Millions of unofficial and loyal readers may recall that back in December 2005, I set up a basement office space with the ping-pong table. It worked pretty well, but it had a few disadvantages, not the least of which is that this set-up ruled out playing ping-pong.
A few weeks ago, Will was complaining to me about the lack of ping-pong table. I said to him “if you give up the play area you have in the basement, then I’ll move my desk stuff and set up the ping-pong table again.” This was an easy deal for Will because the play area consisted of stuff he hasn’t played with in years.
Anyway, after much rearrangement, I am back to the arrangement you see above. It’s a throw-back all the way to my Ph.D. days, a door desk set up on milk crates. It’s cheap, it’s simple, and it has a lot of space.
There are other features not pictured here. In the foreground is the treadmill (I think I stood on it to take this picture) and to the left is a filing cabinet with a DVD and TV on it, mostly for viewing while on the treadmill. Be sure to click here to get the whole tour with the notes I left on Flickr.
So far, I think I like this set-up quite a bit. It has some advantages over the ping-pong table, and besides that, we’ve actually been able to play some ping-pong. Will has a long ways to go to be competitive with me, but he’s a lot better at it now than he was when we first got this table a few years ago.
I don’t know if I’d win this Lifehacker contest for “coolest workspace,” but it’s pretty nice. Of course, while I think the contest winner is nice enough, the workspace I really think is interesting is the “Treadputer” set-up, something I could kinda/sorta do here on the fly if I moved a few things around….
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I want a treadputer!
Well, if I replace this laptop with one of these new Macbook Pro laptops and do a little creative rearrangment in the basement, we could make this happen….
You know, you two actually live in the same house! You can talk to each other f2f. :)
Well, we don’t use iChat at the table at least….
So what is your favorite DVD to watch while on the tread mill?
I’m much more likely to get my exercise at the Washtenwaw County Rec Center, and when I am on the treadmill, I’m watching something like Daily Show Reruns or channel surfing. But it might be a good idea to catch some movies….
I usually watch VH1 and MTV in my increasingly failing attempts to stay hip with the young people. Of course, Steve, I could watch “Phantom of the Paradise” over and over again while on the treadmill! (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071994/)