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    what kind of junk is on your computer desk?

    i've noticed that no-one i know has a clear computer desk (cart, whatever); there's always other stuff cluttering it up. knicknacks, desk toys, whatever. i'm wondering what sort of (non-digital) detritus has washed up on the shores of your computer's island.

    cluttering my workspace:

    a pair of valves from a 4.2 XK engine
    a valve spring from an MGB engine (this has followed my computer desk for around 14 years now)
    a mock-up of a four tube launcher for Harpoon missiles from a DoD model
    a miniature traffic cone
    a 112-year-old Spanish bayonet
    two elastic bandages
    a bottle of Aleve
    and a box of blue staples.

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    By-Tor...or the Snow Dog? hi565's Avatar
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    A stack of CD's (no cases)
    A floder with the papers for a project I did 2 years ago
    The Registration form for my kayak
    My high school planner from last year
    A Spare tube (I attempted to patch, but I got tso pissed at it I just cut it )


    So nothing really off, no bayonetts or anything
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    a perrier bottle that is full of tapwater

    a tube of wasabi

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    On top of the shelf above, I have Asian statues and bowls. On the shelf I have my bike catalogs, Mtn Biking Magzines, dictionary, a camera, and various discs.

    Next to the screen I have my printer, my scanner and wireless router. Oh and my cell phone in case he calls.
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    Oh God....wheter to start.

    Lots of mail and magazines (at least 3 copies of Bicycling)
    Headphones
    Some of PC speakers (7.1 surround)
    calculator
    Two cases of blank DVDs (one is DVD+R, the other DVD-R)
    Checkbook
    Can of pens/pencils
    My printer
    A few music CDs
    An empty drinking glass
    A few paper towels (left over from meals, I imagine)
    Empty target bag
    Empty Gift bag
    My old dead keyboard/mouse combo
    A white hand towel
    Stapler
    Roll of masking tape (nearly empty)
    Tickets to Dennis Miller (in October)
    Zip lock bag with router and network cable (still not hooked up though I've moved in two months ago now)
    A few varous cables (usb, network, DC adapter, etc....)
    Digital camera and case (on opposite ends of desk)
    Cordless drill (from putting up curtains last weekend)
    Hammer (same reason)
    Two DVDs containing 4th season of "The Pretender"
    A mini maglight flashlight
    Small Happy Birthday hat (for dog)
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    Crap. Crappity crap crap crap. Just a lot of crap. What is all this stuff? Two cups full of dry pens. A stack of 9 books: 3 dics, 4 mysteries, Pcs for Dummies, and something about the internet. # CDs: U2, Tgood, Moody Blues. 2 remotes. Clock. Pads of papers with notes of things not done scribbled on them. Nail clippers. Napkin. Driver's guide. Expired fishing licenses. Stack 'o discs. Wells Farge mouse pad. Daily planner. 3 popsickle sticks. Brown paper bag with something in it, but I don't want to look. On the bulletin board there's a card with the better half's plot # at the Nuuanu Memorial Cemetary, 1040 from 1984, pics of kids I've never met, and a Calvin and Hobbes comic.

    Pretty pathetic, huh?

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    I've got a basic computer set up, a stack of burnable CD's, some pens and pencils, extra printer paper, and a loaded Sig with two magazines.
    Bring back the Sig Test!


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    King Termite is lucky. He's lucky he's allowed to have tape and a stapler.

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    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by smellygary
    King Termite is lucky. He's lucky he's allowed to have tape and a stapler.
    They confiscated the paste because I kept eating it.
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    CDs software
    CDRs
    floppies
    sticky notes
    pens and pencils
    tools
    bike tail light
    phone card
    phone
    graduation invitation
    receipts
    computer screws
    eyeglass screwdriver
    pictures
    cards
    carbon monoxide alarm?
    graduation application
    trophies
    blank jewel cases
    business cards
    prescription
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    Well I am at work now, so I can only describe what I have here.

    radio/cd player
    3 binders
    1 yellow generic legal pad
    7 lcd computer screens
    1 naked woman
    canister with pens, paperclips, rubber bands, loose change
    2 styrofoam cups - 1 for coffee, 1 for water
    stapler

    That's about it.
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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Interesting, I was thinking of starting a similar thread this morning only asking for a photo of your computer station.

    Mine has:

    A stack of misc. 'important papers'
    scanner
    tape dispenser
    a ceramic crock with assorted pens, pencils, markers & hi-liters
    a glass bowl with paper clips
    two 35mm film cans w/ herbal material
    mini corn cob pipe for use with above material
    three empty Scripto Vu-lighters
    two cans of lighter fluid
    two pill bottles of pain medication (darvocet & tylenol 3)
    Cell phone charging station
    two live rounds of 25-06 ammo
    one live round of 22 long ***** ammo
    nail file
    mag lite
    calculator
    monitor
    stack of collected business cards
    micro casssette recorder
    3 audio CD's
    10 year old Day-Timer
    two pads of post it notes3 AA batteries
    battery tester
    speakers
    keyboard


    and coffee cup

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhota
    i've noticed that no-one i know has a clear computer desk (cart, whatever); there's always other stuff cluttering it up. knicknacks, desk toys, whatever. i'm wondering what sort of (non-digital) detritus has washed up on the shores of your computer's island.

    cluttering my workspace:

    a pair of valves from a 4.2 XK engine
    a valve spring from an MGB engine (this has followed my computer desk for around 14 years now)
    a mock-up of a four tube launcher for Harpoon missiles from a DoD model
    a miniature traffic cone
    a 112-year-old Spanish bayonet
    two elastic bandages
    a bottle of Aleve
    and a box of blue staples.
    Spanish bayonette is pretty cool!
    Let's see:
    extra mag for my 9mm, loaded,
    file of photo's I need to scan for restoration and enhancement for a neaighbor, wish me luck on that one though, as they were damaged in a fire and I'm going to have to recompile and heuristically replace part of an image that was half burned. It's the only picture of her sister in existence and I'd really like to rebuild this particular image for her!
    The Book "A Hymn before Battle"- John Ringo as well as another Pos'leen universe novel called "Watch on the Rhine" by Ringo and Tom Kratman
    Sundry other items like tape, stapler, card file of stuff, that kind of thing!
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    blank dvd's
    blank cdr's
    bottle of multivitamins
    cell phone
    stapler
    bong
    bag of dope
    rolling papers
    ashtray
    smokes
    lighter
    book on vbscript
    book on visual basic 6
    stack of assorted linux books
    small desk lamp

    all this stuff amongst 3 computers, 4 monitors, usb hub, camera, scanner, 2 printers, ethernet switch,homemade router, and cable modem

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    Not counting computer peripherals:

    Wife's makeup mirror
    tweezers
    nail file
    nail clippers
    assorted mail
    microphone stand/microphone
    spindle of blank CD-Rs
    Campagnolo Lubrificante 1000g tub filled with pens
    Sudoku puzzle book
    Sudoku puzzle daily calendar
    jaw harp
    mobiBLU 1gb cupe mp3 player
    manual for mp3 player
    USB charging/transfer cable for mp3 player
    PayPal receipts for two pair of onZa HO pedals
    assorted printouts
    earplugs (3 pair)
    checkbook
    bottle cap from JW Dundee's Honey Brown Lager
    SunTour clamp on double cable stop
    two metal pen cups with filled with pens & highlighters
    clock made out of two SunTour cassette cogs
    earphone for cell phone
    cell phone charger
    measuring tape
    eraser
    mechanical pencil
    drafting lead holders (2)
    lead sharpener
    AC step down motor for a Canon CLC3100
    Drill block for a paper drill
    Picture of my wife and me
    binder clip
    two of wife's rings
    DART day pass
    ticket stubs/receipt from Strangers With Candy
    Strangers With Candy DVD box set
    eyeglass lens cleaning cloth
    glasses
    Cateye cyclocomputers (3 - Mity, Kosmos, & Enduro)
    dead battery (CR2032 from Cateye Vectra)
    wallet (2)
    house keys
    pocket knife
    cell phone belt clip
    broken sell phone leather cover
    cell phone
    assorted receipts
    pens (2)
    notepad
    magnetic clip sunglasses in case
    change ($.66)
    store-brand 12-hour Sudafed (17)
    bottle of Zantac 150
    pocket calculators (2)
    cigarette lighter/bottle opener
    Breather Right nasal strips
    scissors
    staple remover
    Extra Strength Gold Bond Body Powder
    store-brand Tinactin spray
    blood-pressure cuff
    bottle opener
    4mm allen wrench
    bag of wasabi peas
    two empty Rx bottles (both for Protonix)
    Sortquick
    leather coin pouch
    wife's bracelet
    bobby pins (2)
    pony tail holder
    assorted notes
    Check from Siemens for $100

    I need to clean off my desk.
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    an old water bottle
    race pins and numbers
    hangers???? what the heck are they doing here?

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    PC Tower.
    Monitor
    PC Speakers
    Wireless Router
    Pair of headphones
    Cheque stub
    Glucose meter
    Photo album from my trip to Germany
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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Tidy people give me the willies

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    my computer table is so over crowded that I have moved from that room entirely into my living room with my lap top. I really must clean that mess up! Glad to hear there are other messies out there and I'm not alone!
    Where am I going?......

    ....and why am I in this handbasket?

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    Super Moderator Allen's Avatar
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    I use a laptop, usually from my lap. The rest of my living room however: camera equipment, bike parts, and 2 labradors.

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    Chairman of the Bored catatonic's Avatar
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    Mine's not tidy...it's not even a desk...I just can't fit anymore on top of it.

    It's a small table...I had to put the mousepad sideways and angle the hell out of the keyboard to fit it all.

    The 19" flatpanel and the two smallish speakers are as side as the entire tabletop.
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    red stapler
    couple of glasses
    OEM felt stem
    hip flask
    couple of powerbars
    papers
    business cards
    safety type glasses
    pens
    calculator
    leatherman
    etc

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    Dust....and afew CD's

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    Books, books, and books... and a pen.

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    Desktop stereo system with which I have to argue for it to play any of my CDs. I must resort to abuse often.

    One small gargoyle statue.

    One rear blinker.

    One cannister of "decorative gems" that I use in lieu of ball bearings to fidget with as I sit here resisting the urge to smoke (have thus resisted for 23 days now but I'm like Captain Queeg over here).

    The obligatory mug o' pens.

    One censer.

    One coffee cup, mostly empty. Going to remedy that right now.
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