Who are you, and what do you do?
What hardware do you use?
My NAS is a 4TB Synology DS411slim.
Camera: A Lumix G3 - micro 4/3 with a fantastic Vario 1:4/4-14 lens.
Oh, and Bose QuietComfort 15 noise reducing headphones - essential for long-distance flights.
Sonos sound system for listening to music.
And what software?
I write books using XML markup in emacs (nxml mode), and run the text through the spell checker (aspell) and the Mac voice synthesizer.
What would be your dream setup?
Software that's not broken.
An infinite supply of paper, and pens that don't leak.
I'd like a 11-inch laptop with a few days battery. I can't think it would need more than 16GB memory and 500GB SSD.
It would have high quality voice input.
It would cache data off-machine into fault-tolerant storage.
If the machine broke I would like to go to any other machine and resume work within a few seconds without losing any data.
If my machine was stolen I would like it to be totally unusable after a short time - so nobody would bother to steal it.
I would like the machine to recognize me, through some mechanism (fingerprints, retina scan, DNA - who knows) so I don't need passwords.
I would like to access all my data, securely forever, and index it all so I could find things.
I want a total backup solution that snapshots and guards my data so nothing ever gets accidentally lost or destroyed.
I want zero viruses, trojans, malware.
I'm trying to build some of these things - right now I'm still stuck on the first point - making software that's not broken.