DEV Community


Posted on


My work setup, what's yours?

I feel like you can tell a lot about a person from there desk setup.

  • I love soccer
  • I like coffee
  • My keyboard says gamer but my mouse says productivity??
  • I'm religious (that's as far as I'll get into that)
  • Water is a must
  • I like photography
  • I use Twitter a lot. A little bit too much.
  • Rosetta Stone squishy ball for a bit of distraction
  • I'm both a Windows and a Mac user.
  • I'm somewhat scattered in my brain
  • I'm on so that must mean I'm somewhat of a code nerd :)
  • I have an air freshener on the right side, so I like a good smelling area
  • I have gum, so good breath is a must

That was fun, what's your desk setup say about you?

Top comments (6)

torpne profile image
Kevin McKenna • Edited

I work from my home office, so have my personal computer on the left there and my work computer to the right (though I generally have some IDE or other open on both of them)

There is usually at least another 100 post-it notes scattered across the desk, but you caught me on a good day :D

Popping his head out from under my monitor there is a squishy Perry the Platypus that I use for rubber-ducking.

Up above my personal computer is a picture of Liverpool, England (where I'm from, though I'm in the US now)

More importantly.. you're a soccer fan - who is your team? :) - I've attached the image to this post, but it wasn't showing ups, it's available from the link there.

rleija_ profile image

I've tried to have one of those minimalist desk setups, but who am I kidding.

I'm a Barca fan by the way!

torpne profile image
Kevin McKenna

ugh.. booooooooo! :D

I'm a big Liverpool F.C. fan, so actually nothing but good thoughts for you guys on Wednesday when you play Manchester Utd! (though I really really hope we avoid Barcelona in the next stage if we get there) [though I'm still annoyed about Coutinho]

rleija_ profile image

Been a fan of Barca since 08 when Ronaldinho was in it!

georgecoldham profile image
George • Edited

We are almost polar opposites when it comes to on desk stuff!

  • I have to have a spotless desk or I feel like I have no space to think.
  • I am a Linux user, I cant seem to end up fighting with other OS's
  • I don't understand social media.

Saying that:

  • I have to have a nice keyboard (currently using a novatouch)
  • Gum is also a must
  • Water is a lifesaver (and the same with coffee some days!)
  • I am also by a window, something about natural light makes any day better
  • We have the same mouse

I would like to get good at photography, but its on the list of things to master. Sadly that's a long list.

No picture for me, i'm out the house for the weekend.

rleija_ profile image

Haha thanks for sharing!

Enjoy your weekend!

Create an Account! The only reason people scroll to the bottom...  
is because they want to read more.

Create an account to bookmark, comment, and react to articles that interest you.