The Neatnick’s Desk Setup…

So I recently bought a new computer for home; having had a laptop for work forever and always having had a desktop at home, I decided it was time for a laptop instead.  Since I have really liked my work machines over the years (all Thinkpad/Lenovo machines which I have to take everywhere and get beat up and still always work) I decided to just get the same as my most recent work machine, which is a T500.  I kept the monitor and keyboard and use a docking station for the home machine, and decided as long as this was all going on that I would clean up the cable situation as well.  Here is the desk setup; work laptop on left, desk phone (which connects to my cellphone using Bluetooth so I can use my desk handset anytime I am in the office) and home laptop the right.  Tidy, isn’t it?

And NOW for the cable situation; NO CABLES ON THE FLOOR!  I bought a $10 cord rack from Ikea which holds not only cables but powerstrips, adaptors and everything else:

And lastly, cables I need to access.  I found a little foam holder at the hardware store meant to hold drill bits that I stuck on the side of the desk.  There is the charger cable for my phone, the data cable for my phone (yeah, two different cables; stupid I know), a generic USB cable for my camera, etc and my iPod cable.  Sweet!

Ah.  Nice and neat.

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2 thoughts on “The Neatnick’s Desk Setup…

  1. Mom Thursday February 11, 2010 at 5:22 am Reply

    I love it guess you take after your parents in some ways don’t you?

  2. T Monday February 15, 2010 at 4:37 pm Reply

    gotta keep it clean…those wires look a little Matrixy though…hold on to your junk!

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