What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

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Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Postposted on Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:55 am

paulWTAMU wrote:Yes. It can.
I have a dozen or so feeder rodents for my snakes thawing on my speakers and pc tower :lol:

OK, I don't have any dead rodents (that I know of) in my office -- you win! :lol:
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Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Postposted on Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:02 am

Captain Ned wrote:You built The Beast in that mess?

The microcontroller prototyping stuff, test PC, and parts cabinet weren't there. All drilling/sawing of sheet metal and FR4 fiberglass, and the soldering of the large power resistors took place in the adjoining bathroom (the door to which is visible in pic #4).
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Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Postposted on Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:30 am

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paulWTAMU wrote:My home desk looks like **** I'm not posting a picture :p

It can't possibly be worse than my disaster zone. (Can it?) :lol:


Your disaster zone can be considered a green zone against mine... Let me go home and upload the pic.
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Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Postposted on Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:58 am

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An old receiver and turntable (both dating back to the 1980s), used for ripping old vinyl LPs to FLAC format; a fairly old Epson scanner. As you can see, this stuff serves as additional horizontal space to pile crap on when not in use!
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Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Postposted on Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:34 am

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Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Postposted on Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:55 am

Captain Ned wrote:JBI/Mike:

You built The Beast in that mess?

I'd be more surprised if he'd built The Beast in a clean, tidy desk.
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Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Postposted on Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:14 am

just brew it! wrote:It can't possibly be worse than my disaster zone. (Can it?) :lol:

Disaster zone.
Understatement. :D
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Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Postposted on Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:09 pm

IAmGhostDog wrote:Disaster zone.
Understatement. :D
How do you move in there?

Well, getting in/out is easy. The door to the office is just to the left of the first pic, and the desk chair swivels. Rotate chair towards door, sit down, rotate chair back towards the desk or table, depending on what I'm working on. :wink:

The door to the closet (where most of the computer parts are) is directly behind the chair, so that is reasonably accessible as well.

The far side of the heap of boxes in the last pic is accessible through the door behind it (there is another door into that bathroom from the other side of the basement).

If I need to do something to the web server I crawl under the table. Fortunately it is rock solid stable (126 days since last reboot as of today), and all routine maintenance can be done over the network (there isn't even a keyboard/mouse/monitor connected to it, and it has probably been 6+ months since I needed physical access to it for anything). It is probably past due to have the dust bunnies blown out of the CPU heatsink though...
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Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Postposted on Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:20 pm

Dear JBI,

I think your workstation looks fantastic. There is a lot of personal touch to the place. That is typically what mine looks like (minus the cardboard boxes). Unfortunately for me I had some time off during the holiday season and I cleaned it up (and got a shelving for Christmas) so I no longer have the clutter I did. (argument with the lady if you get my drift). Its taking a while to get used to though. (I know I should of taken before pictures but I didn't think of it)
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Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Postposted on Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:09 pm

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I access this from my laptop and it's hooked up to my WDTV Live player.

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Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Postposted on Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:40 pm

OK, if we're gonna do our "server closets" too... :lol:

I originally posted these pics a few months ago in another thread. They're not actually in my office; they're stashed in a corner of the crawlspace:


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My file server, which is based on a Tyan Socket 939 motherboard and runs Ubuntu 9.04. It has a 1 TB RAID-5 volume and a 1 TB scratch volume. I'd like to upgrade the RAID volume to at least 2 TB. File systems are exported via NFS (for Linux clients) and Samba (for Windows clients). The metallic green Alienware case came from the clearance room at the local TigerDirect retail store a number of years back; they had a truckload of surplus full tower cases in assorted obnoxous colors that they were unloading for really cheap.


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My router, which is based on a DFI Socket 754 motherboard and runs Ubuntu 10.04 LTS from an internally mounted CF card (no hard drive). The butt ugly mid-tower case was given to me by a friend; it had other hardware in it when I received it (IIRC a dead Pentium 3 system with numerous exploded capacitors on the motherboard). I've never heard of Quantex before.
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Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Postposted on Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:53 pm

JBI are we going to see you on an episode of Hoarders in the near future ? :lol: http://www.aetv.com/hoarders/index.jsp
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Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Postposted on Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:00 pm

Hance wrote:JBI are we going to see you on an episode of Hoarders in the near future ? :lol: http://www.aetv.com/hoarders/index.jsp

Not in the near future. But give me another ~10 years, and who knows? :lol:
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Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Postposted on Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:06 pm

My computer desk is a mess too. Random bits of computer parts mixed in with random bits of radio control airplane stuff and the odd bit of work related stuff.
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Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Postposted on Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:31 pm

Here's mine. It would be a better pic if my flash unit and my camera talked to each other. Instead, I was stuck with the on-camera flash, which cut into the F-stops needed for good DOF. The room used to be much messier until SWMBO cleaned it up without asking first. She still doesn't understand why that bothered me.

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Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Postposted on Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:00 pm

Looks like cookie monster's bedroom ned!
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Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Postposted on Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:02 pm

I was hesitant to post mine after the first few were so boring clean, but now it looks like there are some other folks around here that actually use their desk. ;)

Mine gets cleared off every few months. It's almost that time hehe.

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Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Postposted on Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:10 pm

Corrado wrote:Looks like cookie monster's bedroom ned!

It was the closest color match I could find at Lowe's for Subaru WRX Blue. Never got around to painting the trim in gloss yellow.
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Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Postposted on Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:32 pm

In the spirit of presenting a realistic desk... this is where Metal (the new frontpage comments system) was developed. Sorry about the crap pictures but I don't have a proper camera.

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The wireless mics and the Ibanez aren't mine. Computer's on the right side, between the desk and the wall, can't see it from this angle.
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Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Postposted on Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:36 am

Well, I couldn't sleep, so I figured I would contribute to this thread. Apologies for the poor photo quality, I used my Incredible for them as I don't have a working normal camera.

From left to right:
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Desk area. Down on the bottom left is my Sonata III. Book is for my Mixed signal VLSI class (ADCs/DACs). Thermometer is just because I like to know what temperature it is. Moving right...
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My recliner, bookcase, TV and electronics, shelves...and the only windows in my bedroom.
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Closeup of the electronics stuff. That's a Sega Genesis behind the TV. The small rack has some textbooks that I have kept, and random junk. Bottom has my solderless breadboard and associated parts. Not a whole lot of parts for it, just a few ICs and some gates.
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Last and certainly not least is my bookshelf. Top shelf is all Star Wars novels. Bottom has other books, as well as my notes and papers from college over the last year or so and moar textbooks. And a really old copy of Stranger in a Strange Land sticking out.

Edit: For size of photos. One size too large, it seems.
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Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Postposted on Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:51 am

CampinCarl wrote:Top shelf is all Star Wars novels.


I have lots of those too behind the PC, they just didn't make it into the pictures :)
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Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Postposted on Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:30 pm

Some new hardware and a clean desk for once, new pics.




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Herman Miller Sayl chair - very comfortable.

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Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Postposted on Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:38 pm

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Here's mine right after I finished painting my desk (which is built from MDF). :P
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Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Postposted on Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:26 pm

Here's a pic of my work area(instagram pic if you're wondering about the format)
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Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Postposted on Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:28 am

jss21382 wrote:Here's a pic of my work area(instagram pic if you're wondering about the format)
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Love the red rollcab, where did you get it from and how much did it cost?
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Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Postposted on Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:17 pm

From the Matco tool dealer that comes to our shop, It was a demo at their tool expo and is signed by Antron Brown(their top fuel driver), got it for 6k, as equipped it lists for around 11k new.
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Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Postposted on Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:40 am

New desk, new battlestation pictures.
I've linked them as theyre very high res

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Also here's my cubicle at work
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Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Postposted on Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:33 pm

here are some of mine
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my cat who has made the mouse mat a sleeping ground for itself :P
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Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Postposted on Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:09 pm

killadark wrote:here are some of mine
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my cat who has made the mouse mat a sleeping ground for itself :P

Heh, mine prefers to sleep on something more soft, like chairs and beds... Which is probably a good thing, since I don't really want any hairs clogging my optical mouse :wink:
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Re: What does your home office/work/desk area look like?

Postposted on Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:01 pm

JohnC wrote:
killadark wrote:here are some of mine
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my cat who has made the mouse mat a sleeping ground for itself :P

Heh, mine prefers to sleep on something more soft, like chairs and beds... Which is probably a good thing, since I don't really want any hairs clogging my optical mouse :wink:


ya that has kind of gotten a problem recently her hairs have even piled up in my case in the fans :(
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