On any other day, I’d suggest that if you guessed me, you should probably guess again. As it turns out, I can’t sleep, so I finally finished a project I first attempted to start back on Thanksmericangiving.
Of course it also helps that I’ve had a few upgrades since then — In fact, the recent death and subsequent replacement of my printer/scanner/copier is in large part why I got around to cleaning up tonight. So, without further ado (a phrase which I have been known to use — I can only assume Ado refers to the 9th century archbishop), I present my office.
Note that each photo is linked to my photo gallery which has a “view original image” button that will let you view an image in high resolution, should you so desire…
I work from home, and spend the majority of my day here, which is how I justify my two Samsung 245B 24″ monitors, one mounted above the other. I also have a 17″ widescreen which I use primarily as a TV.
The phone to my left is a Grandstream VoIP phone — I’ve long since canceled anything resembling an analog landline and run my own VoIP PBX.
On the bottom-left hand shelf is my full size tower server shelf, consisting of a duplexing networked colour laser printer, two of my Windows 2003 servers, two of my four APC 1250 SmartUPS, two drobos, an Apple Airport Extreme (gigabit version) and a KVM switch.
I’ve had these cases for several years now, although the hardware inside has been replaced a couple times over with upgraded components.
Last, but not least, my mini-network-rack:
This is an old Sony audio gear stand, currently holding three Dell Optiplex boxes, running FreeBSD based router/firewall package pfSense, Linux based Trixbox PBX, and my final Windows 2003 Active Directory domain controller. Above the servers is my 24 port managed 10/100 switch, and below is my Shaw digital cable terminals which supply my office with a poor selection of digital music, plus my cable modem. Finally, the bottem shelf contains a set of emergency network destruction tools, should the need arise.
A fair improvement over the disaster that was my office before the reorganization: