Alfred – more than worthy successor to Quicksilver

Vim – the editor

Vimperator – makes Firefox behave like Vim

Transmit – move stuff

Adium – chat away

WriteRoom – when you just feel like writing

djay – spin that shit

Little Snitch – control your connections.

Free Ruler – one ruler to rule them all

OmniSphere – out-of-this-world VST plugin synth


Things to do in and around PDX:

Take a cruise on one of the Portland Spirit vessels.

The Columbia Gorge is truly spectacular.

The Lan Su Chinese Garden is the largest Suzhou style garden outside of China.

OMSI– The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. They have an OmniMax theatre and the USS Blueback. Among other episodes of its storied career, it was used in the filming of The Hunt for Red October.

Portland is home to three public rose gardens. Offering a spectacular view of the “City of Roses”, the 4.5-acreInternational Rose Test Garden in Washington Park is one of the largest and oldest rose test gardens in the country.

Located above the International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park, the Japanese Garden has been proclaimed one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside Japan.

The World Forestry Center Museum offers the sights and sounds of tropical rain forests; encounter centuries-old trees in an old growth forest exhibit and explore the mysteries of fossils and petrified woods.

Set among 62 acres of botanical gardens,The Grottois an internationally renowned Catholic sanctuary.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium has been voted one of the nation’s top 10 aquariums. Keiko lived here before he moved to Iceland.

The Columbia River Maritime Museumis located on Astoria’s waterfront, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean.