Inspired by both, here’s what I use to get things done:
My main battlestation is a machine I proudly built myself from these components. Originally a Hackintosh, it’s currently running Xubuntu. My keyboard is a Ducky Shine 3 with Cherry MX Brown switches, my mouse is the Logitech M705 and it all sits atop an Ikea Galant desk.
My personal laptop is a 13” MacBook Air, the perfect size for a laptop and still every bit as good as the day I bought it. I get my day job done on a Lenovo x201. It’s small, sturdy and can still handle all I throw at it after nearly 4 years. It runs Linux really well.
The books I like to read are most often instructional, so E Ink rarely does them justice. A Nexus 7 does solid duty as my reader. My phone has been an iPhone for some time, and that’s unlikely to change. I replaced the stock earbuds with some Sonys and have never looked back.
I code and blog using Emacs. I got fed up trying to keep the combination of Brew and XCode up to date on my Mac, so that machine has a headless Debian testing VM for all my coding needs. I SSH to the VM from the OSX terminal and it all works beautifully. The Emacs / TMUX combination means I can do pretty much whatever I want from a single SSH session.
I’m rather addicted to Hearthstone, so that’s always a click away on the Mac.
In the not too distant future, we’ll look back and laugh at multi-monitor setups. I’m looking forward to an affordable, large, high-res screen. Beyond that, I’m happy with my current setup. Something that syncs all my machines better than my current Github / Dropbox combination would be the icing on the cake.