T-Shirts and Home Office Project

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A big part of my life is missing right now and I need to occupy my time. I ordered about 60 blank white shirts, and I'm going to use my screen printing kits to start making hand-printed shirts. I'll post up some of my designs soon... Also, to keep myself busy when the shirts are drying off (I'm supposed to allow 8 hours for them to dry apparently), I've taken on a new computer/dork project. Pimping my home office. I've already had the two LCD's mounted one above the other, but it just isn't enough. I was using a small, beat-up, 4.5-foot, hand-me-down desk, so I upgraded.

I went to Staples and picked up a desk that really fits my new idea. First off it's on wheels, which is amazing because I want everything in my life to be movable. I get bored really easily, and so I have to change the layout of my living spaces often in order to keep my productivity at its peak. Also, with movable furniture, its easy to clean behind them. This is important for my home office because I have a lot of components that collect dust: computer tower, lamp, 2 Sony Bravia LCD's (on full-motion all mounts), printer, speakers, AppleTV, AT&T DSL modem, Dish Network satellite receiver, and power strip. With a rollable desk, it's easy to move a litte so that I can sweep behind it. Plus, Max constantly sheds baseball-sized hairballs.

Now for the lamp. Also at Staples, I found the V-Light® Nickel Full-Spectrum Clamp Magnifying Desk Lamp. It uses a daylight halogen bulb which puts out a very comfortable light that is easy on the eyes. I also like this lamp because of the fact that it clamps to the side of the desk, meaning it doesn't use any of the work surface.

I'm using my old JBL Creature 2 (2.1 channel) speakers that I bought back when I was in Houston. Killer speakers and they have stayed with me for a long, long time. They get the party started.

Next is the Logitech MX5500 Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse. Other than the high level of comfort and functionality, this pair has some pretty cool (and some pointless) features. The weighted scroll wheel on the mouse is a really cool features which makes scrolling really easy. The keyboard and mouse buttons are very customizable, and the keyboard has a keystroke counter and an ambient temperature reading (two useless features).

I am also working on building a new computer. So far I've gotten the case (Sunbeam UFO ACUF-HUVB UV Blue Clear Acrylic ATX Cube Computer Case), hard drive (SAMSUNG EcoGreen F2 HD103SI 1TB 5400 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive), and the video card (PNY Verto VCGGT2401D3XPB GeForce GT 240 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card). The rest of the parts are as follows:

  • Intel 112BN.HMWWB IEEE 802.11b/g/n Mini PCI Express Centrino Wireless-N 1000 802.11b/g/n Wireless Half Mini PCIe Card Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates WEP, WPA, WPA2 802.1x (EAP-TLS, TTLS, PEAP, LEAP, EAP-FAST), EAP-SIM, EAP-AKA 64-bit
  • ASUS P8P67-M (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
  • AZiO BTD211 USB 2.0 Micro Bluetooth Adapter
  • LG Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 10X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Super Multi WH12LS30 LightScribe Support - OEM
  • Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
  • 2x CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9B