Your Desk Says A Lot About You

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  1. HardOCP News

    HardOCP News [H] News

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    We've known that your desk says a lot about you and that is why we have had forum threads like this for years where everyone shows off their desks. I wonder what researchers would think about the average [H]'ers desk? :cool:

    Every office worker has a particular type of desk they keep, and a number of studies suggest that how you keep your workspace might affect how you work, from the idea that disorderly environments produce creativity — to the idea that too much clutter can interfere with focus. Deliberately or not, we’re constantly making statements about ourselves through our personal presentation.
     
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  2. That picture must be from Bruce Wayne's office.
     
  3. NickJames

    NickJames [H]ardness Supreme

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    Well they're half right but I am pretty anti social.
     
  4. ravx25

    ravx25 [H]ard|Gawd

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    I have a home and work desk. They are both completely different. At home, it's pretty cluttered and I could probably stand to throw away some crap. My desk at work is pretty spartan. If it weren't for a very few things hanging on my cork board and a calendar someone might actually wonder if the desk is actually occupied.

    That said we had a lady when I first started who's desk was a major cluster. Piles of paper everywhere - but she managed to know where stuff was at. I was truly shocked and amazed anyone could work like that. I about had an anxiety attack when I saw her desk and how cluttered it was. Wall to wall stacks of paper.
     
  5. dgz

    dgz [H]ardness Supreme

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    Just about the only personal thing one could find on my office desk is fingernail chops and used napkins
     
  6. [21CW]killerofall

    [21CW]killerofall Aliens...

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    My office desk is clear of everything except for the computer, monitors, keyboard and mouse. My home desk on the other hand is a complete mess.
     
  7. Twisted Kidney

    Twisted Kidney 2[H]4U

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    I have a "standing" desk. Of course I'm very short so most people have no idea and sit at it. It is also covered with paperwork and blueprints.
     
  8. lilbabycat

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    My desk says "empty whiskey bottles"
     
  9. ManofGod

    ManofGod [H]ardForum Junkie

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    An organized mess is what my desk says about me. :)
     
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  10. Radagast~mod

    Radagast~mod Limp Gawd

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    I imagine a desk like that would run about 10k...
     
  11. jkw

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    That article was almost as ambiguous as a daily horoscope.
     
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  12. KazeoHin

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    Ha! I saw this from the forums, clicked on the article and saw my desk!
     
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  13. WhoBeDaPlaya

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    My setup at work is a little overkill...

    [​IMG]
     
  14. KazeoHin

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    Nice.

    Nothing overkill about that, I could certainly use all of those for productivity.
     
  15. WhoBeDaPlaya

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    I do physical design and flow development, so having that much screen real estate is incredibly convenient / useful.
    IT folks never imagined I'd be able to drive everything from the dinky T540p they forced me to use.

    In true [ H ] fashion, I upgraded the sh*t out of it (4GB -> 16GB, 128GB -> 1TB SSD, i3 4000M -> i7 4800MQ,
    Onkyo TX-SR606 as a DAC/amp) :D

    Not sure if it's that visible in the pic, but I'm also running a BGMicro VFD with VFDThinger 3.11 (yep, that same version that was written by someone here on [ H ] ages ago!)
     
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  16. rezerekted

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    I reckon a lot of people dust, wax, and shine their desk before taking the photo so it is not a realistic depiction of their computer desk.
     
  17. Insula Gilliganis

    Insula Gilliganis [H]ard|Gawd

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    I am thinking either failed Apollo astronaut candidate or someone who just needs a refrig and toilet within crawling distance to have a place he will never want to leave.. well.. perhaps back in 2005 or so. Here's hoping that chain doesn't give out or else 300lbs of electricity-filled monitors will be in his lap!!

    [​IMG]
     
  18. KazeoHin

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    That picture on the OP was immediately after I cleaned everything. Normally that desk is cluttered all to hell with crumbs from last-night's dinner all over.


    Also, That 'desk' is actually just a cheap kitchen-bench cut to size and held up with metal brackets.