As a blogger/online journalist, one of the most important things is my desk. While I can (and often do) work from just my laptop while travelling or too lazy to go into my office, my desk is where I go when I need to get some serious work done, and where I spend most of my time. So then, what’s the desk of a self-proclaimed multitasking wizard look like? This:
As you can see, I have ADD, bad. Let’s go through though, so I can explain a bit of what each thing is/does.
#1 – The Dell Mini 9, with Windows 7. When I’m at my desk, the Dell Mini 9 is running Tweetdeck, signed into my personal rcadden account. This lets me interact with friends, and often serves as a source of quick news. I put Windows 7 back on it, and am enjoying it SO much more.
#2 – The Dell XPS M1330 with external (backlit) keyboard, mouse, and monitor. This is by far the brains of the operation. Below the external monitor there, you’ll also see my current phone, whatever it happens to be.
#3 – Cell Phone Central. This is where I keep all the phones that I’m currently using/reviewing/thinking about. For obvious reasons, I can’t keep my current phone in that pile, or I’d never f ind it. Bonus points for the commenter who’s able to pick out each phone there.
#4 – Gateway MX6956. This is the computer that my Dell XPS M1330 replaced, now running Windows 7. I’ve recently setup a dedicated symbianguru Twitter account, and this laptop is running Tweetdeck, signed into that account. This one also serves as our house DVD player, since it has the biggest screen.
The actual desk, in case you’re wondering, is an 8′ banquet table from Home Depot. It’s built from sturdy plastic and metal, folds for easy portability, and it offers a huge workspace. I covered the top with corkboard, which makes the whole thing a mousepad, and also lets me set drinks and whatnot on it, without having to worry finding a coaster.
I’m well aware of the irony that I’m a ‘mobile blogger’ and yet my desk has 3 computers on it, one of which has 2 monitors hooked up. However, I can easily unplug either of the Dell computers for a trip to the couch or the beach, and get just as much work done (probably more, without 2 different Tweetdecks attacking me from each side, lol).