Random essentials

hardware

  • pcs – mobile: dell latitude (intel), lenovo ideapad (amd); “servers“: hp elitedesk (amd), asus eee pc, moto g3, raspberry pi
  • keyboards – hhkb pro 2, leopold fc650mds, kbp v60mts-q
  • mouse – logitech ergo m575, rapoo 7800p
  • phone – iphone se
  • consoles – docked: ps4, ps2, snes classic; mobile: odroid go, odroid go super
  • “tv” – optoma hd144x

software

audio

  • bass – squier jaguar h (lake placid blue, 32″), gretsch junior jet ll (shell pink, 30″)
  • mic – akg d5, apogee hypemic
  • amp – vox pathfinder b
  • effects – zoom b1 four
  • headphones – wired: akg k52; wireless: jvc ha-s40bt, philips tae1205
  • vinyl corner – technics sl-bd22d, technics sa-5170k, mordaunt-short ms10i
  • etc – edifier r1280db, logitech z313, hitachi trk-510e

lifestyle

  • essential jeans – dark blue, straight-to-slim
  • essential sneakers – new balance 997 (good support for those lousy flat feet)
  • essential watches – g-shock 5600, seiko 5
  • essential stuff to wash body and hair with – seinz (check this out esp if you feel itchy due to shower gels and laundry detergents)
  • essential deodorant – old spice krakengard
  • essential wallet – rugged material
  • essential cheap pocket knife – buck 284 bantam bbw
  • winter shoes, running shoes, shorts, jackets, gloves, hats, backpacks – decathlon
  • essential dog – adopt don’t shop

list of essential media

films

  • alien (1979), ridley scott
  • blade runner (1982), ridley scott
  • ghost in the shell (1995), mamoru oshii
  • once upon a time in the west (1968), sergio leone
  • mad max 2 (1981), george miller
  • total recall (1990), paul verhoeven
  • the thing (1982), john carpenter
  • the big lebowski (1998), joel and ethan coen
  • special extra honorable mention: mulholland dr. (2001), david lynch

novels

  • solaris (1961), stanislaw lem
  • roadside picnic (1972), arkady and boris strugatsky
  • cat’s cradle (1963), kurt vonnegut
  • pattern recognition (2003), william gibson
  • white noise (1985), don delillo
  • watchmen (1987), alan moore & dave gibbons
  • diary of a bad year (2007), j.m. coetzee
  • the invention of solitude (1982), paul auster

records

  • welcome to sky valley (1993), kyuss
  • koi no yokan (2012), deftones
  • sabbath bloody sabbath (1973), black sabbath
  • crisis (2006), alexisonfire
  • king for a day, fool for a lifetime (1995), faith no more
  • tidal (1996), fiona apple
  • skelethon (2012), aesop rock
  • blast tyrant (2004), clutch

Updated June 2022