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My Tech

Thanks to my TechVi buddy, Matt Burley, for sharing the idea of listing the technology that I use.

I’ll list a few things here and add to it when I think about it. Nothing too exciting….

Computers

My primary machine is an early-2008 15″ MacBook Pro. I upgraded both the RAM (4GB) and the hard drive (500GB, 7200rpm). When I’m at the office, I hook it up to a 20″ Acer LCD and use a Logitech S530 wireless desktop combo. I also use a Western Digital 1TB MyBook Studio for Time Machine backups, and a 320GB Verbatim external for archive purposes. Most of my scanning is done on my Canon LiDE 70. (I won’t go into ALL of the tech we have at work… it’s a frickin’ computer store, you know!) At home or on the road, it’s just my Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 and the MBP.

My wife uses a 13″ MacBook Pro. Not much exciting going on there… She still insists on using Microsoft Office. (blech!)

The kids use my first modern Mac, the mini. It’s hooked up to a 22″ Acer LCD, an Epson Stylus Photo 960 (to print directly on CDs and DVDs, an HP OfficeJet 7300, and an Iomega 500GB external.

Applications

I use a ton of different software… Some might call me a Software Junkie. So, I’m not going to list every single application that I use but will instead concentrate on the stuff I use all the time.

Google Chrome (developer track)
The Hit List
TweetDeck
Adium
Photoshop CS4 Extended
Pages
GarageBand
iMovie
iPhoto
Cyberduck
VMware — Windows 7 and XP
Evernote
Dropbox
Skitch
iDVD
Keynote
Numbers
Smultron
JumpCut
Cinch
….you get the idea!

Network

At home, we have 20Mbps (supposedly) cable modem service distributed through an ancient Linksys Wireless G router. I have a very cool but little-used PogoPlug hooked up to an old 80GB laptop hard drive for access from anywhere on the Internet.

Phones and other gadgets

My wife and I each use an iPhone 3G, and my daughter has an Alcatel Tribe. The boy doesn’t have a phone… yet. We have had a Wii since shortly after they came out, and the kids have iPod touches and Nintendo DSs, too.

We have four point-and-shoot digital cameras between us — a Canon SD 800IS, a Canon SD 750, a Samsung and a Fujitsu something-or-another — and a Canon FS200 digital camcorder.

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