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Max The Magnificent
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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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Slynge   7/17/2014 5:39:33 PM
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Hi Max.

I "luv" reading your articles. They bring pleasure here in this presumably ones and zeros World! But couldn't you upload images of your books, for us to see what kind of books you have in your Pleasure Dome? I could do the same and so we all could have a look at, what each others are reading or have been reading. This was just a thought, but carry on with what you do :-)

Kind regards,

Simon Lynge

Denmark (Broenshoej)

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Re: Quatermass
Max The Magnificent   12/16/2013 1:09:56 PM
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@Wnderer: You should get the old BBC Quatermass episodes playing on those old TVs

I remember seeing the one about the invasion from Mars when I was a kid -- it scared me silly!!!

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Wnderer   12/11/2013 3:23:43 PM
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You should get the old BBC Quatermass episodes playing on those old TVs.

 

https://archive.org/search.php?query=quatermass%20AND%20mediatype%3Amovies

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Re: Whew!
Max The Magnificent   12/11/2013 2:54:49 PM
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@David: I have thoughts of throwing everything up and coming over there to take it over from them.

I had to read this twice -- I think over here it might be better to say "throwing everything over" or "giving everything up" ... LOL

I know just what you mean -- the thought of offering to take over had crossed my mind (of course, I use the term "mind" in the loosest sense) also...

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Re: Whew!
Max The Magnificent   12/11/2013 2:49:42 PM
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All I can say is THIS

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Re: Whew!
David Ashton   12/11/2013 2:46:54 PM
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@Max - I have thoughts of throwing everything up and coming over there to take it over from them.    But just now I'll wake up and my coffee will be cold......

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Re: Whew!
Max The Magnificent   12/11/2013 2:37:02 PM
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@David: That sounds like very sad news.

There's certainly a little tear rolling down my cheek. I think the owners just want to retire, and there simply isn't enough business to make it attractive enough to stay. I'm going to email them to tell them Rick and I are coming down, so to get theit best stuff out :-)

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