I guess by now you can tell that I really, really, really like technology. I'm basically broke because I'm always buying crap. You know the old computer joke:

Q: How many applications does it take to finish a project?
A: Just one more!

So, I've accumulated a lot of stuff over the years, not to mention all the stuff I got rid of so I could accumulate other stuff. In the end, I always get the best tools for the job, irrespective of cost, because how many times have you chiseled on the tool only to have it fail right when you needed it most?! Mostly for me, however, it's always been about acquiring knowledge, skill, and craft. The equipment itself is really rather disposable: just a vehicle for knowledge. Spoken like a true technocrat!

The following is a list of the things I currently own and employ and maybe a little about why I chose them. Could be some strong opinions ahead... a lot of people might argue about what's best, or sharpest, or easiest to use, or smoothest, or just argue with my attitude, but in the end it's really all about the craft and not the tool. I find hacks tend to get caught up in pixel counts, or USAF target tests, or whatever; pros just get the job done and avoid unruly hair pulls about brand consciousness or process. (Which is a polite way of saying, "If you disagree with me, please don't email me to berate me. Just do what others do; belittle me publicly in your blog.")

Of course, having said that, I'm about to pontificate on why my stuff is the coolest.

My equipment Good Humor
Decent writing skills
Attention to detail
Did I say good humor?