markupboy

There are few things I love more on the internet that seeing what helps peoples' digital lives tick. This is my attempt to share my little corner of the internet.

Gear

Most people that know me say I have at least a few to many computers. Honestly, I can't argue with that. I have a soft spot for Apple and am rarely more than arms length away from a device connected to the Internet.

For photography work I use an oddly trash can shaped hex-core Mac Pro hooked up to a massive 34" ultrawide monitor and a gaming monitor that sadly doesn't see a lot of gaming these days.

On the go, I prefer my diminutive 13" Touchbar Macbook Pro which, despite some pretty usual keyboard issues, I still really enjoy (even if I'm not as smitten as with my old 11" Air). At home I have a beast of a custom built Windows whose entire purpose is watching Twitch.tv and playing PC games. Oh, and of course I have an iPhone X.

All of my media gets served from a QNAP NAS filled with 32TB of drives and hooked up to way too much enterprise grade networking gear for a private residence and a Mac Mini Server on top of a home-built unRAID server for odds and ends like automatic downloads, time machine backups, and continuous integration and automated testing.

For travel, I have an iPad Pro, a Kindle Voyage when I want to do serious reading, and a pile of Nikon gear for when I want to take a photograph.

All of my keyboards are of the mechanical persuasion and my mice are Razer.

Tools

Good hardware is nothing without good software. I do my best to keep a fairly limited set of tools at my disposal and all have been heavily customized to my process at this point.

All of my code, articles, notes, and to-do lists are written in Atom. I browse the internet with Chrome. Version my code with Git and Github. Read my feeds with Reeder. Perform backups with SuperDuper and Carbon Copy Cloner. Manage photos with Lightroom. Move files with Transmit. See what people are talking about with Tweetbot.

And my entire digital life is in the hands of Dropbox.

The Site

This site is built with Middleman and Webpack and hosted on S3.