I'm not sure if this has been done before. I thought I remembered seeing it, but I searched and found nothing.
Yeah, it's been done... but I couldn't find it either.
I really thought this would be more popular. Guess not...!
Well, some of us have done a thread like this before; and I've just been kind of busy... no time to post pics of the disaster zone that is my office!
But tonight, in the interest of putting off shoveling the snow for a few more minutes, here are some pics of the current state of the desk (and adjoining table) in my home office, from left to right:
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!
My primary monitor and Unicomp "clicky" keyboard (IBM Model M clone). When I took the pic, the external hard drive sitting on top of the pile of papers was syncing a copy of the Ubuntu repository I brought home from work.
Secondary monitor (with beer); the system I use for testing hardware and trying out different Linux distros (the drive cage sitting next to it currently has a running RAID-1 array in it); solderless breadboards with prototypes of some microcontroller circuits on them; parts cabinet containing small electronic components; and of course, more piles of random crap!
Boxes and a filing cabinet containing more random crap!
My primary desktop system is under the desk (you can barely see its power LED glowing at the bottom of the second pic), and the web server that is serving the photos you're looking at is under the table (pretty much directly underneath the system with its side panel off in the third pic).
There also a closet and crawlspace with boxes of old PC components, but I won't bore you with those; they're just more piles of boxes!
If the world isn't making sense to you, you're either drinking too much or not drinking enough.