Den Delimarsky

I am an engineer working on API documentation, security and machine learning.

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Gear

Workstation

My daily driver is a 15” 2018 MacBook Pro (2.2 GHz Intel Core i7) - I use it for coding, photo editing and writing.

It’s a great device and I grew accustomed to the Touch Bar despite initial hesitation. I use a laptop as the primary machine mainly because I like the portability, and it’s powerful enough for all my needs (for everything else, there is the cloud). It also works really nice connected to a 4K display when docked, along with a nice Logitech G810 mechanical keyboard and a Logitech G502 mouse. I am not using the keyboard on the laptop as much, as the device is docked.

Wearables

I am a fan of quantifying my day-to-day activities (numbers really do have a special place in my life) - I stick with an Apple Watch (Nike Series 4 - 44mm). After all, who doesn’t want to fill out their daily circles and earn the monthly (weekly, too) achievements?

Studio

One of my recent hobbies is getting into recording videos and tutorials - for that I need to make sure that I can capture good sound and video. For the camera, I am using a Logitech C920 web cam - it’s a mix of not overspending on a video device and good quality (it’s no 4K, but I don’t need it yet). For a microphone, I am using a Blue Yeti Blackout, paired with Bose QuietComfort 25 noise cancelling headphones (wired). Having this setup also ensures that conference calls will never be the same - I can never settle for a laptop-grade camera/microphone now, and my colleagues feel the same way.

I use a BookArc by twelvesouth to save space and keep the MacBook in vertical position on the PrimeCables 2-stage standing desk.

Network

A couple of years ago, my good friend Clint Rutkas got me hooked on Ubnt gear. I’ve set it up to work with 3 main devices - UniFi Security Gateway, UniFi AP AC PRO and EdgeRouter PoE. This is hands-down the best networking gear I’ve used (again, will never go back to consumer-grade hardware). As an added bonus, the UniFi hardware has built-in data aggregation that allows me to analyze in-depth the network usage.

A local encrypted Synology NAS is setup for photo backup. Synology is fantastic in that they provide the DS Photo app for iOS, that allows backing up photos from the phone directly to the NAS.