Justin Arcidiacono

Hometown?

Derry, NH

What are your technology specialties?

I have a knack for troubleshooting and setting things up. Most recently, I was lucky enough to start my career on the Geek Squad and gain a good amount of widespread knowledge. My favorite work is any kind of hardware repair. I love getting to crack open machines and see how everything works together inside.

What was your first memory of using computers?

My dad always likes to show off a picture of me sitting on a laptop around the age of 4. My first actual memory of using a computer is probably getting my mom’s old laptop when I was 7. The battery couldn’t hold a charge and the plug had to be in just the right spot to work, but I was too set on playing games to let that stop me.

When you’re not found in front of a computer you are…?

Life exists away from my computer?! Honestly though, I enjoy spending time with my friends, trying out new recipes to cook, or experiencing something new. I have a tendency to fixate on a new interest every other week. Past examples include: playing an instrument, chess, psychology, and pixel art. Just to name a small few.

What was the last great book you read?

I don’t get to read as much as I would like to, as my bookshelf with 90% unread books can attest to. But one of my favorites in the past has been Hamilton by Ron Chernow which is the book the hit musical was based on. I also tend to read fantasy books that take place in the Star Wars and Warcraft universes.

What would you do if you had an extra 5 hours every week?

If I had an extra 5 hours every week, I would go hiking or to the gym more. I want to find more ways to be active, but trying to balance work, school, relationships, and hobbies leaves me with not a whole lot of time on my hands.

 If you could go anywhere for an entire month, where would it be?

Without a doubt, I would go on a backpacking trip across New Zealand. I actually got really close to doing that prior to the pandemic. I really want to go on a backpacking journey to just be in nature and away from everything for a crazy amount of time, and what better place to do it than where they filmed Lord of the Rings.

What are you most frequently heard listening to?

Most commonly you can find me listening to lo-fi/indie music to keep me chill. My main playlist also has genres such as: 90s alternative, blues, folk, musicals, and sea shanties. I probably have nearly every genre in that playlist, but those are the most prominent.