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Which Techie Are You?

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Which techie are you? Tag yourself in the comments!

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  1. The Dancing Queen / King - when the tune is right, you stand up for some sick moves. Singing along is optional but highly encouraged.

  2. The Artsy - your desk might look a bit messy and there's definitely plenty of pens, colors, papers, and whatnot art supplies.

  3. The Cat Whisperer - maybe it's the heat, maybe it's the funny moving images on the screen, nobody knows for sure - but your desk is typically claimed by felines who will make sure you notice they're there.

  4. The Pack Leader - good boys / girls make sure you feel loved throughout the day; a snack or two and some belly rubs are expected in return.

  5. The Minimalist - not much to say or see, but things are certainly on the right spot?

  6. The Mom / Dad - your desk has a unique mix of random toys and maybe some lovely but at the same time awful hand-made mother day's gifts. There's also coffee, but it might be cold...

  7. The Tech Deeva - nail polish, hand cream, lipstick and lip balm... just the basics. Maybe you're a youtuber, maybe not, but you definitely know some tricks to look good in the camera.

  8. The Librarian - e-readers are boring, you prefer real books. Lots of them. Maybe you didn't read them all, but who cares? They are there for when you need them.

I am mostly number 2 and number 6, but sometimes I'm a 1 and a bit of a 7 as well! :)

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Ben Halpern

I am a childless man but am definitely The Mom here

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Erika Heidi Author

HAHAH good one!!!! You must have a fun desk then.

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Ben Halpern

The toys are my own 🙃

And I’ve fallen behind on flipping this calendar. 🤨

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Bennett(he/him)

Ben, may I selfishly have your GitHub toy please🥺

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a childless man

I need to open with that more often.

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Molly Struve (she/her)

You have a fur baby, that counts for like half credit 😉

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georgedel

I'm definitely a minimalist. I like to leave my desk like I "was never there". I found out that having a frugal work station makes me think more clear. Having a lot of stuff on the desk make me feel anxiety.

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Marcos V Pinto

Same here, Man!
Too much visual noise puts me on a nerve!

minimalist

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Matt Curcio

Moi? I am the cat-{Lion-Tamer} and minimalist. I have a two-ring circus where I crack my whip to keep the two tails off my keyboard and the hair from building up around desk.

Maybe a bit of Librarian too.

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Erika Heidi Author

Haha adorable!!! I'm envying you, been a cat hoarder in the past, it was fun although I couldn't use my printer (my cat would angrily punch it several times whenever it started pulling the paper to print)

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Monica Salter

Cute 💕

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Matt Curcio

I keep a brush on my desk otherwise it gets Out-Of-Control. ;)

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Nathan Glover

Cat Whisperer and proud

Elise

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Matt Curcio

Sometimes I think my cat gets Pissed too. "Why don't you play with me, bunkie!"

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Erika Heidi Author

What a cutie! 😍😍😍

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Richard Cochrane
  1. The Snake Charmer - try as you might, you seem unable to reach a place where you have fewer than (what feels like) 100 cables (and you will defend every single cable present)

Snake Island

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Waylon Walker

It's inevitable everytime I have ever organized cables, taking hours to do so, something needs changed the next day. Even if I have gone months without touching the spaghetti of wires before organizing.

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Jordan Engstrom

Ha! Love this

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Marko Shiva Pavlovic

Well if there would be similar stuff like a poll for males I would be.

combination of:

  • librarian
  • gamer/game dev
  • snakewhisperer
  • C/C++ minimalist
  • rubies collector
  • OCaml rider. :)
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Stephanie Handsteiner

I'm a mix of 1 and 5.

Occasionally standing up and dancing to the right tune also helps against the back pain from sitting all the time, and I guess also helps with concentration, you know when you have stared at the screen all day and can't see the bug for the code or something like that.

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Erika Heidi Author

That's so true!!!

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Corey McCarty

I'm the Mom (technically Dad). The coffee may be cold, but is always present. Kid picture (check) although my kids are too young to have many creations. Working in an office I don't have kids' toys on my desk, but I do have my tech toys (dual stack monitors, mechanical keyboards, gaming mouse, Randall Monroe's What If?)

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Bob Walsh

Definitely #3: I have proof! Audrey

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Erika Heidi Author

Share pleaaaaaase!!! 🙏🙏🙏

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Bob Walsh

Added! (thanks for the great post)

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Erika Heidi Author

😍😍😍 Adorable furballbaby 😻 thank you!

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Adam K Dean

I'm 9. The Engineer with devices and components all about me (though organised) but mixed with 8 having books everywhere. For each book I read, I buy two more. And when most folks get hair on their tongue, for me, it's a resistor. How did that get in there!?

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Aleksandr Hovhannisyan

I'm 9.

For a second there, I thought you meant you're 9 years old.

:D

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Adam K Dean

Hah. Imagine that. In fact, I started coding when I was 9, and I was the "10. Floppy Disks filled with downloaded code everywhere" developer then.

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Erika Heidi Author

Haha, that's a good one - I've been a "CDs everywhere" person in my teenage years 😜 I'm glad it's so much easier to share and keep data nowadays!

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Dana Ottaviani

1 - Sometimes I take coding breaks purely because the song I'm listening to needs my full attention.

2 - When I'm not coding, I'm trying to improve on my drawing skills.

5 - When it comes to my work desk, I try to have only the essentials on it. True story: in one of my office jobs after I went home for the day, one of my colleagues was asked by someone in another department if I quit the company because my desk was spotless and had really nothing personal on it.

8 - I still like reading physical books and my room is full of bookshelves.

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Felipe Chalreo

The Pack Leader

4 I guess

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Gergely Polonkai

A little bit of each, i guess.

  1. I listen to music all the time, and i sometimes do some moves, regardless of my position (sitting or standing).
  2. I have some pens, pencils, papers, even a Wacom tablet i occasionally use.
  3. Two of them. One cat is always in my lap as soon as i sit down.
  4. Our dogs live outside, but on sunny days i often sit in the backyard, sometimes at near the stream under the big trees. And then they are always there.
  5. It may sound strange together with artsy and mom, but itʼs true.
  6. Father of two here. I donʼt think i need to say more on this front. Also, such gifts are never ugly. They are always the best pieces of art a kid can make at a given point. Plus, kids always give presents to express their love towards you.
  7. OK, iʼm not into nail polish and stuff, but i learned from my grandfather that you should always look good, even at home.
  8. My father is a bibliophile. I guess i inherited some of this.
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Erika Heidi Author

Wow, amazing! Or should we say.. BINGO! :D

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Javier Escobar

Where is the one that works from bed like I do?!

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Erika Heidi Author

hah, you have a good point (: but HOW do you manage... don't you get a bunch of neck and back pain? I feel so old when I try that, lol.

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Javier Escobar

That’s a good question! I flip/flop every 30 minutes 😅

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Nick Taylor (he/him)

I do dance at my desk. Guilty as charged, but I love it.

I also sing at the top of my lungs if no one is home. Sabotage y'all

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Erika Heidi Author

Haha that's awesome!

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Jon Bristow

9. The Mess - Workspace is a health hazard of stacked coke cans, coffee mugs, pop-tart wrappers, old mail, a handful of polyhedral dice, cables that are inexplicably tangled, two laptops stacked on top of each other, a LOTO lock that hasn't been picked yet, waterproof medical tape?, several face masks, two usb hubs that aren't plugged into anything, a bolt.

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Erika Heidi Author

Hahah I recognize that one! Mine sometimes looks like this too 😅

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Hassan Schroeder

When I last worked in an (external) office I was nicknamed "The Dog Whisperer" -- any pupper brought to work headed straight to my desk.

Other than that, definitely a minimalist (though somewhat less so now that I'm only working from home).

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🦄N B🛡

I am number -0, the irrational unsleeper.

The emptied teacups, entire boxes of office snacks, fans, stained graph paper, and freeze packs belying the habits of the cerberus of the dark portals of the nether-internet, and his nigh-eternal wakefulness.

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Kyla Harper

I'm currently a mix of minimalist and artsy. I like to keep my space clean and open so I can work on art projects there. When I'm done with them, I try to clean them off again.

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I am Schulz

I'm the opposite.
Over time I clutter my desk with projects and supplies until I can't see it anymore. Then the minimalist breaks through and cleans it all up. Rinse and repeat.

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Erika Heidi Author

I am exactly the same! But I never get as clean as the minimalist, lol....

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Erika Heidi Author

That's nice! I try to do that but it doesn't last long. haha so I just give up and find a way to have the supplies I need in my desk in a less chaotic way

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MadDogDean

I would say I'm a little minimalist and the (yet unpublished) #11 Tech Hoarder.

Looking at my desk I see cables in a pile, a spudge (for prying things apart), SIM cards with adapters, memory cards, hard drives and USB sticks. 4 phones (all in varying states of charge), wireless KB/mouse (because Heaven knows I don't have space under my little riser shelf for more cables). At least my 2nd monitor is on an arm, lifted off the desk (which actually makes it easier to slide things underneath it - Ha!)

BTW How do you post images here (I haven't done this yet). I uploaded the image, but.... nothing happens o.O

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Ryan

The minimalist for sure.

My desk is as clutter free as my desktop.
My shelf of coding books are as organized and neat as my project folders are.
I try to use IDE's that support a wide variety of languages so that I only install what is required and nothing more.
I even clean out my tower regularly to maximize air flow and temperature control.
My PC/Desk is akin a well oiled machine.

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Waylon Walker

I go between the minimalist and the mom.

that's it all of this crap is invading me and I can't stand it any longer take it all to where it goes

.... 20 minutes later

awe that's cute, and you made it for me 😂

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Mindaugas Jacionis

I definitely love to dance, but I am quite sure that this lady would argue on which techie I am 😅
Black dog under the office table

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Pandita

At home, I'm the Artsy. At work, I'm the minimalist mom without kids. I currently have desert theme desk toys/trinkets 🌵

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Erika Heidi Author

Haha, lovely! I also have a few toys of my own, although I'll tell people they're from the kiddo 😂

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Tristan Gillespie

The minimalist. I don't even like icons on my home screen, lol.

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Arit Amana

I'm a mix of The Dancing Queen and The Mom 😄

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Andrew Brown 🇨🇦

The Tech Deeva: You wouldn't think it but my desk is litter with Bath bombs, creams, lip balm and and etc.

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Erika Heidi Author

Essentials!!!

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AxelleDRouge

More of a cross between The Librarian and the dancing queen, with, when at home, a bit of artsy

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Monica Salter

Fun drawings, thanks for sharing!

I'm a cat whisperer/minimalist. Things are neat & organized until the cat starts swatting at pens, papers, my hands 😸

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Erika Heidi Author

Hahahah I guess it's never boring when you have cats around 😊 #jelly

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HeatherW

I do dance and sing to music so the dancing queen. But my desk looks like a stationery shop after a Black Friday sale so have to add artsy in there. If I had my way there would be cats (and pandas) all over my desk but sadly I cannot have that. And books, books everywhere.

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Jesse M. Holmes

You tell me! lol

A massive computer riser with an arm mounted monitor and a pair of Klipsch RB-81 speakers

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Erika Heidi Author

I see you, minimalist :) but with those big speakers, there must be a dancing king in you. Did I get it right? :D

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Claro A Briones

Ha loved this! I'm a combo of 5 & 6, the Minimalist Dad. However, the Artsy Mom has taken over my desk temporarily... the chaos!

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Patryk

Minimalist... Except messier. Wish I could be a pack leader, but my current situation doesn't let me have dogs 😭

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Erika Heidi Author

Oh yeah, I would like to be a Cat Whisperer but also not the right moment for me (:

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Vaibhav Khulbe

The Minimalist for sure. It's important for me to focus more and remove any distractions while at work :)

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kaleigh

I'm a combination of 4 and 5

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Mr F.

The non-conformist

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Rachel Soderberg

Definitely a minimalist, but I do like to have a couple of knick-knacks.

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kaleigh

I'm 4 and 5!

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Ivan Šimičić

The Cat Whisperer when I’m at home, and The Minimalist when I’m on the campus!

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Julien Maury

I'm a mix of 1 and 5 except that I hate desks so any other place can be a good spot .

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Alex Pedro

Definitely the minimalist with the occasional foray into cat whisperer!

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Mike Harding

6 & 8 is my combo, 6 partially because of my 2 year old, but also because of my childhood Bionicle collection that I somehow convinced my wife to let me keep haha

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Gwyneth Peña S.

I’m definitely a #5!

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Adrian Chu

Archaeologist. I have to excavate my workspace every time 😅

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Erika Heidi Author

LOL 🤣🤣🤣 that's a great one!

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Jaxcoder

The librarian, cat whisperer. :)

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StanciuDragosIoan

I am the dad dev lol haha 🤣

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EzeM

"Dancing King" and "Cat Whisperer". Can't resist to play air guitar!

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Erika Heidi Author

Oh yeah I do air guitar (and air drums) too sometimes, haha 😁

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JennaKoslowski

I'm definitely a number 5! I like having extra space to move stuff around. My shelves under my my desk on the other hand are 2, 7, 8.

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Josh Puetz

This is so fun! I'm definitely the dancing (and singing) queen and the pack leader!

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Moritz Rupp

I'm clearly the minimalist.