. :)

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Geordi Laforge in a sweater saying “No problem”

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Dzhavat Ushev

Well, just found some time last night and added the page to my blog. Now I got one as well 😋

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Nice!

Nice

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Gift Egwuenu • Edited

I like the trend and also found some amazing tools checking out uses.tech I added one to my website.

giftegwuenu.com/uses

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weisk

Oh I also use amphetamine XD It prevents "My Mac" from going to sleep... yeah really effective.....

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Vicente G. Reyes

Cool! So now i can add a nownownow and a uses page on my portfolio. Thanks!

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Chow Yun-fat giving a thumbs up

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Chloe

I've come across that site before I might do it too although I'm not sure anyone would be interested in what I use but its a cool idea.

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Tim Downey • Edited

This is something I didn't know I wanted! Thanks! Going to work on putting one together. 😁

EDIT: Did it 😌
downey.io/uses

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Awesome!

Hackerman from Kung Fury putting on a Nintendo Power glove

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Molly Struve (she/her)

I had no idea that was a thing! So neat!

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Shannon Crabill

I've been thinking about adding one.

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Vincent Dedo

I was surprised to see that you list your hardware and office equipment, I didn't think a "uses" would cover that much.

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author • Edited

I guess it depends on the “uses“ page. I modelled mine after some I saw initially like @wesbos ’ and @kentcdodds ‘s “uses” pages, e.g. kentcdodds.com/uses