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Reply 1581 of 1786, by bjwil1991

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Nice setup. Going to take a photo of my current setup once I fix my Packard Bell machine (getting the board today that works and was cheap).

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Reply 1582 of 1786, by Tiger433

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That's my computing area with IBM L200p 4:3 20" monitor (which I bought recently) with 1600x1200 resolution.

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Reply 1583 of 1786, by kolderman

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Fujoshi-hime wrote on 2020-08-17, 12:56:
It's sometimes hard to remind myself that this photo was taken in 2020. :) […]
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It's sometimes hard to remind myself that this photo was taken in 2020. 😀

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The year is what we choose it to be. I am quite partial to 1998 myself 😀

Reply 1584 of 1786, by digger

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Fujoshi-hime wrote on 2020-03-09, 01:52:
Restricted by options in a one bedroom apartment and needing space for my retro PCs, I decided it was time to change things up a […]
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Restricted by options in a one bedroom apartment and needing space for my retro PCs, I decided it was time to change things up a bit. Why do I even need a dining room?

Before:
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Not technically "computing area" related, but I have those same Ikea chairs in my living room! 😃 They cost very little, but they're sturdy and practical. I even had them oiled, which gave them a darker and deeper color.

Reply 1586 of 1786, by liqmat

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Braca862 wrote on 2020-08-24, 21:56:

Here's my computing area: A Surface Book and a Dell Dimension XPS T500.

Very clean and simple. I am currently doing some major downsizing so this is what I am shooting for myself. My modern daily driver and a Tualatin 1.4 for my DOS and Win9x gaming/floppy archiving.

Reply 1587 of 1786, by bjwil1991

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Former desk setup.

Left:
Samsung SyncMaster P2250
Yamaha FB-01
Roland MT-32 (old)
A/V switch box (4 devices)
Yamaha DB50XG (on a CHiLL WaveTable board inside a Creative Labs Modem Blaster 56 shell)

Middle:
i-Tec speaker system
Gravis Analog Pro (broke and swapped with a Gravis Blackhawk Analog)
Packard Bell Pack-Mate 28 Plus (not working due to another bad board)
Mouse Systems 105 keyboard (AT)

Right:
Dell 1702FP monitor
Custom 386DX/486DLC machine ($10 machine)
3-button serial mouse

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Current desk setup.

Left:
Samsung SyncMaster P2250
Yamaha FB-01
Roland MT-32 (old)
A/V switch box (4 devices)
Yamaha DB50XG (on a CHiLL WaveTable board inside a Creative Labs Modem Blaster 56 shell)

Middle:
i-Tec speaker system
Gravis Blackhawk Analog
Packard Bell Pack-Mate 28 Plus (not working due to another bad board)
Mouse Systems 105 keyboard (AT)
Sony PVM-9L1 with a Chromecast stick (1st Gen) + HDMI to Composite adapter (got composite BNC to work)

Right:
Dell 1702FP monitor
Custom 386DX/486DLC machine ($10 machine)
3-button serial mouse

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Reply 1588 of 1786, by Fujoshi-hime

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digger wrote on 2020-08-24, 08:34:

Not technically "computing area" related, but I have those same Ikea chairs in my living room! 😃 They cost very little, but they're sturdy and practical. I even had them oiled, which gave them a darker and deeper color.

I actually kept one of the chairs in a corner elsewhere because my cat liked to scratch her claws on the legs. She scratches on the $35 Ikea chair and ignores the $1500 sectional sofa, so I figured removing the $35 chairs might be tempting fate to ruin my sofa. 😜

Reply 1589 of 1786, by chinny22

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Braca862 wrote on 2020-08-24, 21:56:

Here's my computing area: A Surface Book and a Dell Dimension XPS T500.

haha you just made me notice I've got the same PC, keyboard, mouse, screen only from all from different places over the years. I wasn't even trying to create a matching set, it's all just stuff I've picked up free over the years.
Do you know if that's the original screen for the T500? that would be cool. I think the keyboard might actually be from a bit later but could be wrong.

bjwil1991 your desk looks like mine (and few others here) always loose bits of hardware no matter how hard you try to keep it organised

Reply 1590 of 1786, by digger

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Fujoshi-hime wrote on 2020-08-25, 02:21:
digger wrote on 2020-08-24, 08:34:

Not technically "computing area" related, but I have those same Ikea chairs in my living room! 😃 They cost very little, but they're sturdy and practical. I even had them oiled, which gave them a darker and deeper color.

I actually kept one of the chairs in a corner elsewhere because my cat liked to scratch her claws on the legs. She scratches on the $35 Ikea chair and ignores the $1500 sectional sofa, so I figured removing the $35 chairs might be tempting fate to ruin my sofa. 😜

$35? I remember paying only something like €15 a piece for them. 😳

But then again, $35 might still be cheaper than an actual scratching post (let alone a sofa, indeed). 😂

Reply 1591 of 1786, by Gered

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Don't think I had ever posted pics in this thread either, but I've shared pics of my "computing area" before in other threads. Meh. Here is a current pic showing typical work-from-home stuff running, plus another of my retro console gaming set up too, because why not.

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Reply 1592 of 1786, by delinthe

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Gered wrote on 2020-08-27, 14:39:

Don't think I had ever posted pics in this thread either, but I've shared pics of my "computing area" before in other threads. Meh. Here is a current pic showing typical work-from-home stuff running, plus another of my retro console gaming set up too, because why not.

I see a 64DD and a Famicom Disk System, very nice 😁

Reply 1593 of 1786, by Gered

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Haha, thanks. Love the FDS. Even though it was released in Japan only, many, many games are very playable often even with lots of English text in them, which is great for someone like me that cannot read Japanese. Cannot say the same about the 64DD. I have no regrets for buying one (I always wanted one as a kid, the hype around the extra level of complexity and customizability it would allow games to have fascinated teenager-me in the 90's), but it kinda just sits there as a collector piece and is barely ever used. I am holding out hope around some recent efforts with certain people digging into the 64DD firmware protections/restrictions that prevent retail units from completely re-writing disks, which prevents you from writing English translations for the games onto them (yes, a flash cart solves this problem too).

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P233 MMX/64MB/Voodoo2/Matrox/YMF719/GUS CD3
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Reply 1594 of 1786, by Bruninho

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Braca862 wrote on 2020-08-24, 21:56:

Here's my computing area: A Surface Book and a Dell Dimension XPS T500.

Which Surface Book are you using? Is it really that good? I'm interested in knowing more and experimenting since I've seen one of my customers last year at work with one in our conference room.

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Reply 1595 of 1786, by UselessSoftware

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As you can see, I've completely given up on the concept of organization by now. I just have too much stuff. The other corner of the basement, not pictured, has even more stuff. I think I have a hoarding problem. It's amazing how much stuff can pile up over 20+ years.

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Reply 1596 of 1786, by liqmat

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Reminds me of the computer repair shop I worked at in the early 90s. My kind of atmosphere to be honest. I just don't have the room for it. Only thing I would change is the fluorescent lighting. I gotta have a moody atmosphere.

Reply 1597 of 1786, by keropi

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UselessSoftware wrote on 2020-08-28, 17:34:

As you can see, I've completely given up on the concept of organization by now. I just have too much stuff. The other corner of the basement, not pictured, has even more stuff. I think I have a hoarding problem. It's amazing how much stuff can pile up over 20+ years.

I see nothing wrong! 😀

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Reply 1598 of 1786, by Braca862

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Bruninho wrote on 2020-08-27, 17:17:
Braca862 wrote on 2020-08-24, 21:56:

Here's my computing area: A Surface Book and a Dell Dimension XPS T500.

Which Surface Book are you using? Is it really that good? I'm interested in knowing more and experimenting since I've seen one of my customers last year at work with one in our conference room.

I am using the Surface Book 1.

Reply 1599 of 1786, by buckeye

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UselessSoftware wrote on 2020-08-28, 17:34:
As you can see, I've completely given up on the concept of organization by now. I just have too much stuff. The other corner of […]
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As you can see, I've completely given up on the concept of organization by now. I just have too much stuff. The other corner of the basement, not pictured, has even more stuff. I think I have a hoarding problem. It's amazing how much stuff can pile up over 20+ years.

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Is this heaven? Please don't say "no it's Kansas"

Wish I had the room, it would look the same way!

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