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Old Jan 20, 2013, 07:50 AM   #651
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I just want to have a clutter-free desk, and my computer being open doesn't really help then. It takes up a lot of space and even though I have the space (I have a large L-shaped desk) I just want to work at a clean and empty desk.

That said, if I need to use multiple "windows" I just add a Mission Control desktop. Unless you want to look at two things at once you really don't need to have two displays nowadays.

I cleaned up my desk just now (yay for cable management!) so here's a pic to stay OT.

I'd recommend the TwelveSouth BookArc and BassJump to everyone that uses a MacBook. They're absolutely great accessoires.
Very clean, looks great!

It definitely does look better, but I've been using dual monitors for years and just love it too much. Like when writing a business letter or a paper or something you can have notes or research open on one screen, and the paper itself on another.

That said, I saw one of these at a MicroCenter the other day and thought they were too cool;

http://www.hengedocks.com

Basically all of the connectors for your cables get stuffed inside it, and you just slide the MacBook/Pro/Air into it and 'dock' it. With the mid-2012 Pro (and most other models) it would be pretty cool, because ALL of the cables are on one side. Could really get a clean setup that way.

Cable management is a problem on my desk! I'll admit it
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 08:16 AM   #652
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Recently switched to a clamshell mode set-up with just one monitor. Tempted to get one of those dock things, but my MacBook hides away pretty nicely in the keyboard draw in my desk which means it still can be accessible. This is at my university house, so the desk is cheap and small
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 09:12 AM   #653
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Clean setup.
Thanks!

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Very clean, looks great!

It definitely does look better, but I've been using dual monitors for years and just love it too much. Like when writing a business letter or a paper or something you can have notes or research open on one screen, and the paper itself on another.

That said, I saw one of these at a MicroCenter the other day and thought they were too cool;

http://www.hengedocks.com

Basically all of the connectors for your cables get stuffed inside it, and you just slide the MacBook/Pro/Air into it and 'dock' it. With the mid-2012 Pro (and most other models) it would be pretty cool, because ALL of the cables are on one side. Could really get a clean setup that way.

Cable management is a problem on my desk! I'll admit it
Thanks!

Yeah, the hengedock seems great but I prefer the looks of the BookArc
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 12:00 PM   #654
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Desk - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i00

(Didn't attach the keyboard tray.)

The lights are the IKEA Dioder color led bars (4).
Love the lights!
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 12:04 PM   #655
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Desk - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i00

(Didn't attach the keyboard tray.)

The lights are the IKEA Dioder color led bars (4).
Very cool!

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What clock is the on the top left on your monitor?

Thanks!
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 01:28 PM   #656
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Not the best of photos - Just moved into my new home and in the process of making things the way we want them!



And one with excessive light...

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Old Jan 20, 2013, 01:37 PM   #657
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Not the best of photos - Just moved into my new home and in the process of making things the way we want them!

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And one with excessive light...

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Nice. Do you prefer the 13" MBP or the 13" MBA?
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 02:09 PM   #658
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i got my 27"er last week - i've been working on this study room, almost finished, just cable management and i'm done.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 03:34 PM   #659
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i got my 27"er last week - i've been working on this study room, almost finished, just cable management and i'm done.
Loving the World Map wall decal.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 04:08 PM   #660
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Too cool!

The images kind of look like a white balance comparison! LOL.
Thanks! Yea, I was able to use a corner to stabilize the camera. Almost took the same image every time lol.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 04:23 PM   #661
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Where did you get the iMac stand? That is awesome
I made the stand mostly myself, and just used the design of the iMac stand itself
I had the stand heat formed into the correct angle, and then I cut it into shape, and polished the sides.

these pics show the setup with my old 2007 iMac.

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Old Jan 20, 2013, 04:24 PM   #662
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iBook G3 by misterkeeks, on Flickr


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Old Jan 20, 2013, 08:03 PM   #663
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Nice. Do you prefer the 13" MBP or the 13" MBA?
To be honest, it's a toss up. I've been getting more into my photo skills, etc and having the large storage (aside from a 2TB and 320 External) work well with the MBP. It's a bit slower given the SSD, but what can you do.

I usually bring the MBA to work everyday and carry it with me wherever I go, so I love that part. The battery life leaves something to desire, but again, I'm not too picky and understand that things have their ups and downs.

All and all, both great, but I would really like an iMac at home since the wife keeps asking if she can have one of 'my' computers haha
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 08:24 PM   #664
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I made the stand mostly myself, and just used the design of the iMac stand itself
I had the stand heat formed into the correct angle, and then I cut it into shape, and polished the sides.

these pics show the setup with my old 2007 iMac.
That looks awesome! How does it hold the iMac? Drilled stand or something? Not thought of using the VESA mount (guess you can't with the 2012 though), although the original stand probably makes a nice little shelf for something.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 10:42 PM   #665
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I don't like sitting behind a desk in a separate room

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Good job on the acrylic work, I fabricate plexiglass for a living and you did a fine job.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 10:50 PM   #666
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wow thats some cool DIY. great job!
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 11:30 PM   #667
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Got something called a surfshelf for the treadmill


treadmill by uofmtiger, on Flickr

I also have the iPad on a shelf in the closet for the pic, but mainly use one or the other depending on what I want to do.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 02:17 AM   #668
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That looks awesome! How does it hold the iMac? Drilled stand or something? Not thought of using the VESA mount (guess you can't with the 2012 though), although the original stand probably makes a nice little shelf for something.
The old iMac 2007 was drilled through the stand (no warranty anyway), en with the new one I used the hole in the stand to attach it, I made a custom holder, and four rubber bumps to stop it from rotating.

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Old Jan 21, 2013, 07:52 AM   #669
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 08:30 AM   #670
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The old iMac 2007 was drilled through the stand (no warranty anyway), en with the new one I used the hole in the stand to attach it, I made a custom holder, and four rubber bumps to stop it from rotating.
Genius! I'm sure you could sell these somehow, especially since it requires no modification to an iMac to be done.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 08:38 AM   #671
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Thats cool. Is it the building with the green points on the roof(The Merchandise Mart)?
Skinny building ... on the north side of the river, across from the Mart ... beside the 'newer' glass building. There is an awful "DIRTT" sign on the top
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 05:02 PM   #672
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Added a little egg crate foam and an extra IKEA tabletop to raise up my monitor and speakers a tad, also helps hide the wires.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 10:56 PM   #673
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12-2-2012 Messy Desk

Still working on getting a bigger desk. Sorry for the mess. Was working this morning
I never noticed how big the 27" iMac was until I saw this picture lol. Nice setup!

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i got my 27"er last week - i've been working on this study room, almost finished, just cable management and i'm done.
I like your decal in the back!
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 08:23 AM   #674
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Recently switched to a clamshell mode set-up with just one monitor. Tempted to get one of those dock things, but my MacBook hides away pretty nicely in the keyboard draw in my desk which means it still can be accessible. This is at my university house, so the desk is cheap and small
What clock is that?
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 12:28 PM   #675
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What clock is that?
It's actually my Nexus 7 with its clock daydream screensaver thing
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