My career has taken me through an eclectic assortment of fields, and connected me with people from all walks of life. This experience includes construction, professional cooking, podcasting, and, of course, writing. I’ve been typing up geeky takes since 2009, ultimately landing a freelancing position at PCMag. This blossomed into a full-time tech analyst position in 2021, where I lend my personal insight on the matters of web hosting, streaming music, mobile apps, and video games.
My Areas of Expertise
The Technology I Use
I always carry my iPad Mini with me. This tablet has been my faithful drawing tool since its release back in 2012, and is the one piece of tech I upgrade frequently. Paired with an inexpensive Wacom Bamboo Duo stylus, I have a compact, reliable, and convenient doodling set to keep me busy during long train and bus commutes across the Big Apple.
During weekends, when I have free time, I swap over to my dedicated drawing display. I use an XP-Pen Artist 22E Pro, which I have owned for a few years now, and thoroughly enjoy. Nothing quite matches the therapeutic power of illustration.
Cooking is my dearest passion next to gaming, and I embrace any tech that makes modern cookery a little easier. I discovered the Paprika Recipe Manager during my cooking stint at Google HQ, and fell in love with its simple, feature-packed tool set. Saving and editing online recipes has never been easier, and having them on my phone is a tremendous convenience.
I own all current generation consoles, and my Nintendo Switch sees the most use. In an age of pretentious, cinematic experiences and heinous monetization schemes, it’s nice to settle down on the couch and enjoy the Switch’s encyclopedic catalog of tried-and-true games. That said, nothing trumps gaming on a PC. While not exactly a powerhouse, my rig delivers exactly what I need it to in this gaming age: 1440p resolution, and 60 frames-per-second (or better) performance.