What Is Your Workstation Tag?

March 19, 2009 Joe Moore

At Pivotal, we love our large, shared workspace and homogeneous workstations. As we move from project to project, our workstations are pretty much the same: iMacs with TextMate, RubyMine, Quicksilver (bound to ⌘+space, of course!) a full Ruby/Rails stack, and a few other applications. Given this minimal setup, I can figure out which developers have used a particular workstation given the extra applications installed upon it. I’ve come to see certain applications as a developer’s “tag,” like a graffiti signature.

As for me, if you see Jumpcut and Skitch, then I’ve tagged your machine.

What are your tags?

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