Technology has been my life since a very young age. From computers to smart phones, technology has lead me into the industry I work in today. Currently I work in the gaming industry as an Information Technology Administrator. Over the years, I've developed multiple technical skills from jobs I've worked in the past, including:

- Computer sales
- IT Help desks & Service desk
- Local onsite technical support
- Windows Server administrator
- Application Specialist
- Creative multimedia
- Web design

I'm the type of person who really excels with a challenge. With over 18+ years of experience in medium to large corporations, I'm always improving my skills and developing new ones. People who know me, know that I'm always selling technology and upgrading to the latest devices.

Interested in knowing more about me?
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From a very young age, I showed a lot of interest in computers. Going back to the 80's, my father received our very first plain beige computer that laid sideways on our desk. It came with "super duper" i286 CPU with 6 MHz. Oh and and a shiny turbo button to really speed things up!

I spent many weekends installing floppy disk games and wreaking havoc on that machine. After watching my parents invest money over and over to fix problems caused by trial and error, I made it my goal to fix the problems myself. Having grown up though the golden age of Windows, I've experienced almost every version of Windows OS going back as far to Windows 3.1.

Skipping ahead to today, I pride myself on being able to fix issues not only for for myself but to have made a career out of it. Computers have evolved from monotone bland boxes, into works of art. Custom designs cases & lights have taken the spot light. I love putting a new computer together and turning it on for the first time. That scary moment as my heart races, I press to power button, "Will it boot?" and watch the final product come to life.

Feel free to take a look at some of my most recent builds below. Lately I've been bias on AMD Zen 3 processors for their aggressive performance.  I used to be an Intel fan but once they stopped pushing the bar, I switched over to AMD. With Intel's latest 13th gen, things are starting to heat back up again. Unfortunately, the prices of 13th gen is out reach for most people due to high pricing of DDR5 memory and Z690 motherboards. Hopefully prices will come down soon.
 
 
 
 
- Since the 4000 series launched from Nvidia, there has been a lot of topics surrounding these cards. From the new power plug issues, to rebranded 4080's turning into 4070's, and the high prices surrounding these cards it's been off ot a rocky start. Recently, I decided to buy the Zotac 16GB 4070 Ti Super Trinity card to replace my MSI 3080 10Gb video card. Normally I'm not a huge fan of Zotac, but their aesthetic design this time around is beautiful. Performance should be more then enough for what I use it for.

- While it's rare I post information on AMD graphic cards, those interested in buying one, stay away from the RX 7900 XTX. For now, as it seems, they have a problem with cooling on the hot spots. More details

- In processor news, AMD will be releasing more high-end 3d stacking CPU models including the Ryzen 9 7950X3D at 5.7Ghz. Seems lately AMD has a hard time selling their processors with many rebates and lower prices going on across the board.


I often get asked, should I buy a pre-built PC, or build  one myself?

Here are a few things to keep in mind before making your final decision. Let' start with pre-built machines. Pre-built machines are computers that are put together by a store or OEM (Original equipment manufacturer). They can be convenient since nothing needs to be done, other then plugging it in and setting up Windows, but there are many things to consider:

Positives for Pre-built

- Normally comes with a Windows license
- Plug and play with minimum setup time
- Sometimes offers better deals or specials

Negatives for Pre-built:

- Older hardware, not always the latest technology
- Build quality & cable management can vary
- Cannot choose vendors for GPU
- Weird proprietary parts or connectors.
- Massive Windows bloatware
- Dealing with the store warranty when something breaks.


Positives for DIY:

- Better choice of hardware and named brands
- Additional bling factor of adding lights and visual elements
- Installing only the software you need
- Additional cost management
- Accomplishment of building your own PC

Negatives for DIY:

- No Windows licenses included (extra costs)
- You must install the OS yourself.
- Learning curve, lots of watching videos and reading
- Building mistakes can happen (extra costs)
- Can sometimes cost more money per item

No matter which option you choose, there is no right or wrong answer. Experience, budget and willingness to learning a new skill can be a driving factor to build your own PC. Plug in play might be more interesting to you if you want less trouble.

I always recommend people look at
JayzTwoCents (videos on the side) to get a good understanding of what is required to build a computer.

 
 
 
 
 
Technology has changed a lot over the years. It's always fun seeing new advancements in electronics. Today's keyboards can sound like any instrument. Incorperating a band in a box, stage pianos and computers has allowed me get my creative juices flowing.

Below are the keyboards I've owned over the years starting from oldest to newest.
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YAMAHA PSR-S900

The Yamaha PSR-S900, one of my first keyboards I owned. Solid beats and good selection of natural instruments made this keyboard fun to play. I used it more for midi music with *Reason & other VST but I still remember a lot of great songs made with this machine.
YAMAHA MOXF

The Yamaha MOXF, considered the cheap mans MOTIF. I bought this keyboard because at the time, I was broke. I was board of what I had and needed something new to play. Was it good? Not really. Cheap plastic, very light weight. bad layout. Didn't own it long.
YAMAHA MODX6

The Yamaha ModX is one of Yamaha's neat workstation keyboards. At the time of release, it was special because it had a "super knob" that allows you to modulate the sounds and create weird and interesting new sounds. I enjoyed this keyboard but wasn't using it to its true potential as I'm more into arranger keyboards. Recently they've released a new + version.


Take a look at "Sonic GreenHill Zone" from Sonic
YAMAHA MOTIF XF6

The Motif XF6 was one of Yamahas most veritle workstation keyboards. It's rare that I normally go for anything other then arrangers but this machine had an impressive feature set. The only downside was the complexity level was at number 11. Almost a full time job just to learn completely what this machine could do.  During it's time, it was one of the best you could get with loads of room for  sampling.


Take a look at "Where are all the clowns"
YAMAHA TYROS 5

The Yamaha Tyros 5, Yamaha flagship arranger back in 2013. I owned this keyboard for a good while. Realistic instruments, good styles and loads of connections. Downside, Yamaha really did not like touch screens, so using buttons was not very fun. It was the best keyboard at that time for Christmas music.
Take a look at "This Ain't No Sugar Plum Fairy"
KORG  NAUTILUS

The Korg Nautilus, While I didn't enjoy fully  the concept of this keyboard, It was one of the best in terms Piano, elemental and soundscape sounds. It allowed me to produce some pretty good gaming music.
Take a look at "Illusive Man" from the Mass Effect games.
KORG PA4X

The Korg PA4X, the only flagship model in arrangers at the time of owning it and surpassed by the Pa5X. I made a lot of great songs with this machine. The quality is top notch with excellent sounds and backing tracks.
Take a look at "Somewhere over the rainbow"
YAMAHA PSR-SX700

The Yamaha PSR-SX700, a midrange keyboard falling just under the PSR-SX900 and Genos series. I didn't own it for very long as I updated to the Genos but I made a lot of great music theme songs in a short period with this machine.
Take a look at "Armageddon"  from the movie
YAMAHA GENOS

The Yamaha Genos, a flagship machine until recently with the release of Genos 2. While I was not impressed with the new Genos 2, the Genos still produces some of the best realistic instruments recreations to date. I feel Yamaha drop the ball on the Genos 2 with 7 years of development but not much to show.
Take a look at"DragonBorn - A Skyrim Tale" from Skyrim
KORG PA5X (Latest)

While I've been a Yamaha fan for a long time, my latest keyboard is now the Korg Pa5X. I've been trying to get this keyboard before spring 2023 but due to Covid it was impossible. Now that I have it, I cannot wait to start making new songs on this machine.

This creative artform can set off emotions, help us remember special moments and give us chills with goosebumps. Music is special and connects with everyone differently.

I've been playing musical instruments for over 30 years. Back in the 80's, my father bought our first Roland synth keyboard and ever since I've been hooked.

As I got older, soundtrack / orchestra music became the music of choice. Mixing a bit of rock, soundscape and epic cinematics. While I cannot read sheet music, I do play by ear.

Enjoy some of my tracks.