19980709 Whats On Your Desk Day 1998
 
Today there is a survey question on Slashdot on the neatness state of your desk. In response, all the geeks our there have been inventorying thier desks -- making today the First Annual Whats-On-Your-Desk Day.

So, what's on my desk?

  • 1 Rational Rose box
  • 3 empty coke cans
  • 2 Magnavox 14" monitors (active)
  • 1 3Com OfficeConnect 8-port hub box (empty)
  • 4 Keytronic keyboards (3 in use)
  • 2 Microsoft v2.0 serial mice
  • 1 Logitech serial mouseman
  • 1 ancient Logitech serial mouse
  • 1 Microsort "soap bar" PS/2 mouse
  • ~70 floppy 3.5" disks
  • telephone list
  • wierd promotional hologram coaster
  • clip-board
  • 5 MSDN white CD sleaves
  • 4 antistatic bags of varying sizes
  • 2 plastic rulers
  • 3 IBM Thinkpad 755C/CS power supplies
  • 1 Cirque GlidePoint touchpad
  • 1 plastic
  • 1 USRobotics v.32 Courier Quick Reference Card
  • 1 Maxtor 7540AV Installation Guide
  • 2 Dyson disk envelopes
  • 2 4mm DAT tapes
  • 1 empty 8mm tape case
  • 2 mechanical pencils
  • 1 pen/highlighter
  • 1 Mastercraft philips number 2 screwdriver
  • 2 PS/2-to-serial cables
  • 13 post-it notes
  • 3 post-it note pads of varying sizes
  • 1 Meridian telephone
  • 1 multigauge wire stripper
  • 1 four-head serial cable
  • 1 540Mb IDE hard disk
  • 2 modem telephone cables
  • 1 CDROM for a Toshiba Satelite Pro 420CDT in the floppy case
  • 1 'Read Me First' for a US Robotics Megahertz CCEM3336
  • 5 data CDs in jewel cases
  • 4 audio CDs in jewel cases
  • 1 pink plastic baggie
  • 3 Subway napkins
  • 1 plastic half-thingie that makes the cable holes in your desk smaller
  • 3 twist ties
  • 1 black magic marker
  • 1 Sona Computer mousepad
  • 1 walkman-type headset
  • 1 microphone
  • 4 10-base-2 T-connectors
  • 1 parallel-to-parallel Interlink cable
  • 1 stapler
  • 1 blue plastic baggie
  • 1 Logitech for Toshiba PS/2 mouse
  • 1 print out of a dilbert cartoon from the web (May 21/97)
  • 1 framed picture of me and my sweetie
  • 1 Canadian Pacific Hotels notepad
  • ~15 data CDs, including:
    • ATI Driver CD # 314
    • Windows NT 4 Application Sampler from early 1997
    • Exceed 5.1.3 multiplatform
    • Visio 4
    • Installshield 5.0 and 5.1
    • Microsoft Visual Basic Professional 5.0
    • MS-Developer Network January 1997 CD#4
    • Asus P2L97 440LX AGPset Mainboard Support CD rev 3.01
  • several DAT tape labels
  • 19 screws
  • 4 PC case expantion port blanks of varying types
  • 1 ViewSonic P775
  • 1 plastic screwhead that snapped off a monitor cable
  • 1 Government of Canada DOC regulation sticker
  • 1 Labrador 1.5L water bottle with 8 month old tap water in it
  • 1 CDROM spin platter from a drive I broke
  • 1 bottle of white-out
  • 1 empty fruit juice bottle
  • a spring from a floppy disk that I took apart
  • 3 minitower PCs (all active)
  • 1 'slimline desktop case' PC (active)
  • 1 unfinished prescription bottle of clindamycin HCL
  • 4 gold CDs
  • 1 Seagate Medalist Hard Disk Installation Guide
  • some sort of mechanical crimper tool
  • 10 centimeters (stacked) of file folders and misc. loose papers
  • 1 empty shoelace bubblepack
  • 1 vi Reference card
  • 1 North America - to - EU power converter block
  • 1 salt packet
  • 3 IDE cables
  • 1 floppy disk storage unit
  • 2 lab notebooks
...and all that is just what's on the desk or on something else that's on the desk. It doesn't include the contents of my drawers, shelves, on top of the shelves, or on the floor under the desk.

The real scary part about all this is that this is relatively clean -- I can work on all three computers, and the lab books are directly on the desk where I can write in them -- not balanced on something else like they usually are...

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