I decided to undertake the task of moving my computer today. Anyone who’s been here before knows that my computer desk arrangement was stupid. It is probably the smallest computer desk in existence, and not exactly practical. I’m surprised I don’t have some kind of spinal disorder because of working in this cramped space. Anyway, there’s still time for the spinal disorder to show up, so I’d better knock on wood… which I can, because my new desk is made of wood.
Old and busted
The New Hotness
The Unfortunate Side Effect
So, yeah. I’m pretty proud of this new setup. Most of the wires are hidden, which is no small feat. There are a lot of wires involved. The desk has lots of potential too. It’s unfinished wood, so that means I can finish it later if I want. I was thinking of doing a collage of photos on the desktop, and then varnishing the whole deal with clear lacquer to protect it.
There’s a side effect of disaster in my old living room as a result of the move. But, the good news is all the stuff that’s cluttering that livingroom isÂ mostly studio-related. I’ll have to set that up this week, because I’m shooting towards the end of the week, and I need a functional studio again. Motivation.
Here’s some more motivation:
I said to myself that I’d get this Wacom Bamboo tablet when I got a desk big enough for it. Being that it’s only the size of a mouse pad, that’s not saying much, but my new work area qualifies anyway. I’m looking forward to doing touchups with this new toy. Haven’t figured it out entirely yet, but I’m sure it’s not that hard.
It’s been an exciting day. More excitement tomorrow, I’m sure.
wow! A desk that fits the keyboard! Now you’re living big 😀
The new setup looks great!
Oh yeah… I keep rediscovering the luxuriousness of not having to hold the keyboard on my lap 😛
why not screw a piece of plexiglass over the computer desk then you can change the photo’s if you feel like it
once its lacquered it’ll be hard to change.
i like the idea though, artsy indeed
Hey that’s a good idea with the plexiglass. Especially since, so far, my laminating experiment with Varathane is not going well. Hmm.
Son of a bitch I had a long-ass comment and i forgot to enter my name….
I’ll type it later.
But plexiglass FTL. It’ll get scratched easily despite your best efforts (ask me how i know) and you’ll hate it. Glass or lexan is what you want to use if you wanna go that route.
Hmmm I’m not a big fan of glass because I feel like it’s a magnet for dust and smudges. Lexan… I’ll have to look into that.
Dude your blog just ate my comment! This is bullcrap!
Lets try again…
Cable management FTW.
Your living room now looks small
Glass wouldnt be as bad as you may think. I had a wooden desk with glass on top from when I was a kid and my cousin still uses it. Plus I dont think the lighting conditions in that corner might make you really notice the smudges and dust (which will be easy to clean)
On the other hand, if you use lexan, you can claim that your desk is bulletproof =P
After having worked here for a few days, I’m disovering the lighting conditions are actually quite bright. I have windows on the east and west, so I get full sun all day long. Great for tanning, and also exposing smudges and dust! Glass FTL!
scrap my idea, get the bullet proof desk, so much cooler, and handy should a shoot-out start from a photo shoot gone bad XD
Cool. That way if the bad guys catch up with me, I can flip the desk up on its side and dive behind it for cover, in slow motion. Awesome.