TAB Welcomes: Bryan Schuetz



Well, it looks like I’m next up to bat as another new writer here at TheAppleBlog. There are a couple things you should probably know about me before we get started.

By day I’m just your average, everyday corporate IT drone — toiling away in a cube farm trying to make a few bucks and not completely sell my soul in the bargain. I’d say my life was like a Dilbert cartoon, but it’s nowhere near that funny and tends to involve a significantly greater amount of crying.

Like a number of you, I’ve been forced to spend most of my professional life as a pilgrim in an unholy land, trying to get by with my personal Mac on cold and unforgiving corporate Windows networks. Bitterness ensued.

When not trying to jam a square peg into a round hole, I enjoy spending my off time playing at being a web designer/developer and ranting about politics and whatever else I feel like over at the Distress Signal or on Twitter as @BryanSchuetz.

Although I may have started out my early computing life sans Apple with Radio Shack’s excellent TRS 80 and then a blazingly fast Tandy 1000, it wasn’t long before I had a Macintosh SE then a IIsi and became hooked on Apple for good.

At the moment, I’m using a quad core 2.66 GHz Mac Pro, and it is without a doubt the best computer I’ve ever owned. I also managed to convince my bosses to buy me a new unibody MacBook Pro for my day job. With one Mac at home and another at work, you might expect some of that residual bitterness from when I was the lone OS X guy in a room full of Windows IT devotees to wear off, but you’d be wrong. Luckily, though, I’ve been told there’s help for this on the way. In the meantime, if you see some of this bitterness shine through in my writing, I hope you will forgive me for it and just know that I come by it honestly.

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