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Monday, June 06, 2005

A typical day at home 

home setup
home setup,
originally uploaded by rob_cornelius.

Obviously I use my home set up for many more purposes than the work set up.

Gaming is easy. I will be using the larger Mitsubishi monitor and the 5.1 headphones plus the logitech mouse. Mostly I play FPS games with GTA for variety.

General web-surfing and passing the time can get complex. Normally I use windows for this at the moment. This means multiple monitors of course. Across them will be spread multiple firefox windows, IM windows, Winamp, Thunderbird windows and maybe a window for a DVD if I am really bored. Sometimes if things get too cluttered I even use virtual desktops as well.

When I am doing LAMP work I may be either using the laptop or I might well use the linux machine on the screens. Increasingly I like to use the server as just that though. If/when I get another machine its likely to go headless and sit in a corner somewhere. Then the Windows box becomes a linux box and the new machine is the windows box. Or maybe I will get a cheap box with a good graphics card as a linux desktop machine. That would mean getting a USB dual monitor KVM and they are not cheap. I might just use one of those software KVM and keep what I have.

For LAMP I use VIM for writing my code. Firefox for most of the testing and IE when I feel like it. I also use MySQLs own query and admin tools. I used to use phpMyAdmin but not so much recently. These get spread across a couple of monitors. I run everything in less than full screen generally.

For doing graphics work its windows and Photoshop CS2 all the way. Then I get out the Wacom tablet and generally have the bridge on the small monitor and PSCS2 on the main monitor.

Permanent link and Comments posted by Rob Cornelius @ Monday, June 06, 2005

We would like to put your photo of your desk on www.stuffonmydesk.com because it fits in our category of geeky, cluttered, busy, well used, gadget (you pick one).

We will gladly show it off for the world to see. If you are interested, then send an email to stuffonmydesk@gmail.com giving us permission to use/show your photograph of your desk. If you would like us to link to a website of your choice or your flickr gallery, then mention that too in the email, and we will gladly oblige. If you don't want to be named, that is fine too.

We look forward to hearing from you.
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