Author Topic: WFH rejig  (Read 20646 times)

Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2020, 09:21:39 am »
My office the spare room looks like this at the moment:

IKEA desk, Varier stool, proper Anglepoise (free but needed rebuilding and rewiring  :smug:).  Kallax to the right and some random ex-army bedside cabinet under the desk for storage.
27" 1440p monitor and 15" laptop screens for added Spotify productivity.  Personal laptop on the stand but can swap for my work laptop which is on the desk. 
A little bit of cable hell under the desk but no big deal.

Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2020, 09:31:17 am »
You have a penguin on your phone.  :P

Tux.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2020, 11:02:23 am »
my current set up

did used to have the desk facing the window but turned it round and it's much better

It is what it is. It's not what it's not, so it must be what it is.

Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2020, 11:41:20 am »
My office the spare room looks like this at the moment:

IKEA desk, Varier stool, proper Anglepoise (free but needed rebuilding and rewiring  :smug:).  Kallax to the right and some random ex-army bedside cabinet under the desk for

Triple bonux points for a repaired/real Anglepoise  ;)

What is that item that looks like a peripheral to the left of the keyboard?
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quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2020, 11:48:40 am »


I've been doing a bit of a tidy up recently too...

I found some interesting historical artifacts in the process...



Some claim to contain important data...



And some stuff that looks just down right dangerous...



As part of my tidy up, I got my audio setup configured better. For video calls I use a Gemini PDA on a 3d printed mount on top of a tripod next to my laptop. This device has no data on it, so has no issues with security. But to connect both headphones and my lav mic requires a few adaptors...



Yes those are my NeXT cubes in the background...

As for the desk, well... I had a tidy up.

Before:


After:


It's got a bit worse since, I've added a hot air soldering station, and a lot of baccy tins of components, but it's still an improvement.

I have a small networking lab to the side of my desk. It has some funky custom 3d printed brackets for the core switch, and it does mean I can have fibre to my desk:



I need to tidy up the wiring. And in the process of trying to take this photo, I knocked the power cable, so now seems as good a time as any.



Yes, that is a RIPE atlas probe... and a raspberry pi, and a Zero pi, and all in their own custom 3d printed brackets... no I haven't been bored during lockdown, why do you ask?

I built this because it's quieter for experimenting, than the 42U rack full of servers on my left (not pictured), which is just too damn loud to power up.

J
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Beer, bikes, and backpacking
http://b.42q.eu/

Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2020, 12:10:05 pm »
I built this because it's quieter for experimenting, than the 42U rack full of servers on my left (not pictured), which is just too damn loud to power up.

I outsourced my 2 RLX 600i blade servers to a friend's basement but his wife can still hear them through 3 walls and 2 floors if they are powered up.



"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2020, 12:12:22 pm »
my 2 RLX 600i blade servers

Good point, I should really try and sell them.

2 RLX 600i chassis with 24 x PIII 700MHz / 2GB RAM / 2 x 40GB HDD blades in each.

So that's 33.6GHz of CPU, 96GB RAM, 3.84TB DISK in total.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #32 on: November 10, 2020, 12:16:26 pm »

Good point, I should really try and sell them.

2 RLX 600i chassis with 24 x PIII 700MHz / 2GB RAM / 2 x 40GB HDD blades in each.

So that's 33.6GHz of CPU, 96GB RAM, 3.84TB DISK in total.

No sale, my cluster has more power than that already... If I ever bother to turn it on...

J
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Beer, bikes, and backpacking
http://b.42q.eu/

Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2020, 12:21:44 pm »
Here's the setup here



Anyone questioning why there are two active computers and three evident keyboards has not had to deal with an active two year old. The powered USB dangling in the knee hole is as a result of failure of a velcro experiment.

Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2020, 12:22:12 pm »
I got the RLX servers way back in 2005 or so, they were stupidly powerful for their time. If only I'd put them onto that silly Bitcoin thing than was never going to go anywhere...

It'd be easy to spec a single Ryzen box for probably under £2k with way better specs than that (more CPU grunt, maybe not as many cores) but everything has a price so I'm sure I'll be able to sell them.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

citoyen

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Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2020, 12:53:42 pm »
Anyone questioning why there are two active computers and three evident keyboards has not had to deal with an active two year old.

I was going to make a comment about you channelling your inner Rick Wakeman...  ;D
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Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2020, 01:14:23 pm »
What is that item that looks like a peripheral to the left of the keyboard?

It’s a Space Mouse for CAD wrangling.

fboab

  • It's a fecking serious business, riding a bike
Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #37 on: November 10, 2020, 01:24:34 pm »
This thread is making me feel SO much better about my set up.
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

fboab

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Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #38 on: November 10, 2020, 02:02:33 pm »
I want more screen real estate..
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #39 on: November 10, 2020, 02:27:21 pm »
Thing is, I've WdFH for at least 25 years now; not much changed when the 'rona came.


ian

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Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #40 on: November 10, 2020, 02:46:27 pm »
As a veteran home-drone, my remote command centre looks much like this.
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Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #41 on: November 10, 2020, 02:51:11 pm »


Desk - I made myself, using 2 x kitchen worktops, and Kee systems Hardware 2400mm x 1200mm in total, minus cut-out for the chimney breast.
It is sufficiently robust to support the weight of two consenting adults shagging on it. DAMHIKT.
Chair - Herman Miller Aeron - which I picked up for £26.00 (I actually swapped it for a Fred Scott Hille Supporto chair - the £26.00 was for cabs to re-arrange the chairs - not sure how wise a move that was as good condition Supporto chairs are fetching in excess of £2.5k these days)
Using three keyboards, Jean Michelle Jarre stylee, can be entertaining.

fboab

  • It's a fecking serious business, riding a bike
Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #42 on: November 10, 2020, 02:52:24 pm »
Thing is, I've WdFH for at least 25 years now; not much changed when the 'rona came.
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3 hours of cleaning and tidying later
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Lucky this thread started this week rather than last, eh?

TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #43 on: November 10, 2020, 03:01:39 pm »
I got the RLX servers way back in 2005 or so, they were stupidly powerful for their time. If only I'd put them onto that silly Bitcoin thing than was never going to go anywhere...

It'd be easy to spec a single Ryzen box for probably under £2k with way better specs than that (more CPU grunt, maybe not as many cores) but everything has a price so I'm sure I'll be able to sell them.

Someone who needs a lot of cores, no doubt.
Did you ever measure the power consumption?
A Few Apples Short of a Strudel

Jaded

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Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #44 on: November 10, 2020, 03:07:06 pm »
Hmmmm! Saturn V Rocket. That wins!
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #45 on: November 10, 2020, 03:09:42 pm »
Hmmmm! Saturn V Rocket. That wins!
Saturn V Rocket and a map of Mars to the right of it.
So that I know where I'm going once my spaceship is fixed, and I can finally go home.

Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #46 on: November 10, 2020, 03:29:32 pm »
My corner of the spare room/office/bedroom (whilst the flat is being ripped apart room-by-room because of dry rot :():



Somewhat improvised setup of a wonky Victorian table with wedges under the drop leaf to keep it stable, and a monitor shelf that I made. It works better than the kitchen table, anyway.

Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #47 on: November 10, 2020, 03:33:14 pm »
My corner of the spare room/office/bedroom (whilst the flat is being ripped apart room-by-room because of dry rot :():



Somewhat improvised setup of a wonky Victorian table with wedges under the drop leaf to keep it stable, and a monitor shelf that I made. It works better than the kitchen table, anyway.
Where is the vaulted ceiling I can see on your desktop?
Also, what's your first instrument?

Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #48 on: November 10, 2020, 03:37:12 pm »

Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #49 on: November 10, 2020, 03:38:12 pm »
My corner of the spare room/office/bedroom (whilst the flat is being ripped apart room-by-room because of dry rot :():



Somewhat improvised setup of a wonky Victorian table with wedges under the drop leaf to keep it stable, and a monitor shelf that I made. It works better than the kitchen table, anyway.

double points for the banker's lamp
A Few Apples Short of a Strudel