Jonathan Sumner Evans
Sumner Evans
Software Engineer at Automattic working on Beeper


Daily Drivers

I have two primary computers: a laptop and a desktop. I also have multiple VPS’s on Linode and Hetzner which host my personal infrastructure.

I run NixOS on all my computers, and use Nix Home Manager to manage my configuration. I use the i3 window manager or Sway, i3status-rust, ZSH, NeoVim, and mutt among other things. You can find all of my NixOS configuration and home-manager configuration.

Here’s a list of my machines. I name them after planets in the Star Wars universe.

  • Desktop: (hostname: coruscant) A custom-built desktop. See the part list on PCPartPicker. Highlights are:

    • AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
    • AMD Radeon RX 6600
    • 32 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
    • 512 GB NVMe and a 1 TB SSD
  • Laptop: (hostname: scarif) A ThinkPad T14s Gen 3 - AMD.

  • Server: (hostname: morak) A Hetzner VPS (CPX11) running websites and cloud storage infrastructure.


  • EDC Backpack: Aer Fit Pack 3 — I use this for every-day carry, and for when I two-bag a trip with my duffel bag.
  • Travel Backpack: Aer Travel Pack 3 — I use this for one-bagging trips.
  • Gym/Travel Duffel: Aer Gym Duffel 3 – I use this when I two-bag a trip.


Mobile Devices

* indicates daily driver

  • Smartphone*: ASUS Zenfone 9
  • Smartphone: iPhone 12 Mini (64 GB, Blue)
  • Smartphone: Google Pixel 3a (64 GB, Just Black)
  • Smartphone: Google Pixel 1 (32 GB, Quite Black)
  • Smartphone: iPhone 5s (32 GB, Space Gray)
  • Smartwatch: Fossil Gen 6 Black
  • Smartwatch: Amazfit Bip S (Carbon Black)
  • Smartwatch: Huawei Watch Black Stainless Steel
  • Tablet*: iPad Pro 9.7 inch (128 GB)

Other Devices

  • Raspberry Pi 1

  • Laptop: (hostname: mustafar) A Samsung Galaxy Chromebook that I have hacked to run Linux.

  • Laptop: (hostname: jedha) A ThinkPad T580

    • Intel Core i7-8650U
    • Nvidia GeForce MX150
    • 32 GB RAM
    • 512 GB NVMe SSD