Who are you, and what do you do?
Hi! I’m Andy. I’m just a geek from a small farm town of California Missouri. I enjoy both computers and rural things. My current job is as a support tech for a SaaS company in the Managed Print Industry. I’m married to a wonderful woman and we have a cat. It’s a pretty sweet life!
I’m trying to learn to code and also do some videography.
What hardware are you using?
I’ve said before I’m a Mac Fanboy on a Windows budget. That’s a true statement, but thanks to a friend selling me his old Mini pretty cheap I’ve been able to delve into the OSX world and I love it. But, I still need mobility so I also have a Windows computer.
- ASR002 – Windows: Home build Gaming rig for iRacing and any other game I want to play. Running Windows 7 Professional
- Andy’s Laptop – Windows: Compaq Laptop 15 inch
- Server – Mac: Mac Mini from circa 2008
On the mobile side I use iPhone 5S and love it. The camera is awesome, the processor is awesome, and the retina display is awesome. Everyone should have this phone.
A couple of external hard drives hold mine and my families back ups.
And what software?
I’m pretty boring when it comes to apps. I guess it’s the one place in my life I try to keep things simple.
I use Chrome as my browser for both Windows and Mac. I have Firefox as a secondary browser but hardly ever fire it up.
On this domain is Google Apps for email. It’s pretty sweet that I can have my own domain email with the power of gmail.
On iOS I have to have Twitter, Facebook, Myfitnesspal, Pandora, Netflix, and Reminders. I use Reminders coupled with Siri to remind me of stuff at specific times, it’s a pretty sweet setup for me.
What would be your dream setup?
Well for one thing it would be devoid of Windows and Mac only.
I’d have a 15 inch Macbook Pro with a SSD and maxed out on RAM. For at home use I’d have 2-24inch Apple Displays.
My computers are the only things I’d upgrade. I love my phone and my Kindle.