|Name||Matt G. (aka Maggew)|
|Location||South Jersey, USA – 15m from Philadelphia|
|Room Size||450 ft² = 18'x25′ = 41.8 m²|
|Cost of Setup||~$500|
Hello! Tell us a bit about yourself
Howdy, my name is Matt, I was born in the beautiful Garden State, New Jersey.
I love cars, chess computers and cycles. My three brothers and I had a fantastic childhood, and I wouldn't change it for anything. When I was around 10 or 11, I played 1000s a hours of strategy games like Age of Empires II, C&C Red Alert, Warcraft and the likes; Diablo 1 & 2 were incredible too! My favorite class, the Javazon was named AgileThunder. 😜
Take us through your setup
|Monitor||Acer H213H (1920×1080@60Hz)|
Acer X223W c (1680×1050@59Hz)
|Storage||NVMe 232GB WDC WD2500AAKX-753CA1|
(2) 120GB LITEON in Raid Array / Storage Pool
|CPU, Ram, Mobo||OptiPlex 990, i7 2600 @ 3.40GHz + 32GB 665MHz Ram (9-9-9-24)|
|Monitor mount||Wooden Collector Edition Risk Box and Video Card Box|
|Speakers||Klipsche Pro Media 2.1|
|Headphones||Black Sony MDR-ZX100|
|Mouse & Keyboard||Corsair Harpoon Gaming Set|
|Chair||$5 Wooden Captains Chair from Antique Store|
|Desk||Custom-made using IKEA legs, a door and old bookshelf|
|Speakers Stand||(2) 1″ thick wooden pencils to elevate speakers toward ears|
|Misc.||M. Bison Metal Statue, MUJI Aluminum Fountain Pen, 140 lb (300 gsm) 4×6 Card stock, TS3122 AIO, Red Ryder BB Gun, Family Autographed Baseball.|
As a teenager, I wanted to be smart with computers and also play sports, so I spent my time with Basketball and a Warlock in Warcraft only to retire after a year into TBC… still dabbling in Basketball I tried my hands at Web Development and the rest is history.
At the age of 18, I started doing various jobs like pumping gas, working at Lowe's, washing cars, fixing cars and riding bicycles and motorcycles. This is when I pretty much focused entirely on my desire to build a business. I was not very good at first, getting customers was tough so I would try using websites like Upwork, Guru and the likes but was very very hard to compete with cheap, outsourced, exploited labor. Fast forward a bit and I was sending USPS mail, making cold calls and finding word of mouth customers with craigslist.
What software do you like?
|GUI||W11 Phoenix LiteOS, KDE Fedora and Zorin OS|
|Apps||AHK, ShareX, Enpass, DisplayFusion Triggers, Laragon, Signal / Telegram, Shairport4w, NextDNS, WinDirStat, FreeFileSync and |
|Browser||Most browsers are copy-cat chromium forks. Waterfox is impressive and fast, ungoogled-chromium, Cent Browser, Iridium and Brave are recommended. Stay away from Chrome, Firefox, Safari and the other big guys.|
|Extensions||OneTab, ClearURLs, ViolentMoneky, |
I think that might be it. Best of luck to anyone and everyone reading this. Wait! I almost forgot, the 4 tips I promised you guys…
- Do not make your chair very comfortable or you will forget about stretching and neglect your body requirements… should be aiming for a 5 or 6 out of 10 comfort.
- One of my favorite upgrades are my speakers, everyone should have a REALLY NICE pair that bumps so you can set the tone for entire day, each and every day.
- My giant mousepad is one of the latest investments that I wish I would have acquired at the very beginning, it makes such a huge difference, I was debating cork and still might get one of those…
- If you drink all day, consider getting a non-USB, gravity sensor mug heater for $20.
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Just updated the software list a couple more… 🍻