Share your HOME WORKING workstation environment - pics

Share your HOME WORKING workstation environment - pics

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Watchman

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6,391 posts

213 months

Thursday 19th March 2020
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As we're now all working at home, share a pic and brief description of your workstation/desk. I bet there are some interesting set-ups.

Mine - running on a Raspberry Pi 4.


AJB88

7,902 posts

139 months

Thursday 19th March 2020
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Not working from home at the moment but I have this:

Dell XPS 13 Ubuntu - The nexus running UB Ports is a toy thats not been booted in ages


LG Chromebase - still running ChromeOS Beta at the moment but probably going to put Ubuntu on it soon

Watchman

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6,391 posts

213 months

Thursday 19th March 2020
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AJB88 said:
The nexus running UB Ports is a toy thats not been booted in ages
Now that's fascinating. I've got a Nexus 4 that will run Ubuntu - I might give that a go as it's a lovely item. Sadly I've also got an original Nexus 7 but they don't list that as compatible.

Riley Blue

17,984 posts

194 months

Thursday 19th March 2020
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Here's mine though these days it's largely a leisure station used for voluntary work for a local hospital and GP practice. It dates back to when I wrote, edited and designed magazines and is antiquated by today's standards.

The ironic thing is, downstairs is my O/H writing a report on a tiny works supplied Surface Pro while I have acres of screen up here. Her employer is the government so she's not allowed to connect anything to it, including a monitor.


Ambleton

5,295 posts

160 months

Thursday 19th March 2020
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Brought my hardware home from my clients office for offsite working earlier this week. My home desk is a bit taller than the one I ussually sit at, so need to print some new legs over night for my monitor stand to drop it about 25mm. Ordered another matching monitor too.

I'm a man and machine contractor, but use my clients software.

Current set up is:
1x HP 27fw monitor (second one incoming)
3DConexxion wireless space mouse
Logitech MX Master2 mouse
Logitech wireless keyboard
HP ZBook 17 G5 (32gb ram with 6gb Quadro GPU)

Laptop will sit underneath my monitor stand when my second monitor turns up. At the moment it's on a "riser" cobbled together with some filament boxes.

Watchman

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6,391 posts

213 months

Thursday 19th March 2020
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Riley Blue said:
Here's mine though these days it's largely a leisure station used for voluntary work for a local hospital and GP practice. It dates back to when I wrote, edited and designed magazines and is antiquated by today's standards.

The ironic thing is, downstairs is my O/H writing a report on a tiny works supplied Surface Pro while I have acres of screen up here. Her employer is the government so she's not allowed to connect anything to it, including a monitor.

Madness..!! But, I've noticed the thing with IT is that the people who make the rules about its use have absolutely no idea what they are talking about. I'm an IT project Manager and hear it all the time.

What are you using to drive the monitors? Windows-based PC?

Watchman

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6,391 posts

213 months

Thursday 19th March 2020
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Ambleton said:


Brought my hardware home from my clients office for offsite working earlier this week. My home desk is a bit taller than the one I ussually sit at, so need to print some new legs over night for my monitor stand to drop it about 25mm. Ordered another matching monitor too.

I'm a man and machine contractor, but use my clients software.

Current set up is:
1x HP 27fw monitor (second one incoming)
3DConexxion wireless space mouse
Logitech MX Master2 mouse
Logitech wireless keyboard
HP ZBook 17 G5 (32gb ram with 6gb Quadro GPU)

Laptop will sit underneath my monitor stand when my second monitor turns up. At the moment it's on a "riser" cobbled together with some filament boxes.
I have GOT to get myself a 3D printer. That's ACE..!! thumbup

Riley Blue

17,984 posts

194 months

Thursday 19th March 2020
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Watchman said:
Riley Blue said:
Here's mine though these days it's largely a leisure station used for voluntary work for a local hospital and GP practice. It dates back to when I wrote, edited and designed magazines and is antiquated by today's standards.

The ironic thing is, downstairs is my O/H writing a report on a tiny works supplied Surface Pro while I have acres of screen up here. Her employer is the government so she's not allowed to connect anything to it, including a monitor.

Madness..!! But, I've noticed the thing with IT is that the people who make the rules about its use have absolutely no idea what they are talking about. I'm an IT project Manager and hear it all the time.

What are you using to drive the monitors? Windows-based PC?
I daren't tell more about O/H's department's IT provision or I'll end up in the Tower!

There's an ancient PC running Win 7 under my desk with three external hard drives containing over 100,000 images and other files. It groans a bit sometimes but it's like working with your best mate.



grumbledoak

29,140 posts

201 months

Thursday 19th March 2020
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Needs some cable tidying.

andygo

5,955 posts

223 months

Thursday 19th March 2020
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Here is my setup:

2019 27" Imac with 28 Samsung monitor & laser printer (hacked to stop silly print counter) and a Sharp 8 digit twin power Elsi Mate EL 330E calculator.

JakeT

4,213 posts

88 months

Thursday 19th March 2020
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Having my own 'rig' at home meant that it was easy enough to change it for work purposes. My desk at work has three displays too, so makes the transition to home less jarring.

I've been meaning to replace the IKEA desk for years too, might be time now I spend more time sat here!

Tony1963

3,137 posts

130 months

Thursday 19th March 2020
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If I could... it would look something like


stevoknevo

1,431 posts

158 months

Thursday 19th March 2020
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I went to take a picture of my work station earlier but he woke up from his nap just as I was about too (stay at home Dad)

My Mrs mostly works from home anyway and my middle boy has a monster IKEA cabin bed with built-in desk, she mostly uses that as she only needs her laptop and phone - we decided to pull the boy from school last weekend as I have a progressive health condition and we've had to give him his work space back during the day; she's been reallocated by her employer to their Corona response dept. and was working out of our bedroom yesterday, had to fight my way in to bed past printers, reams of paper, boxes of envelopes, various chargers, printed documents strewn about etc, completely different from her usual working day - need to try and organise her a better space somehow!

thebraketester

11,315 posts

106 months

Thursday 19th March 2020
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This is me for the next few months..... so glad we got a/c put in here last year.

Edited by thebraketester on Thursday 19th March 18:31

sgrimshaw

6,864 posts

218 months

Thursday 19th March 2020
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Riley Blue said:
The ironic thing is, downstairs is my O/H writing a report on a tiny works supplied Surface Pro while I have acres of screen up here. Her employer is the government so she's not allowed to connect anything to it, including a monitor.
How would they know if she connected a monitor to it?


OlonMusky

708 posts

22 months

Thursday 19th March 2020
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I don't understand the fuss. This is how me and my mate work these days, we have fancy setups at home but all you really need to get things done these days is a cup of hot Starbucks Americano (Grande please, with a sprinkle of cinnamon) and maybe a laptop.



We both are investment bloggers, we blog about hot investment opportunities on Insta. We are the future.

EDIT because I know that someone will bring this up, YES my mate uses a pre unibody Macbook. That really is all the power you need to run things in 2020, don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

Edited by OlonMusky on Thursday 19th March 20:29

vaud

41,183 posts

123 months

Thursday 19th March 2020
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Watchman said:
As we're now all working at home, share a pic and brief description of your workstation/desk. I bet there are some interesting set-ups.

Mine - running on a Raspberry Pi 4.

IIRC it's not great to have a monitor in front of a window - high brightness from behind the monitor can cause eyestrain, etc. Best to have it in front of a wall.

Impressive what a Pi can do!

Riley Blue

17,984 posts

194 months

Thursday 19th March 2020
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sgrimshaw said:
Riley Blue said:
The ironic thing is, downstairs is my O/H writing a report on a tiny works supplied Surface Pro while I have acres of screen up here. Her employer is the government so she's not allowed to connect anything to it, including a monitor.
How would they know if she connected a monitor to it?
No idea but that's what she told me when she started working from home. I've just asked again and she's now said, "Oh yes, a monitor is OK, I 'd be allowed to plug one of yours in..." I've only been suggesting to her for the past five months she does just that! banghead

Never mind, it gives me a good excuse to buy myself a new one and let her have an old one of mine biggrin

Watchman

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6,391 posts

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Thursday 19th March 2020
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vaud said:
Watchman said:
As we're now all working at home, share a pic and brief description of your workstation/desk. I bet there are some interesting set-ups.

Mine - running on a Raspberry Pi 4.

IIRC it's not great to have a monitor in front of a window - high brightness from behind the monitor can cause eyestrain, etc. Best to have it in front of a wall.

Impressive what a Pi can do!
There's a roman-type blind I let down behind the screens when I'm actually working.

vaud

41,183 posts

123 months

Thursday 19th March 2020
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Watchman said:
There's a roman-type blind I let down behind the screens when I'm actually working.
Excellent smile