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Russ Jackson aka lordtaco

Devanooga username



Web Developer


Ringgold, GA

Current daily computer

MacBook Air M1

Current mobile device

iPhone 13 mini

What apps, software, and/or tools can’t you live without?

Transmit, BBEdit, PhpStorm, Sequel Ace, Terminal

What is your workspace setup like?

I have a home office upstairs with a big, L-shaped desk. On one side I dock my MacBook and use it with a stand, external monitor, keyboard, and mouse. On the left is a PC I built.

Russ Workspace

Russ Workspace

Favorite or must-have gear in your workspace?

Two words, work mini fridge.

What do you listen to while you work?

Oddly enough, I don’t really listen to any music while I work.