Hi! Tell us about who you are and what you do.

My name is Dashiell Bark-Huss. I’m the founder of WishTender - a wishlist for content creators to get gifts safely from fans. I also am a lucid dream hacker and study participant.

What is your hardware setup?

I have a 16" MacBook Pro 2021 M1 and a curved 34" monitor (that I got as a gift on my WishTender).

Picture of a desk and a chair from 45 degrees angle

I’m not very deliberate with my software/hardware/apps. I grew up only using apple because my dad invested in them and we were only allowed Apple products. So I’m used to Apple and haven’t gotten the hang of other brands. I once took a programming class with Dell computers and I nearly failed it. I like how all Apple devices sync up really well so I prefer to keep everything Apple. I use the nearly maxed out M1 Macbook Pro because I run a lot of CPU intensive programs. I have an iPhone X. Both devices my apple-loving-dad bought for me unprovoked. So I’m very lucky and not going to say no! I also inherited my bubbie’s iPad Pro but I ended up not using it so I gave it away.

And what are the favorite items in your workspace?

My computer, my monitor. I love it all.

Garden dream

I have post-it-notes I put on my monitor for inspiration. I also have a picture of a garden because I want to buy my spouse a beautiful garden one day. That helps motivate me when things are tough.

What is your software setup?

Whatever the latest Mac OS is I suppose!

Picture of a desk with monitor. VS Code can be seen on the monitor.

I use VSCode because everyone else does and it works for me. To store notes I use random pieces of paper or apple’s Notes app. But I’m starting to use Todoist and Notion to be a little more organized. Since a lot of people use them I figured they’re reliable and would have a lot of integration and tutorials. I use Chrome because I like their dev tools. Sometimes I use Llama Life for focusing.

Any favorite programs/apps/tools?

My favorite tool is my Symbodi Vertiball. It’s a wall mounted massage ball. I take breaks during coding and use that all over my back and neck.

What are your favorite programming or scripting languages?

Whatever I need to make it happen. JavaScript and C++ right now

Is there anything you are missing in your setup?

Everything feels fine at the moment.

Not pictured: I like to move around; to the couch, bed, and sometimes even the floor. I also do some Arduino hacking in a tool shed.

Raffle hat

My area is really messy right now. I don’t really notice it. People put things my desk that I don’t put there. I tend to not notice and not move them. Like this hat used in a raffle that was placed on my desk that I just noticed.

What book comes to your mind that you would like others to read?

Influence by Robert Cialdini Influence by Robert Cialdini