Ever wonder where the magic that is Liliputing happens? Well, even if you haven’t, here it is. Xavier at Notebooks.com decided to start asking tech bloggers for pictures of their workspaces the other day. So I snapped a quick photo of my home office and sent it off to him. pardon the mess, but that’s honestly what my workspace looks like on most days.
If you’re curious about what you’re looking at, here’s the rundown, from left to right:
- On the far left is an Asus Eee PC 1000H. It actually doesn’t usually live on my desk. But I bring it into the office from time to time. It usually hangs out in the living room for use when I need a change of pace. And it’s the laptop I throw in my bag when I’m heading out to a coffee shop, or when I’m working on the road. It triple boots Windows XP, Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1, and Mandriva 2009. For now.
- Behind the Eee PC 1000H is an Alesis Multimix 8USB audio mixer, and above it is an AKG Perception 100 microphone. Some of you may know that in addition to tech blogging, I’m also a freelance radio journalist. You can find some of my work at NPR, The Environment Report, or the now defunct Justice Talking, among other places. I use this equipment to record interviews and do audio production work. You can read more about my adventures in radioland at my personal blog.
- The little guy to the right of the mixer is a Dell Axim X50v PDA running Windows Mobile 2003SE. I know it’s a few generations old, but I have yet to find a newer PDA with the same combination of price and performance. I’m starting to get frustrated that it doesn’t run newer software. But I’m not ready to replace it yet.
- My primary laptop is a Toshiba A135-S4527 that I picked up for around $600 a few years ago at Circuit City. It’s not exactly top of the line, but it has a 15.4″ display, a 1.73GHz Pentium Dual-Core CPU, 2GB of RAM, and a 120GB hard drive and does most of the things I need it to. It triple boots Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Ubuntu 8.10, but Ubuntu, like most Linux distros doesn’t fully support the proprietary audio drivers in this laptop, so I wind up spending most of my time in Windows XP.
- You can barely see it, but above the computer is a Fantom Drives USB DVD-RW drive. It’s kind of bulky, so I don’t travel with it. But it comes in handy when I want to install an alternate operating system on a discless netbook.
- On the right is a 17″ LG Flatron monitor which I use as a secondary display for my Toshiba laptop.