Colophon

My name is Glenn Wolsey (pronounced Wool-Z) and I live in the beautiful country of New Zealand.

I've been a self proclaimed 'Apple fanatic' since I purchased my first Apple product, the 3rd Generation iPod in 2003.

Tools

My current machine is the beautiful first generation MacBook Pro 13" with Retina Display. It's a perfect cross between the lightness of the MacBook Air, and the power of an iMac. Mine's kitted out with a 128GB SSD and 8GB of RAM.

Accompanying me in my pocket at any time I expect to remain dry, is the 32GB iPhone 5S in Gold. Most of the time my 16GB Retina iPad mini isn't too far out of reach. I listen to music with the aesthetically beautiful aluminium and leather Beats Executive noise-cancelling headphones.

Before my current MacBook Pro + iPhone 5S setup, I've used (in reverse order) the MacBook Air 11", MacBook Air 13", MacBook Pro 13", iMac 27", MacBook Pro 15", MacBook 13" (Plastic), original quad core Mac Pro, and my first Mac - the iMac G5.

In the living room, I've got a 1080p Apple TV hooked up to a 50" Samsung Smart LED TV. I send video content via AirPlay to the Apple TV using Beamer.

My favourite micro-fibre cleaning cloths are scattered in various spots around my house to keep the screens on my devices clear of fingerprints.

Software

While changing on a regular basis, my 'stable' of software consists of:

Things - My to-do manager of choice across both platforms, OS X and iOS. Things by Cultured Code has been my go to project manager for the past 4+ years.

Writer Pro - The majority of the content on this weblog, including this Colophon page you're reading right now was written in Writer using John Gruber's fabulous Markdown.

Pocket - The iOS application in conjunction with the native Mac application are fed in via the Safari bookmarklet. Pocket stores hundreds upon hundreds of articles, photos, and videos I've noted interested in catching up on in my own time.

Tweetbot - I've tried a number of Twitter clients since launch six years ago. Tweetbot by Tapbots is the one that's stuck. I can't get enough of the unique styling and attention to detail Tapbots have put into Tweetbot. iCloud sync is brilliant to keep up with my Twitter stream across multiple devices.

Arq + Amazon S3 - While I've never had the experience of a hard-drive dying on me, I have experienced losing my data in a completely different way - theft. Arq backs up my entire home directory, along with my external storage drives to Amazon's insanely cheap and redundant Glacier service every hour, on the hour. This gives me piece of mind knowing if something catastrophic happened to my local data or my MacBook Pro went missing, my data would be only a number of hours away from restoration. Check out my full backup strategy here.

My Dream Setup

I couldn't call myself a gear-head without listing a dream setup.

In a perfect world, I'd have an 11" MacBook (call it a Pro, call it an Air, call it what you like) with a 2TB SSD and 4G connectivity, hooked up to dual Retina Apple Cinema Displays.

In my pocket I'd have the next generation iPhone with 128GB of local storage, and a Retina iPad mini with 256GB of local storage to store my entire Aperture library.

I'd shoot with a Sony RX1R. I wouldn't change a thing about my backup regime, I'd continue feeding the RX1R RAW files to Amazon Glacier via Arq

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