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Old 07-22-06, 07:55 PM   #1
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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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Old 07-22-06, 08:02 PM   #2
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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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Old 07-22-06, 08:28 PM   #3
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a perrier bottle that is full of tapwater

a tube of wasabi

swiss army knife (Victorinox Tinker, GE branded on the handle...it was my Grandfather's knife)
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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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Old 07-22-06, 08:46 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 07-22-06, 08:52 PM   #8
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King Termite is lucky. He's lucky he's allowed to have tape and a stapler.
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They confiscated the paste because I kept eating it.
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Old 07-22-06, 08:55 PM   #10
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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
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Old 07-22-06, 08:58 PM   #11
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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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Old 07-23-06, 05:01 AM   #12
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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 rifle 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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Old 07-23-06, 09:01 AM   #13
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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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Old 07-23-06, 09:32 AM   #14
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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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Old 07-23-06, 09:43 AM   #15
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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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Old 07-23-06, 09:45 AM   #16
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an old water bottle
race pins and numbers
hangers???? what the heck are they doing here?
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Old 07-23-06, 10:27 AM   #17
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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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Old 07-23-06, 10:37 AM   #18
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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!
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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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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
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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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