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Re: Now THAT'S an office!
Stargzer   3/2/2015 5:51:05 PM
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I have a feeling there wasn't room for the ASR-33 inside the office ... and he may have been displaying it to be bragging about having one!  Put some walnut panels on it and maybe some paisley wallpaper on the other parts and ... et voilà! ... Steampunk!

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Re: Now THAT'S an office!
mhrackin   3/2/2015 5:38:35 PM
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Also, I didn't notice the slide show until now!

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Re: Now THAT'S an office!
mhrackin   3/2/2015 5:27:21 PM
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@stargzer:  I was fooled by the ASR33 outside; I thought that was INSIDE the door to Maxland!  I don't see much more than an outstretched arm! inside that could be Max

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Re: Now THAT'S an office!
Stargzer   3/2/2015 5:19:31 PM
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@mhrackin: Why is your "welcome mat" backwards?  Normally I would expect it to face the the OUTSIDE so visitors could recognize your turf! 

It IS on the outside; maybe he quickly photoshopped it?  You can see the Man With The Man-hole inside the door.



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Re: Now THAT'S an office!
mhrackin   3/2/2015 4:42:11 PM
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@max: I too realize this was an old post; however, it was brought (again) to my attention by @stargxer's appearance in the Most Recent Comments section.  Why is your "welcome mat" backwards?  Normally I would expect it to face the the OUTSIDE so visitors could recognize your turf!  I do assume you don't need to be reminded of your name....

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Re: Now THAT'S an office!
Clive"Max"Maxfield   3/2/2015 4:39:15 PM
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@Stargzer: Yes, I have a picture somewhere, but it was before digital cameras (or at least my posession of one), so it's somewhere in an envelope of prints and film.

No worries -- we can wait (tick tock, tick tock...)

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Re: Now THAT'S an office!
Stargzer   3/2/2015 4:24:50 PM
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@Clarke: ...one thing I couldn't quite figure out is why you have a keyboard in front of each of the three monitors on the right side of your desk.

I realize this is an old post, but the multiple keyboard remark reminded me of long ago when the New Zealand "Big Boat," KZ-1 (the one that lost the 1988  America's Cup to the American catamaran Stars and Stripes (US-1)), came to Annaplolis, MD for a visit. It was on a barge, as were several other shacks which held computers displaying various things.  In one shack I saw a keyboard and started to laugh out loud:  it was posed in front of a microwave oven!  The flat, black glass front could pass for a monitor if you didn't notice the keypad. 

Nice touch, a joke to separate the geeks from the gawkers. ;-)

Yes, I have a picture somewhere, but it was before digital cameras (or at least my posession of one), so it's somewhere in an envelope of prints and film.

 

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Re: Now THAT'S an office!
Max The Magnificent   8/22/2014 10:27:03 AM
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@Clarke: ...one thing I couldn't quite figure out is why you have a keyboard in front of each of the three monitors on the right side of your desk.

In fact I have a keyboard and mouse in front of each screen -- my desk is curved and my chair spins, so I can spin back and forth between monitors to look straignt on at the one I wantto address -- having a keyboard and mouse already in front of the screen is a lot easier than dragging one around with me (or stretching back to reach a fixed one)

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Now THAT'S an office!
ClarkeMonroe   8/21/2014 9:11:10 PM
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There's so many cool and interesting things I don't even know where to start.  But one thing I couldn't quite figure out is why you have a keyboard in front of each of the three monitors on the right side of your desk.  You mentioned those monitors were connected to a tower computer under the desk, but the only thing I can think of is that you're running a couple virtual machines.  But if that's the case, does that mean you find it more efficient to have several single monitor computers rather than one computer with multiple monitors?  

Thanks so much for sharing! It's really neat to see where you work.  The only point of particular interest in my office is a really neat old sketch of a locamotive that crashed into a river after the bridge it was crossing buckled.  On the remaining part of the bridge is a group of engineers looking down with a caption that reads "Oh Shit".  It's my personal motivational poster to not be "those" guys.

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Re: Books
Max The Magnificent   7/17/2014 6:12:18 PM
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@Slynge: I "luv" reading your articles. They bring pleasure here in this presumably ones and zeros World!

Why, thank you so much for your kind words. That's a great idea -- a "what's on your bookself?" column .... I'll show you mine if you show me yours, type thing.

I will add this to my "list of things to do" -- but I'm out of the office all next week -- I won't have any form of access to the Internet for the whole week, so I'll do this the week I get back.

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