Tripp Shelnutt


These are some of the tools that I use in my office. I have been working remotely since January 2018, and it's helpful to have a quality audio/video setup.


I use my desktop for PC gaming, so some of these items are better than needed for average remote work. I had trouble finding an NVIDIA 3 series until I won the NewEgg Shuffle.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

Corsair Vengeance LPX 64GB DDR4

MSI Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 Ti

Samsung SSD 960 EVO 500GB

MSI SPATIUM M480 M.2 2280 2TB

Some slow hard disk 2TB

LG 32” UltraGear QHD IPS Gaming

Dell 27" S-Series QHD LED Gaming

KINESIS Freestyle Edge Split

Logitech G502 HERO Gaming Mouse


I love VS Code as a lightweight editor, but I use Visual Studio for most of my work. I was hesitant for years to try ReSharper until I watched a friend using it in a legacy codebase, and I had to try it out. It makes refactoring tasks so much faster. I've had various C++ development jobs over the years, so I started using VIM long ago. When there is an option to install a VIM plugin, I will take that option. I'm not a VIM guru, but I know enough to be dangerous.

VIM (Plugins)

VS Code

Visual Studio


Themes and Fonts



I play electric bass as a hobby, so I have a little more than the average remote worker for an audio interface.

Focusrite Scarlet Solo

Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro - 80 Ohm

RK 5" Classic Studio Monitors

Audio-Technica AT2020


Pretty basic webcam. I've thought about upgrading to a DSLR with a capture card, but I don't do enough video work to justify the cost. This one gets me through most meetings.

Logitech C920 Webcam


I've been using standing desks of some variety for over 10 years. I have used some that are fixed and do not allow automatic adjustment. I've had this desk for about four years, and I love it. I got the bamboo top but didn't get the wheels, and I somewhat regret that.

Jarvis Standing Desk


I got so lucky when I found this chair at a thrift store for $40. This one has a mesh back and rollerblade wheels which I love way more than I thought I would.

Update: I finally discovered why the chair was so cheap when it started sinking randomly. Shout out to Crandall Office Furniture for a quick replacement part and very helpful instructional videos.

Steelcase Think


I have been going a bit crazy over my office lighting. I have several light strips around my desk and my bookcase. LIFX controls have a lot of features, and my favorite feature is the schedule so that I can automatically dim the lights to remind me that it's time for bed.

LIFX Lightstrips and Color E26 Bulbs