Ryan Hoffman

Thoughts from a .NET obsessed software architect and developer.


So, you want to know a little about me. Well, for starters, I’m a huge geek. I’m a software architect working with a great team of developers, designers, and testers. Outside of work, I’m staying on top of the latest technologies, taking pictures with my camera, blogging/tweeting, and also taking in as much sports as I can. I live, breathe and (even sometimes) eat .NET - specifically C#. I said it in 2002 when I first discovered the joy of .NET, but Microsoft really did a great job with the entire .NET ecosystem. I’m interested in so many areas of .NET, but some that stand out are ASP.NET, WPF, Silverlight, WCF, and WF. Of course, I also know the almost obligatory HTML/CSS/Javascript which I use heavily when working in ASP.NET. Other languages that interest me (but which I don’t work with day to day) are Ruby, Python, and F#. I love toys. Well, what kind of geek doesn’t? I specifically love computer gadgets :-). Here are some of the hardware that I use on a daily basis:

Home Desktop

  • Dell Precision Workstation T5400
  • Dual Intel Xeon E5410 (2.33 GHz) Quad Core CPUs (8 total cores)
  • 8gb RAM
  • NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600
  • 2x1tb HDs in RAID0
  • ATI OpenCable OCUR Digital Cable Card Tuner
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi
  • 4x Blu-Ray ROM
  • 40” Samsung LED LCD Monitor
  • Windows 7 Ultimate x64

iPad 2

  • Verizon 3G
  • 64gb

Apple Macbook Air

  • 11” Display
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 1.6ghz CPU
  • 4gb RAM
  • 128gb SSD
  • Mac OS X 10.6
  • Windows 7 Ultimate x64 running under VMWare Fusion

Sprint HTC Evo 3D

  • Android 2.3 - Gingerbread
  • 4G Wimax
  • Dual Core CPU
  • The 3D really works well

Work Desktop

  • 1x 24” 1920x1080 LED LCD Display
  • 2x 19” Displays (3 total displays)
  • 1x Intel Xeon W3550 3.07ghz Quad Core CPUs w/ Hyperthreading
  • 24gb RAM
  • 3x1tb HDs in RAID1 with 1 hot spare
  • Windows 7 Pro x64