Nov 08, 2012
Don’t be fooled by Grant Chappell’s mountain man look, his beard alone knows more about computers and technology than you and I ever will. Whether he is chopping down a tree or building a custom desktop, Grants knows what he is doing and he does it very well.
Like the rest of our writers, Grant is a PC guy. While his favorite PC brand is Asus, his personal computer is a custom built desktop. He has refrained from enlightening us with any more details on his PC because his mountain man club prefers their members not use technology. Grant has also asked I not write or publish this piece. However, I am confident his fellow club members will never see it.
If stranded on a deserted island, Chappell would need some type of Android smartphone and of course, his beard.
Nov 08, 2012
Chris Breshears has only two hairstyles, afro and cornrows. Likewise he has only two favorite PC brands, Asus and Lenovo. Chris is a manager at Ribbit’s west store and in every sense of the word is a techie. Whether he is hacking his Kindle Fire to install the latest version of Android or tinkering with a custom built gaming PC, Chris loves technology. One look at his home computer setup and it becomes clearer.
Chris’s laptop is a Lenovo Thinkpad with an i3 processor, 4GB of RAM and Ubuntu Studio operating system. He’s built himself a custom desktop with 8GB of RAM, an AMD Phenomx6 processor, Geeforce 7950 graphics card and dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Like I said, techie.
When asked what one piece of technology he would want if stranded on a deserted island, he said there was only one real option. The Nokia 3310 cell phone. This old school brick phone is indestructible and he can play snake all day with it.
Nov 08, 2012
Tyler Black may be young be certainly is not dumb. At the age of 19, Black is one of our youngest managers at Ribbit Computers. And it’s because this kid knows what he is talking about. He’s been with us for nearly two years and has been nothing short of exceptional. The only thing he might spend more time on that computers is his biceps. He spends hours doing “curls for the girls,” as he says.
Tyler is a PC guy. Always has been, always will be. His preferred hardware brands are Intel and nVidia. He’s all about power, whether it’s with a processor or a bench press at the gym.
His personal setup is a custom desktop that also doubles as a space shuttle. He has a cooler Master HAF gaming case with LED lighting. With an i5 processor, 60GB SSD, 500GB hard-drive and a MSI GTX560Ti graphics card, this machine is ready to power through our atmosphere.
If stranded on an island, Tyler would only need a Samsung Galaxy Note II, assuming he has internet access. It’s a phone, no a tablet, no a phablet!