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comment by ThurberMingus
ThurberMingus  ·  456 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Now that we're all working from home...what does your setup look like?

All you people and your fancy setups. You can't even see my desk underneath the rats nest of cables and notes to myself, so let's see if this image from a random website embeds:

Mine doesn't have the drawers on the left side and is smaller because of it. And it's more beat up because I got it from a neighbor who got it from an inlaw who got it from Raytheon when they threw it out. Also it's a worse yellowy brown color.

On top I've got my work laptop, on to of my personal laptop, a cheap gateway monitor from 8 years ago, and a keyboard and mouse from who knows where.

kleinbl00  ·  455 days ago  ·  link  ·  

For the longest time my "desk" was actually an ex-Boeing workbench. It was made out of 3/4" and 1.5" MDF, covered in ESD melamine, with a 1/2" copper ground bar running across the top in front of the plug strip, which was attached to a hospital plug. There was also a 220 outlet.

I bought it out of Boeing Surplus for $50 and got it home. I opened the drawer and found a manual marked "sensitive" describing procedures for testing the detonation circuits of the SRAM-II nuclear air to surface missile.

I still have that manual somewhere. Looking back on it I'm undecided if someone was just not paying attention or if someone wanted to give a schmuck like me a thrill.