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2020-04-13 2:52:03 PM  
Just a couple of folding tables for me. Good enough.
 
2020-04-13 5:19:49 PM  
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2020-04-13 6:44:21 PM  
None of those people spend time on a computer or have a job that requires that.
 
2020-04-13 6:46:38 PM  
Maybe I'm just an uncultured philistine but those all seemed pretty unremarkable.
 
2020-04-13 6:49:13 PM  
For the most part they seem to be putting a laptop on a table or desk.  Now I know what I have been doing wrong all these years.  Apparently the laptop does not go in the refrigerator.
 
2020-04-13 6:50:25 PM  

It_Really_Does_Glisten: Maybe I'm just an uncultured philistine but those all seemed pretty unremarkable.


Unremarkable, inadequate, and they include too many distractions to be useful. That's what dilettantes do when they think they're "getting serious" about something.

Friggin' amateurs.
 
2020-04-13 6:52:01 PM  
This is EXACTLY the same way I decorated MY home office!  What are the odds?!
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2020-04-13 6:52:03 PM  
"I sit on my large Versace pillow for comfort and have my More Joy blanket handy if it gets chilly."
😒
 
2020-04-13 6:55:48 PM  
Ooh a table or desk, a few coffee table books, and notebooks with writing or drawing implements. These ideas will certainly get me far and have never occurred to me ever!
 
2020-04-13 6:55:57 PM  
I would love to see all you farkers' work-from-home setups.
 
2020-04-13 6:57:36 PM  
I perched my laptop on top of a live fire ant mound so every time I sit down to work, the ants stream out and sting the everloving shiat out of me. Very avant-garde.
 
2020-04-13 6:58:39 PM  
Nothing even close to an actual, productive work-at-home office. I did not see one multiple monitor setup. Are these all for artists and bloggers?
 
2020-04-13 6:58:50 PM  
Really? WTF was all that?
 
2020-04-13 7:02:00 PM  

FirstDennis: I would love to see all you farkers' work-from-home setups.


Sure, why not

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2020-04-13 7:02:44 PM  

FirstDennis: I would love to see all you farkers' work-from-home setups.


I would, but I don't need the cries of 'hoarder,' 'swine,' or 'pervert!'
 
2020-04-13 7:03:29 PM  

FirstDennis: I would love to see all you farkers' work-from-home setups.


I'm not having much luck with mine still.

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2020-04-13 7:03:31 PM  

FirstDennis: I would love to see all you farkers' work-from-home setups.


This could be fun.
Starting week 4 of fulltime from home, I usually work from home 2 days a week but am  now sequestered here all the time. Aeron chair helps a lot for long days. Got it used for $300. Work tablet is on right side of desk. keyboard and mouse on desk is for work. Keyboard tray is home.
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2020-04-13 7:04:48 PM  

Miss_Dorothy_Kilgallen: This is EXACTLY the same way I decorated MY home office!  What are the odds?!
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And here I thought I was the only one into metal decorative axes laying around on the floor where I could easily trip on it.

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2020-04-13 7:07:21 PM  

rikkards: FirstDennis: I would love to see all you farkers' work-from-home setups.

This could be fun.
Starting week 4 of fulltime from home, I usually work from home 2 days a week but am  now sequestered here all the time. Aeron chair helps a lot for long days. Got it used for $300. Work tablet is on right side of desk. keyboard and mouse on desk is for work. Keyboard tray is home.[Fark user image 425x239]


Oh and yes that is a McDonalds out the wind. They are the best back neighbor, they are clean, quiet and have had zero complaints.  Only been there twice.
 
2020-04-13 7:07:21 PM  

FirstDennis: I would love to see all you farkers' work-from-home setups.


The kegerator moved from the bonus room to the office.  Then the computer and kegerator moved to the bedroom.
 
2020-04-13 7:09:08 PM  
Pffft, where are the cages for locking the kids up so you can get just 10 friggin minutes of work done? Huh?!?
 
2020-04-13 7:09:37 PM  

It_Really_Does_Glisten: Maybe I'm just an uncultured philistine but those all seemed pretty unremarkable.


Yeah, I was very, very underwhelmed. I'm about to go have dinner, might have to post a pic of my workstation when I'm done. Blows all those away, IMHO.
 
2020-04-13 7:10:29 PM  
Famous? Never heard of any of them.

Now, here's a real designer's workspace. No fluffing or curating involved.
(Awaiting a paint job.)
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2020-04-13 7:11:56 PM  
Today I learned none of those people work for more than 20 minutes a day.
 
2020-04-13 7:12:41 PM  
Well that was a waste of time.
 
2020-04-13 7:12:44 PM  

FirstDennis: I would love to see all you farkers' work-from-home setups.


Not a chance. For one, it's covered right now with confidential information, as I'm currently working. For another, it's a two-person office (with space for a third workstation) and my wife would be none too keen about me passing around pictures of her space.

But, I can sum up its usefulness and dedication in a few sentences. The two dedicated workstations have both desk and wall mounted monitors, and the baseboards for three walls of my office have 4" x 4" surface-mounted, thin-finger covered industrial wire ducting to manage the power & data cabling in here. I used to have a 4-post rackmount setup in here when I was running sites & servers, but now it's pretty much set up for managing the gaming & entertainment networks without looking like a server room.
 
2020-04-13 7:13:06 PM  

farkturf: Nothing even close to an actual, productive work-at-home office. I did not see one multiple monitor setup. Are these all for artists and bloggers?


Exactly my reaction.
 
2020-04-13 7:13:30 PM  

gbcinques: Famous? Never heard of any of them.

Now, here's a real designer's workspace. No fluffing or curating involved.
(Awaiting a paint job.)
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No WFH set up is complete without a nerf saber.
 
2020-04-13 7:14:06 PM  
I sort of work from home, where I process inventory found in thrifts and pawns, to send to Amazon warehouses. You know, things I cannot do right now.
 
2020-04-13 7:14:12 PM  
my cubbyhole workspace

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2020-04-13 7:14:25 PM  
The wired home office:

Corona Home Office
Youtube ZEIho10DSm0
 
2020-04-13 7:14:34 PM  
How the hell does Simone stretch out her legs at that desk
 
2020-04-13 7:15:40 PM  

oxnard_montalvo: my cubbyhole workspace

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Nice - just voiceover work, or composition as well?
 
2020-04-13 7:16:03 PM  
Oh yeah... those are great if you're a four year old... or POTUS.  One of them even has useful colouring in crayons for writing those all-important presidential tweets.
 
2020-04-13 7:18:08 PM  

gbcinques: Famous? Never heard of any of them.

Now, here's a real designer's workspace. No fluffing or curating involved.
(Awaiting a paint job.)
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Exactly. No sunny open windows, no airy spaces that make it easy to get in & out (read "flee" - once you're in, it's expensive to leave) and purpose-built for the work you're doing.
 
2020-04-13 7:20:30 PM  

FormlessOne: oxnard_montalvo: my cubbyhole workspace

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Nice - just voiceover work, or composition as well?


Mostly VO  but some production. Not so much music these days, I have hand issues and can't really play much of anything anymore.
 
2020-04-13 7:21:57 PM  
And the other home home office.
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2020-04-13 7:27:22 PM  

gbcinques: Famous? Never heard of any of them.

Now, here's a real designer's workspace. No fluffing or curating involved.
(Awaiting a paint job.)
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Drug apparatus checks out.
 
2020-04-13 7:29:34 PM  

oxnard_montalvo: my cubbyhole workspace

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Dude, I heard you like monitors...
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if you need glasses to read I highly recommend a 50" TV it's nice pretending I can see clearly again. My boss was all like "but you can see the pixels" and I'm all like "exactly...I can see them"
 
2020-04-13 7:31:34 PM  
Every time I've gotten a room to use as an office the MIL has moved in or we've had a kid.

Wife's tubes are tied, MIL is dead, oldest is out of the house, finally got an office back a few months ago, but never really set it up.  This whole WFH thing though...

Went from a hutch in the corner of the kitchen to a nice 10x12 room with basically soundproof walls, etc.  Went cheap on the desk since it was a "fark it" moment, so a couple of cheap filing cabinets and a half sheet of 1" pre-sanded plywood (cut long way).  Going from a 2x2 ft. area to a 8x2 is kinda nice.

Unfortunately while work was ready to hand me a few extra 24" monitors now that I have space, my video card doesn't have the needed oomph and output connectors to actually use more than 1 at a time :(

New video card by end of this week :)


Why 1" ply? Kinda heavy, no? Yes it is.  But when I finally figure out what to do about long term bases, etc. (instead of cheap file cabinets) I want to be able to dangle a reloading press off one end, maybe  a small bench vise.  Between computers, some hobbyist level gunsmithing and assembling "grown up Legos" I really need the space and the strength.
 
2020-04-13 7:33:45 PM  

trasnform: oxnard_montalvo: my cubbyhole workspace

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Dude, I heard you like monitors...
[Fark user image 850x637]if you need glasses to read I highly recommend a 50" TV it's nice pretending I can see clearly again. My boss was all like "but you can see the pixels" and I'm all like "exactly...I can see them"


Heh, but I'm nearsighted.
 
2020-04-13 7:33:46 PM  
Nothing special or artsy.
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2020-04-13 7:34:03 PM  
I'm kind of concerned about this genetic experimentation combining DNA from Hitler, Vin Diesel, Emperor Hirohito, Moe Howard and Austin Powers.

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2020-04-13 7:36:55 PM  

Sensei Can You See: I'm kind of concerned about this genetic experimentation combining DNA from Hitler, Vin Diesel, Emperor Hirohito, Moe Howard and Austin Powers.

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My guess was Moe Howard and James Joyce.
 
2020-04-13 7:38:14 PM  

Dischorran: FirstDennis: I would love to see all you farkers' work-from-home setups.

I'm not having much luck with mine still.

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What protein are you looking at?
 
2020-04-13 7:41:13 PM  

i.r.id10t: 1" pre-sanded plywood

Where do you find 1" plywood? Because I looked (honestly I didn't put much effort into it)

 
2020-04-13 7:44:11 PM  
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2020-04-13 7:45:05 PM  
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2020-04-13 7:46:18 PM  
This is the aging noazark art workstation (still running on Windows 7, and no longer internet-connected).

It features a 22-inch Cintiq that I permanently-affixed to a drafting desk ... which is mostly used for digital sculpting & painting, drawn directly on the lower monitor.  The upper monitor is used for render output & reference display.

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2020-04-13 7:50:51 PM  
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