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cblte • Edited on

Hello,

Interesting list. I also recently discovered starfish. It is a nice prompt. Yes.

I also have some tips if you’reinterested.

You could automate all of the installation with Homebrew of brew.sh if you haven’t done. It’s an awesome tool to to do software installations in an automated way.

Beside that, slack is a memory behemoth and should be avoided. But guess your company uses it so I assume your stuck with that.

For vscode I would take the tracking free alternative vscodium. Same foundation but without the Microsoft tracking.

And instead of chrome. Also a memory and battery drainer, you maybe want to give Mozilla Firefox a chance.

Beside that: have fun and enjoy your new job!

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David Makogon

Nothing says "have fun" like criticizing someone's choices. Slack is used planet-wide. People can't just choose not to use such a tool if their employer uses it. And as for VS Code? I can't imagine why you're throwing shade on someone's choice of editor.

Also, in case it wasn't obvious: @laurieontech is a professional software developer with a ton of experience, and works for Netflix - I really don't see the point of explaining how to choose a browser.

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cblte

I didn’t mean to criticize here. It’s just my view of things. I have to work with a lot of software I don’t like but that’s the way it is sometimes.

I didn’t know she was working for Netflix. Thanks for mentioning that. But that does not change the fact that Google Chrome still is not very optimized for macOS and uses a ton of resources and energy while running. Other browsers are much better here. Imho

And as a software dev she might know maybe not. I don’t know everything.

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