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geggis
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They went that evening Mat, those bottles are all fresh 😉

Matt they're all Edge magazines from many years ago. There are some recent issues in there but only a few. These days they act as a weight to stop the shelves falling fowards (I couldn't be arsed to screw them into the walls)!

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This is where I play, and occasionally nod off late at night.  I'm not a neat-freak, but I have 2 cats who think they are magpies.  They will take anything from anywhere.  Keys, coins, jewelry, glassses, paper clips, etc.  Even larger things like cellphones and iPods.  I know that if I can't find something I should look in all the usual places where their soccer playing might have deposited my stuff.  For this reason I have learned to keep all surfaces tidy.  For a couple of years I kept my bulletin board in a closet because they removed pushpins, keys, and anything else that they thought might make for a new game.

Games are stored behind the phone books, in the cabinet on the right side of the desk, and in the cabinet under the printer.  I don't often have more than 18-24 games at any time.  Some are forever-keepers, and some await playing, loaning, trading, or giving to son. 

 

 

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"…you just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake."

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My space, let me show you them:

My desk is a pit. I have a bad habit of just dropping things on it to remind me to work on it. The book on the left is my Discover Italy guidebook that's helping me remember where/what all the pictures are that I took in Italy. I think I need to spend some time dusting. [Image Can Not Be Found]

I need a bigger LCD for my desktop. Size matters.

This doesn't show any of my games - I've four plastic bins full of them + plus 4 bookshelves + plus a closet shelf + 3 CD bins + a huge stack of DS and PSP games. It's a sickness [Image Can Not Be Found]


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Toger, it's time for a new monitor, seriously. Size matters. Get thyself to NewEgg and invest in a nice 21-incher. Not that size matters.

Your desk looks a lot like mine. I just did a post-tax-time cleaning, or else it'd have been much more heaped with crap. 🙂

 

Spike, that cat there looks pretty affronted at being photographed. You might have to sleep on the couch tonight. At least, that's what I have to do when mine is mad at me. She kind of runs our relationship.

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These are great guys.  I'll take pictures of my temporary set up over the next couple of days...  how do you upload the pics here?

A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wide awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. – The Teachings of Don Juan

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Spike: Nice fancy monitor!

Toger: You win for awesomely lovely mess [Image Can Not Be Found]

Gregg: The music is just ... winning. Also, Stars of the Lid ...And Their Refinement of the Decline! Excellent album. My vinyl is prettier. [Image Can Not Be Found]

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On xtal recommendation, I rewatched Gregg's video, with music.

Holy crap! How did you do that Gregg? It's like, you found the perfect song for that video!

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It's the line "This is where the magic happens" that really got me.

Life is the misery we endure between disappointments.

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xtal said:

Spike: Nice fancy monitor!


That's the whole computer.  24" iMac with both Mac OS 10.6 and Windows XP.  Space-saving, it is.

@Steerpike:  she was affronted, but not at being photographed.  She is 14 years old and just a tiny bit senile.  Whenever I am up and moving she thinks I am heading to her food bowl.  Because of course there has never, in the whole history of the universe, been any food in her bowl.  She is always just a few minutes from starvation and death.  My bedroom is the one room that  is off limits to cats.  Let her get mad.  Nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah nyah.

@Gregg:  terrific, really terrific.

@Toger:  my desk would look like yours...if only....

"…you just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake."

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Wow, that is a space saver! Crazy Macs. Neat.

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LOL, you all think you've experienced tight spaces before, but I spent 7 years living in a very tiny (like 350sqft) studio apartment.  Finding space for my computer desk, speakers, console systems, television, and all the games was pretty much impossible after I had set up the basic furniture needs (bed, kitchen table, bureau, etc).  I remember storing games under the kitchen table, on top of the kitchen table, in and around the closet area...heck I think I even had some games stored in the kitchen hehehe.  What a mess....

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Ahh, it's great to see everyone's gaming/work spaces. Seeing all you people with desks for your computers makes me kinda miss them. I figured that with working at a desk all day it would be nice to run my PC through my HDTV and be sat in a more leisurely reclined position. I miss the 'cockpit' feel of sitting at a desk gaming.

Toger, that is one... er, 'busy' desk 😉 And your computer looks like a freakin' docked mothership. It's just HUGE. I thought mine was big. Uh, not that size matters.

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I noticed that a couple of you were using HDTVs and more living-room setups to use your PCs. I've never tried it. It kinda scares me. Like Gregg I sit in front a computer all day and I do feel a little fatigue coming home and finding it difficult to want to do the same thing. How do mice work without a flat surface on which to move them?

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What Steerpike said. I'm at a computer + desk all day as well. I'm sure I'd play more of my PC games if'n I didn't abhor sitting in front of it at night.

How does one even set that up? And how is using a mouse without a flat surface?
My desk isn't usually that bad; however, I've yet to dump all my Italy stuff (ticket stubs, maps, brochures, etc) so it's definitely adding to the mess. A flamethrower is in my future. [Image Can Not Be Found]

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I don't know if I can put up a pic here, but here's a link to my current (temporary) setup, I've managed to hide in my old website...

 

http://www.initiateofthepen.co.....allery.php

A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wide awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. – The Teachings of Don Juan

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Jarrod said:

I don't know if I can put up a pic here, but here's a link to my current (temporary) setup, I've managed to hide in my old website...

 

http://www.initiateofthepen.co.....allery.php


Interesting desktop image on the larger monitor.  What is it?

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Jarrod, you're a cutie! [Image Can Not Be Found][Image Can Not Be Found][Image Can Not Be Found]

 

Okay, some of you make me feel like a neat freak (not you, Spike!), so I am going to post my pics.

 

This is my fancy Ikea computer desk. Not too many games here, although there are a couple on the shelves. My CPU is in the black hole under the desk. It's a Gateway FX gaming computer, nothing fancy but full power for everything I ever do on it.

 

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This is my huge and fancy Ikea wall unit. The bags on the left are stuff ready to go to Goodwill. I am usually not so disorganized as to look like a hoarder! PC games are in the leftmost glass-door cabinet; consoles and games are in the big drawer under the TV.

 

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Whats not to love about an all black PC with blue LED keys, mouse and monitor? 😀
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Here's my space as it is at the moment, although hopefully it will expand once we move into our own home. At the moment I'm relegated to a cramped corner of the missus' bedroom. Pictured here is a 26" tellybox, an Apple iWotsit, some Sennheiser ear cans, a Nintendo Handheld Eye Melting Device, a GameStation 3 and a little teeny weeny iFruit Mini computer. 

 

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Toger said:

 What Steerpike said. I'm at a computer + desk all day as well. I'm sure I'd play more of my PC games if'n I didn't abhor sitting in front of it at night.

How does one even set that up? And how is using a mouse without a flat surface?


I bought a stray/no-man's shelf from IKEA for 25p, it even came in birch to match my Poang! It's a tad heavy but once you've got your wireless mouse and keyboard on it you're away.
 

@Jen: me and Hailey so nearly bought one of those desk-shelving-thingies but realised it was about 4mm too big to squeeze in. Shame really because they're freakin' cool. I see a Photoshop book…

@Jarrod: You certainly are one dashing hunk of man meat. And yeah what's the desktop image? Looks like some sort of cog city. City of Cog?

@Lew: you donk, what the hell is that? Night photography? A long range screenshot?

@Mat: very tidy Mr C.

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