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Workspace Wednesday: Show off your desk/computer setup!

ben profile image Ben Halpern ・1 min read

Let’s share pics of everybody’s setups.

Feel free to add details about your hardware etc.

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Brian Lampe

Your user name throws me off every time I see it.

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Michael "lampe" Lazarski

And my real last name is not even lampe :D

Didn't know that this can be a real last name ;)

Lampe is actually the German word for lamp/light.

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Brian Lampe

It's also the surname of some Germans from Westphalia that moved to the US in the late 1800s.

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Michael "lampe" Lazarski

Oh 👌 okay

Didn't knew that too

You always learn.

I lived in north Germany

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Liyas Thomas

Which keyboard?

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Don Alfons Nisnoni

Wow... that is absolutely nice! love this view! One question, how much does it cost?

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Mykal Machon

I love the little yoshi's!

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Michael "lampe" Lazarski

Only the little yoshi? 😂 No love for the big one 🤣

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Mykal Machon

I meant both! 😂
I figured they were both little considering Yoshi is a Dinosaur but touché 😂 should have clarified

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Michael "lampe" Lazarski

One of them is easy bigger then the other in size 😂👍😉

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Steve Belovarich

My workspace is a work in progress for sure, but I like it! This is the desk I use working 100% remote.

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Ben Halpern Author

Looks cosy, love that rocket 🙂

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Steve Belovarich

TY, that was the Endeavor Award I won years ago at Team One. My coworkers 3D printed it!

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Steve Belovarich

This workspace is about to get a HUGE upgrade.

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Steve Belovarich

The transformation is complete. 2019 2.3 GHz 8-core Core i9 MacBook Pro w/ 32GB of RAM and eGPU w/ 8GB RX580. 2 1080p monitors, 1 iPad mini monitor, 2X 4TB external hard drives to backup w/ redundancy, Magic Keyboard 2, Magic Trackpad 2, coffee cup coaster, wireless charger, pair of Sony headphones.

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Peter

Do find getting the eGPU is worth it? I have the same MacBook Pro, but I didn't change out the GPU so just the Radeon 560x. I recently got the 4k LG and had a Lenovo usb-c monitor, however I have noticed when plugged into the external displays my build times have increased dramatically.

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BorisTechnotronics

seems to be really comfortable!

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Aaron Powell

I may or may not have an addiction to Surface devices...

My surface covered in surfaces

For the record I have:

  • Surface Pro 1
  • Surface RT 2
  • 2x Surface 3 (not pictured)
  • 2x Surface 4 Pro
  • Surface Book 2
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David Long

That wallpaper is really cool! Where might I acquire a copy?

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Aaron Powell

It's a cropped version of the image from popchart.co/products/the-chart-of-...

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Karthikeyan Dhanapal

+1 for the wallpaper 🥰

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Jennifer Davis

do you use the surface keyboard or is there a keyboard hiding somewhere? Are both surface's connected to the screen or?

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Aaron Powell

I use the keyboard on the laptop (so the Book2 keyboard or the TypeCover on my Pro4's). Having had laptops exclusively for a decade and working in consulting I would always be mobile so I grew use to working just off my laptop rather than relying on anything external. I do have a MS Natural Keyboard off screen but I don't have an external mouse so I only use it to control my Pi (which is under the monitor).

When I took that photo I only had the Pro4 in the middle hooked up to the screen, the Book2 wasn't, and I tend to keep it that way (I can't multi-task that effectively 🤣).

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James Eastham

Debating picking up one of the new surfaces when they release. How you find the smaller screen for coding? Or do you always have the monitor wired up?

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Aaron Powell

It's worked well for me, I've used Pro1 and Pro4 as primary dev devices. I like to be mobile, so the form factor works well for portability, but for anything really intense, I will have an external screen or two (home office I have 1 screen, city office I have 2).

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James Eastham

Interesting! I'm pretty mobile as well, and tend to only use a single monitor when working at my own desk so think that would work well.

Cheers for the reply :-)

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Aaron Powell

If you get a Pro then it'll take a bit to get use to using it on a lap, since there isn't much "bottom" to it. I know a lot of people hate trying to use it on a lap, but I never found issues with it (I'd use it on flights, trains, in a car and on the couch), but I am over 6' so I have longer legs than average to support it. 😜

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James Eastham

Yeah, that's a good point actually. I do tend to spend a bit of time sitting on the sofa, but I assume you could just buy a solid mat of some kind to sit on your lap.

So tempted by the pro 7!!! :)

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Joey Hernández

Do you have enough surface? Do you need anymore surface?

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Jaaki

My Home office,
It's late on Wednesday and dark out, but I grabbed a couple of lights.

Code and sound

HomeOffice

and this is the App I use for design and graphics

Design

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Jennifer Davis

THIS IS AWESOME. I'm so excited. This is the first time I've seen someone have a writing area! I'm always curious whether noone has a special dedicated space for this!!

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Jaaki

I know right!
Computer screens block creativity, especially when I'm writing lyrics, so that's why I like to have an "analog space".

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Ben Halpern Author

Nice little desk in the second pic!

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Molly Struve (she/her)

My setup is pretty basic, standing desk with a 30in monitor. My husband on the other hand is a little more excessive... 🤦‍♀️

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Chaance T. Graves

That is what I call a mission control setup lol

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Ben Halpern Author

My home office setup

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CuteKîd R2bees

That's not messy . It looks so nice .

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Nice, like how the monitor is at a higher level than the tabletop by design. 👌

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Jen

This is interesting! @skryking are you quite tall, or lean back at your desk?

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Jason Ormes

I tend to lean back a bit, I'm about 5' 9" so not overly tall. I find having the big screen on top forces me to move my neck more which helps prevent neck stiffness and pain.

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Jaaki

One of the cleaner setups I've seen.

How are you finding working on a big screen vs say a dual setup?

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Ben Halpern Author

I’m definitely liking it.

Simpler to manage than multiple monitors and more overall software-driven flexibility. I can continue to make better and better use of my window manager.

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Ben Halpern Author

I do need a bigger desk so I can back up a bit. It’s currently a little too close to my face.

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Jaaki

Yes, that's what I was thinking.
With my 22" dualies, when I want one to sit vertically I have to prop it with some wine boxes :D

Haha, yeah, that screen is the same size as the table it seems!
It looks like you can get a narrower field of view with a setup like that. I find myself leaning over to sides sometimes just to see the outer edges of my screens.

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Xing Wang

do you mostly work from home?

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Scott Simontis



PowerEdge R720 running Proxmox, 2x Xeon E-5360 6-core CPUs @ 2.9GHz, 64 GB RAM, and 4x300GB SAS disks in a RAID10


Just built this guy yesterday. Ryzen7 2799X 8-core 3.7GHz CPU, 32GB DDR4 3200MHz, 2 Samsung 970 Pro 512GB NVMe drives, and Radeon RX570

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Colby Melvin

Here is my home office:

home_office

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Jaaki

I'm going to steal you're idea about the headphones!

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Dmitry Yakimenko

Unfortunately, these are not all the Legos we have in the house. It's not a long term solution, but works for now =)

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Tech Warrior

Mine is more Messy :-D While Working on my Sports Blog.
thepracticaldev.s3.amazonaws.com/i....

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E Cognito

This is my sit/stand desk in standing position.

Desk

Here's by blog entry on building it

You may also find my presence sensor of interest. A little bit of desk automation.

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James Eastham

Loving the presence sensor! And the fact your cat sets it off :-)

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Tiago Celestino

This week I’m visiting my hometown and I am hosted in my girlfriend home. This computer is offers to my actual work.

workstation-today

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James Turner

Just re-arranged my office the other week. To the right of this, I have two other tables for building stuff and a printer.

I plan to get new monitors later and put them on adjustable stands. Also really looking forward to AMD Zen 2 processor upgrade to my machine.

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Ben Halpern Author

Looking slick!

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Desi

mine hasn't changed too much from this setup, except with a few empty cans of la croix and kleenex 😂:
image of desk with laptop stand, mounted monitor, and pens and notebooks

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Mykal Machon

My desk at home : My Desk

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Scott Lavigne

What OS is that?

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Mykal Machon

Ubuntu Linux with Gnome!
I was on Windows but I changed to Linux because my windows installation got corrupted.

I've been pleasantly surprised by how much more stable it is and how much better the general development experience is.

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Scott Lavigne

Installed Ubuntu Budgie this week and it's pretty slick. :) You should give Budgie a try if you haven't!

But yeah Ubuntu has come a long way in usability since 12 or 14.

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Mykal Machon

I'll definitely check it out! Thanks for the tip.

I've used Linux a little with raspberry pis and servers but it's new to me as a desktop environment and I don't see myself going back...

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Scott Lavigne

I mean if you're not using Windows for gaming or things like photoshop all the time there's not too much of a point unless your development targets Windows for whatever reason. I'm linux at home like 98% of the time. :D

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Mykal Machon

Even for gaming I've found most things run pretty well! Steam for Linux & Proton seems to run almost everything I throw at it! I do still have my laptop dual-booted with windows 10; I occasionally have to build an electron app targeted for windows.

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Scott Lavigne

I haven't tried steam with proton yet. Maybe sometime next week! Gotta finish setting up the install I did on Monday! May actually re-reinstall it as I need to format all my disks and I'm not 100% sure if I can do that with the current partition on it. :P

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Todd Eidson

I build Electron apps targeted for Windows on Fedora with wine installed. You may not need to dual boot, if that's all you go into Windows for.

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Nick Niesen

Here is my Web Development and Audio Production workstation. This is my latest setup, working at it now. Details about everything in the photo provided in our blog.

Web Developer / Audio Production Workstation

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Sam Rose

This is probably the tidiest it has ever been!

My desk

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Hey, nice vertical mouse 😁 Also a big fan of my vertical mouse!

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Tim Smith

My desk
I’m a little late to the discussion. Got the picture yesterday and then totally forgot to post it. Definitely still a work in progress. I’ve got an appl I schematic signed by woz to hang on the wall too when I get a frame for it. I’ve only been working remotely for 5 months now so I’m still improving.

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Jen

Office setup, although the home one has the same gist, just more cat hair. I always tend to use my MacBook pro 13" in a vertical dock now just for some extra desk space but 4k displays provide me with enough real estate. Ergodox EZ + apple trackpad on some DIY stilts.

Might end up with a PC (maybe hackintosh for funsies) at home for some extra horsepower and RGB

setup

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Xing Wang

my desk set up at the office. I prefer a larger monitor, 32 inch, rather than duel monitor setup.


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Scott Lavigne

That's a lot of screen! I had three monitors set up but I found it took forever to move from the left to the right, and also that I didn't have enough to justify a third screen especially with how I use workspaces.

Do you have those issues ever or have some advice?

Also, I've always been curious but haven't known anyone with one to ask. I know that the kind of person who buys them exists because I've seen a few in this thread, and also they sell them. Anyways, my question is, why in the world would you buy a keyboard with no number pad? I just can't understand the appeal. It's not even much smaller.

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Benjamin Pinchon

Here is my home setup :

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maxdevjs

Those wallpapers <3

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buphmin

This is my home setup, mostly for games and leisure time but I do work on side projects and articles sometimes. How do people work on laptops? They are so slow!

I use:

  • i7 8700k at 4.9ghz
  • 1080 ti graphics
  • 16GB of 3600mhz ram
  • 35 inch curved ultrawide monitor.
  • Watercooling :)

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Erik Nelson

Desktop photo

This is my home desktop, I don't have a shot of my work desk handy. I really need to move the printer, it's just wasting space.

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Nick Niesen

A pair of DoubleSight monitors, Ableton Live 9 setup with Push, Genelec speakers and a height adjustable desk.

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Madness Labs

Just rebuilt my tower. Need to get some shelfs up to put all my anime funkos up! 😄

Madness Labs Popcorn245

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Nejc

I wanted to upload my battle station but after seeing just a handful of posts in here I think I'd die of embarrassment if I actually went through with it.

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Marko

I'm completely fine with just taking my Macbook Pro 15 inch anywhere I go, I don't really need anything else :)

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computerguysvc

I call it, The Tower of Power.

** AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-Core, 32-Thread Unlocked
** Asus ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi)
** GSKILL Trident Z Neo 64GB (4x16GB) RGB DDR4 3600
** Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe 4.0 Gen4 PCIe M.2 Internal SSD Extreme Performance
** 2 Berucuda Pro 6TB Drives Raid 1
** MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
** LG Ultrawide 34”
** Corsair 680X Case (Red Painted Panel)
** Corsair HX1200i Power Supply
** Corsair H115i RGB Platinum AIO
** CableMod C-Series ModFlex Cable Kit
** PCI-E X16 Riser Cable, 90 Degree Adapter
** Vulcan 121 Aimo RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Red ** Switches
** Roccat Kone AIMO High Precision RGB Mouse
** UtechSmart RGB Gaming Mouse Pad
** RGB Headphone Stand
** HIFIMAN SUNDARA Planar Magnetic Headphones
** ELAC UB5 Speakers

** Peachtree Novia300 Amplifier
--300 watts per channel**
--ESS Reference 9018K2M SABRE DAC
--32-Bit/384kHz PCM and 5.6MHz DSD (double-DSD) compatibility

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computerguysvc

I call it, The Tower of Power

** AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-Core, 32-Thread Unlocked
** Asus ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi)
** GSKILL Trident Z Neo 64GB (4x16GB) RGB DDR4 3600
** Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe 4.0 Gen4 PCIe M.2 Internal SSD Extreme Performance
** 2 Berucuda Pro 6TB Drives Raid 1
** MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
** LG Ultrawide 34”
** Corsair 680X Case (Red Painted Panel)
** Corsair HX1200i Power Supply
** Corsair H115i RGB Platinum AIO
** CableMod C-Series ModFlex Cable Kit
** PCI-E X16 Riser Cable, 90 Degree Adapter
** Vulcan 121 Aimo RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Red ** Switches
** Roccat Kone AIMO High Precision RGB Mouse
** UtechSmart RGB Gaming Mouse Pad
** RGB Headphone Stand
** HIFIMAN SUNDARA Planar Magnetic Headphones
** ELAC UB5 Speakers

** Peachtree Novia300 Amplifier
--300 watts per channel**
--ESS Reference 9018K2M SABRE DAC
--32-Bit/384kHz PCM and 5.6MHz DSD (double-DSD) compatibility