My Computers

Here you can find a list of all the computers I have owned, excluding server instances and the like.

HP Pavilion

Specifications unknown~2003 - 2011
My Dad got my brother and I this computer when he tired of me using his computer all the time. I have a very strong memory of installing "Bionicle: The Game" as soon as I got this computer as it wasn't supported on my Dad's computer. Since the Bionicle game was released in 2003 I must have gotten the computer around then. It was most commonly used for playing Runescape and Transportation Tycoon.

MacBook Pro Mid 2009

15-inch, CPU: 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, RAM: 8GB, HDD: 250GB, GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M2009 - 2015
Eventually I outgrew HP tower and had gotten more interested in programming and computers. My parents got me a MacBook Pro and I set about building a website for my Dad's small business. That website kicked off my programming interest and I quickly learned actual programming by teaching myself JavaScript and PHP, then Java (so I could make Minecraft mods of course). Nowadays it serves as a device that allows me to access iMessages from my linux desktop via remote desktop and occasionally as an ethernet bridge.


12-inch, CPU: Intel Atom N455, RAM: 2GB, HDD: 16GB2010 - 2011
I was chosen as one of the Test Pilots for the Chrome OS platform. Google sent me a free Cr-48 with which to try out their new Operating System. Eventually, I installed linux on it and used it as a utility server.

Custom Tower v1

CPU: A10-5800K, RAM: 16GB, GPU: AMD R9 280X~2013 - 2017
I grew more interested in gaming and my poor MacBook wasn't built for it (nor did it run Windows) so I bought all the parts to build my own computer. Originally, I didn't have the money to buy a separate graphics card, but the integrated graphics on the AMD APU still beat the MacBook Pro by a longshot. It originally ran on 8GB of RAM until I upgraded it some time later once I had the money.

MacBook Pro 2015

15-inch, CPU: 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7, RAM: 16GB, SSD: 1TB2015 - Present
The combination of going to college and my old MacBook aging led me to use my college funds to purchase a new MacBook Pro. It served me amazingly well through my entire college career (even surviving a rough fall when I dropped my backpack at an odd angle during freshman year). I have generally disliked stickers on laptops but I finally started to see the appeal at the beginning of my sophomore year. I didn't want to cover the laptop itself in stickers so I bought a case and covered that with stickers.

Custom Tower v2

CPU: i7 7700k, RAM: 64GB, GPU: AMD RX 4802017 - Present
My gaming tower came to college with me but it was starting to show its age, I elected to keep the case and HDD/SSDs and toss the rest of the innards. I originally meant to keep the graphics card too but I mistakenly thought that I shorted it during the rebuild. I set it aside and ended up reusing the old graphics card in in the build below once I realized it wasn't actually faulty. The i7 processor was probably overkill, but the computer now runs Gentoo and using all the extra power is nice to get everything compiled.


CPU: A10-5800K, RAM: 16GB, GPU: AMD R9 280X2017 - 2020
Just after I removed all the old components from my computer and set them aside my roommate decided to build a new computer so I snagged his old case and whipped up a frankenstein combination between our two old computers. Initially I planned to use it as an all-purpose headless home server but I got distracted with school work. While we were moving house the case got damaged but it still works just fine. Its now a Plex server and general testbed for random things I want to try.

When I moved to Seattle in April 2020, the old case looked extremely ugly in my living room, so I bought a new one and replaced the damaged case. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I started playing Minecraft with some old friends, so the server became primarily a Minecraft machine.

Frankenstein v2

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X, RAM: 16GB, GPU: AMD R9 280X2021 - Present
In December 2020, there was some kind of short that caused the ethernet controller in Frankenstein to become entirely unresponsive and rebooting the system was extremely unreliable. I took that as a sign that the parts keeping this thing running were showing their age so I upgraded the internals: new Ryzen 5 processor, new DDR4 RAM, new AM4 socket motherboard, a new PSU just to be on the safe side, and a Noctua cooler to keep things running quiet.

Other Devices


I have generally been an iPhone OS/iOS/iPad OS user, but I purchased an HTC Inspire 4G to build Android apps.2010 - Present
I've also invariably been assigned Android phones as my work phones.
  • iPhone 4
  • HTC Inspire 4G
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 6S
  • Google Pixel 2 (work phone)
  • iPhone XS
  • Google Pixel 3 (work phone)
  • Google Pixel 4 (work phone)
  • iPhone 12


  • iPad (original)
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Pro w/ Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)

Raspberry Pis

  • Raspberry Pi 1B
  • Raspberry Pi 3B+