What I Use

I’ve been asked on occasion what technology I use/prefer to accomplish a task so I thought I’d document it. Just got some new toys – highlighted below.

Development Hardware

  • ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 Mainboard
  • AMD FX-8350 Piledriver (Vishera) 4.0GHz 8 Core Processor
  • ASUS 2GB GDDR5 DIGI+ VRM technology Graphics Card HD7770-2GD5
  • 32GB PC-10600 DDR3 Dual Channel Memory
  • Cooler Master HAF XM Case and Corsair 600W Power Supply
  • Samsung 240GB SSD (boot drive)
  • Western Digital 2TB Drive (Development )
  • Samsung 480GB SSD x 2 (Virtual Machines)
  • Windows 10 Pro x64
  • Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2012, Visual Studio 2015
  • VMware Workstation 10.x (VMs of Windows XP/7/2003/2008/2012/8/10 and SharePoint 2007,2010,2013, 2016)


  • Synology DiskStation DS212J (Media Center Storage – 3TB)
  • Synology DiskStation DS414 (Files, Pictures, Videos, Backups – 12TB)

Media Center 

  • HP 8300 USFF Desktop; Core i7-3770s @ 3.1GHz
  • 8GB RAM
  • Samsung EVO 240GB SSD as boot drive
  • Blu-Ray/DVD Drive
  • SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime x 2
  • AnyDVD HD
  • Plex 
  • Apple TV 
  • Fire Stick
  • Channels for IOS and Apple TV (reviewing as replacement for WMC)


  • Ecobee 3 Smart Thermostat
  • Wemo Switches and sensors
  • IFTTT; Apple Homekit


  • iPad Air 2
  • iPhone 6
  • Apple Watch Series 2
  • Mac Mini (IOS Development)
  • Nokia Lumia 520
  • LinkSys WRT-1900AC
  • TP-Link TL-SG1024DE Gigabit Ethernet Switch

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