May 09, 2011

WoW Blogging Challenge Day 06 - Your workplace/desk

This post is part of the WoW Blogging Challenge! Originally inspired by Saga at Spellbound.


My desk is where I spend nearly all of my spare time at home. It's the first time I've had a proper office room with a desk in it! Although I have to share the room, the desk is MINE. A few weeks ago it was transformed - there was a shaft of golden light and the faint sound of choirs singing - by the addition of a new widescreen monitor. No more too-close-to-the-laptop-screen headaches for me!

I bought the fan when I went to Japan a couple of years back, and Kitty is the closest I'll ever get to having a cat (allergies, bah). There's actually a whiteboard behind the screen and it normally has a tally of WoW currencies or an important reminder of some kind on it. It's also magnetic!

My laptop won't get replaced with a desktop setup for a year or so but the monitor, keyboard and mouse provide a close substitute and it really has stopped the aforementioned headaches. I'd be lying if I said I got the monitor just for health reasons alone though - I can finally have both a functional UI and screen space when playing WoW!

Eagle-eyed readers may have spotted which molecule I have featured up top there. A clue: it's closely linked to that can of beverage lurking near my mousepad (other brands available but not preferred). It's unusual not to see a mug of coffee here too! It seems I'm by no means alone in my caffeine-loving ways in this community, so I hope you won't judge me too harshly for that ;)

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  1. Hooray for IKEA! My desk is the corner version of that same model, although I had some fun with the upper hutch and created a monitor shelf with some kitchen counter legs that I also found at IKEA.

    How do you find the height of your desk? Maybe I'm spoiled and used to my old one, but I find this desk sits just a little bit too high. I think if it was 1 inch lower I would feel more comfortable typing. As it is, it still feels kinda weird when I'm trying to type something - so much so that I do most of my writing on my laptop instead.

  2. I didn't notice it at the time but it is! Good taste, sir. IKEA hacks = thumbs up.

    Now that I look at it, two inches lower would be just perfect for me. If I put the chair high enough, my feet don't touch the floor...I'm probably a little shorter than you though ^^