In the weeks leading up to Macstock 2015, we’ll be running a series of quick interviews with each of the presenters and attendees of this year’s Macstock Conference & Expo.


Come meet the real Gaz at Macstock!

There wouldn’t be a “Guy & Gaz” at MyMac without Gaz, so today we’re meeting Gazmaz, Mac user since 2006, frequent contributor to For Mac Eyes Only, and one of the co-hosts of the Podcast.

MyMac Podcast:

For Mac Eyes Only:

Why do you use a Mac?

Because I became feed up of being the administrator for the Windows box that we owned, plus I had a horrific failure which if I hadn’t been as geeky as I had been I’d have lost a load of personal data, mainly photo’s. I was though extremely hesitant at first because I thought that I’d miss ‘getting my hands dirty’ by getting into the machine, how wrong I was with the older Mac Mini’s. Not so much now of course, but that means I get to play with all that great software.

What would you say to someone to convince them to come to Macstock?

If you listen to any Mac podcast, or if you have had any interaction with the wonderful Mac community, this will be about the only opputunity, now that Macworld has gone, to meet a wonderful group of people. Although you can avoid me if you want to 🙂

What is your favorite Mac app and why?

This is almost an impossible question to answer, as at any one time you find yourself using a great piece of software, but if you are going to push me I’d have to choose the OS, because that’s what lays the foundation for all the other Apps we use.

Do you have any advice for switchers? Either to the Mac or to the Apple world in general?

Don’t kick yourself too hard for not switching sooner.

If you were a Mac, which Mac would you be?

Macbook Air 11”

Tell us something about yourself that is NOT Apple related.

I love Rugby and I’ve been refereeing for almost 10 years now, I wish I’d started sooner, a bit like the way I’d wish I’d started using a Mac sooner than I did.