What I Use


  • Google Chrome — I wish other browsers were better... But Chrome is the monopoly for me.
  • Davinci Resolve — In my return to making videos in 2022, I started using Davinci and have been loving it. I used Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects for over 4 years, and have significantly expermineted with Final Cut Pro as well, but Davinci took it home for me. The price for adobe is really bad, plus I had a ton of issues with it's design. Now in Davinci I feel like I'm not missing anything from Premiere. I especially love the multicam feature, and even the crazy fusion tab is starting to grow on me.
  • Affinity Designer — I'm not an artist, but Affinity Designer makes me feel like one. With no talent I've put together some impressive graphics using this program. It's a steal for only 50$.
  • Paint.NET — My goto for quick image manipulations.
  • Guitar Pro 5 — Released in 2006, GP5 is my all time favorite MIDI file editor. I'd never recommend it today, since it using it 15 years later has so many crashes and crazy setup issues. But I love it.
  • Notion — I wanted a free notes tool, with good sync, and ability to have nested notes. Notion glitches out on me all the time, but its good enough for my needs.


  • Visual Studio Code with vim Keybinds — After trying so many options, including living the terminal life using vim, visual studio code hands down has the best ability to get out of my way and let me work. Using vim with it is a journey that's rewarding unto itself.
  • PHP + MySQL — PHP and MySQL run the backend to Walden's World and TPK. I started programming learning PHP, and despite all its flaws it remains my goto for a rapid development solution.
  • AutoHotkey — After becoming a self-proclaimed master of the AHK basics, I stopped fighting with Windows. AutoHotkey lets me take control of my computer, write GUIs and complex automations. I cover AutoHotkey in my YouTube channel, Walden's Automation.
  • Python 3.x — My goto language when I need to use programming as a simple tool. I've written dozens of small program calculators and bulk image processors in python.
  • Linode — Linode is a great web host that hosts Walden's World and all of my other servers since 2015. It's a linux host, so I do have to configure the servers manually, but learning that skill has absolutely been worth it. You can't beat the pricing and service.


  • Anki — Anki is my flashcard program of choice where I create my own custom flash cards for Japanese. I've also created several scripts to help me create quality flashcards much faster. Isn't it nice to be a programmer?
  • Yomichan — Yomichan is a super awesome Japanese dictionary that lets you look up words effortlessly in the web browser. I also have it configured to allow me to instantly create flash cards in Anki. I couldn't live without it.
  • YouTube — When I "study" Japanese, I'm literally watching YouTube.
  • Toggl Time Tracker — I track my Japanese study time with Toggl (actually through the app Timery as much as I can). Time tracking has constistently kept my motivation for studying up, but there are downsides like having to manually start and stop the timers.


  • Elgato Stream Deck — The stream deck seems frivolous, but it's geniunely made my hobby twitch channel become a lot more fun. I spent a lot of effort making custom icons for all of my hotkeys on the stream deck, and when your streaming and just hitting all the frame changes at the right time you just feel like a god. Plus there's the benefits of having it for Windows automation type tasks. It's a great buy.
  • Sizer — Sizer gives you an option to resize windows to an precise position and size. I use this all the time for resizing windows to aid in screen recording.
  • Backblaze — Backblaze backs everything up.
  • 1Password — I used LastPass until it got hacked. I quickly realized what I've been missing. 1Password is a great product overall, for the same price as LastPass.

PC Specs

  • CPU: Ryzen 9 3950x
  • RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR4 (2 x 16GB)
  • CPU Cooler: Corsair's H150i 360mm Liquid Cooler
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite
  • SSD: Intel 660p Series M.2 1TB, QLC
  • Monitor: Dell UltraSharp U3415W 34-Inch 21:9 Curved Ultrawide 3440x1440
  • Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400A
  • Mouse: Logitech G502 Lightspeed
  • Keyboard: Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic
  • Microphone: Electro Voice RE20
  • Audio Interface: Volt 2