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Last post Author Topic: Show us your (physical) desktop  (Read 72217 times)

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #100 on: July 08, 2008, 03:37:12 PM »
Nice work spotting the cat :)

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #101 on: July 08, 2008, 09:10:41 PM »
I wish I had mousers new computer setup, I only have 2 monitors, and one is a 27" tv.
(had to post this picture, it is my new setup)
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wow, my webcam takes crappy pictures
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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #102 on: July 08, 2008, 11:11:44 PM »
Quote from: tomos
I meant god knows what you might have uploaded instead of the picture of the levitating cat!
True, oddly enough this was in my mind.
fevva.png
Can't think why...

Be interested to see your newly-formed desktop.  Not going to go at it yourself with a scrollsaw and a router?

« Last Edit: July 08, 2008, 11:20:44 PM by cranioscopical »

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #103 on: July 08, 2008, 11:16:26 PM »
my personal experiences tell me:
the difference between 1 monitor and 2 is huge in terms of how efficiently you can work; adding more than 2 monitors is a nice little luxury but isn't that big a deal.
size of desk isn't so important -- have a clean and neat work area is.

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #104 on: July 08, 2008, 11:20:00 PM »
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size of desk isn't so important -- have a clean and neat work area is.

Clean ??!   :)

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #105 on: July 08, 2008, 11:59:36 PM »
ok i admit it, dust is invisible to me.. i live in a world which is covered with a thin layer of dust.  when i say clean i mean clean of all unwanted particles large than a grain of sand.

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #106 on: July 09, 2008, 12:38:05 AM »
when i say clean i mean clean of all unwanted particles large than a grain of sand.

In a room as small as yours, I can see where that would be important, but in rooms as large as mine, there is a strange echo without the clutter, that I find difficult to deal with.

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #107 on: July 09, 2008, 02:38:06 AM »
ok i admit it, dust is invisible to me.. i live in a world which is covered with a thin layer of dust.  when i say clean i mean clean of all unwanted particles large than a grain of sand.

""After four years you don't notice the dust." Quentin Crisp on cleaning

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  • If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style.
  • It is explained that all relationships require a little give and take. This is untrue. Any partnership demands that we give and give and give and at the last, as we flop into our graves exhausted, we are told that we didn't give enough.
  • It's no good running a pig farm badly for 30 years while saying, 'Really, I was meant to be a ballet dancer.' By then, pigs will be your style.

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #108 on: July 09, 2008, 06:58:07 AM »
size of desk isn't so important -- have a clean and neat work area is.
You need proper arm rest, though. I can't believe how many people's setups don't have proper arm rest :o
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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #109 on: July 09, 2008, 11:32:24 AM »
I now have Quad Monitor Cody Wallpaper (thanks Nick!):

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #110 on: July 09, 2008, 12:14:20 PM »
desk1.jpg


Here it is. But I have to confess, I tidied things up a little first. It's not usually this neat looking.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2008, 12:19:11 PM by 40hz »

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #111 on: July 09, 2008, 12:25:03 PM »
I now have Quad Monitor Cody Wallpaper (thanks Nick!):
 (see attachment in previous post)

I am going to report you to the American Humane Society ... poor little chap's legs won't take it!

Actually anyone figured out why Cody can't fly?

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #112 on: July 09, 2008, 12:48:03 PM »
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Actually anyone figured out why Cody can't fly?

well here's a picture of him in flight:
http://www.donationc...com/About/index.html

but as to why he might find it hard to get off the ground sometimes..:
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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #113 on: July 09, 2008, 12:49:01 PM »
he's eating all the donation credits!!

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #114 on: July 09, 2008, 01:08:56 PM »
Mouser, you need to have a giveaway where you give away some of your monitors for those of us less fortunates ;-)

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #115 on: July 09, 2008, 01:13:13 PM »
I now have Quad Monitor Cody Wallpaper (thanks Nick!):
 (see attachment in previous post)

Wow! Schwing!

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #116 on: July 09, 2008, 01:39:43 PM »
(see attachment in previous post)

Here it is. But I have to confess, I tidied things up a little first. It's not usually this neat looking.

my favourite.  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #117 on: July 09, 2008, 02:49:00 PM »
(see attachment in previous post)

Here it is. But I have to confess, I tidied things up a little first. It's not usually this neat looking.

my favourite.  :Thmbsup:

I have that problem but I havent tidied up yet ;D
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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #118 on: July 09, 2008, 03:10:25 PM »
but as to why he might find it hard to get off the ground sometimes..:

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #119 on: July 09, 2008, 03:43:48 PM »
I can't help myself, but when speaking about tidying up the workplace, I always recall my favorite quote from Kurt Vonnegut's Slapstick:

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Here is an anecdote about my brother, which, with minor variations, could be told truthfully about me:

Bernard worked for the General Electric Research Laboratory in Schenectady, New York, for a while, where he discovered that silver iodide could precipitate certain sorts of clouds as snow or rain. His laboratory was a sensational mess, however, where a clumsy stranger could die in a thousand different ways, depending on where he stumbled.

The company had a safety officer who nearly swooned when he saw this jungle of deadfalls and snares and hair-trigger booby traps. He bawled out my brother.

My brother said this to him, tapping his own forehead with his fingertips: "If you think this laboratory is bad, you should see what it's like in here."

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #120 on: July 09, 2008, 05:14:52 PM »
ok i admit it, dust is invisible to me.. i live in a world which is covered with a thin layer of dust.  when i say clean i mean clean of all unwanted particles large than a grain of sand.

Don't call it dust, think of it as patina  ;D


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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #121 on: July 09, 2008, 06:45:49 PM »
ps. once i get a 6400x1200 cody wallpaper ill have that on my desktop  :)

All four of those monitors on one computer? What are you doing? Dual SLI video cards? I didn't think you liked games that much!

Or is it one of those splitter dealies? I can't see mouser as a gamer needing 2 cards running SLI. But you never know (he isn't that great at fragging people in Sauerbraten, but I don't want to end up meeting him in COD4 and totally getting pwned & embarrassed by him either, so I'll keep quiet on the skills ;))

Also, updated image from me - this is where I live just about 18 hours a day (the other 6 are in the bed to the left, not pictured ;D)
(The computer has about 1/2cm clearance from the top of the case to the top of the desk area - it does get quite hot, and it all comes back out at me over the monitor)
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Show us your (physical) desktop

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #122 on: July 09, 2008, 07:00:06 PM »
I have 2 nvidia graphics cards, each with 2 DVI connectors.  I think its one GT8600 and one GT8800, all four running at 1600x1200 (no SLI or other special connection).  The monitors are all Samsung 204b 21" monitors (two of them are experiencing noticeable problems with areas of dead/miscolored pixels but otherwise i'm quite happy with).

As for game playing, the last game i played for more than an hour was GTAIII and the next one i play will be GTAIV.  It's hard for me to play a game for more than a few minutes without me wanting to go make my own game (which i don't have time for), so i stop and get back to coding, which is more satisfying.

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #123 on: July 09, 2008, 08:22:47 PM »
Sorry but I didn't realise your life was so grim ...

Therapy needed - we have to get you out of that closet!  :-* :-* :-*

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #124 on: July 10, 2008, 01:00:00 PM »
Sorry but I didn't realise your life was so grim ...

Therapy needed - we have to get you out of that closet!  :-* :-* :-*

Here's a great idea. Sometimes the best therapy is to get busy! Check out the following for a "terrific" DIY home office project:

http://ca.youtube.co.../watch?v=xP3xiLKJ9_4
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