Philippa and I moved house a couple of weeks ago and part of the move was to make sure I could have a productive work environment, so the house we’ve picked was chosen in part for the home office environment. Here are a couple of pictures of the state of the office two weeks in…
My office is on the second floor in the converted attic. In this picture you can see:
The MacBook Pro – not getting much use at the moment apart from the odd Minecraft game
(Hidden behind desk) Ubuntu desktop – My main development machine
Monitor – Primary screen for the desktop, secondary for the Mac. It’s a Samsung SyncMaster, and I’ve slowly come to the conclusion that it’s a bit shit. I’ve found that light colours come out very light and it seems impossible to find a set up where I can see light greys/yellows and not have the whites look dimmed down. My second monitor won’t be one of these
Big ole’ PC desktop – I am looking after this for a friend who is in South Africa for a year. It hasn’t been booted yet, but I’m sure it’ll come in useful for Windows testing, if I can stop Philippa stealing it as a games machine.
MacMini – An old G4 MacMini which is running Ubuntu. This has no keyboard or monitor connected, I’m just ssh-ing in and using as a build server running BuildBot.
ReadyNAS NV+ – A four disk RAID server which is the media server for the house.
Extra router – Amazingly the wireless reaches the attic from downstairs, but most of the hardware here needs a wired connection, so I’ve got this spare router acting as a three-port switch. I’m going to have to get another one if I want to connect up the Big ole’ PC though as I’m already out of ports.
Aeron Chair – Absolute essential for spending 10 hours a day at the desk. This is another loan from my friend in South Africa.
Rubber Duck and Mod Nation Racer – Man Dolls left over from the SCEE days.
Cables – Everywhere.
And to show that the move is still work in progress here is the view in the other direction
Here you can see:
Boxes – Thousands of them
Sniper – The cat
Filing – That pile of paper on the floor. 🙂