My Desk

August 12th, 2008

Just so you can all get to know me slightly better, here is a long, yet not comprehensive list of the items on my desk at work:

Speakers, mobile phone, Pint Glass (Empty), 3 plastic cups, 30cm shatterproof ruler, greem dry-wipe marker, a box of screws, some blu-tak, a permanent black marker, 2 handkerchiefs, a pot of salt, Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 (Sealed), A desk pad, 4 mice, 2 Hard drive platters, a hole punch, my laptop, a roll of yellow electrical tape, an 8-ball stress squisher, 3 network cables (2 grey, 1 yellow), A Microsoft Action Pack Subscription, blank CDR’s, a stuffed otter, a spen tie-wrap, a calculator and a miniature wheelie bin full of pens.

I hope you now feel you know me that little bit better.

Entry Filed under: Kev,Random Thought,Stolen From Work,Things,What I Did Today


  • 1. Chris  |  August 12th, 2008 at 23:33

    I feel closer to you in every way.

    What colour is greem? Could you show us a swatch of it?

    I move around a lot, but at this desk are the following:

    My bag (containing a satsuma, an apple, my diary and my wallet), two remote controls, roll of black and yellow stripey DANGER tape, pair of Genelec speakers, single Fostex speaker, EMX telephone, PBX hi-path telephone, two resilient big-button phones linked to TBU I and TBU J respectively, hot drink mug flask type thing with the remnants of yesterday’s tea in it because I haven’t washed it yet, DHD TSA monitoring panel B Ops 1 featuring PPM (currently set to S+20 not A/B), OS listen and talkback and rotary monitoring selector, and my water bottle which is only a quarter full just now. And my hands, which are using a keyboard and mouse.

  • 2. Ian Mac Mac Mac Mac McIver  |  August 13th, 2008 at 13:00


  • 3. Chris  |  August 13th, 2008 at 14:22

    I would like to know the approximate dimensions of the “desk pad” Mr Hill describes.

  • 4. Kevil  |  August 14th, 2008 at 08:53

    approx. 30 x 45 cm. It has a black border top and bottom, has a “Things to do today” list on the right and is branded by Wick Hill.

  • 5. Chris  |  August 14th, 2008 at 11:03

    That’s perfect, thanks very much.

    *makes notes*

  • 6. Ian Mac Mac Mac Mac McIver  |  August 15th, 2008 at 13:06

    How much can you stress the the 8-ball stress squisher?

  • 7. Kevil  |  August 18th, 2008 at 08:56

    Almost to the point of no return, but not quite.

  • 8. Chris  |  August 18th, 2008 at 10:14

    You say there are three network cables. Can you confirm whether they are all ethernet, and if so, whether any are crossover?

  • 9. Ian Mac Mac Mac Mac McIver  |  August 19th, 2008 at 08:20

    Ethernet? Is that like the internet for druggies?

  • 10. Kevil  |  August 19th, 2008 at 08:48

    I am pleased to be able to inform you they are all Cat5e Unshielded Twisted Pair Ethernet Cables. They are all in ‘straight-through’ configuration.

  • 11. Chris  |  August 19th, 2008 at 10:13

    Brilliant, thanks very much.

    *enters this data into his spreadsheet*

  • 12. Ian Mac Mac Mac Mac McIver  |  August 21st, 2008 at 09:01

    Are you gonna do a pie chart when you’ve coalated (coal-lated? Collaloated?) all this data? Things don’t make sense unless they’re round and coloured in by children.

  • 13. Chris  |  August 21st, 2008 at 18:10

    I think I probably will do a pie chart, in 3d and with an attractive pastel-shaded colour scheme.

    I do require the weight and dimensions of the blu-tack blob first, though.

  • 14. Kevil  |  August 22nd, 2008 at 08:45

    It is still flat as if it were in the packet, surrounded as they are, on both sides by shiny paper saying Bostick.

    Dimensions are: 68 x 48 x 4 mm
    Weight is: 18g according to our franking machine.

  • 15. Chris  |  August 22nd, 2008 at 12:18

    Brilliant. Thanks very much.

    *makes a pie chart*

  • 16. Ian Mac Mac Mac Mac McIver  |  September 2nd, 2008 at 08:29

    Can we see the pie chart? I have a lust for charts, and pies. And pies. And charts. And Chies and Parts.

  • 17. Chris  |  September 3rd, 2008 at 10:50

    Yes, you can. You need to use all of your eyes in the correct sequence to witness it visually.

  • 18. Ian Mac Mac Mac Mac McIver  |  September 16th, 2008 at 09:02

    There’s a correct sequence? Is that why I need glasses and contacts, because I use them in the wrong order?

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