HF High School Graduation, 2016

Hi- I'm Nick.

I'm a current sophmore at Northeastern University studying computer science and math. I have a strong love for hockey and the Chicago Blackhawks, and am part of our club roller hockey team at school.

Some of my recent fun tech projects include:

  • updating my desktop to a quintuple boot: Windows 10, macOS Sierra as a Hackintosh, Ubuntu GNOME 17.04, Fedora 26, and Arch Linux.
  • reconfiguring my home server to run ESXi with pfSense in a virtual machine as my router and Ubuntu server running various applications
  • configuring my homelab to do complicated functions that are accessible to almost everyone.
  • scrounging up computer parts people are throwing out to use or resell
  • jailbreaking/rooting phones for ssh/root access to increase customization
  • providing local tech support for friends and family when I am home from school

I have good experience with the following:

  • Languages:   Java, Racket(Scheme), Lisp, HTML, CSS
  • Systems:   Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android
  • Software:   VMware ESXi/Workstation/Fusion, Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, Atom, Notepad++, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier Pro, Microsoft Office
  • Networking:   Ubiquiti Unifi devices, pfSense, various other routers/switces

I enjoy building and customizing computers to work exactly how I want to. My current specs are listed below. If you are curious how I configured everything check out the project page.

  • CPU:   Intel i5-4670k @ 3.4 Ghz
  • CPU Cooler:   Corsair H60
  • Motherboard:   Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5
  • GPU:   Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB
  • Memory:   Crucial - Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB)
  • Memory:   Corsair - Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB)
  • Storage:   Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" SSD
  • Storage:   OCZ - ARC 100 120GB 2.5" SSD
  • Storage:   Crucial - MX200 250GB 2.5" SSD
  • Storage:   WD Green 750GB 3.5" 5400RPM HDD
  • Storage:   WD Blue 640GB 3.5" 7200RPM HDD
  • Case:   Cooler Master - Silencio 352
  • PSU:   EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold
  • Monitor:   Dell SG2417DG - 1440p @ 165hz
  • Monitor:   Dell E2210H - 1080p @ 60hz
  • Keyboard:   Corsair K70 - Brown Switches
  • Mouse:   Logitech G502 Protus Core
  • Model:   Late 2016 Space Gray with Touchbar
  • CPU:   Intel i5-6267U @ 2.9 GHz
  • Graphics:   Intel Iris Graphics 550
  • Memory:   16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
  • Storage:   512GB PCIe-based SSD