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Erika Heidi
Erika Heidi

Posted on • Updated on • Originally published at eheidi.dev

Which Techie Are You?

Which techie are you? Tag yourself in the comments!

Tech Girls Full

  1. The Dancing Queen / King - when the tune is right, you stand up for some sick moves. Singing along is optional but highly encouraged.

  2. The Artsy - your desk might look a bit messy and there's definitely plenty of pens, colors, papers, and whatnot art supplies.

  3. The Cat Whisperer - maybe it's the heat, maybe it's the funny moving images on the screen, nobody knows for sure - but your desk is typically claimed by felines who will make sure you notice they're there.

  4. The Pack Leader - good boys / girls make sure you feel loved throughout the day; a snack or two and some belly rubs are expected in return.

  5. The Minimalist - not much to say or see, but things are certainly on the right spot?

  6. The Mom / Dad - your desk has a unique mix of random toys and maybe some lovely but at the same time awful hand-made mother day's gifts. There's also coffee, but it might be cold...

  7. The Tech Deeva - nail polish, hand cream, lipstick and lip balm... just the basics. Maybe you're a youtuber, maybe not, but you definitely know some tricks to look good in the camera.

  8. The Librarian - e-readers are boring, you prefer real books. Lots of them. Maybe you didn't read them all, but who cares? They are there for when you need them.

I am mostly number 2 and number 6, but sometimes I'm a 1 and a bit of a 7 as well! :)

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Ben Halpern

I am a childless man but am definitely The Mom here

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Erika Heidi Author

HAHAH good one!!!! You must have a fun desk then.

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Ben Halpern • Edited on

The toys are my own πŸ™ƒ

And I’ve fallen behind on flipping this calendar. 🀨

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Bennett(he/him)

Ben, may I selfishly have your GitHub toy pleaseπŸ₯Ί

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a childless man

I need to open with that more often.

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Molly Struve (she/her)

You have a fur baby, that counts for like half credit πŸ˜‰

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fullstackcodr

I'm definitely a minimalist. I like to leave my desk like I "was never there". I found out that having a frugal work station makes me think more clear. Having a lot of stuff on the desk make me feel anxiety.

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Marcos V Pinto • Edited on

Same here, Man!
Too much visual noise puts me on a nerve!

minimalist

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Matt Curcio • Edited on

Moi? I am the cat-{Lion-Tamer} and minimalist. I have a two-ring circus where I crack my whip to keep the two tails off my keyboard and the hair from building up around desk.

Maybe a bit of Librarian too.

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Erika Heidi Author

Haha adorable!!! I'm envying you, been a cat hoarder in the past, it was fun although I couldn't use my printer (my cat would angrily punch it several times whenever it started pulling the paper to print)

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Monica Stevens

Cute πŸ’•

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Matt Curcio

I keep a brush on my desk otherwise it gets Out-Of-Control. ;)

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Nathan Glover

Cat Whisperer and proud

Elise

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Matt Curcio

Sometimes I think my cat gets Pissed too. "Why don't you play with me, bunkie!"

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Erika Heidi Author

What a cutie! 😍😍😍

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Richard Cochrane • Edited on
  1. The Snake Charmer - try as you might, you seem unable to reach a place where you have fewer than (what feels like) 100 cables (and you will defend every single cable present)

Snake Island

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Waylon Walker

It's inevitable everytime I have ever organized cables, taking hours to do so, something needs changed the next day. Even if I have gone months without touching the spaghetti of wires before organizing.

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Jordan Engstrom

Ha! Love this

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Marko Shiva

Well if there would be similar stuff like a poll for males I would be.

combination of:

  • librarian
  • gamer/game dev
  • snakewhisperer
  • C/C++ minimalist
  • rubies collector
  • OCaml rider. :)
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Corey McCarty

I'm the Mom (technically Dad). The coffee may be cold, but is always present. Kid picture (check) although my kids are too young to have many creations. Working in an office I don't have kids' toys on my desk, but I do have my tech toys (dual stack monitors, mechanical keyboards, gaming mouse, Randall Monroe's What If?)

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Stephanie Handsteiner • Edited on

I'm a mix of 1 and 5.

Occasionally standing up and dancing to the right tune also helps against the back pain from sitting all the time, and I guess also helps with concentration, you know when you have stared at the screen all day and can't see the bug for the code or something like that.

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Erika Heidi Author

That's so true!!!

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Bob Walsh • Edited on

Definitely #3: I have proof! Audrey

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Erika Heidi Author

Share pleaaaaaase!!! πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

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Bob Walsh

Added! (thanks for the great post)

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Erika Heidi Author

😍😍😍 Adorable furballbaby 😻 thank you!

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Dana Ottaviani

1 - Sometimes I take coding breaks purely because the song I'm listening to needs my full attention.

2 - When I'm not coding, I'm trying to improve on my drawing skills.

5 - When it comes to my work desk, I try to have only the essentials on it. True story: in one of my office jobs after I went home for the day, one of my colleagues was asked by someone in another department if I quit the company because my desk was spotless and had really nothing personal on it.

8 - I still like reading physical books and my room is full of bookshelves.

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Felipe Chalreo

The Pack Leader

4 I guess

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Adam K Dean • Edited on

I'm 9. The Engineer with devices and components all about me (though organised) but mixed with 8 having books everywhere. For each book I read, I buy two more. And when most folks get hair on their tongue, for me, it's a resistor. How did that get in there!?

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Aleksandr Hovhannisyan

I'm 9.

For a second there, I thought you meant you're 9 years old.

:D

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Adam K Dean

Hah. Imagine that. In fact, I started coding when I was 9, and I was the "10. Floppy Disks filled with downloaded code everywhere" developer then.

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Erika Heidi Author

Haha, that's a good one - I've been a "CDs everywhere" person in my teenage years 😜 I'm glad it's so much easier to share and keep data nowadays!

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Ryan

The minimalist for sure.

My desk is as clutter free as my desktop.
My shelf of coding books are as organized and neat as my project folders are.
I try to use IDE's that support a wide variety of languages so that I only install what is required and nothing more.
I even clean out my tower regularly to maximize air flow and temperature control.
My PC/Desk is akin a well oiled machine.

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Kyla

I'm currently a mix of minimalist and artsy. I like to keep my space clean and open so I can work on art projects there. When I'm done with them, I try to clean them off again.

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Daniel Schulz

I'm the opposite.
Over time I clutter my desk with projects and supplies until I can't see it anymore. Then the minimalist breaks through and cleans it all up. Rinse and repeat.

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Erika Heidi Author

I am exactly the same! But I never get as clean as the minimalist, lol....

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Erika Heidi Author

That's nice! I try to do that but it doesn't last long. haha so I just give up and find a way to have the supplies I need in my desk in a less chaotic way

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MadDogDean • Edited on

I would say I'm a little minimalist and the (yet unpublished) #11 Tech Hoarder.

Looking at my desk I see cables in a pile, a spudge (for prying things apart), SIM cards with adapters, memory cards, hard drives and USB sticks. 4 phones (all in varying states of charge), wireless KB/mouse (because Heaven knows I don't have space under my little riser shelf for more cables). At least my 2nd monitor is on an arm, lifted off the desk (which actually makes it easier to slide things underneath it - Ha!)

BTW How do you post images here (I haven't done this yet). I uploaded the image, but.... nothing happens o.O

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