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Molly Struve (she/her)
Molly Struve (she/her)

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What is your favorite desk accessory?

Most people have a little something on their desk that brings them comfort and joy throughout the workday. Sometimes it's a picture, other times it's something totally different. What is your favorite item sitting on your desk and why?!

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Molly Struve (she/her)

I am going to cheat, I have 2.

1) My Pop heads! They are characters I have enjoyed in movies and I can't help but smile when I see them πŸ€—

2) An empty Educated Guess bottle of wine that has a fake sunflower in it. I love that the flower gives my desk a little girly touch and the wine bottle is cool and nerdy.

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Joe Previte (he/him) • Edited on

Definitely the tech deck that my coworker gave me πŸ˜„

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Phil Nash

Nice Twilios too! ☎️❀️

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Ryan Rousseau

Toothless! I've got the same one on my entertainment center. I've got a black cat that looks (and sometimes acts) like Toothless.

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Ben Halpern

Im fond of my little bench-pressing robot guy

robot

Why would a robot need to bench press? We’ll never know.

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Molly Struve (she/her)

Thats unique! Where did you find that?!

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Ben Halpern

There are a few stands around New York City that sell these kinds of sculptures. You see them at holiday markets etc.

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I love your mug!

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Antonio Radovcic

My "Chinese money plant" which is a seedling of one I got some years ago from a good friend. It outgrew its mother by factor two. Also currently trying to make 4 new ones out of it.


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anatolii gorovyi • Edited on

All my attempts to grow a "pass it on" plant in the office failed badly. My plant was knocked over so many times that it was impossible to resurrect it :((

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Molly Struve (she/her)

Someone has a green thumb πŸ˜‰Also, love the Tardis!

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Jake Rios

Surfing Barack Obama bobblehead, GEICO caveman bobblehead

The Obama bobblehead I got in Hawaii on my honeymoon. The GEICO bobblehead I got from my first professional job as a developer.

I also have photos of my family on my desk. The rest is clutter. πŸ˜…

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Molly Struve (she/her)

Solid! Also, I spy a Site Reliability Workbook in the background πŸ˜ƒ

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Jake Rios

Yes! A co-worker recently finished it and brought it to me yesterday. I haven't started going through it yet.

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Yechiel Kalmenson

These are my friends who've helped me through many debugging sessions!

my beanie babies

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Corey McCarty

It's stuffy!

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Molly Struve (she/her)

😍I have such a soft spot for stuffed animals!!!

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Nadine M. ThΓͺry • Edited on

Handmade Matrioshka
This lovely Matrioshka that my mum knitted for me has come along with me in all my works since I almost started working with 21 years at a Bank Call Center.
10 years have past. In the meantime I reached a COO job position at a Real Estate company and later, CMO.
And I am saying all this, because I have decided to give everything up to restart my career as a Front-End Developer. So, these hard work studying days, this Matrioshka is beside me at my home's desk. But it will also hopefully be beside me in next work desk as a Developer :D.

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Molly Struve (she/her)

That is such an awesome story! Thanks for sharing and way to go switching careers, that took guts!

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Phil Nash

I have this Lego telephone on my desk that I got from Twilio and is in red, which is our colour, and that I just think is a reminder of the work we do everyday in connecting people.

Also, I have this illustration that was drawn for me as one of the organisers of RubyConf Australia 2019 that I just love. It's a lovely representation of the community and also it's a train full of wombats and I love it.

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anatolii gorovyi

Love this thread ❀️

My absolute favourite accessory is my calendar. I got it at my first dev job in 2007 and I still have it with me. I start my every work day by flipping over a cube.

desk with accessories

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Tyler V. (he/him)

I love my Elsa peg doll from Scrambled Pegs!

Peg doll painted to look like Elsa from Frozen next to a small planter painted like a chicken and two bottle caps taped together with googley eyes for no particular reason.

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Manikandan Sundararajan • Edited on

Definitely my Keyboard

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Molly Struve (she/her)

LOVE it!!! I never even thought of a keyboard, but some people have them so tricked out that many definitely count as accessories!

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Vincent Grovestine

A slinky and squishy potato cat--I fidget.

Country Bears Jamboree mug full of dark roast coffee.

And since I have no office door, a double-sided picture frame (that sits at the back of my desk) to tell coworkers when I'm "around somewhere" or "not here".

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Molly Struve (she/her)

That picture frame is genius!!!! I love that idea!

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Nick Niesen

This power adapter just sort of ended up on my desk one day. I didn't think much of it at the time but now I have found myself using it every day I am at work! I charge my bluetooth headphones and phone with it and occasionally use the AC power outlets.



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irb___ • Edited on

I use the "rubber duck debuggin" method with Peter Griffin here, and I have a small rock garden in a small, glass tupperware...and obv my slapped out coffee mug.
PeterGriffin

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Valerie Woolard • Edited on

I had a little pinboard with some favorite stickers, a speaker badge from RubyConf, and a chocolate wrapper that said "Things have to fall apart for them to fall together" (I'd unwrapped it on the day of an outage, so it felt apt).
Picture of desk

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Matt Ballance

I don't really have much room on the desk for stuff, but I do have a window sill. Does that count? Favorite are the plants (had these since Christmas YAY!) and the software defined radio helps me keep my sanity.
My Window

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Molly Struve (she/her)

I'm always game for Christmas decorations!!! 😍🌲

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