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DoFoT9
Jun 5, 2010, 09:59 AM
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fun173
Jun 5, 2010, 10:46 AM
These are mine. I have a problem, i know

fun173
Jun 5, 2010, 10:47 AM
Here's the rest

Only 1 monitor works, the small one. I got the other two for 10 bucks! and one kinda works i guess :(

iMacdude313
Jun 5, 2010, 11:09 AM
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa43/TheLostCause69/_MG_9115.jpg
I'm only a couple hundred bucks away from a new iMac :D

th0r.615
Jun 5, 2010, 01:05 PM
this is mine for now..

anamznazn
Jun 5, 2010, 02:08 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4046/4671966657_0461d4cb06_b.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4671966887_c4e8fc6076_b.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4030/4672592216_329d621576_b.jpg

RudyGrow
Jun 5, 2010, 03:13 PM
http://i45.tinypic.com/mtpjs1.jpg

Been saving up for a year to get it like this; I'm only 15 :cool:

iGoogler
Jun 5, 2010, 03:15 PM
http://i45.tinypic.com/mtpjs1.jpg

Been saving up for a year to get it like this; I'm only 15 :cool:

If it is that important to you don't you think cleaning the thing is necessary?

martynjd
Jun 5, 2010, 03:27 PM
If it is that important to you don't you think cleaning the thing is necessary?

Calm down, it's only a few fingermarks on a glossy screen!

trekkie604
Jun 5, 2010, 03:31 PM
Calm down, it's only a few fingermarks on a glossy screen!

he likes touching the screen obviously, look at the LCD above the mb with fingerprints as well. lol.

edit: here's my setup including iPad...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4672863344_0b1acd8a2f_b.jpg

lifeinhd
Jun 5, 2010, 04:55 PM
Well folks, I've been looking, researching and not doing anything about a new desk for some time now. I finally picked the task up again and by PURE LUCK, I ran into an ex-co-worker who explained they had some cubicles to get rid of. That positive thinking my wife's been telling me about paid off!

So after a few truck trips and hours of putting the desk together, cutting another middle piece to use as a shelf and starting at the empty desk trying to plan where to put all of my gear, here it is

I bought supporting legs from IKEA to help with the weight.

Every cable is labelled at the start and end destinations. I've tried to tie as many cables together as I can. I'm going to wait a few months to ensure I don't move anything around then will buy some velcro straps.

Still to come:

- will move the white imac out and into the living room to be the 'family' computer

- need to set up my nikon coolscan

- a few more A/V pieces need to be set up beside the filing cabinet on the right hand side

- researching new speakers - so far looking at the Rokit line as I need flat sounding speakers for the accuracy of my client tape transfers

- waiting until Monday or later next week to see if Apple announces a new 27" monitor so I can see whether or not the 24" display refurbs drop in price (or buy NEC, Dell or Samsung screens - they have to be fantastic for colour accuracy). It's hard for me to get away from Apple b/c I've been a huge fan of the 20" display I paid big bucks for almost 6 years ago

Looks amazing, but I think it would be even nicer to have the towers on the floor and the ACDs where the towers are now. It would look a bit less crowded that way IMHO.

random47
Jun 5, 2010, 05:42 PM
Here's the rest

Only 1 monitor works, the small one. I got the other two for 10 bucks! and one kinda works i guess :(

Quite a collection you have there!

Keebler
Jun 5, 2010, 06:24 PM
Looks amazing, but I think it would be even nicer to have the towers on the floor and the ACDs where the towers are now. It would look a bit less crowded that way IMHO.

thanks for the feedback. i agree and I actually had them on the floor in the last set up (never posted), but the problem was 2 fold:

1. dust :( - harder to clean and reach behind the towers. Now it's at a great level which makes it easier to clean that pesky dust and also to change cables if need be.

2. access to burners - I burn plenty of DVDs so it's better to have them at a higher level which is easier to grab. I have my printer station set up on the opposite side of the towers (not visible), so it's an easy grab, turn and place on the printers. I do want to get an automated printer, but not ready to spend the money on one just yet :)

Cheers,
Keebler

phiberglass
Jun 5, 2010, 07:32 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3393/3576982975_a29cd69bb0_o.jpg

lifeinhd
Jun 5, 2010, 07:45 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3393/3576982975_a29cd69bb0_o.jpg

I suppose I'd best ask the obvious question: Why two?

iGoogler
Jun 5, 2010, 07:51 PM
I suppose I'd best ask the obvious question: Why two?

Probably because one is older, and he still uses it but he bought a new one because the older one is slowing down? Your saying if you had two, you would hide one even if you periodically used them both? :)

Supa_Fly
Jun 5, 2010, 08:03 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3393/3576982975_a29cd69bb0_o.jpg

Still love those Dell Monitors - I have the 2004WFP 20" model. I'm hoping the one's from last year (black bezel) support MiniDP connection with 1080P support. Either that or I'll have to go with an HP announced 2mths ago.

lifeinhd
Jun 5, 2010, 08:10 PM
Probably because one is older, and he still uses it but he bought a new one because the older one is slowing down? Your saying if you had two, you would hide one even if you periodically used them both? :)

If I had two, I would transfer my data to the new one, sell the older one, and recoup some of my investment ;)

Rob587
Jun 5, 2010, 09:11 PM
I suppose I'd best ask the obvious question: Why two?

Yes, why?

DoFoT9
Jun 5, 2010, 09:51 PM
wow guys! these are some of the best setups yet! keep them coming :)

rockinthejoint
Jun 5, 2010, 10:20 PM
he likes touching the screen obviously, look at the LCD above the mb with fingerprints as well. lol.

edit: here's my setup including iPad...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4672863344_0b1acd8a2f_b.jpg

what`s the name of that leather thing under your keyboard/mouse and where can i get it?

Jedi5
Jun 5, 2010, 10:23 PM
question for some of you...

why is that some on here connect their MBP to their iMac/desktop?

it it to network between the two?
if so, can't that be done wirelessly?

thanks.

celticpride678
Jun 5, 2010, 10:31 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3393/3576982975_a29cd69bb0_o.jpg

I wish I could have such a clean setup.

question for some of you...

why is that some on here connect their MBP to their iMac/desktop?

it it to network between the two?
if so, can't that be done wirelessly?

thanks.

To get extra screen real-estate.

Love
Jun 5, 2010, 10:33 PM
You don't like it, you can go ***** yourself. :p

DoFoT9
Jun 5, 2010, 10:47 PM
You don't like it, you can go ***** yourself. :p

that imac looks mighty noisy ;)

Love
Jun 5, 2010, 11:18 PM
that imac looks mighty noisy ;)

Shut up. ;)

DoFoT9
Jun 5, 2010, 11:23 PM
Shut up. ;)

worth opening to try to fix it?

Love
Jun 5, 2010, 11:32 PM
I dunno. I usually use SMCFanControl to budge most of the fans to around 2000RPM to keep it a little cooler, but I didn't today, and then out of nowhere the fans are like stuck at full speed and I can't get them to stop :confused:

iGoogler
Jun 5, 2010, 11:35 PM
worth opening to try to fix it?

How did you know this?

kellen
Jun 5, 2010, 11:36 PM
what`s the name of that leather thing under your keyboard/mouse and where can i get it?

The Knos desk pad from ikea. 29.99, comes in black and light brown. click for link (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30129964)

Love
Jun 5, 2010, 11:43 PM
How did you know this?

Secret magic communications not in the public eye! ;) (we talked on AIM)

iGoogler
Jun 6, 2010, 12:15 AM
Secret magic communications not in the public eye! ;) (we talked on AIM)

I was looking at that picture for 10 minutes then igoogled (pun) "loud mac" and still couldn't figure it out.

DoFoT9
Jun 6, 2010, 12:24 AM
I dunno. I usually use SMCFanControl to budge most of the fans to around 2000RPM to keep it a little cooler, but I didn't today, and then out of nowhere the fans are like stuck at full speed and I can't get them to stop :confused:
wow sounds like massive firmware/logic board issues man :(

How did you know this?
i know all :)

Love
Jun 6, 2010, 12:41 AM
I was looking at that picture for 10 minutes then igoogled (pun) "loud mac" and still couldn't figure it out.

I'll give you a dollar for every minute you spent on this. What's your PayPal address?

iGoogler
Jun 6, 2010, 12:55 AM
I'll give you a dollar for every minute you spent on this. What's your PayPal address?

your kidding right?

DoFoT9
Jun 6, 2010, 02:31 AM
your kidding right? (hopes not)

he's kidding. he needs every buck for his MacPro ;)

here is my setup :) its a bit messy now though.. (as in, im embarrassed to post a picture in its current state lol)

alust2013
Jun 6, 2010, 02:32 AM
I suppose I'd best ask the obvious question: Why two?

I'm fairly certain the one on the left is a PB G4. If you look at where the power cord goes, it's round.

rcownley
Jun 6, 2010, 07:59 AM
My BlackBook is still serving me well :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/SquiffyRx/DSC01827.jpg

No ice please
Jun 6, 2010, 09:28 AM
I love the black macbooks!

Kendio7
Jun 6, 2010, 10:53 AM
My BlackBook is still serving me well :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/SquiffyRx/DSC01827.jpg

Liking the setup, clean and simple!

Rob587
Jun 6, 2010, 11:08 AM
I'm fairly certain the one on the left is a PB G4. If you look at where the power cord goes, it's round.

I think he just meant why two 15" apple laptops.

pudrums
Jun 6, 2010, 11:09 AM
I think the PowerBook is 17"

zildjansg
Jun 6, 2010, 11:20 AM
allow me to share
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4025/4674713353_4a0808c377.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4674732661_00f7e449b4.jpg

Love
Jun 6, 2010, 12:59 PM
your kidding right?

Time's money, bitch. :D

steviem
Jun 6, 2010, 01:11 PM
allow me to share
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4025/4674713353_4a0808c377.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4674732661_00f7e449b4.jpg

What lens are you using?

lifeinhd
Jun 6, 2010, 01:52 PM
I think the PowerBook is 17"

It's def. a 15". 17" PBG4's were thinner and, uh, larger :p

GeekOFComedy
Jun 6, 2010, 01:55 PM
15" just look at optical drive

trekkie604
Jun 6, 2010, 05:01 PM
Here's my parents' iMac G4 PowerPC. I'm continuosuly trying to get them to upgrade but have been as yet, unsuccessful...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4008/4676558356_b2438c4502_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/trekkie778/4676558356/) http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4060/4675929795_5efa1bbdf6_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/trekkie778/4675929795/)

DoFoT9
Jun 6, 2010, 05:14 PM
Here's my parents' iMac G4 PowerPC. I'm continuosuly trying to get them to upgrade but have been as yet, unsuccessful...



no need for an upgrade. that thing is beautiful! :D

entatlrg
Jun 6, 2010, 05:21 PM
here's my setup including iPad...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4672863344_0b1acd8a2f_b.jpg


Nice !! Clean productive looking set up.

Which ipad Case / Stand is that?

Where did you buy the desk?



http://i45.tinypic.com/mtpjs1.jpg

Been saving up for a year to get it like this; I'm only 15 :cool:

Congrat's on the new 13" MBP ... great notebook!

DewGuy1999
Jun 6, 2010, 06:00 PM
Here's my parents' iMac G4 PowerPC. I'm continuosuly trying to get them to upgrade but have been as yet, unsuccessful...

If it ain't broke, don't fix it! :D

Supa_Fly
Jun 6, 2010, 06:17 PM
You don't like it, you can go ***** yourself. :p

I'll take that $5CAN bill and we'll call it even, whataya say? ;)

phiberglass
Jun 6, 2010, 07:26 PM
I suppose I'd best ask the obvious question: Why two?

The Powerbook is my old laptop. I still use it (though it's rather slow) and would not get any money for selling it. I keep it around for guest use, occasional personal use and to run torrent clients on. I also took it traveling before I received my iPad, since I didn't mind it getting beat up.

Still love those Dell Monitors - I have the 2004WFP 20" model. I'm hoping the one's from last year (black bezel) support MiniDP connection with 1080P support. Either that or I'll have to go with an HP announced 2mths ago.

Yes, I absolutely love these Dell Monitors. I was actually looking for a second one and could not find the same 24" monitor. I hope Dell did not discontinue it. Mine is the Dell 2408WFP, I was hoping to find a 2409WFP, but had no luck. None of their displays showed to be the same design as my current one either, a little disappointing.

I wish I could have such a clean setup.



Thanks! And to clarify it's a 15" Powerbook, the wide angle may have made it seem to be a 17".

shutterbugjoe
Jun 6, 2010, 07:43 PM
Some recent updates to my office. Looking to upgrade my iMac with one of the aluminum versions soon.

zildjansg
Jun 6, 2010, 08:23 PM
What lens are you using?

im using the canon 15mm 2.8 fisheye

penningtonj
Jun 6, 2010, 10:03 PM
Just saw that my home setup was featured on life hacker :cool:.

http://lifehacker.com/5556640/macs-and-hdtv-a-dual-workstation-home-office

DoFoT9
Jun 6, 2010, 10:08 PM
Just saw that my home setup was featured on life hacker :cool:.

http://lifehacker.com/5556640/macs-and-hdtv-a-dual-workstation-home-office
holy carp! thats awsome!

did they ask permission?

penningtonj
Jun 6, 2010, 10:16 PM
holy carp! thats awsome!

did they ask permission?

I posted it in the life hacker pool a couple months ago so I think that was all they needed. I was getting a ton of hits on it the last several hours and checked around and saw it as the first post on their home page.

DoFoT9
Jun 6, 2010, 10:31 PM
I posted it in the life hacker pool a couple months ago so I think that was all they needed. I was getting a ton of hits on it the last several hours and checked around and saw it as the first post on their home page.

aaahhh i see. thats gorguz. :)

i only dream to think of something that original when i have the moneys :D

pilotkid
Jun 6, 2010, 11:20 PM
I will be sharing a picture tomorrow. I just sold my iMac to my neighbor tonight and bought a new MBP and I have a big awkward gap where my iMac was and my external screen hangs about a foot in front of my MBP....Pictures to come once its reorganized!

thefunkymunky
Jun 7, 2010, 01:10 AM
Here's my parents' iMac G4 PowerPC. I'm continuosuly trying to get them to upgrade but have been as yet, unsuccessful...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4008/4676558356_b2438c4502_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/trekkie778/4676558356/) http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4060/4675929795_5efa1bbdf6_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/trekkie778/4675929795/)

Best iMac design... EVER! :cool:

trekkie604
Jun 7, 2010, 03:00 AM
Nice !! Clean productive looking set up.

Which ipad Case / Stand is that?

Where did you buy the desk?


Thanks! The case is just the oem apple iPad case with an eraser propping it up ;). The desk I got from a local furniture manufacturer here in Vancouver called InSpiration, not sure if they are outside metro van.

lifeinhd
Jun 7, 2010, 05:16 AM
The Powerbook is my old laptop. I still use it (though it's rather slow) and would not get any money for selling it.

I'm not so sure of that actually. I've sold two 1.25GHz PowerBook G4's: last year I sold one for $400, and this year I sold the other one for $380. What are the specs of yours? I'd be willing to bet you could get at least $250 for it (assuming there's nothing wrong with it).

And BTW, what's the point of having a newer MBP if you're not going to travel with it? You're putting that great battery to waste! ;)

boko
Jun 7, 2010, 05:57 AM
Here's my current setup :D

Jackers008
Jun 7, 2010, 09:41 AM
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q153/FE90/DSC_0059.jpg

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q153/FE90/DSC_0060.jpg

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q153/FE90/DSC_0061.jpg

Captain Planet
Jun 7, 2010, 10:42 AM
Best iMac design... EVER! :cool:

Agreed!

phiberglass
Jun 7, 2010, 11:17 AM
I'm not so sure of that actually. I've sold two 1.25GHz PowerBook G4's: last year I sold one for $400, and this year I sold the other one for $380. What are the specs of yours? I'd be willing to bet you could get at least $250 for it (assuming there's nothing wrong with it).

And BTW, what's the point of having a newer MBP if you're not going to travel with it? You're putting that great battery to waste! ;)

I'd sell have to sell it for over 500 to consider selling it. It's nice having an extra laptop around for those special occasions. It's pretty banged up, so I doubt I'd get even 200. It's 1.33 GHz with 1.5 GB of ram I believe. I do travel with my newer MBP now if I need a laptop. This was mainly when I first got the new MBP and I was babying it :) My MBP battery lasts less than an hour though, time to get a new one. :mad:

joe.cavers
Jun 7, 2010, 03:29 PM
*snip*

ABLETON! It never seems to get mentioned on this forum but I LOVE it :D

J

Kendio7
Jun 7, 2010, 03:56 PM
Some of these iMac setups make me wish I got the 27" iMac rather than the 15' MacBook Pro. :D

Supa_Fly
Jun 7, 2010, 06:20 PM
ABLETON! It never seems to get mentioned on this forum but I LOVE it :D

J

Its a great app but still not top of the line, best for DJ's really.

h0e0h
Jun 7, 2010, 09:30 PM
I went down to iKea to pick up a new piece of furniture and came back with this one, I was overdue for a new one. Just moved everything around, so it's still a bit messy.

27" i5
15" 2.53
750 GB My Book
500 GB My Book
Logitech MX Revolution (for the wife)
Great Sound System - Klipsch RB-3, RCX3, RS10, and RW8 powered by Yamaha RXV-659
Need to go to the store and get a longer ethernet cable to clean up the wiring between the TV and the Desk.

GoCubsGo
Jun 7, 2010, 09:36 PM
I went down to iKea to pick up a new piece of furniture and came back with this.

They sell iMacs at Ikea now? :confused::eek:

Unprocessed1
Jun 7, 2010, 09:40 PM
They sell iMacs at Ikea now? :confused::eek:

He meant the desk. :(

lifeinhd
Jun 7, 2010, 09:57 PM
I'd sell have to sell it for over 500 to consider selling it. It's nice having an extra laptop around for those special occasions. It's pretty banged up, so I doubt I'd get even 200. It's 1.33 GHz with 1.5 GB of ram I believe. I do travel with my newer MBP now if I need a laptop. This was mainly when I first got the new MBP and I was babying it :) My MBP battery lasts less than an hour though, time to get a new one. :mad:

I too thought it would be useful to have a PowerBook laying around for travel, but then I solved all my problems by buying a netbook (an iPad is much too crippled for my liking).

I'm guessing you have a first-gen unibody then (the ones without the built-in battery)? That's too bad it died so soon. The battery in my 2.16GHz MBP is also nearly dead, and I realized I could either buy another battery for $130 that would give three hours of battery (and being an Apple battery would likely die in a year), or I could spend $260 on a netbook that would give me six hours of battery and basically a free computer. Needless to say, the netbook won out :p

innominato5090
Jun 8, 2010, 03:01 AM
made some little improvements to my desk, so I'll post it again.
new apple remote for the universal dock. it's so beautiful and small!
new moshi mouse pad. it's very smooth, even if it's not completely flattened due to its retail package :mad: (moshi sells it rolled)
serious cable management under the desk: you can't see it, but i've wrapped all the cables together. It's a lot nicer under the desk now! I've also found on ebay a USB cable extender (they're are bundled with mac pros) and i'm using it to connect the usb hub that i've glued under the desk. the cable that is connected to the iPhone comes from there :cool:
Anyway, full gadget list:
MacBook Air "mid 2009" (2.13GHz, 128GB SSD)
iPhone 3G (8GB)
Magic Mouse (with BetterTouchTool installed on the system, obviously :rolleyes:)
Apple "Unibody" Remote
Moshi Shieldpad (White)
Lacie USB Speakers (MBA's speaker is just terrible, even for a youtube video or a TV show episode!)
Ikea Desk Lamp (it's a TERTIAL)
Ikea Plant (it's so cute and it doesn't require so much water ;) )

drewsof07
Jun 8, 2010, 06:12 AM
Some of these iMac setups make me wish I got the 27" iMac rather than the 15' MacBook Pro. :D

Best way to get over that is by shutting and unplugging your laptop, then taking it to the living room and continuing your work. OR experience a power outage, this will make you love that MBP even more :cool:

Kendio7
Jun 8, 2010, 08:53 AM
Best way to get over that is by shutting and unplugging your laptop, then taking it to the living room and continuing your work. OR experience a power outage, this will make you love that MBP even more :cool:

Might indeed have to try that! ;)

DoFoT9
Jun 8, 2010, 08:55 AM
Wirelessly posted (nokia e63: Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; U; CPU OS 3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.21.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7B367 Safari/531.21.10)

Some of these iMac setups make me wish I got the 27" iMac rather than the 15' MacBook Pro. :D

Best way to get over that is by shutting and unplugging your laptop, then taking it to the living room and continuing your work. OR experience a power outage, this will make you love that MBP even more :cool:

What if u have both lol? I work on iMac. Then grab MacBook pro and run upstairs. Then vnc into iMac. Yeh!

underkurtverism
Jun 8, 2010, 09:15 AM
i'm new here. and this is my setup :)

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a161/frtlkurt/mydesktop-1.jpg

manowar
Jun 8, 2010, 11:00 AM
Nice and clean underkurtverism:cool:

Kendio7
Jun 8, 2010, 11:19 AM
i'm new here. and this is my setup :)

Looks sweet man, good job!

Mr. McMac
Jun 8, 2010, 11:22 AM
Past

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q146/atbglenn/Computers/7ed1b308.jpg

Present

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q146/atbglenn/Computers/43d6918f.jpg

penningtonj
Jun 8, 2010, 04:29 PM
Best way to get over that is by shutting and unplugging your laptop, then taking it to the living room and continuing your work. OR experience a power outage, this will make you love that MBP even more :cool:

Most of the people that have an iMac have a laptop too, but either way you should have a UPS on any desktop. They are cheap and will save you during a power outage.

iGoogler
Jun 8, 2010, 06:42 PM
allow me to share
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4025/4674713353_4a0808c377.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4674732661_00f7e449b4.jpg

I like the simplicity. Whats up with the old iPod?

CJS7070
Jun 8, 2010, 06:43 PM
Past

-img-

Present

-img-

I'm really liking the LabelWriter!

iGoogler
Jun 8, 2010, 07:22 PM
I'm really liking the LabelWriter!

Never used one, ever. Are they helpful?

gr8whtd0pe
Jun 8, 2010, 07:43 PM
Finally got a desk and chair I don't feel ashamed to share on here. Everything is just getting moved over from the old desk so its a bit messy, but thats what you all like anyways right? Its a pretty basic desk nothing special. :(

Mr. McMac
Jun 8, 2010, 07:49 PM
I'm really liking the LabelWriter!

I use it to print shipping labels and postage stamps. I love it :)

iGoogler
Jun 8, 2010, 08:08 PM
Finally got a desk and chair I don't feel ashamed to share on here. Everything is just getting moved over from the old desk so its a bit messy, but thats what you all like anyways right? Its a pretty basic desk nothing special. :(

It looks fine, a little bit of organizing and there ya go!

zildjansg
Jun 8, 2010, 08:29 PM
I like the simplicity. Whats up with the old iPod?

Thanks for the comment,appreciate it.thinkin' of changing my table, but havnt figure out which is which, sans my old school comp table.

the old iPod,,ahhmm its my 1st iPod, which until now still gives me the right music,hehehe..for some sentimental reasons(duh) i kept and take good care of it.:D

iGoogler
Jun 8, 2010, 08:53 PM
Thanks for the comment,appreciate it.thinkin' of changing my table, but havnt figure out which is which, sans my old school comp table.

the old iPod,,ahhmm its my 1st iPod, which until now still gives me the right music,hehehe..for some sentimental reasons(duh) i kept and take good care of it.:D

Paperweight? I have one too, best looking one I have ever owned.

zildjansg
Jun 8, 2010, 09:29 PM
@iGoogler:hahahaha..yeah, still has some use:D

iGoogler
Jun 8, 2010, 09:33 PM
@iGoogler:hahahaha..yeah, still has some use:D

You could tie a note onto it saying sign me and throw it through Steve Jobs window, when he throws it back, put it in a safe, wait 10 years, and you have a serious collectible. (This has not been planned before)

lifeinhd
Jun 8, 2010, 11:28 PM
Past

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q146/atbglenn/Computers/7ed1b308.jpg

Present

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q146/atbglenn/Computers/43d6918f.jpg

What desk is that? I ask because it looks just like mine. Is it u-shaped? If so, does the side not shown in the photos have a hutch over it? Is the center section held on by four metal brackets from underneath? If you don't mind my asking, how much did you pay for it?

EDIT: nvm, upon further inspection I don't think it's the same one.

alust2013
Jun 8, 2010, 11:34 PM
i'm new here. and this is my setup :)



Whoa. Sweet background, mind sharing the image?

panda bear
Jun 8, 2010, 11:43 PM
Got a new MBP 13" base model today.

HP & Acer 23" monitors
Mac Mini 2.26GHz & 4GB RAM
Xbox 360 Elite hooked up to the Acer monitor. When i'm not playing the Xbox, it serves as a secondary monitor for the mini.
Bose Companion 3 Series II speakers
iPod Classic 160GB Black
Blackberry Bold 9700

Picture was kinda rushed.. I should have dusted behind the monitor first :o

http://i46.tinypic.com/taps9z.jpg

plasticphyte
Jun 8, 2010, 11:54 PM
Wirelessly posted (nokia e63: Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; U; CPU OS 3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.21.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7B367 Safari/531.21.10)



What if u have both lol? I work on iMac. Then grab MacBook pro and run upstairs. Then vnc into iMac. Yeh!

I'm lazy - I VNC from the laptop to the iMac when both are right in front of me (http://http://twitpic.com/1upw2i/full).

Krafty
Jun 9, 2010, 12:24 AM
Just moved out of dorms from college about a week and a half ago, so this is just a temporary setup until I go back:

Mac Mini Core 2 Duo 2Ghz (4GB RAM) + Acer H233H 23"
MacBook 1st Generation 2GHz Core Duo 13" + Sanyo 32" 720p TV

iGoogler
Jun 9, 2010, 12:55 AM
Just moved out of dorms from college about a week and a half ago, so this is just a temporary setup until I go back:

Mac Mini Core 2 Duo 2Ghz (4GB RAM) + Acer H233H 23"
MacBook 1st Generation 2GHz Core Duo 13" + Sanyo 32" 720p TV

Your MacBook!!!!!!!

SnowLeopard2008
Jun 9, 2010, 01:10 AM
Just moved out of dorms from college about a week and a half ago, so this is just a temporary setup until I go back:

Mac Mini Core 2 Duo 2Ghz (4GB RAM) + Acer H233H 23"
MacBook 1st Generation 2GHz Core Duo 13" + Sanyo 32" 720p TV

BoA!!! I love her songs and she's super hot. :D

iGoogler
Jun 9, 2010, 01:15 AM
Moved a lot of things around including MacBook, iPad and the things under the desk.

The additions:

Swan M10s
BookArc for MacBook
BookArc for iPad
Magic Mouse

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/TheMacFeed/D1.jpg

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/TheMacFeed/D2.jpg

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/TheMacFeed/D3.jpg

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/TheMacFeed/D4.jpg

Feel free to ask questions.

R94N
Jun 9, 2010, 01:27 AM
My BlackBook is still serving me well :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/SquiffyRx/DSC01827.jpg

My favourite set-up so far! Mine is basically just a desk, anglepoise lamp and my 2009 MacBook. Simple stuff really.

R94N
Jun 9, 2010, 01:37 AM
Moved a lot of things around including MacBook, iPad and the things under the desk.

The additions:

Swan
BookArc for MacBook
BookArc for iPad
Magic Mouse


Feel free to ask questions.


Cool setup. What do you use as a monitor for the Xbox 360?

Mickyfin
Jun 9, 2010, 01:40 AM
Here's a shot of my latest new addition to my desk setup, which is still a work in progress. I have a Griffin Elevator on its way, an Apple Wireless Keyboard in house, and planning on getting the 24" Apple Cinema display soon.

1930's Anglepoise, completely refurbished, and polished.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4009/4680874881_dc75d7d68f.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1287/4680874215_af0c95f57f.jpg

R94N
Jun 9, 2010, 01:47 AM
Here's a shot of my latest new addition to my desk setup, which is still a work in progress. I have a Griffin Elevator on its way, an Apple Wireless Keyboard in house, and planning on getting the 24" Apple Cinema display soon.

1930's Anglepoise, completely refurbished, and polished.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4009/4680874881_dc75d7d68f.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1287/4680874215_af0c95f57f.jpg

Mine is like that, except it's white and probably not as old.

Krafty
Jun 9, 2010, 01:50 AM
Your MacBook!!!!!!!
It aint much but its still running on its last 2 legs.
BoA!!! I love her songs and she's super hot. :D
YES.
I have everything shes ever put out (no pun intended).
Kinda sad that she cut her hair -_-

turugara
Jun 9, 2010, 01:55 AM
@iGoogler
What is the stand your using for you 2 screen setup?

underkurtverism
Jun 9, 2010, 02:44 AM
Whoa. Sweet background, mind sharing the image?

u can get it here. cheers mate
http://mgilchuk.deviantart.com/art/DarkSide-Wallpaper-Pack-150701966

prodigee
Jun 9, 2010, 06:39 AM
That light is freakin awesome!

alexnaz
Jun 9, 2010, 08:53 AM
I went down to iKea to pick up a new piece of furniture and came back with this one, I was overdue for a new one. Just moved everything around, so it's still a bit messy.

27" i5
15" 2.53
750 GB My Book
500 GB My Book
Logitech MX Revolution (for the wife)
Great Sound System - Klipsch RB-3, RCX3, RS10, and RW8 powered by Yamaha RXV-659
Need to go to the store and get a longer ethernet cable to clean up the wiring between the TV and the Desk.
What is this keyboard?

spinnerlys
Jun 9, 2010, 08:58 AM
Moved a lot of things around including MacBook, iPad and the things under the desk.

The additions:

Swan M10s
BookArc for MacBook
BookArc for iPad
Magic Mouse

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/TheMacFeed/D1.jpg


Feel free to ask questions.

Why don't you use Teleport (http://www.abyssoft.com/software/teleport/)?

ethical
Jun 9, 2010, 09:27 AM
Why don't you use Teleport (http://www.abyssoft.com/software/teleport/)?

+1 for Teleport. It's great! Cross-platform too. And you can copy/paste between machines.

gr8whtd0pe
Jun 9, 2010, 09:38 AM
It looks fine, a little bit of organizing and there ya go!

Thank ya sir.

I've got cable management down, the iMac helps on that lol

I just need stuff to put stuff in, ya know.

upaymeifixit
Jun 9, 2010, 10:19 AM
+1 for Teleport. It's great! Cross-platform too. And you can copy/paste between machines.

It's cross platform?! If so, link me to the Windows/Linux version. I recently switched to Synergy because my setup is getting very complicated.

iGoogler
Jun 9, 2010, 11:10 AM
Why don't you use Teleport (http://www.abyssoft.com/software/teleport/)?

I used to, I like them having their own mice and keyboard, plus it always was a bit laggy.

Cool setup. What do you use as a monitor for the Xbox 360?

The far left one.

Kendio7
Jun 9, 2010, 11:33 AM
Got a new MBP 13" base model today.

HP & Acer 23" monitors
Mac Mini 2.26GHz & 4GB RAM
Xbox 360 Elite hooked up to the Acer monitor. When i'm not playing the Xbox, it serves as a secondary monitor for the mini.
Bose Companion 3 Series II speakers
iPod Classic 160GB Black
Blackberry Bold 9700

Picture was kinda rushed.. I should have dusted behind the monitor first :o



Mind sharing your background please?

Mr. McMac
Jun 9, 2010, 11:36 AM
What desk is that? I ask because it looks just like mine. Is it u-shaped? If so, does the side not shown in the photos have a hutch over it? Is the center section held on by four metal brackets from underneath? If you don't mind my asking, how much did you pay for it?

EDIT: nvm, upon further inspection I don't think it's the same one.


Excuse the mess. Here's the rest. I got this desk from Staples several years ago

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q146/atbglenn/Computers/374a9060.jpg

panda bear
Jun 9, 2010, 11:58 AM
Mind sharing your background please?

http://i49.tinypic.com/2n6y9nl.jpg

I'm not sure where it's from originally.

I think one of those "50 most beautiful Apple wallpapers" blogs.

R94N
Jun 9, 2010, 02:30 PM
Excuse the mess. Here's the rest. I got this desk from Staples several years ago


I love a bit of mess here and there. It looks like a real treasure trove!

ethical
Jun 9, 2010, 02:53 PM
It's cross platform?! If so, link me to the Windows/Linux version. I recently switched to Synergy because my setup is getting very complicated.

Ohh no, I'm sorry... Synergy is what I use :o

Sorry about that. I used to use Teleport too when I had two MBs, but then switched to Synergy when I set up a PC too. Sorry for the confusion. Didn't engage my brain before I typed :s

*sundek*
Jun 9, 2010, 04:23 PM
past: left, present: right :D

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/7895/img4556z.th.jpg (http://img231.imageshack.us/i/img4556z.jpg/)

upaymeifixit
Jun 9, 2010, 05:18 PM
Ohh no, I'm sorry... Synergy is what I use :o

Sorry about that. I used to use Teleport too when I had two MBs, but then switched to Synergy when I set up a PC too. Sorry for the confusion. Didn't engage my brain before I typed :s

Oh, okay. Yeah, I like teleport better but I run everything (Mac, Windows, and Ubuntu), so it doesn't work great for me. I really would like to be able to use my mouse from one computer and my keyboard from another computer together with both computers (that's why I like Teleport).

Does synergy ever go way slow for you? Particularly during network activity?

dmmcintyre3
Jun 9, 2010, 05:29 PM
past: left, present: right :D

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/7895/img4556z.th.jpg (http://img231.imageshack.us/i/img4556z.jpg/)
Send me your old one!

MattA
Jun 9, 2010, 06:15 PM
My old Powermac G5:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1283/4686102833_6ece8f729b_b.jpg

My Mac Mini and iBook G4:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2781/4294426672_74437fcf23_o.jpg

Yes, I wish I could upgrade the iBook.

hansolo669
Jun 9, 2010, 07:12 PM
My Mac Mini and iBook G4:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2781/4294426672_74437fcf23_o.jpg

Yes, I wish I could upgrade the iBook.

wow how are you running dual displays from a mini, also arnt those both adc? or did apple make a dvi version... coulor me confused :p :confused:

MattA
Jun 9, 2010, 07:55 PM
wow how are you running dual displays from a mini, also arnt those both adc? or did apple make a dvi version... coulor me confused :p :confused:

The early 2009 Mac mini and later with the 9400M can drive 2 DVI displays with the included MiniDVI-DVI adapter and a mini displayport-DVI adapter. The Cinema Displays both have ADC-DVI converters on them. They both still look fantastic, though they are starting to show their age. One of them hums a bit whenever it's below full brightness. It might be time to upgrade to a 24" ACD.

hansolo669
Jun 9, 2010, 10:11 PM
The early 2009 Mac mini and later with the 9400M can drive 2 DVI displays with the included MiniDVI-DVI adapter and a mini displayport-DVI adapter. The Cinema Displays both have ADC-DVI converters on them. They both still look fantastic, though they are starting to show their age. One of them hums a bit whenever it's below full brightness. It might be time to upgrade to a 24" ACD.

ah right, mind gap (relly :p) but nice i like that very slick and clean
did you buy the cinima displays new or used?
if used where, im thinking of getting one or two

gr8whtd0pe
Jun 9, 2010, 10:52 PM
Moved a lot of things around including MacBook, iPad and the things under the desk.

The additions:

Swan M10s (http://themacfeed.com/2009/08/review-swan-m10/)
BookArc for MacBook
BookArc for iPad
Magic Mouse


http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/TheMacFeed/D2.jpg

Feel free to ask questions.

Whats your mouse pad? I need one for this glass desk

MattA
Jun 9, 2010, 11:37 PM
ah right, mind gap (relly :p) but nice i like that very slick and clean
did you buy the cinima displays new or used?
if used where, im thinking of getting one or two

One of them I purchased new with my G5. The other one is about a year older than that. A friend of mine had purchased it and I was able to acquire it after he upgraded to dual 30" ACDs. They're both 20" displays and serve me pretty nicely!

One is definitely a newer panel than the other. I have one on full brightness and the other on half. They look about the same like that.

alust2013
Jun 10, 2010, 01:00 AM
One of them I purchased new with my G5. The other one is about a year older than that. A friend of mine had purchased it and I was able to acquire it after he upgraded to dual 30" ACDs. They're both 20" displays and serve me pretty nicely!

One is definitely a newer panel than the other. I have one on full brightness and the other on half. They look about the same like that.

I really like the look of those, and just about everything else that came out of the G4 era. The computers just looked fun, especially the iMac and PowerMac G4 (quicksilver is my personal favorite), and of course the Cube. I am tempted to pick up a collection of the G4s and their accessories and such, just because they are cool, plus it would be nice to have a spare machine, especially when my stuff is at school. Alas, I don't have much money as a college student, so that likely won't happen anytime soon.

iGoogler
Jun 10, 2010, 01:14 AM
Whats your mouse pad? I need one for this glass desk

WowPad - Not so great though.

Elekari
Jun 10, 2010, 01:42 AM
I just got my 1st Mac today. A 27-inch iMac (1TB HDD)

zen.state
Jun 10, 2010, 02:39 AM
Where I compute at home:

designgeek
Jun 10, 2010, 07:17 AM
Just saw that my home setup was featured on life hacker :cool:.

http://lifehacker.com/5556640/macs-and-hdtv-a-dual-workstation-home-office

I saw that the other day and was like "Whoa, I could swear I saw that on Mac Rumors a few months ago." That's neat to see some familiar stuff on the interwebz.

DewGuy1999
Jun 10, 2010, 07:50 AM
ah right, mind gap (relly :p) but nice i like that very slick and clean
did you buy the cinima displays new or used?
if used where, im thinking of getting one or two

Are you aware that those displays use a proprietary Apple Display Connector (ADC)? To use those displays with a non-ADC Mac requires an adapter that could cost more than the ADC display (maybe as much as a new display). :eek: Unless you have an ADC Mac or the adapter already it probably makes more sense to buy a new display.

lifeinhd
Jun 10, 2010, 10:18 AM
Excuse the mess. Here's the rest. I got this desk from Staples several years ago

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q146/atbglenn/Computers/374a9060.jpg

Ah yeah, def. not the same desk as mine. My hutch is entirely different, and my center section seems shorter. I bought the whole desk for $30 though, so can't complain :p:D

Mr. McMac
Jun 10, 2010, 10:36 AM
Ah yeah, def. not the same desk as mine. My hutch is entirely different, and my center section seems shorter. I bought the whole desk for $30 though, so can't complain :p:D

You got a great deal. I forget what I paid for mine. Probably $200 or more. My center section measures 47.5".

Etherz10
Jun 10, 2010, 01:33 PM
My Setup

http://i45.tinypic.com/2q9dq88.jpg

Philips C355 Stereo, 1TB Ext HDD, X31 Xbox Headset, Xbox 360 Elite, Xbox Vision, iPhone 3G, LG W2261VP

http://i47.tinypic.com/260ygrp.jpg

Clovertown Mac Pro & Philips C355 Stereo, Speakers

My Dads Setup

http://i48.tinypic.com/123bdpz.jpg

iMac Late 2006 C2D

My Old iMac (About to sell on Ebay)

http://i48.tinypic.com/6th3jd.jpg

Late 2009 iMac 3.06GHz

AlmostJosh
Jun 10, 2010, 02:57 PM
Mine's very boring :/

ryan42
Jun 10, 2010, 04:07 PM
I wanna play! Let's go back in time!
http://web.mac.com/ryan42/setup/9.jpg
This was shortly after we moved into this house. I got the G4 at approximately the same time as we moved. This was sort of a bare minimum setup that I got running as quickly as possible. The Apple bag and PowerMac G4 sign covers up some unsightly drywall damage that only got fixed a few months ago. Funny how you can put stuff off and forget about it isn't it?

The G4 was an upgrade from my 5400/180, and I was long overdue. I wasn't able to move to OS X full time for quite a while because all my software was OS 9.

I was a very young geek at the time.

http://web.mac.com/ryan42/setup/8.jpg
The simplicity didn't last. The PC left has a triple monitor setup. It was probably running Windows 2000. The middle CRT is KVMed to the other PC, barely visible in the bottom left corner. I want to say it was running Debian. Our long running mascot penguin makes its first appearance here. Just got hooked up with DSL. Check out that modem! It only got replaced two weeks ago! Look at that Compaq! It has a ZIP drive! The chair blocks the view of the G4. Mine wasn't really much of a windtunnel compared to others I heard, but the fans would never stay at the same speed. It goes to the 24" Sony Trinitron which is busy being a fatass and bending my table. The 19" CRT had died. When I moved off of those crappy Walmart tables to the glass desk I decided out with the CRTs. I sold the G4 and the 24" monitor to a magazine company for $1,500 and got the 17" MacBook Pro. I often regretted the sale, because I would have much rather have been using the G4 after I got the 17". The 24" synced at 2304x1440. OS X acted kind of funny at that resolution but OS 9 was fine with it. OS X would only draw the screen saver on part of the monitor. The rest would just stay as it was. Weird huh?

The place I sold the G4 setup to still uses it daily, running CS4 on it. I keep waiting for them to replace it so I can buy it back :p -- I miss that rig. I can find a use for it.

The little guy next to the 24" is the PC next to the G4. FreeBSD box.

http://web.mac.com/ryan42/setup/7.jpg
The dark ages. I hated this setup terribly. I had no desktop. That's why I got the 17" MacBook Pro. I had also picked up a ThinkPad somewhere along the way for the Windows side. I thought I could go laptops only but I absolutely hated it. The PowerBook G4 was setup on the right with the external CRT. Look on the left of the glass desk. That's a Sprint Treo. I hated Sprint. (I got the first iPhone on launch day. That should date this picture pretty well.) I hated the top MIDI controller on the keyboard stand even. I hate so many things about this picture that looking at it makes me uncomfortable. :p

The two PC laptops on the right were not mine. They were being worked on.

http://web.mac.com/ryan42/setup/3.jpg
This is the most recent shot from the past. December of 2008 probably. The penguin with the snowball was the extent of my decorating.
Yes that is a PowerBook G3 on the far left of the screen. Wallstreet. 266 MHz. It was still being used, at least every other day. I never really moved old projects to new computers, so when I upgraded I typically only did new projects on the new machines. I didn't bother moving older stuff to the new hardware to finish or maintain it, because it was just easier to keep the older computer around unless something came up or the work was really slow on the older one. When I quit doing work for a division of the chamber of commerce I finally retired the G3 out of its misery, and did it ever need it. Like most, the screen clutches were shot. I kept the SCSI adaptor plugged in the back just to hold the display up.

Much happier in this picture as I went back to using a desktop. I had to get a 30" display!! Anything else would fall short of my old 2304x1440 and it wouldn't really be an upgrade then! ;) I like how I was adjusting to the aluminum keyboard so I had it sitting on top of the Model M, which I would revert to at times out of frustration.


Here's my current setup, taken today:
http://web.mac.com/ryan42/setup/1.jpg
Yes. That is still the 12" PowerBook G4. I do still use it daily. Yes it's running Virtual PC, but just to get a few files off the VPC drive. :p Mascot penguin is still hanging out. The drywall got fixed!! :rolleyes:

http://web.mac.com/ryan42/setup/2.jpg
The other side of the setup. The 17" MacBook Pro rarely gets used and needs to be sold. I only use it in limited circumstances on onsite jobs. Most of the time it's the PowerBook that goes with me. I need to get a 15" MacBook Pro with a matte display to replace them both.
The other computer is a FreeBSD UNIX workstation that I use quite often.

Yes, I do have enough laser printers.

Bonus shots
http://web.mac.com/ryan42/setup/4.jpg

http://web.mac.com/ryan42/setup/5.jpg

Apple mousepads!

I kind of regret that as I was digging to find these that I didn't have more, as I'm sure I missed a lot of interesting variations in the 10 or so years that this spans. Hopefully nobody found this too long winded. ;) I had a lot of fun writing this post though. What a trip down memory lane!

trekkie604
Jun 10, 2010, 04:21 PM
^ wow, still running CRTs

zen.state
Jun 10, 2010, 04:23 PM
^ wow, still running CRTs

great input..

I see some LCD's and in general it's a pretty great collection of hardware.

*sundek*
Jun 10, 2010, 04:33 PM
Send me your old one!

why not? first you need my bank account number... :D

ryan42
Jun 10, 2010, 05:18 PM
^ wow, still running CRTs

Yes yes. I'll move on eventually. I have a 30" cinema display though. That should count for at least 2 LCDs. :p

My problem with LCDs is principally that I don't already own them, and I already own quite a few CRTs. Also, to get what I consider to be a good image from an LCD you have to work your way up into the more expensive panels. Even more so, I stay pretty busy. Changing out the 3 remaining CRTs for LCDs isn't such a high priority that I'm willing to invest my time into finding a good display, buying it, and physically switching them. It certainly isn't worth the money either. I don't see an LCD setup as having any net gain whatsoever.

Like I mentioned in the original post, I tried to move into a more minimalist age and get rid of the CRTs and desktops, and to downsize my workstation to what more people would accept as normal. I hated it. It just doesn't work for me. I need my megapixels of screen real estate and two or three computers in reach of me. It all depends on how you work, and I use the separate displays and computers to divide tasks and work and keep things separate. If I try to do too much in one space it all runs together. I get confused.

When I got the Mac Pro and cinema display I used only that display for about a week. Even with that resolution I found myself needing a separate monitor, and then another, so the CRTs come back in from the garage.

Who can afford to replace working monitors when there's camera lenses to buy! :D

I see some LCD's and in general it's a pretty great collection of hardware.

Thanks for your comment. I'm happier than ever with my current workstation and I think with the exception of replacing the G4 and 17" with a 15" matte i7, it will stay the same for quite some time.

In the mean-time, here's some more eye candy.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1290/4689410702_618b1c13b9_b.jpg

After I got rid of the G4 I decided that all new desktops should be silent! :D
Here is the inside of the Mac Pro with a GeForce 8800 GT and Radeon HD 2600 XT, both passively cooled, as the GPU fans were the only thing I could hear from the machine. The Radeon's fan would cycle up and down when I played World of Warcraft just like my MDD's fan would all the time. What a nightmare trigger! :p The 8800 GT, as some may have seen from another post, is a recent addition. It's really a generic PC card that was flashed. It replaced my other HD 2600 XT. It came with a thermaltake cooler which on its own generated more noise than most normal PCs. That had to go!

Supa_Fly
Jun 10, 2010, 06:15 PM
I just got my 1st Mac today. A 27-inch iMac (1TB HDD)

Oh man, Ace Freeley has GOTZ to go! Kiss is alright or was in their day, but Freeley ... there is a good reason why they kicked him out; regardless of his talent.

drewsof07
Jun 10, 2010, 06:40 PM
The Radeon's fan would cycle up and down when I played World of Warcraft

YES, this and the "Whirrrr" on startup were my only complaints with that card. If it had not been for a steal of a deal on some GT 120s, (silent :cool: ) it would still be plenty of card for me.

Caris
Jun 10, 2010, 07:35 PM
Poor quality, I'll take a better one when I get my iPhone 4.

http://img808.imageshack.us/img808/6669/p1000741.jpg

Mr. McMac
Jun 10, 2010, 07:49 PM
My Mac-Mini Setup
Mostly used to watch video podcasts and hulu. (Bedroom System)

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q146/atbglenn/Computers/98bfd9ac.jpg

ryan42
Jun 10, 2010, 09:29 PM
My Mac-Mini Setup
Mostly used to watch video podcasts and hulu. (Bedroom System)


Much more functional than an Apple TV. I give it five stars!

Tragedies
Jun 10, 2010, 10:08 PM
Simple setup of a high school student :) Just got myself a new external HD - damn I never realised how fast Firewire 800 is as opposed to standard slow USB 2.0.


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4044/4684469387_cfa505df0d.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4684470097_15cb2d38bc.jpg

zen.state
Jun 10, 2010, 10:17 PM
My setup in 2006:

lifeinhd
Jun 10, 2010, 11:21 PM
Simple setup of a high school student :) Just got myself a new external HD - damn I never realised how fast Firewire 800 is as opposed to standard slow USB 2.0.


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4044/4684469387_cfa505df0d.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4684470097_15cb2d38bc.jpg

What iPhone dock is that?

DoFoT9
Jun 10, 2010, 11:23 PM
My setup in 2006:

you know what i find annoying, the G4 computer is considered outdated - but those speakers arent :mad: :rolleyes:

zen.state
Jun 10, 2010, 11:28 PM
you know what i find annoying, the G4 computer is considered outdated - but those speakers arent :mad: :rolleyes:

Not exactly sure what you mean..

upaymeifixit
Jun 10, 2010, 11:35 PM
What iPhone dock is that?

It's the Griffin Simplifi (http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/simplifi). I've wanted one of these for a long time, too bad they're $70.

DoFoT9
Jun 10, 2010, 11:36 PM
Not exactly sure what you mean..

i mean that those exact speakers are still sold in stores worldwide, stupid Logitech havent upgraded them for years! :(

zen.state
Jun 10, 2010, 11:41 PM
i mean that those exact speakers are still sold in stores worldwide, stupid Logitech havent upgraded them for years! :(

I think they have not been EOL because for the money they are about the best 2:1 setup you can buy. I paid 50 on sale in 2005. Regular 70 at the time I think. The bass is floor rumbling even with the bass volume all the way down.

zen.state
Jun 10, 2010, 11:43 PM
It's the Griffin Simplifi (http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/simplifi). I've wanted one of these for a long time, too bad they're $70.

I love that! I really cannot justify buying one though with the media card reader built into my LCD.

DoFoT9
Jun 10, 2010, 11:44 PM
I think they have not been EOL because for the money they are about the best 2:1 setup you can buy. I paid 50 on sale in 2005. Regular 70 at the time I think. The bass is floor rumbling even with the bass volume all the way down.

they are fairly decent speakers no doubt, i have the X530's and paid about $70US for them ~2 years ago. im just thinking that if the technology has been in use since pre-2006, SURELY something better has come along since then!? or do they upgrade the innards and keep the same model.. thats my point lol.

vaderhater245
Jun 11, 2010, 01:15 AM
slightly updated/cleaned...

DoFoT9
Jun 11, 2010, 02:18 AM
slightly updated/cleaned...

nice nice! i used to have my monitor to the left, but it KILLED my neck. i ended up putting the monitors ontop of each other :) much more ergonomic (couldnt put them in the middle due to desk limitations).

i think you should get rid of ur PC monitor to make room for the ipad ;)

MacRodster
Jun 11, 2010, 02:57 AM
New to the Mac world but I like how it simplifies my desk - 27" i5 setup :)

DoFoT9
Jun 11, 2010, 03:26 AM
New to the Mac world but I like how it simplifies my desk - 27" i5 setup :)

awsome! very simple. what do you do? the picture looks squished lol

ryan42
Jun 11, 2010, 05:59 AM
Simple setup of a high school student :) Just got myself a new external HD - damn I never realised how fast Firewire 800 is as opposed to standard slow USB 2.0.


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4044/4684469387_cfa505df0d.jpg


Nice, simple setup. Are you using ambient lighting to project on the wall behind the iMac? If so, how?

Mackilroy
Jun 11, 2010, 10:32 AM
I'm betting there's a small light back there. :)

pudrums
Jun 11, 2010, 10:59 AM
Or Ikea Dioder strips.

zen.state
Jun 11, 2010, 11:04 AM
New to the Mac world but I like how it simplifies my desk - 27" i5 setup :)

Very nice setup. Looks like you do some pro level stuff.

Those 27" iMacs are gorgeous!

fun173
Jun 11, 2010, 03:06 PM
Where I compute at home:

Can you post pictures of the powermac? If my eyes are right it seems to be black and white which is sick!!!

zen.state
Jun 11, 2010, 03:13 PM
Can you post pictures of the powermac? If my eyes are right it seems to be black and white which is sick!!!

Click the link in my sig. It's actually very very dark brown and white and it's car paint that was painted on with a $5000 paint gun.

Tragedies
Jun 11, 2010, 06:47 PM
Or Ikea Dioder strips.

That would be correct :)

peapody
Jun 11, 2010, 06:49 PM
New set up with a larger desk. Sorry for the horrid pic...I am on my way out to get some grub!

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e161/tuesdayrock/IMG_0198.jpg

upaymeifixit
Jun 11, 2010, 08:56 PM
Pretty brilliant idea for cable management. Is it just regular white tablecloth or does a company sell something of that sort?

Sorry, I completely overlooked your question I guess. I just so happened to see it while looking at my post.

To answer your question, it's just a table cloth. It was supposed to be a temporary solution, but I never got around to finding anything better.

cloroxbleach4
Jun 11, 2010, 10:35 PM
New set up with a larger desk. Sorry for the horrid pic...I am on my way out to get some grub!

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e161/tuesdayrock/IMG_0198.jpg

Nice, is the ipad connected to the mbp?

fun173
Jun 11, 2010, 11:11 PM
Click the link in my sig. It's actually very very dark brown and white and it's car paint that was painted on with a $5000 paint gun.

That looks incredible :eek:

Thats really good you should be proud. I'm truly amazed by it

peapody
Jun 12, 2010, 08:36 AM
Nice, is the ipad connected to the mbp?

Yeah, it is nice to watch movies on it while I do serious work on the mac. I am heading out today to pick up a magic mouse to use with the ipad so it will be like i have 2 computers sitting at my desk.

As far as cable management goes - I have really no hope since everything is connected to the mbp.

HE15MAN
Jun 12, 2010, 08:47 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3393/3576982975_a29cd69bb0_o.jpg

Do you have a link for that wallpaper?

zen.state
Jun 12, 2010, 08:49 AM
That looks incredible :eek:

Thats really good you should be proud. I'm truly amazed by it

Thanks man. I actually had one guy offer me 500 just for the case and said he would give me an unpainted G4 case also to put the loose parts in. I turned him down. :)

peapody
Jun 12, 2010, 02:00 PM
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e161/tuesdayrock/IMG_0202.jpg

This is my travel set up too...

A lot of reading and document editing.

Mr.Noisy
Jun 12, 2010, 03:44 PM
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e161/tuesdayrock/IMG_0202.jpg

This is my travel set up too...

A lot of reading and document editing.

Nice one, that's a really cool little set up u got there ;)

namethisfile
Jun 12, 2010, 09:59 PM
nothing new to setup. just an iphone 3gs (next to 3rd gen ipod) i got in march because i lost my iphone 2g, which ruins my chance, I think, of grabbing the upcoming iphone 4 at a subsidize price... otherwise... same old same old... i could get a larger desk but need a larger room to do so...

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u90/yellowcaution/DSC_0002.jpg

SchneiderMan
Jun 12, 2010, 10:30 PM
Nice one man, that's a really cool little set up u got there ;)

She's a she :)

And what's the mouse for haha?

Mexbearpig
Jun 12, 2010, 10:51 PM
And what's the mouse for haha?

Thought about this when I saw she bought it. Turns out if you jailbreak you can use a mighty mouse with it.

lifeinhd
Jun 12, 2010, 11:12 PM
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e161/tuesdayrock/IMG_0202.jpg

This is my travel set up too...

A lot of reading and document editing.

Let's see... 10" display... keyboard... mouse... probably about 2.5 lbs total... it seems to me that what you really want is a netbook ;)

zen.state
Jun 12, 2010, 11:21 PM
Let's see... 10" display... keyboard... mouse... probably about 2.5 lbs total... it seems to me that what you really want is a netbook ;)

I was thinking the same thing. Pretty much defeats the whole purpose of the ipad.

Mexbearpig
Jun 12, 2010, 11:26 PM
I was thinking the same thing. Pretty much defeats the whole purpose of the ipad.

But can you detach the keyboard and mouse on any netbook?

paulisme
Jun 12, 2010, 11:29 PM
Let's see... 10" display... keyboard... mouse... probably about 2.5 lbs total... it seems to me that what you really want is a netbook ;)

Yeah, a netbook, but with a detachable keyboard and a touch screen. It seems to me what he really wants is an iPad, actually.

Brookzy
Jun 13, 2010, 04:30 AM
230139

The fan to the right is totally necessary even in Winter. Sitting near this thing is like sitting next to a radiator! :p

Getting a new email is noisy. :p

peapody
Jun 13, 2010, 07:06 AM
I was thinking the same thing. Pretty much defeats the whole purpose of the ipad.

Actually no.

Like the others said. This is an iPad before anything else. I can carry the iPad itself anywhere and use it whenever I feel like it to read or play games (on the bed, on the plane etc). But not only can I do that, I can pair it with a keyboard and a mouse when I feel like some word processing or to get some work done. So it doesn't defeat the purpose of the iPad...it actually just adds more options ;). For travel it is nice..when I want to read on the go, use the ipad, when I want to do some work, break out the keyboard. Not bad.


Let's see... 10" display... keyboard... mouse... probably about 2.5 lbs total... it seems to me that what you really want is a netbook


http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e161/tuesdayrock/IMG_0001-1.jpg

Nope. Already have one. But this baby is no where near as convenient to use in all situations. Find it odd and distracting to whip out a netbook during meetings. When I need to get away from the desk and do some reading on the couch to spend time with my boyfriend while he watches sports...I would take this before my netbook any day (and it's so low key it doesn't bother him). So the iPad is really nice, and adding the peripherals make it even nicer! As for computing..the experience is pretty nice! The iOS has it's limitations obviously, but people without iPads would be surprised at what this baby can do (i.e. pair a mouse and keyboard ;))



Anyways, I won't justify my set up any further. It is a sweet little set up and works pretty well, and I love it. ;)

Dav3
Jun 13, 2010, 09:24 AM
After looking at this forum section for over a year i tought i would share my setup :

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4026/4662790334_64da41e4bc_b.jpg

not in the picture my MacBook Pro Unibody 2,4 - 4 GB Late 2008.

poobear
Jun 13, 2010, 10:14 AM
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e161/tuesdayrock/IMG_0202.jpg

This is my travel set up too...

A lot of reading and document editing.

Wow! *wants*

zen.state
Jun 13, 2010, 10:23 AM
After looking at this forum section for over a year i tought i would share my setup :

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4026/4662790334_64da41e4bc_b.jpg

not in the picture my MacBook Pro Unibody 2,4 - 4 GB Late 2008.

Great setup!

Based on the contents of your desk I would think you would have chosen a desktop. You look like you're pretty serious into audio and a Mac Pro would be way more expandable and powerful. About the same price maybe also..

Seriously though, amazing setup.

*sundek*
Jun 13, 2010, 11:05 AM
past:

http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/7057/img0389x.th.jpg (http://img571.imageshack.us/i/img0389x.jpg/)

present:

http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/6696/img4897a.th.jpg (http://img683.imageshack.us/i/img4897a.jpg/)

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/1706/img4900u.th.jpg (http://img218.imageshack.us/i/img4900u.jpg/)

Rob587
Jun 13, 2010, 11:29 AM
Actually no.

Like the others said. This is an iPad before anything else. I can carry the iPad itself anywhere and use it whenever I feel like it to read or play games (on the bed, on the plane etc). But not only can I do that, I can pair it with a keyboard and a mouse when I feel like some word processing or to get some work done. So it doesn't defeat the purpose of the iPad...it actually just adds more options ;). For travel it is nice..when I want to read on the go, use the ipad, when I want to do some work, break out the keyboard. Not bad.

Nope. Already have one. But this baby is no where near as convenient to use in all situations. Find it odd and distracting to whip out a netbook during meetings. When I need to get away from the desk and do some reading on the couch to spend time with my boyfriend while he watches sports...I would take this before my netbook any day (and it's so low key it doesn't bother him). So the iPad is really nice, and adding the peripherals make it even nicer! As for computing..the experience is pretty nice! The iOS has it's limitations obviously, but people without iPads would be surprised at what this baby can do (i.e. pair a mouse and keyboard ;))

Anyways, I won't justify my set up any further. It is a sweet little set up and works pretty well, and I love it. ;)

You don't have to justify anything to anyone! This world is full of morons that just like to spew stupid sh** out of their mouths just to show that they have an opinion. It's a sad way of making themselves feel more relevant; eventhough, they really aren't.

And on top of that your setup makes perfect sense and is completley functional. You've created more ways to use it.

Sorry... Don't know why this pissed me off so much. It's just typical of about 80% of the population, and it drives me crazy! :mad:

paulisme
Jun 13, 2010, 11:48 AM
You don't have to justify anything to anyone! This world is full of morons that just like to spew stupid sh** out of their mouths just to show that they have an opinion. It's a sad way of making themselves feel more relevant; eventhough, they really aren't.

And on top of that your setup makes perfect sense and is completley functional. You've created more ways to use it.

Sorry... Don't know why this pissed me off so much. It's just typical of about 80% of the population, and it drives me crazy! :mad:

It pisses me off, too, because when people come to such a conclusion, they do so by thinking "Oh, you're using a device with a peripheral that another device already has, so I'm now assuming that you always use the former device with that peripheral, therefore what you really need is the second device, despite any advantages the former device might have over the latter when the peripheral is not in use." It's like saying using a laptop while it's plugged in to a power outlet means you might as well have bought a desktop.

Rob587
Jun 13, 2010, 12:15 PM
It pisses me off, too, because when people come to such a conclusion, they do so by thinking "Oh, you're using a device with a peripheral that another device already has, so I'm now assuming that you always use the former device with that peripheral, therefore what you really need is the second device, despite any advantages the former device might have over the latter when the peripheral is not in use." It's like saying using a laptop while it's plugged in to a power outlet means you might as well have bought a desktop.

Perfectly said! You give me hope for humanity with that little paragraph. lol

Hopefully those people will get weeded out by natural selection over time. haha

peapody
Jun 13, 2010, 01:42 PM
^ Haha thanks guys, but it doesn't bother me much. People don't know until they have actually experienced it, so meh!

Paulisme...very well said. I have a macbook pro that stays at my desk. Perhaps I should have gotten an iMac :D

eng42ine
Jun 13, 2010, 03:05 PM
Just put this together the other day: 13" MBP, 27" Vizio LCD TV, Samsung BD Player

Poor quality I know, meh lighting in the bedroom.

Bonus points to who can tell me whats playing in iTunes :)

pudrums
Jun 13, 2010, 04:11 PM
@Dav3: Is the ACD connected to your MBP or do you have a desktop under your desk?

SchneiderMan
Jun 13, 2010, 04:20 PM
Great setup!

Based on the contents of your desk I would think you would have chosen a desktop. You look like you're pretty serious into audio and a Mac Pro would be way more expandable and powerful. About the same price maybe also..

Seriously though, amazing setup.

I got the same desk and it's the Galant from Ikea (: Great desk!

Supa_Fly
Jun 13, 2010, 06:12 PM
Great setup!

Based on the contents of your desk I would think you would have chosen a desktop. You look like you're pretty serious into audio and a Mac Pro would be way more expandable and powerful. About the same price maybe also..

Seriously though, amazing setup.

Not necessarily. A MacBook or MacBook Pro would suffice.
USB connections of both the Akai drum-pad/midi interface and the other on the far left would connect directly to the MBP/MB. Then the USB keyboard would connect into either for better control. you can use USB/FW400/800 connection to any external audio boards.

Again there is NO NEED to have a MacPro for Audio production anymore; unless you're using Logic Pro with need for a full band playing live with on the fly adjustments.

zen.state
Jun 13, 2010, 06:27 PM
I got the same desk and it's the Galant from Ikea (: Great desk!

I have the Ikea Jerker and Markus chair. They are a great solution for quality computer furniture. Well built and and great design.

SchneiderMan
Jun 13, 2010, 06:35 PM
I have the Ikea Jerker and Markus chair. They are a great solution for quality computer furniture. Well built and and great design.

Yep and all at an affordable price! And who cares, it's super fun building it yourself..

youngmac
Jun 13, 2010, 06:58 PM
not great pics quality, used iphone 3gs.

Jack F
Jun 13, 2010, 07:02 PM
Here's mine: http://yfrog.com/3o7pfpj

Have since replaced the mouse for a Magic Mouse. Also want to get a nicer stand but not sure which to go for. And yes, it's always that clean :P

akkkmed
Jun 13, 2010, 07:06 PM
Here's mine: http://yfrog.com/3o7pfpj

Have since replaced the mouse for a Magic Mouse. Also want to get a nicer stand but not sure which to go for. And yes, it's always that clean :P

Cables....ahhhhhh!

SchneiderMan
Jun 13, 2010, 07:08 PM
Here's mine: http://yfrog.com/3o7pfpj

Have since replaced the mouse for a Magic Mouse. Also want to get a nicer stand but not sure which to go for. And yes, it's always that clean :P

Get some cheap velcro ties and get your cables organized (: It's super easy.

Jack F
Jun 13, 2010, 07:35 PM
I'm headed into town tomorrow to pick some up for that very reason! I connect to the internet via ethernet as the signal from our router is a little slow up in my room, and that horrible long ethernet cable is the only one I can find. Need to pick up a shorter one and then sort out all my cables :P Also going for a Griffin Elevator as well I think.

Mackilroy
Jun 13, 2010, 09:13 PM
That's nothing, my setup in 2007 had far more cables strewn everywhere. They're all hidden behind my desk with zip ties now, though. :)

lmps56
Jun 13, 2010, 10:42 PM
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e161/tuesdayrock/IMG_0202.jpg

This is my travel set up too...

A lot of reading and document editing.

That is a seriously sweet little setup! I love it! I thought about getting a 13" MacBook Pro for taking notes (surfing) in class but the iPad might just do the trick. I really was not crazy about it when I first saw it but it's really growing on me. How easy/comfortable is it to edit documents or surf with it with the keyboard and mouse attached compared to a real notebook? Also what are you using to prop up your iPad?

Thank you and congrats

SnowLeopard2008
Jun 13, 2010, 11:04 PM
That is a seriously sweet little setup! I love it! I thought about getting a 13" MacBook Pro for taking notes (surfing) in class but the iPad might just do the trick. I really was not crazy about it when I first saw it but it's really growing on me. How easy/comfortable is it to edit documents or surf with it with the keyboard and mouse attached compared to a real notebook? Also what are you using to prop up your iPad?

Thank you and congrats

I don't mean to be interrupting, but I also own an iPad. The keyboard is pretty big, like 97% of an actual keyboard (Apple's aluminum wireless one as reference) and comfortable to type on. Although, it takes a little getting used to. Some keys are missing, like the tab key. And some keys are different, like there's an "@" key when you're entering an email address. If you pair a bluetooth keyboard and mouse (the mouse only works if you jailbreak, which is super easy with Spirit) it's much easier. I prefer the iPad over a netbook because the screen is so much better, the IPS panel and all that technical stuff. As for propping it up, the Apple iPad case can prop it up at a 30 degree angle or so. Perfect for typing. It doubles as a portfolio/folder style of case, with a flap protecting the screen. You flip open that flap and stick it in this slit on the back for the stand feature.

BTW, he's got a case of some sort on the iPad and maybe a bookend as a stand? idk.

Dav3
Jun 14, 2010, 02:33 AM
@ zenstate : I'm actually thinking for an upgrade later this year, but am thinking between an Mac Pro and an i7 iMac.

@ Pudrums : Yep connected to the MBP for now.

G-Force
Jun 14, 2010, 03:04 AM
http://kttns.org/kxzmf

New speakers and mouse. :)

Kieranic
Jun 14, 2010, 03:07 AM
http://kttns.org/kxzmf

New speakers and mouse. :)

Love that setup - Simple :D

iCheddar
Jun 14, 2010, 03:12 AM
<snip>

New speakers and mouse. :)

+1 for Swans M10s

I love my Swans, great speakers.

SchneiderMan
Jun 14, 2010, 03:27 AM
New speakers and mouse. :)

Sub is supposed to be on the floor (:

Funkatronic
Jun 14, 2010, 03:48 AM
Sub is supposed to be on the floor (:

Apparently the M10 Sub isn't a Subwoofer, rather a low-frequency fill, so it is advised to not place it on the floor, according to most of the users.

KC2
Jun 14, 2010, 06:33 AM
Just put this together the other day: 13" MBP, 27" Vizio LCD TV, Samsung BD Player

Poor quality I know, meh lighting in the bedroom.

Bonus points to who can tell me whats playing in iTunes :)

I get weekly subscriptions to this thread, so unfortunately didn't see your post until today. I'll wager a fairly confident guess - Mayer's "Where the Light Is"?

Mickyfin
Jun 14, 2010, 06:47 AM
My latest set up, still have my Griffin Elevator in its box, along with my Wireless Keyboard. I was holding out, hoping that that Magic Trackpad was real, but looks like I will have to settle for a Magic Mouse instead.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1293/4698873009_8bf35655bd.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1292/4678565267_13e388d338.jpg

Funkatronic
Jun 14, 2010, 08:51 AM
I get weekly subscriptions to this thread, so unfortunately didn't see your post until today. I'll wager a fairly confident guess - Mayer's "Where the Light Is"?

I'd reckon you're spot on. And to add more detail to that guess, i'd say its either "Daughters" or "Free Falling"

diamond3
Jun 14, 2010, 08:53 AM
It's the Griffin Simplifi (http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/simplifi). I've wanted one of these for a long time, too bad they're $70.

Now you can get one: $27
http://www.amazon.com/Griffin-Simplifi-iPhone-Reader-Aluminum/dp/B001DQNAK2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1276523393&sr=8-2

upaymeifixit
Jun 14, 2010, 09:05 AM
Now you can get one: $27
http://www.amazon.com/Griffin-Simplifi-iPhone-Reader-Aluminum/dp/B001DQNAK2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1276523393&sr=8-2

Woah, thanks. I will have to think about that, but I very well may get it.

TheOnlyJon
Jun 14, 2010, 09:06 AM
Apparently the M10 Sub isn't a Subwoofer, rather a low-frequency fill, so it is advised to not place it on the floor, according to most of the users.

Correct. If anything, I've heard it should be placed at head level. It's a low range driver but without the super low frequency of a subwoofer.

eng42ine
Jun 14, 2010, 09:21 AM
I get weekly subscriptions to this thread, so unfortunately didn't see your post until today. I'll wager a fairly confident guess - Mayer's "Where the Light Is"?
Correct :D
I'd reckon you're spot on. And to add more detail to that guess, i'd say its either "Daughters" or "Free Falling"

Wow, seen the video much? ;) Correct as well (Daughters)

johnnyfiive
Jun 14, 2010, 10:34 AM
I don't have any pics of my Apple setup, but I do have a pic of my PC setup. :D

ryan42
Jun 14, 2010, 11:28 AM
The early 2009 Mac mini and later with the 9400M can drive 2 DVI displays with the included MiniDVI-DVI adapter and a mini displayport-DVI adapter. The Cinema Displays both have ADC-DVI converters on them. They both still look fantastic, though they are starting to show their age. One of them hums a bit whenever it's below full brightness. It might be time to upgrade to a 24" ACD.

My relatively new 30" ACD also hums whenever its below full brightness, so if you're specifically looking to get away from that, you may just want to save your money :-P

SpeedFleX
Jun 14, 2010, 02:38 PM
I don't have any pics of my Apple setup, but I do have a pic of my PC setup. :D


cccccc combo breaker

hansolo669
Jun 14, 2010, 03:02 PM
oh teh noes not a combo break....
wait a sec:
I'd reckon you're spot on. And to add more detail to that guess, i'd say its either "Daughters" or "Free Falling"

ah ha ha ha
:p
:apple:

nikon331
Jun 14, 2010, 08:16 PM
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x21/nikon331/32048_1415113972197_1062992521_3120.jpg

SchneiderMan
Jun 14, 2010, 08:29 PM
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x21/nikon331/32048_1415113972197_1062992521_3120.jpg

Have you not posted the same setup like more than 5 times already?

Techhie
Jun 14, 2010, 09:23 PM
http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/4168/415655852124b6e4bb1bb.jpg

Back in September of 2009, right after the purchase of my first Mac Pro. I didn't have much money to throw around, so it was bare minimum (the cheapest 23" panels available) for a few months.

http://img815.imageshack.us/img815/3649/4363643891270e6f4e39b.jpg

Then I managed to get my hands on a used 30" panel at a good price, but I had to sell the 23" to afford it. I was constantly going through poster rearrangement, and that large world map is what I currently have in that spot.

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/315/56201565227f021a596a45e.jpg

I felt the need for a secondary monitor, so I re-bought one of the 23" panels on Craigslist. After a few weeks the dimension difference started to bother me, so I sold it and started saving for another upgrade.

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/5225/60653754.jpg

After a few months I had enough saved to start looking for another 30" panel, and came across a guy on craigslist with one at a good price. A good 4 months went by on this setup, and I started to crave even more space. :D

http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/4467/58587779.jpg

This one only lasted about two weeks; I again found the different sizes annoying. I had just sold the '09 Mac Pro (base quad) because I needed something more powerful to work with. This was taken about 8 months ago, right as the new (current) Mac Pro was shipping.

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/2307/0000298.jpg

I managed to sell the 23", and pick up two Dell 2407WFPs to take its place. This wasn't as bad in terms of dimensions, as I could set them vertically to compliment the 30" panels. Also in this picture is a 17" MacBook Pro I had for a few months for mobile work. After a about a month, I realized that the logical conclusion to this charade would be a third 30" panel, to simplify the workspace.

http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/7351/dsc00396fl.jpg

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/9983/dsc00397qw.jpg

http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/3856/dsc00393io.jpg

This is my current workspace, taken today. It is a pleasure to use, with just the perfect amount of screen real estate visible without the need for body movement. The two GPUs running this setup are getting rather dated, but I don't want to overspend on new hardware when new cards could be out any day now. Also pictured is my 70-200mm f/2.8L IS, which is sitting while I gather more equipment for a trip next month.

I'm sure my desk will continually change in coming months, but I'm not quite sure how. I didn't think I would have this kind of rig a year ago...funny how things change. :D

KC2
Jun 14, 2010, 09:34 PM
I'd reckon you're spot on. And to add more detail to that guess, i'd say its either "Daughters" or "Free Falling"

Correct :D


Wow, seen the video much? ;) Correct as well (Daughters)

Nice to see S. Jobs and I aren't the only fans around here. I was actually at this show - definitely one of the best ever. Also loved the way this was shot re-seeing it 8 months later when WTLI came out. Sadly, I'm nowhere within sight of the cameras though - even on Blu-ray :)

admyrick
Jun 14, 2010, 10:05 PM
Have you not posted the same setup like more than 5 times already?

can i ask why it matters?

alust2013
Jun 15, 2010, 12:09 AM
cccccc combo breaker

Haha, that's awesome. It is a Mac setup thread after all. No matter, it's still pretty sweet, even if it is windows ;)

dubels
Jun 15, 2010, 01:04 AM
can i ask why it matters?

Because he has nothing better to do. He craves for attention.

joe.cavers
Jun 15, 2010, 01:12 AM
cccccc combo breaker

Hands down, my all time favourite post on a forum right there.

BEST REFERENCE EVER.

stevemr123
Jun 15, 2010, 05:58 AM
My home setup (iMac i7 8Gb RAM, 256Gb SSD + 3GS + iPad Wifi):

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1281/4687686301_fd9028ed56_b.jpg

My office setup (MBP 13" 2.66 4Gb RAM, 128 GB SSD + glossy Dell U2711):

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4016/4702397077_6f3c290ea0_b.jpg

eng42ine
Jun 15, 2010, 07:57 AM
<snip>

Holy mother... What do you use all that real estate for?

Great setup :)

ryan42
Jun 15, 2010, 08:10 AM
My office setup (MBP 13" 2.66 4Gb RAM, 128 GB SSD + glossy Dell U2711):

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4016/4702397077_6f3c290ea0_b.jpg

You don't by chance happen to listen to Merlin Mann?

zen.state
Jun 15, 2010, 08:13 AM
My office setup (MBP 13" 2.66 4Gb RAM, 128 GB SSD + glossy Dell U2711):

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4016/4702397077_6f3c290ea0_b.jpg

Looks like you have the Ikea Markus chair. I have one also and love it.

stevemr123
Jun 15, 2010, 09:38 AM
You don't by chance happen to listen to Merlin Mann?

lol no, no, I'm just trying to remind myself that the office is for work, and that I should aim for productivity. :)

Looks like you have the Ikea Markus chair. I have one also and love it.

Yes, it's a Markus swivel chair from IKEA. IT's a very well built chair, and really comfy. We have some of these in the office, and a lot of Nominells (unlike Markus, they are not very good). I have a Markus at home as well. Unfortunatelly IKEA discontinued Markus a short while ago. :(

nillls
Jun 15, 2010, 11:23 AM
My office setup (MBP 13" 2.66 4Gb RAM, 128 GB SSD + glossy Dell U2711):

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4016/4702397077_6f3c290ea0_b.jpg

How do you like the Dell screen? I'm thinking of getting one.

stevemr123
Jun 15, 2010, 12:13 PM
How do you like the Dell screen? I'm thinking of getting one.

It's a great screen, I really like it. The only problem I had with it is the antiglare coating (IMHO its horrendous, but there are those who like it).

ps. Actually, I had to remove the AG coating (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=10046160&postcount=35) to fix this problem, so the display is now glossy, and the clarity and crispness of the screen is now perfect. :D

Techhie
Jun 15, 2010, 05:10 PM
Holy mother... What do you use all that real estate for?

Great setup :)

From flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/techhie/) :

I can usually be found sitting in this chair 8-10 hours each day, so every measure has been taken to ensure the "in-flight" comforts required of any longterm workspace. This kind of screen real-estate is needed for extra heavy situations, however it is frequently used in both work- and play-related multitasking.

The "eight-core whore" chews through most anything I throw at her with relative ease. Of all the setups I've used throughout the years, this one tops the list with a winning combination of productivity and comfort.

:rolleyes:

But really, some photo editing, hardcore multitasking, gaming, and general misc. things. ;)

SchneiderMan
Jun 15, 2010, 05:20 PM
can i ask why it matters?

Not that I'm telling you to stop but it just seems weird that's all.

lifeinhd
Jun 15, 2010, 11:01 PM
But really, some photo editing, hardcore multitasking, gaming, and general misc. things. ;)

You have an eight-core Mac Pro and 3x 30" displays for... photo editing? I dunno, just seems a bit excessive to me, considering I can edit video with my 2007 MBP on my single 28" display (albeit non-professional editing).

And what exactly is "hardcore multitasking?" Is that when you open every app on your computer or something? When would you need to do something like that?

Sorry to sound so critical :o

NathanCH
Jun 15, 2010, 11:10 PM
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/616276/DSC_0218.jpg

DoFoT9
Jun 15, 2010, 11:42 PM
You have an eight-core Mac Pro and 3x 30" displays for... photo editing? I dunno, just seems a bit excessive to me, considering I can edit video with my 2007 MBP on my single 28" display (albeit non-professional editing).

And what exactly is "hardcore multitasking?" Is that when you open every app on your computer or something? When would you need to do something like that?

Sorry to sound so critical :o

Hardcore multitasking usually refers to using a large portion of CPU and/or RAM by multiple applications. This can be from video programs, photo editing programs (where effects on the images can take deems of minutes to apply, and the resulting image may be hundreds of MB in size), using virtual machines for running other software, and other everyday programs which all contribute to using extra CPU cycles. These would generally all be used at the same time, apply you picture settings in Photoshop and then go back to your video editing, or what have you. Of course there are other programs that can be run.
:D

alust2013
Jun 15, 2010, 11:54 PM
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/616276/DSC_0218.jpg

Holy IMG tags, Batman! Would you kindly replace the IMG tags with TIMG so those of us surfing on a small screen can see, please? :)

xmaxonx
Jun 16, 2010, 12:20 AM
http://i49.tinypic.com/15ezmsz.jpg

Snapped this real quick. When I'm at the desk, I have it hooked up to my speakers. I also have an M-Audio Axiom 25 keyboard.

0makol16
Jun 16, 2010, 12:52 AM
http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/9720/imagewu.jpg
http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/4571/imagexlp.jpg
ignore the PC, it's a Hackinotsh in the works :D

also, poor lighting and iPhone camera don't go well together :p