Happy Friday everyone!
It's time for a new Community Spotlight This time, we'll be focusing on a member who joined quite recently, and right away started a lot of really interesting tech-related discussions! He's been a great addition to the community and we're so happy to have him with us. I asked him a few questions to help us get to know him a bit more, but if you're curious about anything else feel free to ask in the comments
What’s your name and where are you from?
Luke, from Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Why did you join and stay on the Community?
I decided to join as the Off-Topic community was great and there was a lot of variations in themes and conversations which peaked my interest.
What is the story behind your username, "TheGreyApe"?
I used to be part of a Twitch Streaming group called Animalia which was an animal themed group and we raised money for our individual animals e.g. Grey Apes was mine and I had a donation link directly to the WWF for Apes.
Are you a tea or a coffee person? ☕️
Technically Coffee, however I prefer Iced Lattes.
From all the tech news you’ve posted in the past, I’m curious: Apple, Android or Windows?
I've always been a huge Apple fanboy, having the iPhone X, Apple Watch, Macbook Air, but I really like the way Android systems operate. When I get my work phone I'll be going for an android device as a variation.
Do you have any pets?
I have a Yorkshire Terrier called Riley, he's 11. Always celebrate his birthday by making home made Dog Biscuits (yes petstores sell Make your Own Kits, like you would if you were making brownies)
If you could have any superpower, what would you want?
I guess the Superpower would be Luck. Sounds cliché but always knowing things will go your way doesn't sound like such a bad idea in this world.
What else do you like to do in your spare time?
My Spare time is entirely consumed with love-life and My Companies I run.
I run a Record Label called Cry Records which is up and coming but I have artists signed on with me at the moment so am working on promotional posts for it.
I'm a Part Owner/Studio Manager in HotBox Entertainment, A studio in Northern Ireland.
I run an interviewing company called Revealed.NI which is a lyrical breakdown with artists and revealing behind the scenes in what goes into organising shows etc.
I'm also a musician myself so I work on my own music alongside everything else.
I also have many hobbies like photography but its usually when Im out and about with the lady I would take photos of where we have been.
I couldn't pin it to one movie but a very high one on the list for me is Baby Driver. It's such an aesthetically pleasing movie as the soundtrack links very heavily in with the movie and the story is really good.
Which future development in tech are you looking forward to?
Personally tech is changing constantly so I'm excited for everything; new phones, new computer parts, new vehicles etc.
Thanks again for answering all my questions @TheGreyApe, and have a lovely weekend everyone
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Great Spotlight @TheGreyApe and to learn more about you.
It was great to read that you raised funds for an adopted great ape with WWF . As you have probably noticed in Off Topic a great many members of the Community support and are interested in animal related issues.
Great to learn more about you @TheGreyApe ! I've been wondering where the username came from.
Any specific brand or flavour of iced lattes you like the most? I've seen some Starbucks iced lattes in the grocery stores, as well as some new Costa ones, and even discovered a Baileys iced latte (I'm 90% sure it was a latte) a couple of months ago. That one I haven't tried yet but I'm intrigued.
Honestly no, McDonalds is usually a good shout, if you want cheap and easy. Tim Hortons or Costa and even Cafe Nero are high up on the list for me.
I usually go for anything vanilla flavoured, they're incredible
I like vanilla too and have vanilla coffee pods at home!
Salted caramel is my new favourite, although I haven't tried it in iced lattes specifically.