I am a technologist and Alpha Geek.

I am a autodidact (a self-taught person) when it comes to computer technology. I like to speak from experience whenever possible.

I present at different local computer groups.

Alan J. Raul

I am a Alpha Geek most of the time, but I also like biking, kayaking and other outdoor activities.

I embrace ALL new technology regardless if it's from Apple, Google, Linux, Microsoft or others. I'm not married to one particular operating system.

Everyone has different computer needs. Some people can get by with just a smartphone while others need a tablet, laptop or powerful desktop computer. A desktop computer still matters; just not to the masses anymore. A person should buy whatever technology works for them. Your operating system and devices are only tools to get the job done.

I am not a slave to any particular operating system platform or ecosystem. I currently use Apple iOS, Linux (a few different distributions) and Windows 10.

My everyday go to devices are the Apple iPhone XS Max and the Apple iPad Pro 12.9 tablet.

Apple is a lifestyle brand...

The first rule of joining the Apple Club is: "You Never Talk About the Money."

The second rule is: "When you use an Apple product you agree to do it Apple's way."

Be careful... The Apple store is the indoctrination facility. <GRIN>

I do my heavy computer lifting on Linux and Windows 10 computers.

My servers run both Linux and Windows.