In this blog series, we chat with some of our ASO employees to share who we are, what we do, and what makes A Small Orange so great. Read on to find out what life is like inside ASO while we “peel back the orange.” Stay tuned for more ASO Spotlight blogs!
Here is some of our interview:
What do you do at ASO?
I help run the affiliate program here at A Small Orange. My job is pretty multi-faceted: I do everything from proactively help and support affiliates and how they promote our awesome web hosting company to ensuring commissions they earn for referring great customers, arrive at their doorstep (or bank account). I get to work with all types of customers and affiliates – which always keeps things interesting!
What’s one piece of advice you want anyone interested in technology to know?
Never convince yourself you don’t have technical bone in your body. I stumbled into technology from an artistic background and taught myself how to code websites, how to manage a server, etc. We live in an amazing time where self education on practically any topic, can be found on the internet. All it takes is a little focus and motivation to learn what you don’t know!
What do you like to do outside of work?
For the past year or so, I have really gotten into (or over my head with) soccer. Despite the last time I played was when I was 6 years old, I currently play on a competitive league with people that have been playing for years (it’s the only way to challenge yourself – right?). When not playing or working, I am an avid homebrewer and enjoy spending time with my wife and two dogs (not necessarily in that order).
What’s the top song on your playlist right now?
“Howling At Nothing” By Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. I like artists who take an old school sound and make it their own.
Describe your workspace setup! (Editor’s note: See above picture!)
In 2013, I created an IKEA desk hack as I could not find a desk that fit my style, and more importantly – my space. On it I use a Macbook Air connected to a “no frills” 25’’ HP 1080p Monitor. I use an old school, external Apple keyboard (USB with the number pad). Ergonomically speaking, I use The World is Flat and a book about Chess Openings (insert humor here) to prop up my monitor, and a rain design mstand to prop up the laptop.
I pretend to be an audiophile with some Dayton Audio B652 shelf speakers that I can run audio from my computer or a vinyl player that sits off to the side.