Hola, my name is Roberto Mateu and this is my corner on the web. While delusions of grandeur have existed with my blog, I write mostly to figure what I really think about things I’m passionate about.

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I’m a functional Apple fanboi. A 2015 13in MacBook Pro is my work driver. In an effort to separate work from home, I bought an used 2016 12in MacBook (8Gb/512GB) Space Grey last November. It’s great little machine.

On the go I have a Black iPhone 7 with 128gb, naked except for a sticker on the back for grip-ability. And since December, the AirPods are always on my left pocket.

Mi night-stand has a Kindle Voyage which I use every night, and a iPad Mini 2 which travels with me on trips for movies and reading.

My work bag is a black Waterfields Bolt briefcase, and my backpack for travel and everything else is a Goruck GR1.

I recently got the Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 for work. I’m undecided if they were a good or meh buy.

My Mac software toolkit includes: 1Password, LaunchBar, Sublime Text, Dropbox, Ulysses, Tweetbot, Reeder, Pastebot, Better, DayOne, Arq and (shhhh…don’t tell anybody) Undercover.

For iOS, my home-screen shows: 1Password, Castro, Audible, Google Maps, Scanbot, Carbo, Day One, Pinner, Trello, Slack, WhatsApp, Fantastical, Google Inbox, Instapaper, Nest, Google Play Music, Reminders, Notes and Ulysses.

On the web I live on Google Inbox/Gmail, Github Issues, Waffle, Trello, Chrome for work and Safari for personal browsing. I head to Morning Reader as soon as I wake up, and refresh Hacker News a lot more than I care to admit. The Verge informs my opinion, and The Wirecutter influences my analog purchases.