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Fall 2014 Tech Line-up

by Mike Zentz on October 15, 2014

I started this little project to keep track of what technology and cloud-enabled services I use, for posterity.  I’m sure someday it will make a hilarious time capsule.


Desktop: Custom (Dual Boots Windows/Ubuntu)

Laptop: 13″ MacBook Pro with Retina

Tablet: Nexus 9

Phone: Nexus 6

Smartwatch: Moto 360

Bluetooth Earpiece: Moto Hint

Printer: HP 5530

TV:  40″ Element HDTV

Streaming Media Player: Nexus Player


Software (that I pay for)

Google Drive – I get the 100gb.

Magenta River – Service that automatically re-shares what you post on Google+ to other social sites.

Webroot - Lightweight internet security.

Pogoplug – Unlimited cloud backup.

Pandora – Radio stations you can actually enjoy.

Google Play Music – All the music, unlimited skips, and replays, cheap.

Google Play Newsstand – Tailored free news feeds as well as paid magazines.

Google Play Movies & TV – Catalog of current movies and TV for sale.

Google Play Books – Bookstore.

Netflix – A massive subscription library of movies as well as Netflix original programming.

Hulu – Some good TV shows all in one place.



Summer 2014 Tech Line-up

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Every season from here until I quit I will be posting my current technology lineup.  Enjoy or don’t. Workstation/Gaming Desktop Setup: Custom Built Tower and Monitors (Contact me if you would like a custom build) Laptop: HP Chromebook 11 Tablet: Nexus 7 Phone: Nexus 5 Smartwatch: None (Waiting for Moto 360) Headphones: Urban Ears Printer: HP […]

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Dear Readers, This website for its entire existence has been hosted by InMotion Hosting. Why am I telling you this? Because they rock! Before I even dig into the features they offer I want to highlight their customer service. Are there cheaper web hosts? Of course. Are there web hosts that offer more features? Actually […]

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Planning for Gun Confiscation

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