After Perl Mongers last night there was a short discussion over tools. Here is my preferred list
  • Vim editor
  • Git version control (and GitHub to host my remote repos)
  • Linux operating system
  • Perl and CPAN for programming. Not a prefect language, but has wide applicability to the the types of problems I solve
  • Google search engine
  • Email (gmail)
  • Bash and the UNIX command line tools (sort, find, grep etc etc)
  • OpenOffice
  • Paper journal/notebook (currently using a Moleskine, but I prefer a Miquelrius)