I spend 95% of my computer time in XCode. I do all my coding in C++ using the Cinder framework. When I am not using Cinder, I am probably prepping graphics in Photoshop CS4 or reading emails in Mail, or reading tweets in the Twitter app, or reading something online with the Chrome browser. I have recently switched to Adium for instant messaging. I am fond of the duck icon.
When it comes to software, I am not that experimental. Once I find something I like, I usually stick with it until someone forces me to switch it up. I still use TextEdit to write myself notes instead of using something in the cloud. I still maintain my bookmarks locally instead of using Pinboard or other link aggregators. I still use Mail instead of switching to GMail, though I do have a GMail account.
Robert is currently our favorite living digital artist.
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