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6:16pm on Monday, 19th January, 2009:
I thought I'd start another occasional series today: where I work.
Actually, it's where I work and play. It's the office in our house, which, since I'm the one who spends all their time there, is full of my stuff. Other blokes have sheds, I have what was advertised as the dining room when we moved into the house but became an office immediately. It hasn't been decorated by us, so has the same grim wallpaper that it had when we moved in back in 1995. Every year, my wife says we really need to redecorate it, and every year the thought of moving all my stuff is sufficient to put her off.
So, I'm going to start next to the door (which I sit with my back to) and work my way round, clockwise. Here's the first picture:
You can see five things (other than the wall) here. The bulk of the photo is of a display cabinet I have containing some of my vast collection of lead figures. They're not my favourites (I keep those out, so I can play with them), but they're ones I like. A few years ago, a friend from my undergraduate days visited and I got these out to show his son. Only then did I notice that they were all covered in some strange, salt-like deposit that I had to brush off. I never did find out what it was, but I suspect it was something to do with the blue tissue paper I had as a background. I think I changed it for blue card, but I'm not taking it to pieces right now just to find out.
Above the lead figures are the Creative Concepts dice I got as an early Christmas present in 2005 from my friend Frank.
In the top right-hand corner is the bottom of a speaker. I have my computer rigged up to a small music centre which is connected to two speakers behind me. I don't use them all that often, because it annoys other people in the house (whereas clearly their loud TVs showing different channels in different rooms have no reciprocal such effect on me...). I do unplug the headphones sometimes if I'm showing someone something on my computer with sound, though. I have in the past forgotten to put the headphones back, turned on the music centre, then raised the volume until I could hear it through the headphones — unaware that I was blasting it through the rest of the house.
Hanging off the speaker is a fluffy toy, which we call Fledermaus (it's a bat). I got it free at a computer show 20 years or so ago — I'm not normally in the habit of buying fluffy bat toys.
Finally, to the right of the image is part of a stack of CDs and DVDs that came free with issues of (mainly) .net. Given that I stopped reading .net in 2002, I think maybe I should chuck them out...
Hmm, who knows? Maybe I'll do that before the second post in this series?
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