Share your HOME WORKING workstation environment - pics

Share your HOME WORKING workstation environment - pics

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ben5575

4,305 posts

188 months

Thursday 19th March 2020
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AJB88 said:
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
Spot the BJJ guy...;)

sgrimshaw

6,864 posts

217 months

Thursday 19th March 2020
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Riley Blue said:
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
Unless they have disabled the usb port and/or bluetooth she should be able to use an external mouse and keyboard too.

alorotom

9,527 posts

154 months

Friday 20th March 2020
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My little home office also currently doubling as a reception class room for our daughter


Riley Blue

17,984 posts

193 months

Friday 20th March 2020
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sgrimshaw said:
Riley Blue said:
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
Unless they have disabled the usb port and/or bluetooth she should be able to use an external mouse and keyboard too.
She does use a mouse at home and I have spare keyboards - I can't believe she hasn't told me before that a monitor is OK, she's got poor eyesight FF'sS!

Women... rolleyes

MikeM6

3,573 posts

69 months

Friday 20th March 2020
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Riley Blue said:
sgrimshaw said:
Riley Blue said:
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
Unless they have disabled the usb port and/or bluetooth she should be able to use an external mouse and keyboard too.
She does use a mouse at home and I have spare keyboards - I can't believe she hasn't told me before that a monitor is OK, she's got poor eyesight FF'sS!

Women... rolleyes
My government supplied laptop has 2 monitors, a mouse and a keyboard plugged into it no problems.

The IT advice given to staff is often to cater for their level of interest and understanding. It is so much simpler to explain don't plug anything in then helping them understand what is and isn't ok to do. Often brilliant at their actual jobs, but horrifically bad at IT. I used to spend half my days explaining such basic stuff to them all, IT isn't even my job haha.

Its like explaining to the wife why she needs to check her oil or tyre pressures banghead

snuffy

7,093 posts

251 months

Friday 20th March 2020
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You can never have enough monitors:



But as I got bulletted yesterday I will be firing up Doom Eternal very shortly.

Some Gump

11,672 posts

153 months

Friday 20th March 2020
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snuffy

7,093 posts

251 months

Friday 20th March 2020
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Some Gump said:
You'll get a bad back if you use that chair.

AJB88

7,899 posts

138 months

Friday 20th March 2020
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Watchman said:
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.
Yes it will and there's a tool on the UB Ports website to flash it easily now, unfortunately the Phone OS isn't really usable for much other than making calls and texts.

AJB88

7,899 posts

138 months

Friday 20th March 2020
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ben5575 said:
Spot the BJJ guy...;)
Haha yep, gym finally closed yesterday.

Prohibiting

1,313 posts

85 months

Friday 20th March 2020
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I already worked from home so no change here smile Monitor is a 27" QHD. I work with 2-web browers open side by side, then have my email and communction open on the laptop.



Edited by Prohibiting on Friday 20th March 13:13

jimmyjimjim

6,133 posts

205 months

Friday 20th March 2020
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You can usually tell the people who've only just started working from home as they haven't yet sprawled across every surface, or given up entirely and created an entirely new environment.

I've been pretty much 100% VO for 10 years, so I've settled down a fair bit. Got evicted from my office upstairs to make room for the kids, had the basement finished off, and now work from there.

Out of shot to the left, shelf full of work related bits'n'bobs, couch with more junk on it, and behind me, a 3D printer on another desk.

Yes, I do use all of the phones, occasionally at the same time.

38" ultra-wide, using the built in KVM for the NUC and the main PC.



Edited by jimmyjimjim on Friday 20th March 14:28

VR99

766 posts

30 months

Friday 20th March 2020
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Some v.elaborate and inspiring setups!
Just started working from home and it's a bl**dy pain on once screen esp with tasks which are excel heavy and comparing or analysing data etc Need to get another pc monitor asap but I've left it bit late.....

PushedDover

3,470 posts

20 months

Friday 20th March 2020
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WFH primarily anyway...

Marlin45

1,321 posts

131 months

Friday 20th March 2020
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jimmyjimjim said:
You can usually tell the people who've only just started working from home as they haven't yet sprawled across every surface, or given up entirely and created an entirely new environment.

I've been pretty much 100% VO for 10 years, so I've settled down a fair bit. Got evicted from my office upstairs to make room for the kids, had the basement finished off, and now work from there.

Out of shot to the left, shelf full of work related bits'n'bobs, couch with more junk on it, and behind me, a 3D printer on another desk.

Yes, I do use all of the phones, occasionally at the same time.........

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Exactly what I was going to suggest as most of the previous poster's workstations are just too tidy. All - retake that picture in a couple of weeks time wink

I have been in a VO for at least 6 years, when not on the road (not much of that happening). Here is my version of the evolving 'Beirut'......or there would be if I could get Thumbsnap to work! I won't show the view behind me. There is a garden but the view is obscured by two huge clothes airers and an adult sized rocking horse! (don't ask wink )

Yay!



Edited by Marlin45 on Friday 20th March 19:05


Edited by Marlin45 on Friday 20th March 19:08

snuffy

7,093 posts

251 months

Friday 20th March 2020
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Marlin45 said:
Exactly what I was going to suggest as most of the previous poster's workstations are just too tidy. All - retake that picture in a couple of weeks time wink
I've worked from home for that the last 20 years and you need to keep your desk reasonably tidy like you would in an office. Having said that, I did tidy mine up for me desk selfie !

Watchman

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6,391 posts

212 months

Friday 20th March 2020
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jimmyjimjim said:
You can usually tell the people who've only just started working from home as they haven't yet sprawled across every surface, or given up entirely and created an entirely new environment.

I've been pretty much 100% VO for 10 years, so I've settled down a fair bit. Got evicted from my office upstairs to make room for the kids, had the basement finished off, and now work from there.

Out of shot to the left, shelf full of work related bits'n'bobs, couch with more junk on it, and behind me, a 3D printer on another desk.

Yes, I do use all of the phones, occasionally at the same time.

38" ultra-wide, using the built in KVM for the NUC and the main PC.



Edited by jimmyjimjim on Friday 20th March 14:28
Those ultra-wides look amazing. I believe you get curved ones too.

Most of my IT kit is second hand, donated, or cheap (Raspberry Pi). I would never have considered paying several hundred pounds for a screen until I saw those ulta-wides and now I feel my life is incomplete without one. laugh

Prohibiting

1,313 posts

85 months

Friday 20th March 2020
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If those remarks are aimed towards my tidy desk, I've been working from home for a while now... BUT prior to taking the picture I had 2 note pads open on the desk, 4 mugs, 2 apple cores, a banana peel and various pens hehe

thetoxicnerve

24,456 posts

144 months

Friday 20th March 2020
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This is my gaming setup which is now doubling as my workstation:



Excuse the bits of black ste on the floor, it's the coating peeling off my battered chair.

jimmyjimjim

6,133 posts

205 months

Friday 20th March 2020
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Watchman said:
Those ultra-wides look amazing. I believe you get curved ones too.

Most of my IT kit is second hand, donated, or cheap (Raspberry Pi). I would never have considered paying several hundred pounds for a screen until I saw those ulta-wides and now I feel my life is incomplete without one. laugh
....it is. Dell U3818DW. Was $900 towards the end of 2018.