I am sure that every one has wondered what I look like, but really I am just a cog in a larger machine, so I thought I would show you that.
This is my lair. I work at home these days, so this is the place where I work and cruise the Internet, frequently at the same time.
Over at the far left is my Shuttle computer. You can just see the corner of the CPU unit, which is just a bit larger than a breadbox, despite being a 3000Mhz machine with 2G of ram. I got a cute 17” LCD with it which has a handy carrying handle on top (which you can see in the picture). The stand for it folds back to the panel so you can carry it very easily. Great for LAN parties (I even got a case for the LCD).
Next is my Fujitsu tablet (5020D). I am not so happy with it, but that’s my fault. The machine itself is sweet, it just doesn’t fit my needs as well I had hoped. I have an electroluminescent keyboard hooked up to it via the docking station.
Over to the right of that is my Fujitsu Lifebook P7120D. It’s just like the one She Who Is Perfect In All Ways has, but a bit nicer because I got it after she got hers. Hahaha! It is a very nice piece of hardware. Not for everybody, but it suits me well.
Next over is my main system, where I am typing this post. It’s a Dell box (under the table) with 2 1200×1600 Samsung 213T LCD displays. The only problem is that the video drivers for the flipped mode have a serious performance impact. Luckily the system is fast enough that it’s still OK for normal use, but gaming is impossible. I like the 213T, it’s a nice piece of glass. I buy keyboards like other people buy beer mugs but the keyboard I have as my main one is a cheapo $20 one I bought just to see what it looked like. It is so off-brand that, as far as I can tell, it does not even have the manufactures name on it.
On the far right, is my Dell 2000FP 1600×1200 LCD. That is also a very nice piece of glass, within a smidgeon of being as nice as the Samsung but it was a lot less money. That monitor gets hooked to various boxes. Right now it’s hooked up to a loaner box from my last contracting job. I used to switch it between that and another Shuttle box, but SWIPIAW took the Shuttle away from me for her own nefarious purposes.
On the right in the foreground, near the middle of the table, is my index card bleachers filled with note cards on which are scribbled topic sentences for posts I want to but will never get around to writing. Sigh.
The door is over on the right, so that my screens can’t be seen unless the intruder walks all the way around the table in the foreground or leans over obnoxiously. It doesn’t have quite the prestige of a real basement warren, but I like it anyway.
P.S. The office furniture and lighting is a custom layout I had done by an associate, who does great work if you’re in central Illinois, even if she’s a tad bit on the chatty side at times. You have to watch out for those drawers on the wall. I left it open one time and then stood up too quickly, leading to this. I still have a scar from that.