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Your DREAM Home 'Office' Set-up
What would you fill it with? Needs AND Wants...
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 10:28 pm on May 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thinking about re-doing my home 'office'...

1. Most powerful desktop I can find (any suggestions?). NOT a dell...probably an HP or something from <snip>.
240 GB HD.
AMD processor.
1MB ram.
CD/DVD burner (highest speed possible obviously).
30" apple cinema display
Hauppauge WinTV- personal video recorder (no need for a TV screen anymore...see apple cinema display:)
Wirless Mouse & Keyboard

2. Netgear wirless router
3. Color HP laser printer
4. Aeron Chair
5. Bose wave radio w/ surround speakers
6. Bose noise cancelling headphones (if the office isnt sound proof...see 5.:)
7. Canon Powershot - newest model
8. HP photo printer
9. unlimited post-it's and sharpie's so i never forget anything
10. 20 foot long indoor putting green

y tu, brute?

[edited by: lawman at 12:36 am (utc) on May 8, 2005]
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 12:34 am on May 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Most powerful desktop in the world with a whole meg of ram. Wowsers.


 12:48 am on May 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

For some reason I'm afraid to go wireless. I figure that the kind of stuff that makes up the vast majority of "content" the Internet is best left going through wires and not through my head.

No cell phone either.


 1:45 am on May 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Your DREAM Home 'Office' Set-up

Mine would be a devoted, talented, unpaid assistant doing all the work whilst I get all the credit. ;)


 10:12 am on May 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

>> Mine would be a devoted, talented, unpaid assistant doing all the work whilst I get all the credit.

Sorry encyclo, but I already have a job...

As far as my dream office machine, make it an ISeries (IBM AS/400). Who needs frills, whistles and bells when you have power.


 1:44 pm on May 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

> Most powerful desktop in the world with a whole meg of ram

How much is a meg of RAM going for these days?


 2:04 pm on May 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Dunno, I bought a gig several months ago when newegg had a sale on PC3200. I think I paid about $160USD.


 3:49 pm on May 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

A meg. of RAM for my HP cost about $125 last month (Thailand prices).


 3:58 pm on May 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Just looked on a "deal" site. Right now you can get 256mb of PC3200 RAM for $6 after rebate with free shipping.

Hey giggle - where can you buy just one mb of ram? :)


 4:24 pm on May 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

My dream home office set-up...

One laptop with a robust wireless connection.
Balcony, warm sunshine, cool sea-breeze, waves crashing on the shore below, birdsong, mountains off to my left. Glass of orange juice. Beautiful and intelligent accomplice.

That's not too ambitious really, is it? I suppose if I apply myself I could probably manage that before summer 2006.


 7:27 pm on May 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

The wonderful thing about home office setup is that you don't need corporate approval to buy stuff.

I've got a 17: LCD, and bought it not long after they first came out.

I've got a Dell (sorry :) ) 4700c, which is a tiny little machine that's silent as you're going to get without getting a specialty PC.

Aaron Chang print on the wall, scored it from an antique market. It's completely 80's, and reminds me of that time. Tons of pictures and artwork from my kids on the wall.

Window faces onto the bush/forest that is in my backyard.

Wireless keyboard and mouse combo. I didn't go cheap on that. (actually, it just died so I'm looking for a new set)

I'm wired in most places in the house, but I'm going to be putting in wireless shortly. This summer we have a new and large deck, and my wife is now at home working with me. So I'm planning on getting a second laptop plus wireless so we can work on the deck.


 7:38 pm on May 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Dream home office?

A 17 in screen on a laptop with wireless connection. A recliner in the living room, a deckchair in the garden, and a new double or triple garage with a new master bedroom suite and an office above it. This would give me a view to the mountains. Hardware in the office would include printers etc and probably a grunty desktop with maybe twim 19in LCDs.


 12:47 am on May 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

My dream "home office" would be in an RV with cellular link.

Good day "in the office" --- cast fishing line into lake, read email, write code and design websites while waiting for bobber to wiggle.


 4:23 am on May 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

Sorry, meant to say 1 Gig. of ram is about $125.


 3:35 pm on May 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

Anywhere but here!



 4:26 pm on May 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

With the internet you can work anywhere. Sometimes I stay at home, sometimes i go to the office sometimes I travel to other countries and work. I just got back from holiday in Sri lanka ( do not go there if you like a fast internet connection, max 128). It is all pretty normal to me now and I guess I do not really appreciate it anymore. All of our office has messenger and skype so I can talk for hours at a time as long as there is a LAN around.


 5:28 pm on May 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

You know bill gates said you would never need more then 2 megs of ram in a computer.


 9:00 pm on May 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

I have my dream office. Wireless router, laptop and the picnic table in the back yard on a sunny day.

Of course, I would be able to work alot more in my dream office if I lived somewhere with better weather.;)


 9:08 pm on May 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

1 gig of ram currently available for $80, corsair.

dream setup has just gotten cheaper, amd64 with 1 gig ram, good mobo, quiet box, linux only, samba for file serving other boxes, keep old box for windows testing.

Dual flat panel monitors on main box.

ibm laptop 1 gigaherz or more for travel etc, main os linux, dual boot with windows 2000 just in case.

really big desk.


 9:36 pm on May 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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