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Meet Mike Perlman – The Newest Buffalo

by Mike Perlman | May 16, 2011May 16, 2011 12:00 pm PST

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Mike PerlmanHello, TechnoBuffaloers. My name is Mike Perlman. I grew up in a toxic waste site in New Jersey and spent most of my childhood being documented against my will on a JVC VHS camcorder. Needless to say, I am a prodigious nerd, despite the fact that I ride a very powerful motorcycle. As a kid, all of my toys were dissected in order to see how they were constructed. Name a Nintendo game—I’ve probably beaten it. All of the Super Marios, Megamans, Castlevanias—cake. Black Hole discussions arouse me, drawing blueprints for the ultimate gadget excite me, and a full-frame Nikon FX sensor makes me excited.

This may not be the first time you’ve encountered my preposterous presence online. For a year and a half, I covered camcorders for the largest camcorder review site in existence, (I should get a ticket for having too many “camcorders” in one sentence, as I believe three is the legal limit). I wrote about digital cameras, phones, laptops, and printers as well. Yes, the gloriously soporific life of the modern day printer. And there was much rejoicing … yaaaaayyy.

I also freelanced for Gizmodo under a clandestine alias, Jack Ventura, and contributed to The Washington Post tech page. When Camcorderinfo dumped me after I went down to New Jersey to be on American Idol, I scored a job as the Digital Imaging Editor for InfoSync World in New York, all the while dressed in spandex dragon pants, lightning bolt face paint, and a Nikki Sixx wig during the interview. I’m still at InfoSync World today, so I must have done something right—thank you, Philip!

Today, you’ve most likely seen me on YouTube, abusing phones as a drill sergeant, reporting drunkenly from CES and PMA, or giving you the 411 on why the Fujifilm Finepix HS20 is a basket of lame compared to the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS. But if you look hard enough, you might notice a striking resemblance between me and the captain of the World’s #1 Renegade Dance Troupe: Lazer of 123 Party!, which is a tale for another post, and something you might understand if you watch the show, So You Think You Can Dance.

While at TechnoBuffalo, I aim to serve you a three course meal of digital imaging knowledge, amassed from years drudged within a sea of apertures, sensors, and zooms, oh my! Whether your budget is $200 or $2,000, I want to make certain that you find the best point-and-shoot, advanced compact, Superzoom, Micro Four Thirds, or DSLR that money can buy. Trust me—I’ve reviewed them all.

In closing, I want to thank the TechnoBuffalo staff for having me on board. I’m beyond tickled to be joining the team, being immersed within an environment that is festooned with a Whitman’s Sampler of eclectic nerds that thrive within the tech metropolis. I want to thank the readers in advance for putting up with my shenanigans, but most importantly, let’s have some fun here, people—Shazam!

Mike Perlman

Mike Perlman grew up in Nintendo Land and developed a relationship with all things electronic and nerdy early on in his childhood career. Today,...