LOL, roadrash – now everytime I read something you’ve posted, I will think of you on your porcelain throne.
Al, thanks for the info on Ebay. Since I made that post, my daughter has ordered a clarinet from there for my granddaughter, who will start band this year. She got it from a lady whose son had only used it for one schoolyear before switching to the tuba. She paid $125, and it came in just a few days. We were really pleased with the purchase – it is like new. This was a real bargain, considering that new ones are 600 bucks and up at the music store.
I use my employer-supplied laptop. Usually I’m in my leather recliner with my computer on a plastic tray table in front of me. Every so often, however, to satisfy my need to be mobile, I take my laptop into the bathroom with me to post while I….er….well…you know. Aren’t you glad you asked?
We bought our laptop -new- on Ebay and have been quite content with the deal. One of my sons does a lot of big items, Cars, Motorcycles and Computer Stuff. He has done well both buying and selling. I have over 450 ‘deals’ on record with 100% positive feedback and I think I have only written a couple of neutral comments to slow-delivery sellers and NO negatives for the items I bought. Biggest item bought- $6k for my JD Mower (30 HP diesel w/6ft cut), Biggest item sold- our Toyota Avalon for 2K more than a dealer was willing to give us in trade. Most of my deals have been for books and railroad junk!! Typical purchase were several ‘Guidebooks to the Utah National Parks’ that we used on the Spring Roadtrip. I will sell all but one of them this Fall so others can make use of them in the future.
Be Careful, and do your homework before you bid and you can do quite well shopping on Ebay.
The computer I’m using right now is directly in front of me.
I own a desktop and a laptop. The second laptop is mine as long as I consent to be the webmaster for the Michigan State Union Label Council. The other desktops are in my offices, so they’re only "mine" in that they live on "my" desks there.
I’m not rich, just lucky. [;)]
Wow Al, nice area. So much space!
felix, by my count you have a desktop and two laptops, plus access to two other desktops. Are you rich or something? [:D]
Mike, you have presented me with an interesting idea by mentioning ebay. I really hadn’t thought about looking for a laptop there. Have you been satisfied with the ones you bought? Did you get what you expected? I’ve always been a little bit leery about buying expensive stuff on ebay, even though they have that rating thing. Think I’ll check them out, now that I know you bought a couple.
Al, what a coinky-dink. My computer is sitting on virtually the same desk as yours, except I don’t have the big cabinet on the far right end.
Mine sits in my office at home.(My husband and I have a Sand & Gravel Company).When I sit at my desk I can see my neighbors back yard and see his horses,goats,chickens,peacocks,etc. I also have a job at a fulfillment center (have a computer here also) where I send software and labs to schools. No windows here just 4 walls and one wall is brick. But I have pictures of the Rolling Stones all around.
Our "living Space" is an open Kitchen&Family Room area at one end of the house. Since it is just the two of us, it is very convenient for us to work and ‘live’ in this space. The photo below shows my computer area , beyond is the TV area and the kitchen is off to the left. Outside the windows is the flower garden with the bird feeders.
The desk is seldom this clear (the dictionary is out of sight!!)[:I]!!
I use a lapttop on trips and have a 260 Gig External hard-drive that is strictly for ‘long-term storage and file back-up’. The digital camera cable is on the desk now allowing a quick-connect for photo uploads.
Since I live in a small place, the den, dining room, and kitchen are one. My computer is located in a corner next to a window. It takes up about two thirds of the room…….I have a cool scanner/copier/fax and camera oufit though. I often listen to the surround sound from the TV/Stereo while I surf. I like this place.
If looking for a laptop E-bay has some pretty good deals at times. I bought 2 from there last March with my income tax refund.
My main desktop is in my home office, which is a former bedroom in the front corner of the house. The window I’m under is a crank-out just above my head, so all I can see out it without standing up is a huge mass of trees. There’s a filing cabinet blocking t’other window (from here, the other desk is near it) or I could barely see the road through a huge pecan tree.
My main laptop is in the living room next to my recliner, with a picture window flanked by two smaller windows directly across from it facing the road. Or, I use it when travelling, so it can be found either on the desk or on my lap in some hotel room or another.
My secondary laptop is used pretty much only for travel (unless I have it on the desk in my home office online for some reason), so usually it can be found on the desk in some hotel room, or in the Michigan State Union Label office. What I can see from there depends on who isn’t using their office at the moment so I can get on the network…or sometimes I’m in the labor library.
On very rare occasions (usually when it’s too hot and I’m not home in my no-AC), I’ll be on one of my two office computers here in town. My desk at the union office faces a blank wall, with a window wall behind me looking out on the street. My desk at the local union label office faces a blank wall in a basement office.
My first computer is long gone, but most likely wound up in the hands of some desperately poor Asian who dismantled it and poisoned himself and his environment in the process. There was a time when I felt all warm and cuddly about recycling my electronics – but, no more…
Wow! These are some very interesting descriptions! I envy all of you who have a good view, my study only has one small window, and it just looks out toward the road. I also envy all of you who have laptops. A laptop is the next item down on my wish list – maybe I’ll get one someday.
Tedbear, I can relate to the way Max listens for that bell. My system plays the theme from Seinfield when it shuts down. Diva, my little toy poodle, knows exactly what it means when she hears it. She gets up off the pillow she lays on in here and waits at the door, because she knows its time to go upstairs and either eat or go to bed.
Whenever I’m at RF I’m on my computer here in "THE HOLE", as opposed to the one in the office. That one’s for working, this one’s for playing. "THE HOLE" is my middle bedroom, the one with only a single window. Here in the land of hot summers and bright sun I like a dark room when I’m surfing and posting to fora. Hence, "THE HOLE". I’ve installed a bamboo shade outside of the window and a blackout curtain a la WW2 inside.
My computer table is an oak roll around type with a pull out table for the keyboard and my lunch. I sit here staring into a 19" Hitachi CM715 tank of a monitor. My machine sits in a SuperMicro all steel server case on the other side of the table. It’s home built by me back in Spring of 2004 and has an Intel D865GBF motherboard, 2 gigs of Crucial DDR-400 registered RAM, a P4 3.0 Northwood CPU, and a stack of WD Raptor 75 gig SATA HDDs in RAID 5 array.
My chair is an extremely comfortable, extremely ugly upholstered Lazee Boy recliner that I picked up in almost new condition for 35 bucks from St. Vincent de Paul. (I love second hand stores) It doubles as my nap chair when my eyes get heavy from looking at the screen.
To my right stands a floor lamp and a small table holding an AM-FM table radio, my cigar ashtray and my humidor of fine imported maduro wrapper cigars. And my box of Swan cigar matches. And my cigar circumsizing tool. Bookshelves line two walls. A large neon sign hangs on the wall to my left, a few feet to the right of the door. It says PACKAGING on top and under that it says MAILBOXES. I like it because of the pretty red and green neon colors it glows with when I switch it on. To the left of that sign is an 8×10 color glossy of my late Red Doberman Missy, she who will always be in my heart.
There. You asked for it, you got it, in excruciating detail.
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