TheSetup ChangeLog

Several years ago, I did a long interview with TheSetup — a fantastic website that posts of interviews with nerdy people that ask the same four questions:

  1. Who are you, and what do you do?
  2. What hardware are you using?
  3. And what software?
  4. What would be your dream setup?

Because I have a very carefully considered — but admittedly quite idiosyncratic — setup, I spent a lot of time preparing my answers. Many people have told me that they found my write-up useful. I recently spoke with several students who said it had been assigned in one of their classes!

Of course, my setup has changed since 2012. Although the vast majority is still the same, there is a growing list of modifications and additions. To address this, I’ve been keeping a changelog on my wiki where I detail every major change and addition I’ve made to the setup that I described in the original interview.

Author: Benjamin Mako Hill

Rebel with rather too many causes. And your host!

4 thoughts on “TheSetup ChangeLog”

  1. Thanks for posting this! That was a fantastic interview, and very enjoyable to read. I suspect that your setup may not be as idiosyncratic as you think—I often see folks on Slashdot and other tech sites gushing about the same hardware and software you use. (And in fact my own setup has a lot of similarities to yours.)

    1. It’s components are hardly unique. Especially free software hackers, I guess, but I think we are all pretty unusual in the general sense. I think among academic social scientists (and especially among professors of communication) it’s pretty out there. :)

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