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jpk32092
Mar 16, 2009, 10:28 AM
Here is my updated setup

Do you have a link to the wallpaper on the acd please?

dmmcintyre3
Mar 16, 2009, 10:30 AM
how do people stand their MacBooks (Pros) so far away from their external monitor? How do you see the internal screen when working on the external?

Mark-Mac-Attack
Mar 16, 2009, 10:33 AM
How? I just move it to the left. ;)

Why? Because I don't use the internal display. I use a 30" display to surf the web, it's overkill already!

Malfoy
Mar 16, 2009, 10:34 AM
how do people stand their MacBooks (Pros) so far away from their external monitor? How do you see the internal screen when working on the external?

many probably dont use the laptop screen much. I use a 30 ACD and I don't use my mbp screen at all.

blairh
Mar 16, 2009, 10:37 AM
Mark,

Where did you get that light on your wall? I love it!

theITGuy
Mar 16, 2009, 11:29 AM
Okay, well my setup has changed somewhat.

That's a lovely clean setup...

Cheers.

-J.-

Mark-Mac-Attack
Mar 16, 2009, 12:00 PM
Cheers,

I'm not sure how to get the cabling tidier on the MBP... It seems that the ACD's single cable idea has it's downsides, as I'm stuck as to where to put the power adapter as the cable is really short.

On a side note, can you buy replacement ACD cables anywhere? eBay just seems to have the power adapter (brick).

M.

MikhailT
Mar 16, 2009, 01:04 PM
how do people stand their MacBooks (Pros) so far away from their external monitor? How do you see the internal screen when working on the external?

Many people use the laptop as a secondary monitor for notification.

They put their email clients, IM clients twitter, so on on the laptop so that it is easy to see if they receive anything new. Kinda like a large screen version of growl.

or Documentations for when they are coding. they don't need to look at it all the time, just need a fast view of the docs for a few min at random time.

dmmcintyre3
Mar 16, 2009, 01:52 PM
Many people use the laptop as a secondary monitor for notification.

They put their email clients, IM clients twitter, so on on the laptop so that it is easy to see if they receive anything new. Kinda like a large screen version of growl.

or Documentations for when they are coding. they don't need to look at it all the time, just need a fast view of the docs for a few min at random time.

That is what I do and I still have mine closer than some people. I use both but I have a junk external monitor that is only taller than my PowerBook's built in display

queshy
Mar 16, 2009, 02:41 PM
Damn, the 30" ACD is the nicest monitor I've ever seen. Ever.

NateDMB
Mar 16, 2009, 04:59 PM
Trusty MacBook and the oldie but goodie Powermac. The iPhone is a bonus.

bc008
Mar 16, 2009, 09:19 PM
its been a while

Durnaurion
Mar 17, 2009, 07:32 AM
Here is my setup...

View of Macbook Pro to the right

Let me know what you think!

I like how the desktop wallpapers match the lamp. The only question is: Do you limit yourself to orange wallpapers or do you have a selection of lamps to go with a range of wallpapers...? ;) :D

Mpulsive81
Mar 17, 2009, 09:32 AM
Redesigned my home setup this week. Went out and bought a Griffin Elevator, an Apple Keyboard, and a Microsoft Arc Mouse to basically make a computer docking system.

Here's a link (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=5540047&postcount=847) to pictures of my previous setup along with images of my school theatre setup.

Current Setup

White MacBook (late 2007) | 2.2 GHz | 1 GB RAM | 120 GB Hard Drive | GMA X3100 | Leopard 10.5.6
8 GB iPod touch (1st gen) | 2.2.1
320 GB WD External HD
HP Photoshop 7960 Printer
Griffin Elevator Stand
Apple Wired Keyboard
Microsoft Arc Mouse
LG enV2 (Verizon Wireless)

And if you are going to quote my post, could you please do everybody a favor by deleting the image links, I posted quite a few and it'll just save other people from further work and frustration.

That's some great organization skills there buddy. I would've never thought to put the studio drive inside the elevator stand. Serves double duty...you take advantage of the functional space & you get the Knight Rider look with the WD drive lights at the same time! Thumbs up!

JML42691
Mar 17, 2009, 10:04 AM
That's some great organization skills there buddy. I would've never thought to put the studio drive inside the elevator stand. Serves double duty...you take advantage of the functional space & you get the Knight Rider look with the WD drive lights at the same time! Thumbs up!
Thanks! I was trying to find a way to clear up desk space, because my desk is tiny. And before if I wanted to do written work while charging my computer or anything then there was practically no room and the lack of space became a real nuisance. And this way I can put the keyboard on top of the hard drive along with the mouse and have enough desk space to do other written work.

dmmcintyre3
Mar 17, 2009, 12:19 PM
its been a while

Is that a white or black MacBook? I cannot tell. It looks like a mixture of a unibody and a black.

drewsof07
Mar 17, 2009, 12:23 PM
Is that a white or black MacBook? I cannot tell. It looks like a mixture of a unibody and a black.

It is a unibody with Speck See-thru Satin black hard case :cool:

Malfoy
Mar 17, 2009, 12:41 PM
It is a unibody with Speck See-thru Satin black hard case :cool:

It's what the cool kids use :cool:

bc008
Mar 17, 2009, 02:02 PM
Is that a white or black MacBook? I cannot tell. It looks like a mixture of a unibody and a black.

Its a Speck Satin hard case :]
(on a unibody)

It's what the cool kids use :cool:

True that!

SchneiderMan
Mar 17, 2009, 03:04 PM
My new setup, got the galant desk from ikea yesterday.

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/5425/dsc0622j.jpg

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/4763/dsc0630q.jpg

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/1545/dsc0586.jpg

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/7/dsc0589f.jpg

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/228/dsc0575r.jpg

ethical
Mar 17, 2009, 03:53 PM
My new setup, got the galant desk from ikea yesterday.


thats an awesome case! do you mind if i ask where you got it from/how much?

dmmcintyre3
Mar 17, 2009, 04:13 PM
My new setup, got the galant desk from ikea yesterday.

]http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/5425/dsc0622j.jpg

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/4763/dsc0630q.jpg

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/1545/dsc0586.jpg

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/7/dsc0589f.jpg

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/228/dsc0575r.jpg

What are the specs of that MacBook Pro?

SchneiderMan
Mar 17, 2009, 06:14 PM
thats an awesome case! do you mind if i ask where you got it from/how much?
Speck (http://Speckproducts.com) its the new seethru for the macbook/pro unibody
i got two colors, one in clear and one in aqua. they are $50 but i can give you some coupon codes. :Special25 and Buddy25 both good for 25% off
its worth it!

My video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4Qc4tQIWPU)
What are the specs of that MacBook Pro?

Just a 2.4 with 4gb ram, 250gbHD@7200
Works great for gaming and video editing!

Skorpion24
Mar 17, 2009, 07:48 PM
its been a while

How's the Arc Mouse?

SchneiderMan
Mar 17, 2009, 07:56 PM
How's the Arc Mouse?

its sucks just like the bluetrack mouses.. stick with logitech

bc008
Mar 17, 2009, 08:28 PM
How's the Arc Mouse?

I actually really like it. takes some getting used to, but is great for traveling, and looks even better on a desk.

Just make sure you take the extra time to download the drivers for it. makes scrolling on it a lot better.

rolle123
Mar 17, 2009, 08:29 PM
Mac Mini with HP w2007 monitor

upsguy27
Mar 17, 2009, 11:50 PM
Just got back from the Apple store with a brand new 2.93Ghz iMac. :D

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w24/upsguy272/DSC02192.jpg

Going to IKEA sometime this week to get a new desk.

Chrispy
Mar 18, 2009, 12:02 AM
Just got back from the Apple store with a brand new 2.93Ghz iMac. :D

Congrats on the new setup. That thing is truly a thing of beauty :)

sporadicMotion
Mar 18, 2009, 09:55 AM
My MacBook station.

GoCubsGo
Mar 18, 2009, 10:13 AM
My MacBook station.

Wow that is really nice!

sporadicMotion
Mar 18, 2009, 10:17 AM
Wow that is really nice!

Thanks :)

A comfortable workspace is a productive workspace.

G-Force
Mar 18, 2009, 11:40 AM
http://h4xr.org/qagt

http://h4xr.org/6bjb
My temporary setup until I can afford a nice desktop Mac. :)

Markleshark
Mar 18, 2009, 12:42 PM
Here be mine then.

2009 2.66 Quad + 22" Dell 2209WA. Custom built the desk with a bit of work top, love it.

162985

Cable tidying took a while as well, and a lot of cable ties of course. 5 port network switch mounted to the bottom of the desk, as well as my wireless mouse receiver. Next idea would be some USB ports built into the top somehow, not sure how I'll do that though, will have to machine it out somehow, thats more of an idea than in a WIP.

162986

Might see if I can stretch to fitting a second 2209 on the desk, bit I think it'll be pushing it a little, we'll see.

simplymuzik3
Mar 18, 2009, 12:46 PM
I like the idea of adding usb ports to the desk. I might try that with my ikea mikael desk. Thanks for the idea:) I'll post pics if I ever actually get around to doing this project :D

theMaccer
Mar 18, 2009, 03:18 PM
Just won a satellite to the Main Event.

Edit: Oops wrong thread. was gonna post it in Last Purchase.

Malfoy
Mar 18, 2009, 03:26 PM
Just won a satellite to the Main Event.

Edit: Oops wrong thread. was gonna post it in Last Purchase.

Wow congrats man! how much was the satellite if you don't me asking?

Prekesh
Mar 18, 2009, 03:32 PM
2009 2.66 Quad + 22" Dell 2209WA. Custom built the desk with a bit of work top, love it.

i built my desk with some work-top too, its awesome ! mines a realllly long worktop that goes across one side of the room, i'll post pics soon..

and nice mac pro!

allmIne
Mar 18, 2009, 03:47 PM
Just won a satellite to the Main Event.

Edit: Oops wrong thread. was gonna post it in Last Purchase.

Congrats man, wish you all the best.

theMaccer
Mar 18, 2009, 03:55 PM
Wow congrats man! how much was the satellite if you don't me asking?


Thanks! It was $216. I got in to that by playing a $26 satellite.

Congrats man, wish you all the best.

Thanks!

Malfoy
Mar 18, 2009, 04:08 PM
Thanks! It was $216. I got in to that by playing a $26 satellite.



Very cool. My friend and i are planning to do the $1500 NL holdem event (event 7) I think I'll try one of these though to see if I can extend my vegas stay. :)

Chrispy
Mar 18, 2009, 09:12 PM
Just got the Mac Pro yesterday. Changed the office setup around last week and really enjoy all the space I have now :)

kellen
Mar 19, 2009, 01:17 AM
New mac upstairs. Just picked it up from some guy. Dual 1GHZ MDD. 2 gig ram, 2 x 150 GB HD, DVD burner.

Only 50 bucks. Even through in the original instruction manual, 6 restore CDs and tiger retail OS DVD.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/kellennold/DSC_0273.jpg

FadeToBlack
Mar 19, 2009, 01:55 AM
New mac upstairs. Just picked it up from some guy. Dual 1GHZ MDD. 2 gig ram, 2 x 150 GB HD, DVD burner.

Only 50 bucks. Even through in the original instruction manual, 6 restore CDs and tiger retail OS DVD.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v606/kellennold/DSC_0273.jpg

Killer deal!

I sold one of those back in '06 for like $700. And it was only a Dual 867!! Nice.

tompon1923
Mar 19, 2009, 02:45 AM
New mac upstairs. Just picked it up from some guy. Dual 1GHZ MDD. 2 gig ram, 2 x 150 GB HD, DVD burner.

Only 50 bucks. Even through in the original instruction manual, 6 restore CDs and tiger retail OS DVD.

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Wow... I've seen Tiger go for $60!!!

Styxie
Mar 19, 2009, 04:42 AM
Here's my stuff:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3455/3367760766_d397902e99.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3457/3367760870_9278a05bd8.jpg?v=0

Showing my 15" PowerBook G4 (1.5 GHz, 1.25 GB RAM), iPhone 3G, Logitech MX Revolution and some other stuff.

danwestbrook
Mar 19, 2009, 05:35 AM
Here's my stuff:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3455/3367760766_d397902e99.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3457/3367760870_9278a05bd8.jpg?v=0

Showing my 15" PowerBook G4 (1.5 GHz, 1.25 GB RAM), iPhone 3G, Logitech MX Revolution and some other stuff.


Can i ask what speakers they are? look well nice

SamNeeds
Mar 19, 2009, 06:27 AM
Wharfedale 505.2

[From his Flickr page]

Styxie
Mar 19, 2009, 07:03 AM
They are indeed, the Wharfedale's 505.2. I got mine on Marktplaats.nl (which is Holland's equivalent of eBay), and they sound amazing. They are huge, so that might be a problem.

virtuatony
Mar 19, 2009, 09:30 AM
They are indeed, the Wharfedale's 505.2. I got mine on Marktplaats.nl (which is Holland's equivalent of eBay), and they sound amazing. They are huge, so that might be a problem.

What kind of headphones? I'm looking to replace my old Sennheiser HD-555.

Styxie
Mar 19, 2009, 10:20 AM
The headphones are Philips SHP895. They sound great, I've tested them against the famous Philips ones with the blue cushions (can't remember the exact model), and they sound just as good. They are pricey too, but soo worth it. The only downside is that they hurt your head after half an hour of listening. Some have stuck foam to the headband, but it makes the headphones look ugly. It does solve the issue though.

DPH
Mar 19, 2009, 01:16 PM
Hi, here is some pictures of my setup atm, im not finish,
going to get a a 24" Samsung LCD first of april, and then i got some other stuff to fix, my clothes have been in bananaboxes for 4 months now!:P so im going to post more pictures sooner, when i got this setup finish!:)

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/3360/p3190002.jpg

Sry, tnx now i know how to resize:)

pudrums
Mar 19, 2009, 01:20 PM
Use timg tags please.

Hyuga
Mar 19, 2009, 01:21 PM
Hi, here is some pictures of my setup atm, im not finish,
going to get a a 24" Samsung LCD first of april, and then i got some other stuff to fix, my clothes have been in bananaboxes for 4 months now!:P so im going to post more pictures sooner, when i got this setup finish!:)

<insert big picture>

Reesiiiizeee! *faints* :eek:

GoCubsGo
Mar 19, 2009, 01:22 PM
Reesiiiizeee! *faints* :eek:

Holy hell are you seriously quoting the damn images asking him to resize?

SPEEDwithJJ
Mar 19, 2009, 02:26 PM
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f372/callmedan3/STA72241.jpg

What is that desk lamp? Thanks.

dmmcintyre3
Mar 19, 2009, 03:32 PM
Don't the old style MacBook Pros look better than the glossy screen only unibody MacBook Pros? Maybe it is just I do not like glossy screens. I wish I could get a current MacBook Pro in the old case.

techlover828
Mar 19, 2009, 05:58 PM
Hackintosh:
EFI-X Module installed on one of the USB headers - upgraded to latest 3.6.9 version
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 3.0GHz Quad Core 1333 FSB 45nm Yorkfield processor
Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R socket 775 mainboard
Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer CPU heatsink w/ 120mm fan
Antec 300 Black Chassis
Antec True Power Trio 550w power supply
8GB DDR-2 800MHz (4 x 2GB)
Seagate 1.5TB SATA hard drive
EVGA Nvidia 8800 GTS 320MB PCI-Express x16 graphics card
LG 22x SATA DVD burner
PCI slot fan speed controller installed for CPU fan

It's amazing and I love it. It's so fast.

Macbook Pro
2.2GHz 4GB Ram 120GB hard drive

Would love to get some bose companion 3's, we'll see down the road.

M3G4
Mar 19, 2009, 07:48 PM
http://www.m3g4.co.uk/images/setup/setup1.jpg

http://www.m3g4.co.uk/images/setup/setup2.jpg

http://www.m3g4.co.uk/images/setup/doll.jpg
Kimidoll!

adamvk
Mar 19, 2009, 08:15 PM
My MacBook station.

Do you happen to live in a log cabin? Unless I'm mistaken is that wood behind you?

Sorry for the random question but as an architect I notice weird stuff like that :)

hatehereyes
Mar 19, 2009, 08:27 PM
Do you happen to live in a log cabin? Unless I'm mistaken is that wood behind you?

Sorry for the random question but as an architect I notice weird stuff like that :)

I don't think having wooden walls like that means he lives in a log cabin.


I've seen homes like that and they look perfectly normal from the inside.
I think it's more common in the midwest though.

Here in the west coast i've never seen a house with walls like that.

sporadicMotion
Mar 19, 2009, 08:28 PM
Do you happen to live in a log cabin? Unless I'm mistaken is that wood behind you?

Sorry for the random question but as an architect I notice weird stuff like that :)

That is wood behind my stuff! I don't know what the thinking was behind the design or the material choice, but it is real wood installed against the wall in the living room... and I do like it.

... and no... it's not a log cabin. I do want one of those though... can't say I'd want a computer up there though :p

drewsof07
Mar 19, 2009, 08:39 PM
Hackintosh:
EFI-X Module installed on one of the USB headers - upgraded to latest 3.6.9 version
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 3.0GHz Quad Core 1333 FSB 45nm Yorkfield processor
Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R socket 775 mainboard
Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer CPU heatsink w/ 120mm fan
Antec 300 Black Chassis
etc.....
Would love to get some bose companion 3's, we'll see down the road.

I've always been curious what your setup looks like :D
Now I know
Very nice! I love my Bose Companion 3 (I know, I know, but the sound to size ratio is great)

techlover828
Mar 19, 2009, 08:44 PM
I've always been curious what your setup looks like :D
Now I know
Very nice! I love my Bose Companion 3 (I know, I know, but the sound to size ratio is great)

haha thanks, yeah I know we've had a discussion about the bose's. I really can't resist them, I always go to them in the apple store and just can't really consider any other speaker. I think I'll get them for my birthday.

afallnstar
Mar 19, 2009, 09:11 PM
Okay, well my setup has changed somewhat.

30" ACD
15" MBP (2.4Ghz)
1st gen. iPhone ("downgraded" as i prefer it)
BT headset
Bose Companion 5's
Griffin Elevator
Apple BT keyboard & MM
Time Capsule

Not pictured:
Apple TV
iPod Classic
Bunch of docks
Apple in-ear headphones

Next to buy:
iPod Nano (silver) for the gym & armband

Mark.


http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l235/mdjones3000/DSC08563.jpg

That's beautiful, I am looking to do the exact same thing with my 17" MBP

DMC-12
Mar 19, 2009, 09:13 PM
What is that desk lamp? Thanks.

I bought it from Target at least 6 years ago, but they may still have similar lamps for sale.

vr4playa
Mar 19, 2009, 09:37 PM
The title says it all. Still waiting to upgrade to Leopard, I know I'm behind the times, but proud of my Mac toys, user since Sep '06 :cool:

And yes I know the pic shows the "other" Mac forums :p

roski11
Mar 19, 2009, 10:00 PM
I finally cleaned up


BTW WHAT IS THAT GREAT CLOCK SCREENSAVER YOU GUYS HAVE :)

adamvk
Mar 19, 2009, 10:12 PM
That is wood behind my stuff! I don't know what the thinking was behind the design or the material choice, but it is real wood installed against the wall in the living room... and I do like it.

... and no... it's not a log cabin. I do want one of those though... can't say I'd want a computer up there though :p

Ok thanks.

Everyone else, I know it could and can be a normal house, it just looked cool and I was wondering if it was a log cabin. They actually seem to be popping up a bit more.

jpk32092
Mar 19, 2009, 10:56 PM
BTW WHAT IS THAT GREAT CLOCK SCREENSAVER YOU GUYS HAVE :)

Mod Note P.S That clock screensaver is Fliqlo (http://www.9031.com/downloads/screensavers.html)
PP.S. The time and date / weather on the desktop thing is most probably GeekTool (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=628023) <- examples and instructions.

:rolleyes:

Mackilroy
Mar 19, 2009, 11:11 PM
BTW WHAT IS THAT GREAT CLOCK SCREENSAVER YOU GUYS HAVE :)

Fliqlio (http://www.9031.com/downloads/screensavers.html).

Some days I wish that everyone who signed up was forced to download that before they were allowed to register. :D ;)

EDIT: Drat, beaten to the punch while I was off reading other pages.

Esrb99
Mar 20, 2009, 02:02 AM
Not exactly Mac Pro status yet, getting in a few weeks, along with a Mackie Universal Control Pro, and sexy GIK acoustics room treatment.


http://i42.tinypic.com/of9iqu.jpg

KRK Rokit 6 Nearfield monitors
Tascam 22-2 Reel to reel
presonus firestudio project
30"ACD
Not Pictured: ART MPA Gold pre w/ telefunken and mullard tubes
2.4 ghz early 08 macbook pro

richard.mac
Mar 20, 2009, 07:16 AM
Okay, well my setup has changed somewhat.

30" ACD
15" MBP (2.4Ghz)
1st gen. iPhone ("downgraded" as i prefer it)
BT headset
Bose Companion 5's
Griffin Elevator
Apple BT keyboard & MM
Time Capsule

Not pictured:
Apple TV
iPod Classic
Bunch of docks
Apple in-ear headphones

Next to buy:
iPod Nano (silver) for the gym & armband

Mark.




where did you get that desk?

andrewdale
Mar 20, 2009, 07:52 AM
Fliqlio (http://www.9031.com/downloads/screensavers.html).

Some days I wish that everyone who signed up was forced to download that before they were allowed to register. :D ;)

One of these days everyone will know how to spell Fliqlo too, right? ;)

trancepriest
Mar 20, 2009, 10:00 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3658/3369718313_ac4d0c4ed0.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3658/3369718313_ac4d0c4ed0_b.jpg)

Mac Pro Nehalem 2.93GHz 8 core.

pudrums
Mar 20, 2009, 10:03 AM
Mac Pro Nehalem 2.93GHz 8 core.
My current dream-machine. Nice setup!

Nuttydev
Mar 20, 2009, 10:10 AM
Haha love the keyboard :p

pudrums
Mar 20, 2009, 10:13 AM
It´s the old Logic keyboard, right?

SimD
Mar 20, 2009, 10:15 AM
I'm thinking it's the old FCP keyboard. Read his sig, he's using a Kona so I guess he's an editor.

hotwire132002
Mar 20, 2009, 10:41 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3658/3369718313_ac4d0c4ed0.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3658/3369718313_ac4d0c4ed0_b.jpg)

Mac Pro Nehalem 2.93GHz 8 core.

Nice photo -- love the lighting! :)

Oh, and the computer's nice too :D

angemon89
Mar 20, 2009, 10:54 AM
Just took this picture. I love Fridays because I get to sleep in (I consider 7:30am sleeping in :p) then wake up and have absolutely nothing to do. Today I grabbed myself a starbucks espresso drink. Triple Venti Soy Caramel Macchiato :D

And no I don't write screenplays too, I just love coffee.

peskaa
Mar 20, 2009, 11:59 AM
I'm thinking it's the old FCP keyboard. Read his sig, he's using a Kona so I guess he's an editor.

Does indeed look like the old FCP keyboard, I used to use one.

map1978
Mar 20, 2009, 11:59 AM
Here is my recession budget new desk setup...

IKEA Tabletop w/ 4 legs=$40
IKEA Moses chair=$40
Picked up a pair of new JBL Spot speakers for $50 (can't beat that price)
using my xStand with my Bold until I go this week and pick up a ipod touch :D

OHHH, and the $10 cable management for under the table (best purchase ever)

Nothing special, I like simple

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g205/map1978/DSC_0564-1.jpg

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g205/map1978/DSC_0565-2.jpg

nikmer
Mar 20, 2009, 12:06 PM
http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/7097/image078r.th.jpg (http://img25.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image078r.jpg)
http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/5648/image081p.th.jpg (http://img22.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image081p.jpg)

Here you can see my iMac 24" Intel 2.8GHz, 2Gb ram, Nvidia 8800GS, 500GB HDD, Cambridge Soundworks DTT3500 Digital, Maxtor 1TB external, M-Audio Oxygen61 keyboard, 1 bass guitar, 3 electric guitars, 1 acoustic and 1 of my cats XD

Mackilroy
Mar 20, 2009, 12:14 PM
One of these days everyone will know how to spell Fliqlo too, right? ;)

Hey, it pulled it up through Google so it works, right? :p

nikmer: nice iMac setup. :)

drewsof07
Mar 20, 2009, 12:16 PM
Here is my recession budget new desk setup...

Picked up a pair of new JBL Spot speakers for $50 (can't beat that price)


Got mine for $30, you have been beaten :p

pudrums
Mar 20, 2009, 12:17 PM
using my xStand with my Bold

This looks awesome!

map1978
Mar 20, 2009, 12:24 PM
Got mine for $30, you have been beaten :p

$30 BNIB? Wow than hell yea you beat me :D

This looks awesome!

Yea man, thanks. I get to see my messages/alerts really easily this way

drewsof07
Mar 20, 2009, 12:38 PM
$30 BNIB? Wow than hell yea you beat me :D


Ha yes, Sears was clearing out JBL docks & speakers, I got the spot 2.1 for $29 and one of the ipod speaker docks w/ a remote for $9.99
It was a good day to be at Sears :cool:

blairh
Mar 20, 2009, 12:40 PM
angemon89,

doesn't that sunlight drive you crazy with a glossy screen?

cnguyen
Mar 20, 2009, 12:52 PM
Hey guys
Today i found a picture of a really nice macbookm pro stand
do anybody know the name of the stand and where i can get it?





http://lowendmac.com/bookrev/03/art0613/iperch.jpg

Afro1989
Mar 20, 2009, 01:26 PM
I have moved back to NY and have a slightly updated setup. Much nicer Onkyo 7.1 surround, new cozy minimal Ikea couch, 360 Elite, Mac Mini, ACD, 40" Samsung LCD...

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/Afro1989/CIMG2784.jpg

VEN
Mar 20, 2009, 02:36 PM
http://www.pctunerup.com/up/results/_200903/th_20090320202637_mydesk.jpg (http://www.pctunerup.com/up/image.php?src=_200903/20090320202637_mydesk.jpg)

NRose8989
Mar 20, 2009, 02:51 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3658/3369718313_ac4d0c4ed0.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3658/3369718313_ac4d0c4ed0_b.jpg)

Mac Pro Nehalem 2.93GHz 8 core.

Nice setup but isn't it bad to run your computer without the side panel?

Mainly because the case is designed for airflow to keep heat down, so if the side panel is off then there is no way for the fans to circulate I high amount of air.

j3tang
Mar 20, 2009, 03:39 PM
I have moved back to NY and have a slightly updated setup. Much nicer Onkyo 7.1 surround, new cozy minimal Ikea couch, 360 Elite, Mac Mini, ACD, 40" Samsung LCD...

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/Afro1989/CIMG2784.jpg

nice to see a fellow Mad*L collector :)
I've got the Twilight but desperate to get the Wedding!

map1978
Mar 20, 2009, 03:49 PM
Ha yes, Sears was clearing out JBL docks & speakers, I got the spot 2.1 for $29 and one of the ipod speaker docks w/ a remote for $9.99
It was a good day to be at Sears :cool:

Nice bro! I thought my $50 was a steal. I got the creature II's in my living room so I figured these would make some nice desk speakers.

uujamchen
Mar 20, 2009, 03:49 PM
That's beautiful, I am looking to do the exact same thing with my 17" MBP

I concur!!!

FetalSage
Mar 20, 2009, 04:56 PM
My current setup:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3643/3371470506_ff2d1b689b_o.jpg

Praetorian®
Mar 20, 2009, 05:23 PM
My current setup:

photo

I guess I can say this is my dream setup.

hatehereyes
Mar 20, 2009, 05:58 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3658/3369718313_ac4d0c4ed0.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3658/3369718313_ac4d0c4ed0_b.jpg)

Mac Pro Nehalem 2.93GHz 8 core.

do you always leave the side panel off of your MP like that?

MinorBidoh
Mar 20, 2009, 07:05 PM
I guess I can say this is my dream setup.

I'd say that dream setup would be for more than just yours. I often ponder of such a thing. For 2009 that is the aim.

drewsof07
Mar 20, 2009, 07:26 PM
My current setup:


Gears FTW!! :D
Mind sharing that wallpaper on the cinema display? PM me the link please :)

brendanryder
Mar 20, 2009, 07:29 PM
Gears FTW!! :D
Mind sharing that wallpaper on the cinema display? PM me the link please :)

could i also have it :P
please

aaquib
Mar 20, 2009, 07:41 PM
My current setup:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3643/3371470506_ff2d1b689b_o.jpg

Congratz on the setup. Simply awesome. Would you mind sharing the wallpaper?

FetalSage
Mar 20, 2009, 07:52 PM
Gears FTW!! :D
Mind sharing that wallpaper on the cinema display? PM me the link please :)

could i also have it :P
please

Congratz on the setup. Simply awesome. Would you mind sharing the wallpaper?

Thank you :D

And here's the wallpaper: http://Frnak.deviantart.com/art/MacRise-89273940

Saikou
Mar 20, 2009, 07:53 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3658/3369718313_ac4d0c4ed0.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3658/3369718313_ac4d0c4ed0_b.jpg)

Mac Pro Nehalem 2.93GHz 8 core.

Beautiful setup! Trancepriest... didn't you use to post on Spymac ages ago?

trekkie604
Mar 20, 2009, 09:42 PM
Triple Venti Soy Caramel Macchiato :D


Good lord... Gotta take a leak just looking at the size of that thing.

aaquib
Mar 20, 2009, 10:12 PM
Thank you :D

And here's the wallpaper: http://Frnak.deviantart.com/art/MacRise-89273940

Thanks man!

trancepriest
Mar 20, 2009, 10:34 PM
Beautiful setup! Trancepriest... didn't you use to post on Spymac ages ago?

Yes... what a great site until they fracked it up... lol.

angemon89
Mar 20, 2009, 10:54 PM
angemon89,

doesn't that sunlight drive you crazy with a glossy screen?
I like the morning sunlight shining through my blinds so I didn't turn them. I just turned up the brightness on my iMac to full blast and it became usable. Plus I was just browsing the internet in the morning not doing anything serious.

Saikou
Mar 20, 2009, 10:56 PM
Yes... what a great site until they fracked it up... lol.

Yeah... It's definitely a mess nowadays. :rolleyes:

Mark-Mac-Attack
Mar 21, 2009, 05:02 AM
That's beautiful, I am looking to do the exact same thing with my 17" MBP



Cheers,

What I will say to people out there, is learn from my mistakes.

BUY WHAT YOU REALLY WANT FIRST TIME!

Do not compromise.

I started out with a 20" iMac, then messed around with a bunch of setups (PB, faulty MBP, 24" Samsung), then finally bought what I wanted first time round (MBP + 30"). Obviously if your ultimate setup is £20k then maybe not, but I would have saved money in the long run! :cool:

Pika
Mar 21, 2009, 05:23 AM
My current setup:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3643/3371470506_ff2d1b689b_o.jpg

AAWWW, your new set up is adorable! You must be so proud! :D

nikmer
Mar 21, 2009, 08:08 AM
Hey, it pulled it up through Google so it works, right? :p

nikmer: nice iMac setup. :)

Ty, im planning on getting an iPhone, a 24" Led ACD and a MacBook after i finish with the army (next year XD)

FSBW21086
Mar 21, 2009, 08:50 AM
Current workspace... sister just picked up a new macbook last night makes me wanna sell the MBP and get a macbook... I never use it. Anyone wanna trade?

http://www.ryanvosburg.com/workplace.png

FSBW21086
Mar 21, 2009, 09:03 AM
try to name every piece of hardware in that photo...

Nuttydev
Mar 21, 2009, 09:07 AM
Mac Pro, Macbook Pro, 23" ACD, Logitech Z-5500, Some printer, and a little label printer is it? Do I win all your stuff now? :p

drewsof07
Mar 21, 2009, 09:13 AM
try to name every piece of hardware in that photo...
2.8 Mac Pro 10gb RAM 5 Hard drives, 23 inch ACD, 2.33 MBP
+ Logitech Z5500 Cinema speakers, Apple alu keyboard, Mighty Mouse, Dymo label printer? And some Canon printer I don't recognize.
Oh, picture was taken with a Canon 5D Mk 2 :p

isaki87
Mar 21, 2009, 09:39 AM
Current workspace... sister just picked up a new macbook last night makes me wanna sell the MBP and get a macbook... I never use it. Anyone wanna trade?

http://www.ryanvosburg.com/workplace.png

If I might as, how wide is that desk from corner to corner? Also, what is the depth?

drewsof07
Mar 21, 2009, 09:42 AM
If I might as, how wide is that desk from corner to corner? Also, what is the depth?

Ikea Mikael (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90120791) ;)

isaki87
Mar 21, 2009, 09:45 AM
Ikea Mikael (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90120791) ;)

Sweet, Appreciate the link.

FSBW21086
Mar 21, 2009, 10:15 AM
Ikea Mikael (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90120791) ;)

Bingo!

FSBW21086
Mar 21, 2009, 10:18 AM
2.8 Mac Pro 10gb RAM 5 Hard drives, 23 inch ACD, 2.33 MBP
+ Logitech Z5500 Cinema speakers, Apple alu keyboard, Mighty Mouse, Dymo label printer? And some Canon printer I don't recognize.
Oh, picture was taken with a Canon 5D Mk 2 :p

epson 2400.. another printer is to the right of the desk not in photo. theres also an iphone hidden in the photo under the right speaker and wacom tablet pen and holder.. tablet tucked away.

you guys are good!

FSBW21086
Mar 21, 2009, 10:19 AM
Oh, picture was taken with a Canon 5D Mk 2 :p

at iso 4000!

dmmcintyre3
Mar 21, 2009, 11:22 AM
Current workspace... sister just picked up a new macbook last night makes me wanna sell the MBP and get a macbook... I never use it. Anyone wanna trade?

http://www.ryanvosburg.com/workplace.png

Nice MacBook Pro. Glossy or Matte?

hatehereyes
Mar 21, 2009, 11:33 AM
Nice MacBook Pro. Glossy or Matte?

It looks Matte.

neiltc13
Mar 21, 2009, 01:56 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3663/3372758041_92b7557fb5_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3449/3373575138_ac534acfab_b.jpg

I just got the Cinema Display yesterday. It had a dead Magsafe connector, so I returned it for a new one today.

Which leaves me with a 24" LED Cinema Display and 2.0GHz MacBook. I am selling a 20" iMac which I no longer need. I didn't realise how poor the screen quality was on the iMac until I tried the Cinema Display. The colours are so much better, the viewing angle is so much better and it's nice not having the chin too!

Afro1989
Mar 21, 2009, 02:26 PM
nice minimal setup you've got there neiltc13. reminds me of mine.

beautiful monitor too.

farmerku
Mar 21, 2009, 10:32 PM
http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/803/room1.jpg

SchneiderMan
Mar 21, 2009, 10:36 PM
^ farmerku- please use TIMG tags, pic is way to big. lol and good job editing the panorama :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3663/3372758041_92b7557fb5_b.jpg

I just got the Cinema Display yesterday. It had a dead Magsafe connector, so I returned it for a new one today.

Which leaves me with a 24" LED Cinema Display and 2.0GHz MacBook. I am selling a 20" iMac which I no longer need. I didn't realise how poor the screen quality was on the iMac until I tried the Cinema Display. The colours are so much better, the viewing angle is so much better and it's nice not having the chin too!

sleek! the best looking display ever.

blairh
Mar 21, 2009, 11:29 PM
neiltc13,

you are moving up to an ips panel vs the tn you had in the imac. hence the quality difference. it's a shame so many others don't know the different panel types and hence buy crappy tn monitors for cheap not realizing what they are really getting.

and nice set up too.

dmmcintyre3
Mar 21, 2009, 11:36 PM
The LED Cenima displays are nice but I wish they came in matte, worked with DVI and were cheaper.
This thread is almost needing part 9 aready. I believe that this is the longest running thread in MacRumors history

http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/803/room1.jpg
Is that dell monitor broken?

drewsof07
Mar 22, 2009, 12:12 AM
neiltc13,

you are moving up to an ips panel vs the tn you had in the imac. hence the quality difference. it's a shame so many others don't know the different panel types and hence buy crappy tn monitors for cheap not realizing what they are really getting.

and nice set up too.

The real shame is people who don't need an IPS panel spending $800 on the Cinema Display to check email and browse the internet :rolleyes: Especially after some young twit at the Apple store told them it was "the only display that would work with their new Mac Mini without several expensive adapters"... (I heard this first-hand in my local Apple store, ridiculous.) Needless to say, I had a little conversation with that couple before exiting the store and pointed them to the $29 adapters ;)


This thread is almost needing part 9 aready. I believe that this is the longest running thread in MacRumors history


What?? My post is only 884... Usually mods step in around post 2000 to close and start a new thread.

SPEEDwithJJ
Mar 22, 2009, 12:20 AM
I bought it from Target at least 6 years ago, but they may still have similar lamps for sale.

Thanks for the info. Appreciate it. :)

SPEEDwithJJ
Mar 22, 2009, 12:22 AM
it's a shame so many others don't know the different panel types and hence buy crappy tn monitors for cheap not realizing what they are really getting.

In many cases, it is not that people don't know they're getting TN panels when they bought "cheap" monitors. For many people, it is not that they don't want to spend a lot more to buy a IPS panel, they simply cannot afford it. :(

You must understand that not everyone is as rich as you are. :(

sangosimo
Mar 22, 2009, 12:33 AM
http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/6499/panoramaf.jpg

dmmcintyre3
Mar 22, 2009, 12:38 AM
What is the point in portrait monitors? I need two documents side by side more than being able to see the whole page. I sometimes even need 3 documents side by side which would take 3 portrait monitors to do while a single 24 inch could do it fine

roski11
Mar 22, 2009, 12:41 AM
http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/6499/panoramaf.jpg

whoa, I have those same blinds, the same mirror closet door, the same door. similar molding, and a similiar color to your room. weird

Mackilroy
Mar 22, 2009, 01:13 AM
neiltc13,

you are moving up to an ips panel vs the tn you had in the imac. hence the quality difference. it's a shame so many others don't know the different panel types and hence buy crappy tn monitors for cheap not realizing what they are really getting.

Not everybody needs an IPS panel. ;)

whoa, I have those same blinds, the same mirror closet door, the same door. similar molding, and a similiar color to your room. weird
He lives in your house. :D

farmerku
Mar 22, 2009, 01:24 AM
Is that dell monitor broken?

No that is a wallpaper I ripped off of the desktop thread back in Feb or early March.

farmerku
Mar 22, 2009, 01:28 AM
http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/803/room1.jpg


Is that dell monitor broken?


No that is a wallpaper I ripped off of the desktop thread back in Feb or early March.

Macpropro80
Mar 22, 2009, 01:33 AM
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=162827&d=1237333185

I will post pictures of my imac g3, powermac 7100, 20inch imac C2D, my white mac book and my aluminum Mac book in the morning. Until then enjoy my mac pro :)

Perrumpo
Mar 22, 2009, 02:29 AM
whoa, I have those same blinds, the same mirror closet door, the same door. similar molding, and a similiar color to your room. weird

lol, so do 99.9% of standard bedrooms, except for maybe the mirrors.

Cool perspective though.

chedda
Mar 22, 2009, 03:29 AM
Here is my current set up with a few subtle changes.Still PPC based G5 & G4. I have waited for so many mac pro updates i think i will wait until 2020 and the G8 introduction lol. The close up shows the card reader i found here on this thread or the previous, plus my elagto turbo & space navigator.







Loving that fisheye shot sangimoso !

cleanup
Mar 22, 2009, 07:16 AM
Here is my current set up with a few subtle changes.Still PPC based G5 & G4. I have waited for so many mac pro updates i think i will wait until 2020 and the G8 introduction lol. The close up shows the card reader i found here on this thread or the previous, plus my elagto turbo & space navigator.

Nice studio! :)

pudrums
Mar 22, 2009, 07:33 AM
Still PPC based G5 & G4
Well, if this setup is sufficient for you, there is no need to upgrade, right? I tink there are a lot of people woho buy a maxed-to-the-teeth Mac Pro without really needing it. In my opinion your setup has to fit your needs and if you can get your work done with G4s and G5s then why not keep them?
I like your setup was the actual thing I was going to say:)

November
Mar 22, 2009, 07:44 AM
Well, if this setup is sufficient for you, there is no need to upgrade, right? I tink there are a lot of people woho buy a maxed-to-the-teeth Mac Pro without really needing it. In my opinion your setup has to fit your needs and if you can get your work done with G4s and G5s then why not keep them?
I like your setup was the actual thing I was going to say:)

I like the way you think.

pudrums
Mar 22, 2009, 07:54 AM
Thank you:)

bobfitz14
Mar 22, 2009, 08:08 AM
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I just got the Cinema Display yesterday. It had a dead Magsafe connector, so I returned it for a new one today.

Which leaves me with a 24" LED Cinema Display and 2.0GHz MacBook. I am selling a 20" iMac which I no longer need. I didn't realise how poor the screen quality was on the iMac until I tried the Cinema Display. The colours are so much better, the viewing angle is so much better and it's nice not having the chin too!

ahh that is pretty much my dream setup! i am jealous.

adamvk
Mar 22, 2009, 09:06 AM
Here is my current set up with a few subtle changes.Still PPC based G5 & G4. I have waited for so many mac pro updates i think i will wait until 2020 and the G8 introduction lol. The close up shows the card reader i found here on this thread or the previous, plus my elagto turbo & space navigator.







Loving that fisheye shot sangimoso !

I love your setup, but quick question, it appears you are some kind of architect. (correct me if I'm wrong.) Anyways, what CAD program(s) do you use?

LERsince1991
Mar 22, 2009, 12:12 PM
I will post pictures of my imac g3, powermac 7100, 20inch imac C2D, my white mac book and my aluminum Mac book in the morning. Until then enjoy my mac pro :)

Has anybody noticed the HUGE pic posted above?

What... That one?!

dmmcintyre3
Mar 22, 2009, 01:43 PM
What... That one?!

YES!

tMac85
Mar 22, 2009, 03:00 PM
Here is my current set up with a few subtle changes.Still PPC based G5 & G4. I have waited for so many mac pro updates i think i will wait until 2020 and the G8 introduction lol. The close up shows the card reader i found here on this thread or the previous, plus my elagto turbo & space navigator.







Loving that fisheye shot sangimoso !

What do you do? I see plans on the wall? Architect of some sort?

Love the set up. If I had a wall that long I would probably do the same thing.


edit: whoops didnt know someone had already asked. But atleast im not alone. ahah

wino david
Mar 22, 2009, 04:32 PM
New Mac Pro setup:

- Nehalem Mac Pro
- Dual Dell 2209WA
- Ikea desk
- Herman Miller Aeron chairs

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3539/3376672532_a8c24979e6.jpg

LERsince1991
Mar 22, 2009, 04:40 PM
YES!

haha it didn't really bother me much, I did notice it before but dont care :cool:

JayRob
Mar 22, 2009, 07:12 PM
Here is my current set up with a few subtle changes.Still PPC based G5 & G4. I have waited for so many mac pro updates i think i will wait until 2020 and the G8 introduction lol. The close up shows the card reader i found here on this thread or the previous, plus my elagto turbo & space navigator.







Loving that fisheye shot sangimoso !

what kind of knob is that on the desktop?

pudrums
Mar 22, 2009, 07:13 PM
It´s the 3DConnexion SpaceNavigator. Nice little Toy and not overpriced!:)

JML42691
Mar 22, 2009, 07:28 PM
New Mac Pro setup:

- Nehalem Mac Pro
- Dual Dell 2209WA
- Ikea desk
- Herman Miller Aeron chairs

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3539/3376672532_a8c24979e6.jpg
I really like that setup, and the colors in the room!

Mark72501
Mar 22, 2009, 08:09 PM
haha it didn't really bother me much, I did notice it before but dont care :cool:

Yeah what's it matter? Just means one less click required to get a good look at it! Easier & faster to browse the pic posts...

wino david
Mar 22, 2009, 08:24 PM
I really like that setup, and the colors in the room!

Thanks! My inspiration for the room was Hotel Healdsburg (http://www.hotelhealdsburg.com) in Healdsburg, CA.

I dig anything that's modern + wine country.

JayRob
Mar 22, 2009, 11:39 PM
Here's my setup, pretty simple for now and not much to look at.

http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/JRobG/IMG_2888.jpg?t=1237768366
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/JRobG/IMG_2876.jpg?t=1237782953
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/JRobG/IMG_2882.jpg?t=1237782991
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb103/JRobG/IMG_2705.jpg?t=1237783057

kymac
Mar 22, 2009, 11:47 PM
Here's my setup, pretty simple for now and not much to look at.


nice. wheres the chair from?

chedda
Mar 23, 2009, 01:00 AM
I love your setup, but quick question, it appears you are some kind of architect. (correct me if I'm wrong.) Anyways, what CAD program(s) do you use?
I use archicad, highdesign and my first love and favourite sketchup. I mainly do 3D work which i render in Artlantis. This is getting a little slow especially animations hence the possibility of an upgrade. For everything else the PPC is still perfect they have been truly epic over the last 5 years.

JayRob
Mar 23, 2009, 02:01 AM
nice. wheres the chair from?

It's the viewpoint lowback chair from crate&barrel

Chocolateballs
Mar 23, 2009, 04:56 AM
Here's my setup, pretty simple for now and not much to look at.


Nice lightings

cleanup
Mar 23, 2009, 07:42 AM
Here's my setup, pretty simple for now and not much to look at.
Snippity-snip.

IKEA Dioder? I need to get me some o' those!

Edit many hours later, my dormroom setup:

http://sixpop.com/files/204/3.jpg
http://sixpop.com/files/204/1.jpg
http://sixpop.com/files/204/2.jpg

seedster2
Mar 23, 2009, 07:55 PM
Picked up a Pro for the home office.

I will need to upgrade my desk but the carpet is too dusty for the MP

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3576/3380977868_81e24502e3.jpg?v=0

iwantmymacnow
Mar 24, 2009, 03:59 AM
Here is my own little design studio in my bedroom :) I'm a first year graphic design student and I am in love with my setup. It actually makes me want to do homework lol.

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h141/missjardie/IMG_1206.jpg

Macbook 2.4ghz
Dell 2209WA monitor
Ikea desk
Very legitimate "apple" mouse and mousepad :)

N10248
Mar 24, 2009, 05:00 PM
New 2009 24" 2.66 iMac arrived this morning...

http://n10248.info/mr/imac_01.jpg

http://n10248.info/mr/imac_02.jpg

http://n10248.info/mr/imac_03.jpg

andrewdale
Mar 24, 2009, 05:41 PM
New 2009 24" 2.66 iMac arrived this morning...

::img snips::

So, what made you decide to get the smaller wired keyboard as opposed to the full-size wired keyboard? Just curious. :)

sn00pie
Mar 24, 2009, 05:43 PM
So, what made you decide to get the smaller wired keyboard as opposed to the full-size wired keyboard? Just curious. :)

I find that the small keyboard looks alot better and personally I don't use the number-pad enough to really need it on my keyboard.

From what I've seen most people actually prefer the smaller keyboards unless of course there using there computers for accounting practices and such, those tend to want the full-sized keyboard.

N10248
Mar 24, 2009, 05:56 PM
So, what made you decide to get the smaller wired keyboard as opposed to the full-size wired keyboard? Just curious. :)

I've had the wireless one since they came out and have got so used to it, i've often used the big wired one but keep hitting it with the mouse - its too wide.

the new mini wired one beats both of them for me, small size plus usb ports.

andrewdale
Mar 24, 2009, 07:55 PM
I've had the wireless one since they came out and have got so used to it, i've often used the big wired one but keep hitting it with the mouse - its too wide.

the new mini wired one beats both of them for me, small size plus usb ports.

I gotcha. Nicely put. :) I personally need the numpad, but I understand that's not everyone's preference.

queshy
Mar 24, 2009, 08:03 PM
I've used TONS of keyboards over the years and the Apple BT (small) one is the best I've ever used. The feel is perfect. It really raised the bar for the others....

rogersmj
Mar 24, 2009, 08:14 PM
I agree, I thought I'd dislike the smaller keyboard but I took a chance with one of the new wireless ones and now I own three. I love them!

N10248, I like your desk. Where's it from?

jcrazyjj
Mar 24, 2009, 09:17 PM
I gotcha. Nicely put. :) I personally need the numpad, but I understand that's not everyone's preference.

agreed. i hate not having a numberpad.

dwd3885
Mar 24, 2009, 10:01 PM
Here is my current set up, (just whats in my room on my desk, no ipods or any of the other macs in my house).
-Macbook CD 1.8ghz 2gb Ram
-22" AOC 2216vw LCD Moniter
-Logitech Z4 Speakers (sub is under the desk)
-Wired Apple Keyboard
-White Logitech Mouse, cheap but good

Also not pictured is:
-Xbox 360 Under the Desk (connected through VGA)
-Maxtor Basics 750gb also under the desk

Let Me Know What You Think

what desk is that?

Macintosh.Class
Mar 25, 2009, 01:37 AM
Not the best picture of my set up but I just got WiFi and I took a quick picture.

:)

DR_K13
Mar 25, 2009, 08:51 AM
Not the best picture of my set up but I just got WiFi and I took a quick picture.

:)

OMG PIF mac on left.

Reminds me of the first time I used a computer, 3rd grade computer lab..... Oregon Trail.

ProwlingTiger
Mar 25, 2009, 05:18 PM
Reminds me of the first time I used a computer, 3rd grade computer lab..... Oregon Trail.

Same here! Er..well I guess it was the first time I used a Mac anyways. 2nd grade for me. I'd used a PC briefly before.

dmmcintyre3
Mar 25, 2009, 07:44 PM
For the price of a 24" iMac + an aluminum MacBook you could get a MacBook Pro and a nice 24" external monitor but I see alot of people have iMacs and MacBooks instead. In fact you could get the LED Cinema Display and a MacBook Pro for $100 more than a iMac and a MacBook or a high end MacBook Pro and 24" dell for less than a iMac + MacBook. And still the MacBook Pro would perform better than the iMac because of the better graphics.

iMpathetic
Mar 25, 2009, 07:45 PM
For the price of a 24" iMac + an aluminum MacBook you could get a MacBook Pro and a nice 24" external monitor but I see alot of people have iMacs and MacBooks instead. In fact you could get the LED Cinema Display and a MacBook Pro for $100 more than a iMac and a MacBook or a high end MacBook Pro and 24" dell for less than a iMac + MacBook. And still the MacBook Pro would perform better than the iMac because of the better graphics.

Um, to have two SEPARATE computers?

dmmcintyre3
Mar 25, 2009, 07:47 PM
Um, to have two SEPARATE computers?

Personally I would not like to sync files between the two.

Not the best picture of my set up but I just got WiFi and I took a quick picture.

:)

How old is that pic?

vaderhater245
Mar 25, 2009, 08:46 PM
Computer Imaging Student/ Gamer...

SkyBell
Mar 25, 2009, 08:49 PM
Personally I would not like to sync files between the two.

Eh, I have a lot of separate computers, and most of the files on them stay that way...separate. It's not really a need for me to have all my files on every computer I own. Most of the files I have on anything other then my iBook aren't really important.

opo101
Mar 25, 2009, 08:59 PM
Picked up a Pro for the home office.

I will need to upgrade my desk but the carpet is too dusty for the MP

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3576/3380977868_81e24502e3.jpg?v=0

Where can i get that desktop?

sn00pie
Mar 25, 2009, 09:03 PM
Where can i get that desktop?

http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta/details/1707/the_spectrum_of_the_sky.html

NRose8989
Mar 25, 2009, 10:47 PM
For the price of a 24" iMac + an aluminum MacBook you could get a MacBook Pro and a nice 24" external monitor but I see alot of people have iMacs and MacBooks instead. In fact you could get the LED Cinema Display and a MacBook Pro for $100 more than a iMac and a MacBook or a high end MacBook Pro and 24" dell for less than a iMac + MacBook. And still the MacBook Pro would perform better than the iMac because of the better graphics.

Why have two computers?

I can think of quite a bit of reason why I like it better.

1) I can have everything I have (movies/music/pictures/Windows partition) on a "master" computer, this requires a great deal of HD space and I do the bulk of my work at home. Then have a "slave" notebook that I only need to keep some of the files on when I need to go to school or work away from home.

It's not hard to keep them in sync either, I was a program called ChronoSync, which will sync any files that have changed / added to each other. So say I go to school and take some notes from class that day. Once I get home, all I have to do is turn on my MBP and connect to it from my iMac over my network, ChronoSync will then see that my MBP is on the network and automatically sync files between the two (over wireless too).


2) I can use the other computer if one is busy. A lot of times i'll be exporting a final cut sequence on my iMac and I really don't want to bother it while it's working. So I can let my iMac work away and do get in some MacRumors browsing without disturbing what ever my iMac is doing.

3) Screen real estate. The MBP/ACD option, your stuck with the built in display (13"/15"/17") + another display up to 30". With a dedicated desktop (specifically my setup) I have the built in 24" iMac display + a 22" dell in portrait mode.

After much trial and error I've concluded that this really is the best set up for me. Though I could see if someone didn't have a lot of data to store and always on the go, then I think the MBP/ACD option would be best.

Macintosh.Class
Mar 25, 2009, 11:45 PM
Personally I would not like to sync files between the two.



How old is that pic?

Oh I just took that about a week ago, Here's a picture of my Powerbook's as well. ;)

Wow, I just looked again and my Newton seemed to slip into the picture as well, It has the Classic Apple logo on it's case.
I will have to get a better picture of my set up sometime soon.

Unii
Mar 26, 2009, 05:16 AM
Through lack of energy I decided to not clean my desk for you guys.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c269/unii/IMG_0433.jpg

drewsof07
Mar 26, 2009, 07:18 AM
Why have two computers?

It's not hard to keep them in sync either, I was a program called ChronoSync, which will sync any files that have changed / added to each other. So say I go to school and take some notes from class that day. Once I get home, all I have to do is turn on my MBP and connect to it from my iMac over my network, ChronoSync will then see that my MBP is on the network and automatically sync files between the two (over wireless too).


I use Mojo (http://mojo.en.softonic.com/mac) to keep my iTunes libraries in sync, awesome tool really. Lots of fun when my friends bring their laptops over and share music back and forth.

DJAznSensation
Mar 26, 2009, 04:04 PM
1st time posting in this photo section... here's mine:
:apple:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3626/3386131487_fb7a0bee9f.jpg

penningtonj
Mar 26, 2009, 07:36 PM
Personally I would not like to sync files between the two.


I have had multiple macs for about 5 years now and it used to be somewhat of a challenge though still possible.

There is a great service out there called Dropbox (www.getdropbox.com) that does a great job of this. It is free for 2GB of storage and $99/year for 50GB of storage. It doesn't provide a solution the music/movie collections most of us have but for documents and everything else it is great. You just set a directory on your machine to sync and it sync it with their servers instantly. They have a web, windows, linux, and Mac client. I have only used the web and mac clients but I love it.

NRose8989
Mar 26, 2009, 10:33 PM
I have had multiple macs for about 5 years now and it used to be somewhat of a challenge though still possible.

There is a great service out there called Dropbox (www.getdropbox.com) that does a great job of this. It is free for 2GB of storage and $99/year for 50GB of storage. It doesn't provide a solution the music/movie collections most of us have but for documents and everything else it is great. You just set a directory on your machine to sync and it sync it with their servers instantly. They have a web, windows, linux, and Mac client. I have only used the web and mac clients but I love it.

I emailed the developers about their service and asked them how could I use it to sync files between multiple macs.

They replied and said that at the moment they don't have that ability but they said that they are working on a iPhone app that will sync with your dropbox and that they will also try to use that same code to give us the ability to sync between multiple macs as well.

So hopefully they get it working and I can really start using Dropbox.

DR_K13
Mar 26, 2009, 10:42 PM
http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/9682/dsc00544.jpg


Sry about the crap picture.

Shaun.P
Mar 27, 2009, 05:03 AM
Here are some pictures of my new setup.

In my setup I have:


Unibody MacBook 2.4Ghz
Apple Wireless Keyboard
Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse
Rain Design mStand
Harmon Kardon Soundsticks II
Dell 2209WA monitor (e-IPS panel)
Seagate FreeAgent Desk 1TB Hard Drive
Seagate FreeAgent Go 320GB Hard Drive
Apple Remote Control
iPhone 3G + Dock


http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/6628/dsc0073c.jpg

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/526/dsc0075.jpg

http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/4820/dsc0077o.jpg

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/8831/dsc0078.jpg

http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/4805/dsc0080.jpg

http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/7770/dsc0083f.jpg

http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/8409/dsc0085i.jpg

MirroRobin
Mar 27, 2009, 09:37 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3632/3389260809_9405771814.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3587/3389260163_f816d95361.jpg

Setup:
- Macbook C2D 2.4GHz
- Sony Bravia 40W2000
- Apple Wireless Keyboard
- Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
- iPhone 2G + Dock
- Apple Remote
- Griffin Elevator
- 250GB Iomega Portable HD

Have been using my Bravia is my main monitor for over a year now, and really like it. Although I don't really have any problems with my eyesight I feel like it's less straining for my eyes to see everything this big.

The main reason I have it like this, though, is the fact that I don't really watch that much TV on cable anyway. I would feel it would be a waste of space (my room is not that big) to have a turned off TV just standing there 99% of the time, but on the other hand I do watch a lot of movies and tv-series on my computer. This was the perfect solution :)

Afro1989
Mar 27, 2009, 09:45 AM
ShaunPriest and MirroRobin, cozy setups!

bwiissofly
Mar 27, 2009, 09:57 AM
Setup:
- Macbook C2D 2.4GHz
- Sony Bravia 40W2000
- Apple Wireless Keyboard
- Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
- iPhone 2G + Dock
- Apple Remote
- Griffin Elevator
- 250GB Iomega Portable HD

Have been using my Bravia is my main monitor for over a year now, and really like it. Although I don't really have any problems with my eyesight I feel like it's less straining for my eyes to see everything this big.

The main reason I have it like this, though, is the fact that I don't really watch that much TV on cable anyway. I would feel it would be a waste of space (my room is not that big) to have a turned off TV just standing there 99% of the time, but on the other hand I do watch a lot of movies and tv-series on my computer. This was the perfect solution :)

WHOA! I can't imagine using my 40" as a monitor!!!
I tested it out a couple times, but it was just way too much for me.
My 20" iMac and 13" Macbook are enough and my 40" TV is strictly for TV purposes.
Nonetheless, nice setup.

dmmcintyre3
Mar 27, 2009, 10:01 AM
The thing is that TVs are not any higher resolution than a 23 inch monitor.

Shaun.P
Mar 27, 2009, 10:01 AM
ShaunPriest and MirroRobin, cozy setups!

Thank you!

Stormbringer
Mar 27, 2009, 10:05 AM
Here's mine:

http://img06.picoodle.com/img/img06/3/3/27/artnaz/f_DSC00065m_27933be.jpg

1) Apple Unibody Macbook 2.0GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB 7200rpm HD
2) Acer H233H Full HD monitor - got it very cheap, and it's very neat)
3) Apple Aluminium Keyboard wired - I don't have much trouble cables, but I do not like batteries and not having numeric keys
4) Logitech MX400 - I wanted it wired (hate changing batteries) and to have forward/backward keys plus horizontal scroll. And I hate the Mighty Mouse.
5) Line6 Toneport UX2 - for recording stuff, playing on the electric, but mostly for the "soundcard function"
6) Sony 5.1 set - My Toneport sends a digital signal by coax to my Sony amp. So I can hear all the system sounds (including my guitar/vocals/synth/whatever) through 5.1. :cool:
7) Sennheiser HDR115 - very handy wireless phones. Plus I got old Sony around-ear wired phones.
8) SonyEricsson dock - that thing on the left; for my K850i.
9) Rain Design mStand - expensive, but it's perfect!

What I want:
1) Signal to Toneport is not good, I have to restart my Mac most of the time when I connect the USB. With 10.4.9-10.4.11 it was okay, as with 10.5.2-10.5.4. Hope it will be solved again soon.
2) iPhone 3Gen

blairh
Mar 27, 2009, 11:35 AM
Stormbringer,

What is that mouse pad? I love it!

Djasnsensation, Kanye lovers unite! Where did you get that doll on your laptop?

LERsince1991
Mar 27, 2009, 11:56 AM
Not mac until appl does the back to school offers when I will buy the high end macbook. Until then the money's sitting around waiting.

5 year old acer laptop with max ram and ugraded hd.
3x Senheiser headphones - Wireless, sports and dj (use for everything)
ipod headphones also on the wall with them.
6/7 year old samsung 15" monitor that comes in handy sometimes.
ipod classic 80Gb with hand made, high end italian black leather case. (made by me :P )
couple of guitars, one acoustic, one electric which was custom made... by me.

Then theres all my photos that I've taken for my photography course stuck on the wall with some sketches. Also my GCSE Art which is somes dancers and break dancers on 3 boards which are mounted on 2m x 1m board (something like that).

I'll be getting a new desk in about a week which I've been making for my product design. IS GOING TO BE AWESOME! Click the link in my sig.

Stormbringer
Mar 27, 2009, 12:10 PM
Stormbringer,

What is that mouse pad? I love it!That's not a mouse pad!:p I don't know how it's called, it's just a plastic thing like that world map, except it's a lot thinner and classier.:)

@LERsince1991: What's with the Strat neck?

LERsince1991
Mar 27, 2009, 12:19 PM
That's not a mouse pad!:p I don't know how it's called, it's just a plastic thing like that world map, except it's a lot thinner and classier.:)

@LERsince1991: What's with the Strat neck?

I think I just liked it better, I had to cut the head out. I just chose to do it that way :P If I was doing it again I might have done it differently.

pudrums
Mar 27, 2009, 12:40 PM
@LERsince1991: I love your posters at the wall!

Wiredrawn
Mar 27, 2009, 02:22 PM
I'll be getting a new desk in about a week which I've been making for my product design. IS GOING TO BE AWESOME! Click the link in my sig.

A2 Product Design? Nice, I'm taking the same course, I was going to make a desk too, but decided instead to build a bass instead. :cool:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/downrock/IMG00279.jpg

Sorry for awful Blackberry pictures, I'll take my dlsr in soon to get some real shots. This was a while ago, the build is actually a lot more progressed than this now.

I read through the desk build thread, nice! Considering how seriously you take design, I take it you are going to uni for design? Where abouts?

Knightsridge
Mar 27, 2009, 03:36 PM
My current setup:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3643/3371470506_ff2d1b689b_o.jpg

everybody loves raymond on tv right?

Knightsridge
Mar 27, 2009, 03:40 PM
MirroRobin

What stakes you play on Stars? Whats yer name on there?

courtnej
Mar 27, 2009, 05:19 PM
@ FetalSage
What is the bowtie theme you have?

MirroRobin
Mar 27, 2009, 05:26 PM
MirroRobin

What stakes you play on Stars? Whats yer name on there?
I used to be a 'reg' (playing about 20-25k hands per month) at 50NL and 100NL, but I haven't played very much lately. My name on there is same as here.

From the looks of your setup (24" imac and 17" MBP I read in an older post by you) I guess you play much higher stakes?

AppleOrb
Mar 27, 2009, 06:26 PM
Very cool

rogersmj
Mar 27, 2009, 07:07 PM
Here's a quick shot of my setup after I got my 24" iMac today.

The iMac is replacing a Hackintosh (which itself replaced a 20" iMac a little over a year ago), which is currently hooked up to the 20" Dell behind the far MBP; I'm currently pulling my files off of it over the network. Going to take 12+ hours...even with a gigabit network, 700GB is a lot.

The iMac is a refurb 2.8 GHz model. I got it for $1200, then as soon as I got it today I ripped it apart and popped in a Western Digital 1TB drive I bought from NewEgg for $90 and put in 4GB of RAM I got for $25 from Amazon. All in all, a pretty dang nice machine for a little over $1300. I'm quite happy with it so far. Way better than the 20" iMac I used to have.

Attached to the iMac is my Dell 2407wfp; then there's the two MacBook Pros (both belong to work). The closed one in the foreground is my outgoing one, a 2.2 GHz glossy-screen 100GB maxed out with 3GB of RAM. Since I'm buddy-buddy with the IT guy, I got a "stealth upgrade" out of cycle to the newer MBP (the open one), which is a 2.4GHz LED-backlit model with a 160GB drive and 4GB of RAM. I need my 4GB, baby.

Not pictured: the D-Link NAS I also bought this week (will be 1.5TB), my wife's Blackbook, or the Mac Mini attached to the plasma TV running Plex.

simplymuzik3
Mar 27, 2009, 07:39 PM
^^ whats that little blue thing at the bottom right of the photo?

ayeying
Mar 27, 2009, 07:46 PM
^^ whats that little blue thing at the bottom right of the photo?

Looks like a Binary clock if I'm not mistaken

Knightsridge
Mar 27, 2009, 07:55 PM
I used to be a 'reg' (playing about 20-25k hands per month) at 50NL and 100NL, but I haven't played very much lately. My name on there is same as here.

From the looks of your setup (24" imac and 17" MBP I read in an older post by you) I guess you play much higher stakes?

I play 200NL and 400NL. I play about 50-60K hands a month.

I use the 24' imac for home, just ordered a MBP for travel. Can't wait for it to arrive.

map1978
Mar 27, 2009, 08:04 PM
everybody loves raymond on tv right?

wow dude, you really observed this setup :eek:

techlover828
Mar 27, 2009, 08:05 PM
wow dude, you really observed this setup :eek:

or just noticing how glossy the led apple screen is...

Knightsridge
Mar 27, 2009, 08:13 PM
wow dude, you really observed this setup :eek:

I would say I am borderline OCD in some areas, and totally lazy in others.

Small details I take great notice in for some reason, and some large details I dont care about at all.

Mackilroy
Mar 27, 2009, 10:58 PM
The iMac is replacing a Hackintosh (which itself replaced a 20" iMac a little over a year ago), which is currently hooked up to the 20" Dell behind the far MBP; I'm currently pulling my files off of it over the network. Going to take 12+ hours...even with a gigabit network, 700GB is a lot.
What are you going to do with the Hackintosh?

blairh
Mar 27, 2009, 11:27 PM
Rogersmj,

Is that a mx revolution mouse i see in your set up? and the allsop metal art mouse pad? i have the mx revolution and wanted to get the allsop metal art pad as it would match perfectly with my glass desk, etc, but i wasn't sure how the metal art mouse pad handled the mx revolution (a laser mouse). the allsop website talks about using the metal art pad with an optical mouse but i have found no reviews online where they tie in laser mouse with that specific pad. any words would be greatly appreciated!!!!

mac88
Mar 28, 2009, 12:12 AM
everybody loves raymond on tv right?


Nice setup! How do you like the Seagate HD? I mainly use Western Digital but I like the Seagate Desktop 1.5TB drive.

mac88
Mar 28, 2009, 12:16 AM
Here's mine:

http://img06.picoodle.com/img/img06/3/3/27/artnaz/f_DSC00065m_27933be.jpg

1) Apple Unibody Macbook 2.0GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB 7200rpm HD
2) Acer H233H Full HD monitor - got it very cheap, and it's very neat)
3) Apple Aluminium Keyboard wired - I don't have much trouble cables, but I do not like batteries and not having numeric keys
4) Logitech MX400 - I wanted it wired (hate changing batteries) and to have forward/backward keys plus horizontal scroll. And I hate the Mighty Mouse.
5) Line6 Toneport UX2 - for recording stuff, playing on the electric, but mostly for the "soundcard function"
6) Sony 5.1 set - My Toneport sends a digital signal by coax to my Sony amp. So I can hear all the system sounds (including my guitar/vocals/synth/whatever) through 5.1. :cool:
7) Sennheiser HDR115 - very handy wireless phones. Plus I got old Sony around-ear wired phones.
8) SonyEricsson dock - that thing on the left; for my K850i.
9) Rain Design mStand - expensive, but it's perfect!

What I want:
1) Signal to Toneport is not good, I have to restart my Mac most of the time when I connect the USB. With 10.4.9-10.4.11 it was okay, as with 10.5.2-10.5.4. Hope it will be solved again soon.
2) iPhone 3Gen

How do you like your Acer monitor? I'm torn between that one or the Dell SP2309W. I have been wanting a monitor but I can't seem to figure out from these two the right one.

Rapmastac1
Mar 28, 2009, 12:23 AM
[QUOTE=M3G4;7311265]http://www.m3g4.co.uk/images/setup/setup1.jpg

Glad to see I'm not the only one who uses the chin of my iMac as a Post-It board. I seriously have like eight notes on it by the end of the week. Sunday comes along and I clean and organize everything, by the end of the night there is already one or two on there again!

FadeToBlack
Mar 28, 2009, 01:00 AM
Here is how my setup looks if I'm not on the couch. Dining room table setup, FTW! :cool:

2.0GHz White MacBook (current model)
2GB RAM
120GB HD
SuperDrive

12 oz. bottle of Heineken.

http://usera.ImageCave.com/FadeToBlack/MacBook1.JPG

ayeying
Mar 28, 2009, 01:17 AM
Here is how my setup looks if I'm not on the couch. Dining room table setup, FTW! :cool:

2.0GHz White MacBook (current model)
2GB RAM
120GB HD
SuperDrive

12 oz. bottle of Heineken.

[Insert pix here]

Heineken ftw.

dmmcintyre3
Mar 28, 2009, 01:27 AM
My PowerBook leaves the desk all the time. It usually makes it to the bed or a sofa. It rarely leaves the house. It used to leave the house every week day and got a full cycle on the battery every week day.

dmmcintyre3
Mar 28, 2009, 01:29 AM
Here's a quick shot of my setup after I got my 24" iMac today.

The iMac is replacing a Hackintosh (which itself replaced a 20" iMac a little over a year ago), which is currently hooked up to the 20" Dell behind the far MBP; I'm currently pulling my files off of it over the network. Going to take 12+ hours...even with a gigabit network, 700GB is a lot.

The iMac is a refurb 2.8 GHz model. I got it for $1200, then as soon as I got it today I ripped it apart and popped in a Western Digital 1TB drive I bought from NewEgg for $90 and put in 4GB of RAM I got for $25 from Amazon. All in all, a pretty dang nice machine for a little over $1300. I'm quite happy with it so far. Way better than the 20" iMac I used to have.

Attached to the iMac is my Dell 2407wfp; then there's the two MacBook Pros (both belong to work). The closed one in the foreground is my outgoing one, a 2.2 GHz glossy-screen 100GB maxed out with 3GB of RAM. Since I'm buddy-buddy with the IT guy, I got a "stealth upgrade" out of cycle to the newer MBP (the open one), which is a 2.4GHz LED-backlit model with a 160GB drive and 4GB of RAM. I need my 4GB, baby.

Not pictured: the D-Link NAS I also bought this week (will be 1.5TB), my wife's Blackbook, or the Mac Mini attached to the plasma TV running Plex.

What do you do for work?

FadeToBlack
Mar 28, 2009, 01:51 AM
Heineken ftw.

Absolutely. I've tried quite a few different beers, but I always come back to Heineken. Right now, I'm drinking Michelob Pale Ale. Figured I'd try it out. While it's good, it's not anywhere close to Heineken.

FetalSage
Mar 28, 2009, 02:59 AM
@ FetalSage
What is the bowtie theme you have?
It's actually CoverSutra. :)

everybody loves raymond on tv right?
Yup ;)

NRose8989
Mar 28, 2009, 03:13 AM
Re-arranged my set-up...

BTW...

Dell 22" in portrait mode + MacRumors.com + the "green button" == Awesome!!! I can read an entire thread without ever scrolling!!!!

&

Teleport + two Macs == Awesome!!!

dmmcintyre3
Mar 28, 2009, 04:02 AM
Re-arranged my set-up...

BTW...

Dell 22" in portrait mode + MacRumors.com + the "green button" == Awesome!!! I can read an entire thread without ever scrolling!!!!

&

Teleport + two Macs == Awesome!!!

Bet you cant read this one without scrolling!

rogersmj
Mar 28, 2009, 06:52 AM
What are you going to do with the Hackintosh?

Probably sell it on Craigslist (wiped clean, of course). It's a pretty nice machine...a 2.53 (I think?) Core 2 Duo clocked at 2.8 GHz, 4GB of RAM, 400GB main drive, fanless dual-DVI (rare in PC world) Nvidia 7300GS video card, a Gigabyte DS3-R motherboard with more connections than you can possibly ever use, and an Antec Sonata III case that's ultra-quiet.

Rogersmj,

Is that a mx revolution mouse i see in your set up? and the allsop metal art mouse pad? i have the mx revolution and wanted to get the allsop metal art pad as it would match perfectly with my glass desk, etc, but i wasn't sure how the metal art mouse pad handled the mx revolution (a laser mouse). the allsop website talks about using the metal art pad with an optical mouse but i have found no reviews online where they tie in laser mouse with that specific pad. any words would be greatly appreciated!!!!

It's a VX revolution, but yes that's an Allsop metal mouse pad. It's quite old, I've had it for a long time. It works well. The mousing surface itself isn't actually metal--it seems to be more like some kind of ultra-hard plastic. The frame is metal, though. I like the stability of it but it's kind of ruined my desk. It's got one of those rubber non-slip pads underneath that has over time fused bits of itself to the finish on my desk. If you've got a glass desk though that won't be a problem.

rogersmj
Mar 28, 2009, 06:54 AM
What do you do for work?

I'm a web designer/front end developer for a large company.

steviem
Mar 28, 2009, 07:39 AM
My setup at the moment, using my old G4 Mac Mini, all of the media data is on my server though.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3583/3392220606_8ebb0f1eea.jpg

The AA Batteries on my keyboard ran out, hence the need to use my wired keyboard at the moment, The picture of inside my knee is because I recently had surgery on it to repair a cartilage repair, lol.

Stormbringer
Mar 28, 2009, 07:49 AM
How do you like your Acer monitor? I'm torn between that one or the Dell SP2309W. I have been wanting a monitor but I can't seem to figure out from these two the right one.I'm very happy with it. I found it for €190 = $250 and I think that's one of the cheapest options for a Full HD monitor with DVI. The design is great too, and the touch-buttons are very sleek. Acer is not known for a very good quality, but I can't say anything bad about it. It's build well, nicely finished... Maybe because it's a new model.

Your Dell should be a bit better though regarding the screen quality, and I like the even more minimalistic design. And the resolution is a bit higher.

So choose for yourself if you want to spend a bit more for the Dell. But I can tell you that the Acer is much better than I expected, very pleased with it!

drewsof07
Mar 28, 2009, 08:00 AM
Teleport + two Macs == Awesome!!!

It's pretty much the best huh? I've been using it since last year and have no complaints yet! :D

inxlee
Mar 28, 2009, 08:01 AM
my recent acquisition:D

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/5323/97391918.jpg (http://img27.imageshack.us/my.php?image=97391918.jpg)

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/9942/lovevtv.jpg (http://img10.imageshack.us/my.php?image=lovevtv.jpg)

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/2298/newqiv.jpg (http://img13.imageshack.us/my.php?image=newqiv.jpg)

pudrums
Mar 28, 2009, 08:03 AM
my recent acquisition
Great lighting and beautiful G4!

dmmcintyre3
Mar 28, 2009, 08:13 AM
Is that a mirror mounted on a unibody MacBook body?

inxlee
Mar 28, 2009, 08:14 AM
Great lightning and beautiful G4!

thanks! couldnt really find any lamps similar to pixar's luxo jr's in Singapore so got these tertial lamps from ikea instead:D

and i think you meant lighting.:)

inxlee
Mar 28, 2009, 08:15 AM
Is that a mirror mounted on a unibody MacBook body?

NO! hahaha but it is hell of a reflective. the direct light only made it worse:)

jodelli
Mar 28, 2009, 08:39 AM
Here's an oldie. Couldn't find the old 33.6 ext modem though.

courtnej
Mar 28, 2009, 09:03 AM
SO Ive noticed a few people have an additional monitor attached to their iMacs - just wondering what connection I need to get to connect an acer monitor to my own iMac - is it the displayport to VGA Adapter?

Also out of interest what do people use their additional monitors for?

LERsince1991
Mar 28, 2009, 09:14 AM
@LERsince1991: I love your posters at the wall!

Cheers man :P
Do you mean the painting of the dancers or the wall plastered with photos?

A2 Product Design? Nice, I'm taking the same course, I was going to make a desk too, but decided instead to build a bass instead. :cool:

I read through the desk build thread, nice! Considering how seriously you take design, I take it you are going to uni for design? Where abouts?

Cheers, cool, A2 product design is the best :P
Theres one thing building a bass but you didn't design it? ...
Did you buy a kit or work all the wood yourself? Thing is I don't know where you can get marks for just 'building' something, not designing it and no innovation. Don't want to put you down btw, I'm just curious.

Yup, I'm going to uni to study architecture because its the most challenging design course availiable. At the moment it looks as though I may be going to Nottingham Trent but I haven't accepted anything yet. What about you?

I need to get myself a dslr but I probs can't afford it unless I get a scholarship that I've applied to. Up to £10500 a year :P fingers crossed, I think I have to do soem presentations to some companies that may decide to sponsor me... I'm not good at presentations.

LERsince1991
Mar 28, 2009, 09:21 AM
SO Ive noticed a few people have an additional monitor attached to their iMacs - just wondering what connection I need to get to connect an acer monitor to my own iMac - is it the displayport to VGA Adapter?

Also out of interest what do people use their additional monitors for?

Personally, when using design programs like CS4 or Sketchup or hypershot, its good to have a second monitor to layout all the palettes and toolbars, makes one screen free for fully seeing what your doing without being covered in windows and pallettes.

Also really good to have it when doing most stuff, say have itunes open on one and your web browser on the other. Doing work? Have the biggest resouce ever on your left (internet) and word (or whatever you want) on your other. Its well useful for everything really.

tMac85
Mar 28, 2009, 10:07 AM
my recent acquisition:D

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/5323/97391918.jpg (http://img27.imageshack.us/my.php?image=97391918.jpg)

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/9942/lovevtv.jpg (http://img10.imageshack.us/my.php?image=lovevtv.jpg)

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/2298/newqiv.jpg (http://img13.imageshack.us/my.php?image=newqiv.jpg)

pure awesomeness here.

Jpoon
Mar 28, 2009, 10:08 AM
pure awesomeness here.

Very elegant, I like it.

rogersmj
Mar 28, 2009, 10:27 AM
SO Ive noticed a few people have an additional monitor attached to their iMacs - just wondering what connection I need to get to connect an acer monitor to my own iMac - is it the displayport to VGA Adapter?

Also out of interest what do people use their additional monitors for?

When I'm doing web design I need a lot of stuff laid out and visible at once -- the code, the mockup, and the site itself. Having space for a movie to be playing is nice too :)

If your Acer monitor has DVI (most LCDs made in the last few years do), go with the mini DisplayPort -> DVI adapter (assuming you have the newest iMac; if not get the mini DVI -> DVI adapter, which is what I use). Always use DVI if it's available rather than VGA.