Guru Das Srinagesh


This is a /uses page and, as such, talks about the tools I use on a daily basis to get work done.



  1. Dell XPS 13 9343: One of the earliest XPS 13 models; I bought this in 2015.
  2. Google Pixel 8
  3. Bose Companion 2 wired speakers


  1. Apple Macbook Pro (15 in)
  2. EPOS EOS 560 headphones
  3. Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard
    • Microsoft has apparently discontinued production of this keyboard now
    • Highly recommend!
Software I use

I run Arch Linux with Gnome as my desktop environment on my XPS 13.

  1. vim
  2. ag, the silver searcher and my fork of its vim integration script
  3. Google Chrome
  4. tmux

For work, I use mostly the above tools on Ubuntu, along with these nifty tools that make my life easier:

  1. todotxt and its todotxt-cli client in particular
    • Fantastic, minimalist todo list manager
  2. Preservim's vim-markdown plugin
    • The conceallevel, InsertToc and syntax highlighting are all top-notch features. InsertToc requires Tabular to work and it does a superb job.
Google Chrome Extensions
  1. uBlock Origin
  2. GoFullPage - Full Page Screen Capture
  3. Rich URL to copy the current tab, Edge-style. This grabs the title of the current tab and hyperlinks the actual URL to it as well.
  4. Vimium - use Vim keybindings in the browser!
  5. Google Input Tools to type in Indic languages
Camera equipment and software
  1. I use a Fujifilm X-T10 that has been my faithful companion since 2017.
  2. Lenses:
    • Stock Fuji 18-55 mm: I hardly use this.
    • Rokinon 12 mm f/2.0 prime: for astrophotography
    • Fuji 35 mm f/2.0 prime: my daily driver and most used lens
    • Fuji XF 56 mm F1.2 R
  3. Promaster tripod
  4. My Dell XPS 13 9343 has an SD card reader built-in, which is extremely convenient.
  5. darktable to process RAW photos.
Everyday Carry (EDC)
  1. Benchmade Mini Bugout knife
  2. Seiko SKX013/Sinn 104
  3. Bespoke Post's Line of Trade Slim Wallet
  4. Gerber Shard tool