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Geoffrey Grosenbach

Independent video publisher (PeepCode)

Who are you, and what do you do?

Geoffrey Grosenbach. I'm the founder of PeepCode (recently acquired by Pluralsight), video education and entertainment for professional designers and developers (along with about 8 other employees and contractors).

When not at a computer, I get creatively rejuvenated by riding and racing bicycles on dirt.

What hardware do you use?

Away from work, my hardware looks like this:

And what software?

What would be your dream setup?

Until 2009, I did 90% of my work on a beefy desktop tower and wouldn't consider any other machine for serious work. Multi-core, multi-drive, full power. I slowly transitioned to being able to do all my work on a 15" MacBook Pro, which is faster than the 8-core Mac Pro tower I have at home.

But I still wish Apple would make a laptop for video professionals. 2TB storage. 16 CPU cores. Huge battery to fuel it for 8 or 10 hours at full steam. High resolution matte screen. I don't care how big it is or if it weighs 10 or 15 pounds.