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Let's see a picture of your computer desk/setup!

PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:05 am
by Sharkey1331
Guys,
I'm tired of setting up my retro computing setup hap-hazardly where it will temporarily fit. I've been thinking of making a computer desk for it. I need some ideas- what do you guys use?

Re: Let's see a picture of your computer desk/setup!

PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:21 pm
by monzamess
Here's my setup... I had to resort to a piece of plywood on top of a dresser. No where else to put them.

In this picture, the PCjr is running DOSLYNX reading a web page served by the Apple //e.

PCjr has power sidecar, two parallel sidecars modified as bi-directional and LPT1/LPT2, speech sidecar, and jrIDE. Xircom PE3-BT ethernet adapter and Backpack HD 3.5"drive connected to the parallel ports.

Apple //e has enhancement kit and has 1MB RAM, Uthernet II, Classic IDE, SD Floppy II, Super Serial, and Mouse.

Netbook is used to download files. I connect a USB floppy drive to it to exchange files with the PCjr (haven't run gotten far with the networking yet). It also runs ADTPro and Ciderpress for the //e and dumps disk images to the SD card used by the SD Floppy II.

The Apple //e and PCjr are connected via copper to the WRT150N wifi router, which is running DD-WRT and bridging to the main wifi router on the other side of the house. They have full wireless internet connectivity even being stuck up in a corner of my bedroom on a plywood plank.

Re: Let's see a picture of your computer desk/setup!

PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:40 am
by Sharkey1331
Love the setup! Apple II and PCjr- the PCjr with 5(!) side cars no less! :-)

Re: Let's see a picture of your computer desk/setup!

PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:11 am
by Trixter
Sharkey1331 wrote:Guys,
I'm tired of setting up my retro computing setup hap-hazardly where it will temporarily fit.


Since PCjrs are so light, I always set mine up wherever they will fit, usually on my worktable. The only permanent installation I have is an IBM 5160+5161 that I use semi-regularly.

Re: Let's see a picture of your computer desk/setup!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:03 pm
by Brutman
I'm a little late but I feel the need to brag a little ...

Under the bench I have a Pentium 233 running Linux, a newer Athlon Linux box, my beloved PC AT with a 386-40 in it, a Pentium 133 with Windows 98, and a spare 486. The first four machines run through a KVM to the 17" CRT and Model M. The PCjr is using a jrIDE and an IBM PC 5150 keyboard.

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This picture is just from a different angle - the wall of linen manuals helps me wrangle the machines.

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If you are the jealous type, I'll temper your feelings by letting you know that for two years I was basically relocating and living out of boxes. It's nice to have the machines back out and usable again. I've paid my dues. :-)

Re: Let's see a picture of your computer desk/setup!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:10 pm
by Trixter
A messy workbench is a happy workbench! I like you have spaces between the computers for your legs ;-)

I'll try to remember to update this thread with my setup when I get mine out of flux; things are currently torn apart as I try to get a video capture solution going. (I am working on a video capture workflow for CGA RGB, CGA composite, and PCjr RGB -- good thing I have one of those IBM "Adapter Cable for the IBM Color Display" cables, although it will suck taking it out of shrinkwrap!)

Re: Let's see a picture of your computer desk/setup!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:50 am
by Tempest
Here are some pictures of my computer/game room. Things have moved around a little since then but it's mostly the same (PCjr is in the last one).

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You can see all the pictures here: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/234562 ... -v5/page-1

Re: Let's see a picture of your computer desk/setup!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:45 pm
by Trixter
Holy geebus!! Add some black leather couches with chrome trim and some Nagel prints on the walls and it would match my teenage fever dreams. Nicely done!

Re: Let's see a picture of your computer desk/setup!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:14 pm
by alanh
a) single
b) married to the most understanding wife on this planet

Which one is it? There is no 3rd choice here!

Re: Let's see a picture of your computer desk/setup!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:33 pm
by Tempest
It's B. I gave my wife the spare bedroom so she could have a craft room, and in return I got the basement.