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The tech we use
Is this a conversation worth having? I dunno. If it's not let's just let this thread die and never speak of it again.

But presuming for a second that it's a conversation worth having, here's the tech I use.
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I think this is a fun thread.

-I use a Windows computer that I got a nerd to build for me, and then I got a Chinese nerd to replace some of the cheaper parts with (then-new) Chinese parts, which probably means their government sees everything I do. It's old and I should really replace it at some point! I also have a laptop that needs to be plugged in to work, at which point I started to wonder if it's really a laptop, so I stopped using it as a laptop and now it's a media server.
-Instead of a mouse I use a Dell TP-713 touchpad because carpal tunnel is bad and I like how space age-y it looks. Also I do a lot of touch control navigation and it's nice to have a mouse that's essentially just a phone touchscreen. It's fine.
-My keyboard is a Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Pro which I really like because of the split spacebar (the left half is backspace). It's a very smart design that I really like and it's not one that seems to have caught on so I have an ebay alert setup for the keyboard so I can have a backup when mine eventually dies. Mechanical, obviously (accept no substitutes).

I use a Audio-Technica AT2035 and a Chinese BM-800 (both XLR - I don't like USB mics) to record audio. The AT2035 is good for my needs and replaced the BM-800 which wasn't as good at capturing high tones. The Chinese preamp I bought with the BM- 800 really sucked (they lied about its power draw), so I upgraded this year and got a 1-channel Behringer UM-2 ($40) which I have had no complaints about.

I use a double pop filter that I got from Long & McQuade. It was their only double-walled one but pop filters are basically all the same so who cares, but I think the double-walled design is slightly better for me. It's nylon - IDK about the metal ones. they always looked like overkill to me. My XLR cables are all Long & McQuade too.

For headphones I use Sony WH-CH700N bluetooth noise-cancelling ones. The noise canceling is not great but the headphones are. The battery is awesome and charges fast, and they're pretty comfortable to wear for hours on end. I'm all about that over-ear life and even take them with me on the bus because I like them so much.

Other devices:
My phone is a Google Pixel and I use a secondhand FitBit activity tracker as an alarm clock and heartrate sensor, but I still check my phone for the time. 


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I've pretty much sacrificed my entire life to technology so I'll try to stick to your list as a template:

Development (At Work)
  • I write code using VS Code or Visual Studio 2017, depending on the project. I prefer VS Code though. I write mostly in C# due to my job demands, but I also get to do a lot of Python, Batch, Bash, and sometimes Groovy, which is like a bastardized version of Java.
  • I use GitExtensions for git management. I used to be a command line snob but GitExtensions is so intuitive and versatile I barely need to use command line anymore.
  • I use OneNote to keep track of all my concurrent project notes.
Productivity (At Home)
  • I use Chrome almost exclusively, though I’ve just started testing Microsoft’s Chromium Based Edge and it’s – actually great?
  • I use Google Keep for personal To-Dos and note keeping.
  • My password manager of choice is LastPass
  • I recently got an Adobe CC license – which I’m pretty pleased about.
Hardware (Work)
  • My work computer is a Lenovo T570 laptop.
  • It connects through a docking station to three Dell 24” UltraSharp U2412M monitors.
  • My keyboard is a Microsoft Wireless Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard, and although it comes with a fairly good ergonomic mouse, I use an Evoluent Vertical Mouse 4.
Hardware (Home)
  • My home computer is custom built – mostly for gaming and productivity. It has a pretty old (4th gen) i7 4770k processor, 16GB of RAM, and an nVidia RTX 2080.
  • It is connected to two monitors – one for productivity (a 24” 16:10 Dell like the ones I have at work) and one for gaming (a 24” 16:9 Dell monitor with GSync and a 144hz refresh rate – a purchase I am regretting given that it has terrible color banding).
  • I use a pretty old Microsoft SideWinder X4 Gaming Keyboard, and a Razer DeathAdder Chroma mouse.
  • I also have an HTC Vive with a Wireless module.
  • I have a Surface GO (8GB Ram / 128GB SSD) which I really enjoy using.
  • I have a Blue Yeti microphone which I barely use anymore given that my podcasting career was terrible and short-lived.
  • My smartphone is a Google Pixel 2XL
  • I have an LG G Watch R smartwatch – which is pretty old and I’m considering replacing with a Fossil smartwatch.
  • Most of my apartment is equipped with Philips Hue light bulbs (although the less colorful ones, mine just go from white to yellow).
  • I control that and a whole lot more with two Google Home Minis.
  • I have a Spotify Premium account (I used to have Google Music but the Spotify ecosystem is so much better and extensible).
  • I listen to music at home on Harman/Kardon SoundSticks 2 and anywhere else on Sony MX-1000 M3 noise cancelling headphones.
  • I buy games on Steam
  • For just about anything else (Books, Movies, whatever) I use Google Play.
  • I use a Chromecast on my bedroom TV, and a Nexus Player (AndroidTV) on my living room TV.

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Responding so a future reply will remind me to do this when I'm bored later and not tired.
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IT Work
  • We're Office 365 at work, so I'm stuck with Teams and Sharepoint and that's all I'll say about that.
  • MS Remote Desktop Connection Manager. I work in a research environment with lots of Windows computers hooked up to testing equipment, RDCM works well for accessing them remotely to troubleshoot/update. There's probably much better software out there if your infrastructure is more elaborate.
  • TeamViewer for remote desktop when there's a human being on the other end.
  • WinDirStat is an extremely useful tool for figuring out what's taking up all of the space on the hard drive. Run it on your computer and see your porn folder in nice pretty gradient rectangles.
  • I prefer SUSE Enterprise Linux over any other distro but I'm being forced to switch to Redhat Enterprise and I hate it. BOOO
  • Dell Latitude 7290 for always having a small computer around to fix the endless group permissions/GPO issues that pop up in an over-engineered AD environment. Highly recommend this laptop if it's somebody else's $2300

  • Visual Studio Community for C# development. Visual Studio Code for web work.
  • Putty for SSH
  • FileZilla for FTP/SCP and fucking up all the file permissions
  • EMS SQL Manager for MySQL is a powerful MySQL db management tool. Build queries, create and modify tables, adjust permissions. It's damn good.

  • Mics
    • Ohuhu BM800 condenser mic connected to a boom scissor arm and shock mount for podcasting, recording vocals. (This requires XLR connection and phantom power)
    • 2 Samson Q7 dynamic mics. Cheaper than Shure SM58 and sound just fine, great for Karaoke. They come in a nice hard case
    • Shure MX 393 omni mic. A researcher was about to throw it away, Used it for the San Francisco episode of the podcast, Does an alright job at picking up a group of people around a table.
    • Radio Shack PRO-302 unidirectional dynamic mic. My father-in-law gave me this. Using it for vocals that I know I'm gonna throw a ton of effects on top of.
  • Roland D-50 synthesizer. Late 80s monster cockog synthesizer that I used for the Garbage Day 2018, mostly set to organ sounds. There's some sensitivity issues on some of the keys and I need to take it apart and clean it, but it's a super fun machine.
  • AKAI MPK mini mk2 MIDI controller. Just got this a couple of weeks ago, great little device. Note that it's simply a midi controller, it produces no sounds on its own.
  • Epiphone SG guitar
  • Yamaha Pacifica electric guitar currently tuned to dropped A for some really muddy gross sounds
  • Korg Hatsune Miku stomp box. This thing is stupid and barely works. 5 stars.
  • Peavy Bass I bought for $30 from a guy who sold all of his stuff and went to South East Asia more than a decade ago and I haven't heard from him since.
  • TASCAM US-366 USB Audio Interface that I use to connect my guitar to my computer. It supports ASIO and has some pretty nice software mixer options for creating a more elaborate audio setup in Windows. Also works as a more portable alternative to the Alesis mixer for Karaoke.
  • Alesis Multimix8 USB 2.0 mixer. Solid USB mixer, doesn't do multitrack recording but I'm only ever recording one thing at a time from my home
  • Zoom G5n Guitar multieffects pedal. This is real nice for practicing and playing with other people, but I prefer using a VST effects simulator when recording as I can adjust better post-recording. Recently Zoom updated the software for it to make it a much nicer toy for building effects chains. It was a real pain in the ass before.
  • REAPER is my DAW of choice. It's cheap and does everything I want it to do with little hassle.
  • AmpliTube 4 is the guitar amp/effects VST plugin I currently use with REAPER. It does its job, but is very awkward to configure. I've heard nice things about Native Instruments' Guitar Rig and would like to try that.
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  • MS Remote Desktop Connection Manager. I work in a research environment with lots of Windows computers hooked up to testing equipment, RDCM works well for accessing them remotely to troubleshoot/update. There's probably much better software out there if your infrastructure is more elaborate.
Boots Raingear, April 10, 2019, 11:07:39 am

I fucking hate RDCM, but there actually aren't any alternatives I know of.
If you ever find any let me know.

  • WinDirStat is an extremely useful tool for figuring out what's taking up all of the space on the hard drive. Run it on your computer and see your porn folder in nice pretty gradient rectangles.

WinDirStat is a godsend.

ETA: I realized driving home that this post was just me saying "yup", so..... yup.
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  • LAPTOP: A absolute master piece of shit CyberpowerPC affectionately dubbed "Snektop", because it has a serpent logo on it. It had a decent graphics card, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M. The keyboard uses a modified version of the 2007 Spider-man movie title typeface and has the worst color accuracy.
  • ADOBE CC: The meat and potatoes of my job. Most of my day is spent in InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, but I also use XD and starting to learn how to use After Effects.
  • NEXUSFONT: A suggestion from our very own Chai Tea Latte! Allows me to quickly look through and test all of the installed fonts.
  • GOOGLE EARTH PRO: If I had a dollar for every time an architect or engineer sent me an aerial made from a Google Maps screenshot and then asked why a 30"x42" print was blurry, I could support my fancy coffee habit. It's free, and can save really high res and clean aerials if you aren't a moron.
  • LOGITECH K750 WIRELESS SOLAR KEYBOARD: I'd like a mechanical keyboard, but the noise drives me crazy. This one is lightweight and I can be moved easily.
  • WACOM INTUOS PRO 4: Came with the job, and I use it occasionally. I'm alright with it and it works just fine, but if I'm going to draw something I like to do it by hand. Not that picking up more digital drawing/inking skills wouldn't be valuable, I just produce better and more varied work on paper.
  • AN 18" RULER AND 50" CUTTING MAT: My work insists on pushing shit to the 11th hour, meaning I often don't have time to send out documents to a legit printer and end up cutting down things at work.
  • PLAYSTATION GOLD WIRELESS HEADPHONES: Key to surviving the open office environment! The sound is good enough for my potato ears, the battery lasts long enough. The only downside is that if you lose the dongle (as I did on the set before this), they become very expensive wired garbo headphones.
  • UNDERTALE LESSER DOG ACTION FIGURE: You're my only friend, tiny dog
  • GOOGLE HANGOUTS: Keeping sane by talking to other people throughout the day.
  • A GIANT BOX  AND FIFTEEN REAMS OF OLD PROPOSAL COVERS: Work wouldn't give me a stand up desk, so I made one. It does not work.

  • GOOGLE CALENDAR: I have a real problem with understanding just how long things take and how they affect my week, so I block off everything I do on google calendar with generous estimates of how long they'll take. It also allows me to move tasks around as new assignments come in, and be aware of things coming up.
  • JOURNAL: Sometimes the simplest things are the easiest. With ADHD you get a lot of ideas at very inappropriate times, so having a place to put them helps keep you on track and have something to go back to. Using a phone was just too many steps. The journal also doubles as a sketchbook, diary, note taker, just absolutely everything.
  • GOOGLE ASSISTANT: Seems trite, but the ability to set reminders and set timers easily is the only way I remember that I have laundry going in the basement or that I need to pick up shampoo.
  • SCRIVENER: Not something I've implemented just yet, but planning on doing so. Came as a recommendation from another lady with ADHD who works as a freelance writer. The idea is you have your journal, notes on your phone, sticky notes in your pocket that didn't go through the wash yet, but no way to really organize and search those things. She used Scrivner to organize these snippets of information into manageable piles, and made a habit of entering them in daily. I haven't been able to take the time and focus on building that habit, but it's installed on my laptop at least.
  • DAYTRANA: Not the perfect medicine or the perfect dose, but it helps with focus and emotional regulation, so I'll take it.
  • MONDAY.COM: My work's collaboration/task tracking program of choice. The marketing team as a whole decided that out of the box SharePoint was fucking trash garbage, so we use this. The boards do help me keep a list of things to do, and I have a special category for documents that are in review and the last time I followed up with the main contact. Dreadfully helpful in juggling a ton of projects.
  • ROCKET BOOK: An erasable notebook designed to be scanned with your phone and deposit those scans into designated folders. I use it for work and KBAC notes, so I can't lose them in my journal and can easily reference them later. I was initially using a folded sheet of paper but would always lose them.
  • SLEEP AS ANDROID: Set at least three to four alarms in the AM, changing the songs and exact times out every few months. If I don't, I can turn them off in my sleep. It does have additional alarm functions like QR codes, shaking, math, etc., but I stopped using them when it just made me furious instead of wake up. I also have other alarms set to remember to take evening medication, to eat lunch, and meditate.

  • ME456 LED LIGHT BOX: Quite frankly, one of the best purchases I've made. Used it for everything from logos, inking, to embroidery, Runs off of USB, and can even be powered by a power bank if you want to go computer free. Super bright, super light weight.
  • HEAT GUN: Uh, accidentally and permanently borrowed it from the art school I went to; took it home to finish my senior show and just forgot to bring it back. I feel my differential tuition more than covers it. Dreadfully useful for melting wax.
  • JAPANESE STYLE WOODCUT TOOLS: Can't remember the exact brand offhand, but a very nice set of woodcut tools that have withstood plenty of abuse. These I save specifically for wood, and use an older, crummier set for linoleum.
  • STANDARD QUALITY BAREN: The printmaker's tool of choice when you don't have access to a relief press. Picked up the large size at McClains printmaking supplies, and with care and camellia oil I've got it to last for a few years. Still absolutely fucked if you want to do intaglio or litho.
  • MOLDED CERAMIC TOISHI: Necessary for keep your shaped woodcut tools sharp. You're supposed to be able to use the back to keep the straight chisel's sharpened.
  • LEATHER HONING BLOCK: It's a piece of leather glued to a block, but using it between cuts keeps your tools razor sharp.
  • DREMEL W/ HANDHELD FLEX ATTACHMENT: A damn lifesaver for carving out large swaths of negative space and really good at working with birch plywood that is really brittle and dry. Hand tools have a habit of flaking off the birch veneer fucking up the design. The only downsides are the engraving heads, especially the small ones, dull fast and the vibrations are murder on your hand after an hour. Also pisses off the neighbors when you work until 2am and then they slam on your downstairs window in a rage.

  • ATOM/PREPROS/XAMPP/GITHUB DESKTOP: For the rare times I'm doing anything website related. Still fumble a bit with stetting up and understanding how XAMPP works, but I've done alright.
  • BLUE YETI MICROPHONE: Like every dipshit with a computer and time, I too wanted to do a podcast. Might still do so someday, but other projects have taken priority.
  • AUDACITY: I've heard it's good for audio recording/editing, but I just use it to mercilessly break images over my knee.
  • CALIBRE: Lightweight, free program that manages my extremely legal ebook collection.
  • GOONCAM: Extremely dumb but easy gif making program. I hesitate to even call it a program?
  • DASHLANE: Password manager.
  • POCKETCASTS: Podcast program of choice, worth the $15 bucks total (desktop and phone app). Clean, easy to use, nice interface.
  • PHILLIPS LIGHT ALARM CLOCK: Winter in Michigan can be a lightless, grey hellhole, so this alarm really does help. Paired with my 3-4 sound alarms I can almost be to work only an hour late instead of two!
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I like lists, so I'll try. This might be a list of tech misuse / dumb habit inertia. I'm a science teacher / researcher

  • Home -- some sort of bargain Dell from 2010, i don't know. Monitor is a Vizio TV from 2010. Runs linux, is a internet and typesetting appliance
  • Work -- various Lenovo desktops for classroom use. Really good computers. One job is Windows 7, the other is Windows 10
  • Problem-solving -- Raspberry Pi board for automating measurements (that can't connect to a regular computer). Works.

Document and Presentation Production
  • MS Excel -- used as a calculator / graph plotter, can do a lot.
  • LaTeX for document and presentation typesetting; when I need lecture notes with equations, or auto-generating formatting for tests and assignments. (MS Word's equation editor is pretty decent now, but still not quite comfortable
  • Powerpoint -- Really good for image presentation (no one wants slides full of equations), and also a really good image converter
  • Fountain pens / photocopying / scanning / literal cut-and-paste -- I still do tons of handwriting, and a decent pen is easier on the arthritis in my wrist. Cheap as possible and still effective. Some of my documents I first saw as a student, and inherited with the job.
  • Inkscape, Gimp, Audacity -- anything in class that needs an image or audio goes through one of these, if it can't quickly be made in LaTeX

  • Calculator -- casio fx260 -- pound for pound, the best calculator ever. (it is tiny) Every calculator i've ever used has made design / interface mistakes; this one makes the fewest ( 3, pi and 1/x are secondary functions, and newer models have hard plastic buttons), and fits in a pocket. Solar powered too!
  • Swiss Army Knife, Victorinox, no corkscrew. Don't like getting stabbed by the corkscrew.
  • Fluke 87 Multimeter -- built like a brick, never fails
  • Painter's Tape -- a cleaner, lighter duct tape
  • Vernier (the company) equipment -- really good lab and demo equipment that I didn't get to choose. Generally a fat tablet and some sensor equipment. Would choose again.
  • Phone -- usually whatever is cheap and prepaid; good as an audio generator, flashlight, alarm clock, stopwatch, and user manual
  • Wristwatch -- casio F91w -- for stopwatch and timekeeping while teaching / without phone, also continues habit

  • Google Sites --  class websites with assignments, calendars, and links to outside materials
  • Gmail -- to-do lists and bookmark keeping is done in draft emails.
  • Google Calendar -- school-wide events and class scheduling
  • Git -- documents and code stored and version controlled. I don't have a good workflow yet; i want to keep making a thousand folders with drafts
  • Eighteen Million Manila Folders , and a cheap pocket notebook[\li]
  • Headphones -- no name on them, from 2006
  • Honda Fit -- decent controls, good enough sound, free time tends to be in commute

Misc Software / Apps
  • Desmos -- better graphing app than a graphing calculator
  • Celestia -- planetarium software, easiest for me to use
  • Snipping tool / Character Map / Notepad / Paint and other utility programs -- really simple tasks, get used over and over and over
  • Signal -- good phone interface, only text to colleagues and overseas friends
  • RealCalc Scientific Calculator -- good interface for a calc, way better than built-in for classwork
  • Vim, when i need to edit text and can choose
  • ImageMagick -- decent at batch image processing, easy enough to script, still learning and works for me so far

  • webcam -- logitech c270, to take time-lapse pics indoors
  • Raspberry Pi / Camera -- outdoor time-lapse pics
  • Water dispensor -- the sort with the invertible bottle, which is used in class to demonstrate fluid flow and pressure
  • Zyrtec, Sudafed, and Afrin -- to pummel sinus issues into submission , and allow cats to snuggle
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  • Home Desktop
    • Ryzen 5 2600X with a Radeon RX 580.
    • Mouse is a Razer Deathadder because I'm still a slave to the Intellimouse.
    • Keyboard is a Logitech K120. I've just never wanted anything more than this kind of basic-ass keyboard.
    • I am currently standing a third monitor on a TV Dinner table.
  • Home Couch-PC
    • A tower I keep hooked up to my TV. Has an A8-5500 APU, a largely unnecessary old Radeon 7870, and 21.8Tb of redundant storage.
    • One of these days I'll get around to separating these concerns but this works so I don't touch it.
    • I control it with a Wireless Logitech K400 Touchpad keyboard.
  • Work Laptop
    • This thing is an expensive monster and the result of how badly they tried to cheap out on us by making developers use what amounted to chromebooks.
    • Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7Ghz 6/12 core, Nvidia Quadro P1000, 32gb 2667 RAM
    • Compilations that took 4 hours now take 30 minutes. Machine no longer hangs when I have the gall to run VS AND Firefox. Absolutely be the squeeky wheel if your productivity is being hampered by poor equipment.
  • Visual Studio Code
    • Javascript/Typescript & angular development. Not actively working on this project.
  • Windows Subsystem for Linux
    • We're a Microsoft house. Not using Windows is not an option. But at least I can fake it.
  • Visual Studio
    • C# development. The slight majority of where I spend my time. This is our front end. Legacy WinForms, primarily WPF. Some backend, mostly not.
  • Progress Developer Studio for OpenEdge
    • This is a proprietary forked distribution of Eclipse Helios (23 June 2010). It is barely updated.
    • It is the best, most modern available development environment for the 4th Generation Advanced Business Language, OpenEdge, which you have never heard of and will never hear of again.
    • It is our server and database infrastructure. The large minority of where I spend my time.
    • I could talk for hours about the wild shit that is this language but I will not do so here.
  • Steelseries Arctis 7 Wireless Headset
    • I cannot stand wired headphones. I bought this headset refurbished about a year ago and have been happy with it. Very comfortable, very convenient, and the microphone ain't a Blue Yeti, but it does fine.
  • Steelseries Arctis 7 Wireless Headset
    • Yeah so I bought a second one to keep at work because the wired one I had there broke recently due to the tragic design flaw of having wires.


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I also have a Google Music subscription, but it's mostly worth it for the ad free YouTube. You don't realize how nice that is until you go to someone else's house who has ads.

Desktop: Intel Core i7 6700K with 16 GB DDR4 RAM and a GTX 1080
Laptop: Macbook Pro 15 inch (late 2015 model with an i7)

I guess I have Adobe Creative cloud, which is nice for audio stuff and Photoshop and all that.

49" Sony X800D 4K Smart TV
LG 4K UHD Player
PS4 Pro
XBox One (mostly collects dust)
Nintendo Switch
New 3DS XL

Pixel 3 XL 64GB
12.9" iPad Pro w/ Apple Pencil

Sony MDR-1000XM3 noise cancelling bluetooth wireless headphones
Jaybird X1 bluetooth earbuds

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Work Laptop
  • Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7Ghz 6/12 core, Nvidia Quadro P1000, 32gb 2667 RAM
Turtle, April 11, 2019, 05:05:51 pm

A Xeon and a Quadro on a fucking laptop?! I'm super fucking curious.

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Work Laptop
  • Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7Ghz 6/12 core, Nvidia Quadro P1000, 32gb 2667 RAM
Turtle, April 11, 2019, 05:05:51 pm

A Xeon and a Quadro on a fucking laptop?! I'm super fucking curious.
Ambious, April 11, 2019, 07:51:19 pm

They call it the Chonktop™ - Oh Lawd He Processin'


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Work Laptop
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Turtle, April 11, 2019, 05:05:51 pm

A Xeon and a Quadro on a fucking laptop?! I'm super fucking curious.
Ambious, April 11, 2019, 07:51:19 pm
It's a Dell Precision 7530. From what I can tell, they spent over $3200 on a 5.6lb "laptop". It's insane. Buy a tower. What the fuck.
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Work Laptop
  • Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7Ghz 6/12 core, Nvidia Quadro P1000, 32gb 2667 RAM
Turtle, April 11, 2019, 05:05:51 pm

A Xeon and a Quadro on a fucking laptop?! I'm super fucking curious.
Ambious, April 11, 2019, 07:51:19 pm
It's a Dell Precision 7530. From what I can tell, they spent over $3200 on a 5.6lb "laptop". It's insane. Buy a tower. What the fuck.
Turtle, April 12, 2019, 08:33:09 am

Yeah, for that money just buy a server and remote desktop into it.


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Time To Talk About Electronics I Use, Yay!

Computer -
  • Alienware Laptop
  • Intel Core i7 8th Gen
  • 16 gb of RAM
  • Nvida GeForce GTX 1070
  • 1 tb Hard Drive + 256 gb SSD
  • I bought it cause I wanted a really good computer to do stuff on, but sadly haven't really pushed it. Still a great laptop tho.
  • Once I get back into programming I might start getting to use the strength of it.
Phone -
  • iPhone XS Max 256 Gb
  • Bought this cause at the time I had money and wanted to upgrade my phone, so I was like, why not. Actually really like using it.
  • I am very specific about my phone cases however. I always use a phone case, but also try to keep them in the best condition possible as well. If there is something off about it, or it starts to break down even a bit, I can't help but notice it and get really uncomfortable. Due to this, I do have multiple phone cases, which I also like to switch around, depending on my mood.
  • I do sometimes use popsockets on my phone but for some reason decide I don't like having them on it. Good thing they made it so you can take the tops off.
  • Inherinted an Apple Watch Second Gen from my mom, and also own a pair of 2nd gen airpods, which I use frequently and have little issues with.
Gaming -
  • Including my laptop here because sometimes I do use it for gaming.
  • Phone - I do got games on my phone. Mostly just play either retro game emulation on it or a couple of other games. I had purchased an Xbox One controller to use with it since iOS 13 introduced compatibility with it, but found carrying around a controller with a phone stand attached was awkward feeling and didn'
    t really boast anything better than if I had just brought my switch with me.
  • Gameboy Advance SP - I bought a GBA SP off eBay to play a custom Mother 3 cartridge I had purchased at the same time. When I first got it, it was in very rough condition (scratched up case, battery dying) but recently I did buy a replacement shell and new battery, to which I put my electronic repair skills to use! Current Games I Have/ Are Playing on it are - Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, Metroid Fusion, Mother 3, and Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga.
  • Nintendo DS Lite and 2DS XL - Putting these in the same area because even though the DS Lite has a GBA slot, i mostly use it for DS games. Hardly use these atm.
  • Gamecube w/Gameboy Player addon - Again with the gameboy! I had purchased the gamecube from a streamer who's name escapes me atm. It came with a copy of Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes, of which I played for a bit, then remembered I am terrible at stealth, so stopped. I had purchased the GB player from ebay, which for some reason most listings did not come with the disk needed to use it, but fortunately I had kept mine from my original gamecube.
  • Nintendo Switch - Love the switch, very good at being both console and handheld (even though i mostly use it as a console). Bought it second day it came out, I went to gamestop because I heard they were taking preorders for the next shipment, they weren't, decided to cheque out best buy just for hahahas, they had one extra one in the back and I bought it. Mostly been playing Luigi's Mansion 3, skyrim for the xth time, and also shovel knight recently. Also Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
  • NES and SNES Classic Editions - I am gonna be real, I mostly bought these cause they look cool, and since the Switch now has a decent library for both NES and SNES I havent touched these in a while. Still really cool tho.
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