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Give your desk some cool style while hiding it's guts!

DeChamp
Just a coder and a dad. I love my family and I love to code!!!! started coding at 11, so I have 25 years under my belt. Still love learning about it every day. Black lives matter!
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So my new friend Scott had a post about your desk setup. Check it here.

I posted my setup on his post which made me think about how it could be useful to others, and a cool topic to post about!

So I bought a standup desk and I loved it... other than the fact that my cords and guts were just hanging there. It looked ugly and I hated it.

So I started thinking about a curtain to cover it up. But I wanted it to be cool and not to costly. So I went to amazon, and looked up some shower curtains!

Boom! Styled and low cost. Just stapled it to my desk and that was it!

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Let me know what clever hacks you use to keep your desk/office organized and look cool.

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Garrett

I firmly believe that cable management is not cyberpunk, so, I don’t do it.

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Noah Pederson

The proper thing to do is get really long cables and suspend them from the ceiling

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Garrett

Not only that but I’ve found websites where you can buy custom colored cables of all kinds.

When I have the money my office will look fantastic.

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DeChamp Author

please share the link! I've got some ideas brewing.

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Garrett

This site does audio and usb cables at what I believe to be a fair price. They’ll even send you kits to build them yourself if you’re into that kind of experience zapcables.com/usb-cables/

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DeChamp Author

ha ha. Then you can look like a call center!

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Garrett

I was thinking more like the hacker chicks bunker from the X Files episode Killswitch

thetvmouse.files.wordpress.com/201...

Or maybe the HQ’s from the Watch_Dogs games

gamersglobal.de/sites/gamersglobal...

I guess I also need a bunch of old TV screens.

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DeChamp Author

hardcore, i like it.

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Scott Simontis • Edited

I have improved my setup a little bit from last time, now I have a shelf for my servers! Still need a rack, but at least this looks legitimate now.

A shelf containing two rackmount servers

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DeChamp Author

Nice! Are you running your own server for your sites?

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Scott Simontis

That is the plan! I first want to learn to deploy everything to the servers with Puppet, it's a lot to take in. I've learned a ton about datacenter design the past week, I am going to have to write a series here because I think it is something none of us have ever thought about; we just take them for granted.

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DeChamp Author

You definitely should write it up. We used puppet in my last job to run the servers and systems. I'm pretty sure they use it here too but we have a dedicated sysops team as well so I'm not sure. I look forward to seeing them.

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MarvelousWololo

i like wires and hate skulls but your desk looks awesome mate. really cool. good job.

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DeChamp Author

Thanks so much.