- Chromium - I've been super please since switching to Chromium for my day to day browser, it's very fast, but I wish it had plugin support, and a debug tool like Firebug.
- Firefox - My development browser, the cornucopia of plugins makes my life easier, everything from Firebug to DownloadThemAll.
- XChat - It's my IRC client, I probably log about a dozen hours on IRC per day, maybe more. The biggest wart I have with it is that ctrl+l clears the screen, and that's not bad for software I use for 70+ hours a week.
- Gedit - It's my text editor. Syntax highlighting, file browser, proper indentation support, I'm not sure there's a whole lot more to ask for.
- Skype - Between using it to record DjangoDose to catching up with friends it's an invaluable asset.
- Ubuntu - My operating system, by extension the Linux kernel, Gnome desktop and everything else that goes into it should all take a bow.
And that's pretty much it for desktop software, I took a peak back at my list from last year and it's almost identical, I guess all of this software is doing something right. I also wanted to take a minute to thank various web services I use:
- Pandora - I blow through my monthly allowance of 40 hours in one week. I think that says something.
- last.fm - I love the fact that it tracks all of the stats about the music I listen to. I really wish it had a way to combine the "music neighborhood" and friends features to find people in my social graph with similar taste in music.
- Github - It really is the bee's knees of code hosting software. There's very little to say other than the number of repositories I have should stand as a testament to its quality.
- Blogger - I use it to host this blog, and while I'm actively working towards moving away from it, for now it stays and it deserves a thank you.
- Invoice Machine - It takes most of the tedium out of dealing with invoicing, I'm grateful for that.
And that's my list. I promise that tomorrow I'll have my post on multiple database support. See you then.