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Saury
George Saury — Head Robot in Charge


The Chief Robot at Vox Robot, George is a web marketeer, editor, musician and Renaissance man in sunny, South Florida. As of lately he’s been concentrating his efforts on fatherhood. Whatever time that leaves goes into Vox Robot. Smile, the NSA is watching.



Computers
  • v002 :: Jan. 2015
  • v001 :: Sept. 2014

 Here at the VoxRobot Labs everything (well, almost everything) is done by or with computers. Sadly all our computers are starting to get a bit long in the tooth. We currently have pressed into service quite an eclectic collection of old metal.

Mac Pro Early 2008 (3,1)*
Our trusty 8 core cheese-grader is running Yosemite 10.10 (I’m loving Yosemite – however far from perfect it might be) with 10 gigs of ram, an Apple Raid Card, and an unsupported EVGA 660Ti video card. A bluetooth Wacom Intuos 4, Apple Keyboard and mouse, and two Apple 23″ monitors are constantly in use.

 

Dell PowerEdge 2950 Server (rev3)
8 core, 8 gig, frankensteined from an early chassis and power supply and a rev3 motherboard, processors  and ram. This beasty run EXSI (slightly modified) hosting 3 virtual machines. A DNS server, a WEB Server, and additional muscle to compress video.

Compaq Laptop (is grey)
I hate this thing but it is the only thing around here that can run BMW IMPA outside. It may be getting replaced sooner rather than later. We are not proud — donations are welcome.

 Here at the VoxRobot Labs everything (well, almost everything) is done by or with computers. Sadly all our computers are starting to get a bit long in the tooth. We currently have pressed into service quite an eclectic collection of old metal.

Mac Pro Early 2008 (3,1)
Our trusty 8 core cheese-grader is running Yosemite 10.10 Beta with 10 gigs of ram, an Apple Raid Card, and an unsupported EVGA 660Ti video card. A bluetooth Wacom Intuos 4, Apple Keyboard and mouse, and an Apple 23″ monitor are constantly in use. An inexpensive Dell monitor gets press into occasional service.

 

Dell PowerEdge 2950 Server (rev3)
8 core, 8 gig, frankensteined from an early chassis and power supply and a rev3 motherboard, processors  and ram. This beasty run EXSI (slightly modified) hosting 3 virtual machines. A DNS server, a WEB Server, and additional muscle to compress video.

Compaq Laptop (is grey)
I hate this thing but it is the only thing around here that can run BMW IMPA outside. It may be getting replaced sooner rather than later. We are not proud — donations are welcome.


Art and Production Software
  • v001 :: Sept. 2014

The list of software that we use to produce content and results is long and vast.

WordPress with Yoast Seo and W3 Cache
Apple OS X.10 Beta 3
Final Cut Pro X – Apple
Motion – Apple
Compressor – Apple
DaVinci Resolve Lite – Blackmagic Design Inc
HandBrake
Adobe CS6
Transmit – Panic, Inc.
iTunes 12 (I know is bloated – I’m ok with that)
Parallels Desktop

VMware EXSi 5.1
OSX.6 Server (DNS)
Ubuntu Server 12LTS (Web Sandbox)
Safari
Chrome
Firefox
TextMate
TextWrangler (still my favorite)
Sublime
BMW DIS/TIS and INPA


Video and Photography Hardware
  • v001 :: Sept. 2014

 This is perhaps the saddest list of video and photo gear ever used to launch a video blog. I traded a short a Canon 24-30L for the 10D and the two zooms.

iPhone 5s is our main (only) video camera
Canon 10D
Sigma 24-30 2.8
Sigma 70-200 2.8

Manfrotto 055XB tripod with 494RC Ball Head
Jobby with iPod holding adapter


Music and Audio Hardware
  • v002 :: Jan. 2015
  • v001 :: Sept. 2014

Music paraphernalia has been collecting around here like dust in a library for years.

Yamaha KX88 Controller
Apex Mono Column
Yamaha TX216
Roland MKS70
Roland W30*
Roland D110
Korg Wavestation AD
Korg M1r
Korg EX800
Emagic Unitor 8 mkii*  X2

Alesis M1 Active Speakers
Alesis 1622
Alesis D4

Savahna Steel String Acoustic
Headless Bass Guitar (circa 85)
Hello Kitty Guitar

Music paraphernalia has been collecting around here like dust in a library for years.

Yamaha KX88 Controller
Apex Mono Column
Yamaha TX216
Roland MKS70
Roland D110
Korg Wavestation AD
Korg M1r
Korg EX800

Alesis M1 Active Speakers
Alesis 1622
Alesis D4

Savahna Steel String Acoustic
Headless Bass Guitar (circa 85)
Hello Kitty Guitar


Electronics Lab
  • v001 :: Sept. 2014

Clearly a work in progress.

Hakko 951FX

Tektronic DMM155 Multimeter


Tool Kit for Greasy Jobs
  • v001 :: Sept. 2014

 Lately both BMWs are needing some attention tools have been arriving fast and furiously. If we keep this up the Snap-On rep will ad me to his route. Do I hear sponsorship opportunity — I’m talking to you Craftsman!

Craftsman 275 Piece Mechanics Toolset (Dad bought this in the early 90’s)
Craftsman Metric Boxed-end Wrench Set
Craftsman 1/2 Breaker Bar (is great for breaking the heads of bolts)
Craftsman 1/2 Torque Wrench (-minus the rubber handle my dog ate)
Craftsman 3/8 flex head ratchet
Craftsman Torx Screwdriver set
Gearwrench Ratcheting Torx Boxed-end Wrench Set
Wiha Female Torx Socket Set
OTC Male Torx Socket Set

Rhino Ramps
Generic Metal Wheel Chucks

 

And the two Guinea Pigs
05 BMW X3
06 BMW M3


 

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