What I use

Updated 2018-01-04

Because I am occasionally asked, here is a list of the tech items I use on a regular basis.

Phone and Wireless Carrier
I have left the Apple ecosystem, and now use a 128 GB Google Pixel 2 XL with a Caseology Parallax case. I am completely delighted and recommend both phone and case highly. I have transitioned to Google's Project Fi as my wireless carrier, and I recommend it highly as well if, like me, you are frequently connected to Wi-Fi.

I use a 14-inch Sony Vaio laptop running Windows 8.1 that I purchased from the Microsoft Store, so it came with no crapware. If you're going to buy a Windows computer, I highly recommend purchasing from Microsoft because of that.

My current primary tablet is an Amazon Fire 7 tablet. Yes, it's cheap and plasticky and small, but it was $49. What the hell do you want for $49? No, it won't be a great email machine, or replace your laptop, but it does a great job with what I want it for (Netflix and Amazon Video, primarily), and at that price it's practically disposable.

I use an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, which is the best e-reader I've ever used, and is also the best currently available. You can buy more expensive models, but don't waste your money. This is the one you want.

Cloud storage
I have transitioned away from Dropbox for everything but my e-book library, and now use Google Drive for everything else.

Blog platform
After years of trying everything under the sun, from Blogger to Wordpress to Posterous to Tumblr to Posthaven, I've landed on the 10Centuries platform developed by Jason Irwin in Japan. I recommend it highly.