I’m Abhay Rana, more popularly known as Nemo. I am a hacker, web developer, writer, and a UX enthusiast.
I do tech and security related things at Razorpay.
Most of my work is done on my ASUS AMD Mini PC. I use a Macbook M2 Air with Asahi Linux while travelling.
My primary phone is a iPhone 13 Mini1. For experimentation, I have a Moto G4 running Lineage, and a OnePlus 6 running PostmarketOS. I own a Kindle Paperwhite and a Remarkable 2 for reading and taking notes. As you’ll notice, I have too many devices running mainline linux.
My primary keyboard is a [Akko 507S][akko] mechanical keyboard (Durock Koala switches, [GMK NAutilus keycaps][gmk-nautilus]) with a Leopold FC660C as backup. I have a dual-monitor setup at home. I mostly game on the Steam Deck, which also doubles up as my HTPC now with the dock.
At home, I run a PC/HomeServer, with lots of tiny services, which are proxied over to the internet with a Digital Ocean droplet in the
BLR1 region. I wrote about it in detail.
In my shelf of underused hardware is a OnePlus6 running PostmarketOS, a Flipper Zero, a Steam Deck, and several Raspberry Pis.
I’m also a speedcuber; my primary cube is a stickerless Gans 356 R (Magnetic). I also own several other twisty puzzles, including a Axis Cube and a Megaminx.
I self-host a lot of things, and my homeserver runs ArchLinux with lots of disks on RAID1. Total usable space is currently around 12TB, and I use it for all sort of things. The server runs steamos-compositor-plus and Kodi as the session managers. With SteamPlay/Proton, almost everything in my library is playable on Linux, and it makes for a great console. Hardware details are at /setup/homeserver/.
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My distro for the last 6 years is Arch Linux with i3 as the window manager. My most used tools include: Neovim, Sublime Text 3, Firefox, and Git. I game using Steam, and purchase DRM free games via Humble Bundle whenever possible. The above animated wallpaper runs via spectrumyzer.
I am a Hacker News addict, and have even written an application for it. Most used webapps would be: Slack, GitHub. I use Navidrome/play:sub for listening to music on the go, and Clementine on the desktop. My security setup (passwords/2FA etc) is documented here.
I run lots of tiny services on my homeserver, including Gitea, OpenVPN, Emby, and Grafana, and my own Mastodon Server. I use KOReader on both my (jailbroken) Kindle and the Remarkable to read fiction. I also run Home Assistant for some basic privacy-friendly home automation. For audiobooks, I use Audible and then strip the DRM using a script.
A lightweight laptop with tons of battery life, 13” display, official Linux support, and lots of ports.
If we’re talking super-crazy, I’d love to have a thought-dictation feature. That would help a lot with my writing.
I don’t like being in the Apple Walled garden, but Apple is the only manufacturer making small phones that are supported beyond 5 years. ↩