Rational Geekery is created using the following software and services.
Squarespace – Cutting-edge CMS technology from Anthony Casalena’s NYC start-up. For years I hosted by own WordPress blogs, but now all my content is managed by Squarespace and I couldn’t be happier.
CSSEdit – Used less and less in these Squarespace days, but MacRabbit’s software remains my favourite CSS editor. MacRabbit also make the awesome Espresso.
MarsEdit – Posts are drafted and posted using Red Sweater Software’s brilliant MarsEdit.
Scrivener – The ultimate writer’s software. Rarely used for blogging, but everything else is written using Scrivener. Ridiculously good.
Chrome – 80% of my browsing is done using Google Chrome. I use the gleebox and delicious extensions.
Webkit – The remaining 20% of my browsing is on Webkit, which I use for reading comics and watching web video. Bookmark syncing by Xmarks.
Skitch – There is no excuse for owning a Mac and not having Skitch. I use Skitch for handling non-flickr images on the site.
Pixlemator – The best native Mac image editor. Used for more complex editing. Skinnier than Photoshop CS4.
Photoshop CS4 – For those times when only PS will do. Also, it’s too easy to use the Ctrl-E function in Lightroom 2.
Gmail – Site email is handled by Gmail.
Tweetie – My favoured twitter client.
Delicious – Handles any interesting links I might fancy blogging.
Evernote – As above, but with more power 🙂
Shovebox – A sweet tiny little system tray app where I keep little text snippets that I might need later.
Caffeine – A microscopic, but completely essential little programme from Lighthead software, which overrides my MacBook’s power management system.
Jolicloud – My 10″ netbook runs this fancy little OS built on Ubuntu Linux.
Writer – This online text-editor by bighugelabs is by online portal for writing. Any offline work is done on the netbook is done in the Linux Text Editor.
Chromed Bird – I use this little extension on Chrome as my netbook twitter client.