I made a treadmill-desk of sorts by suspending a salvaged under-desk keyboard tray over the control panel from the ceiling with string.
Each corner of the tray is attached to the ceiling twice, and the attachment points of adjacent corners are on opposite axes (North-South, East-West) to dampen any swaying motion.
The tray hangs on a hook in the ceiling when it’s not needed.
NOT PICTURED: Harman/Kardon speakers facing the treadmill, providing nice sound for movies and music, and with enough volume to overpower the boiler when it kicks on.
This typewriter was made in 1930 for $100,000. It took 3 years to make and weighed 14 tons.
It’s good to be reminded that people did idiotic things with their free time *before* there was an Internet, too.
The prototype standing desk had a few kinks to work out before it could get a foothold in the marketplace.
Weird Desk Stuff
Mug of pens and highlighters - Not that weird
Magnetically levitating globe - Getting weirder
Evil fortune-telling devil machine bobble-head from one of William Shatner’s Twilight Zone episodes, Nick of Time, holding paper clips on his horns - Definitely Weirdsville Central
Shadow Acts Like a Real Cat
Shadow never gets up on my desk. Yet she made the trek over many obstacles (I’m a cluttered-desk-type) to settle down right between me and the monitor.
She also never pays attention to TVs or monitors. Yet she paid rapt attention when I minimized the windows (which swoop down to the dock) to take a cleaner picture of her surprise visit to my desk (because it is so unusual for her).
So instead of a still picture, I took this video of her following the cursor around the screen. It isn’t significant to anyone but my girlfriend and me, but what the hell. Here you go.
Herman Miller Envelop Desk. I want it. It’s fully adjustable and has a hole to accommodate my belly.
Big downside: This desk seems designed especially so you’ll have a hard time masturbating at it.
There’s an attachment for that. It’s what Steve Jobs is going to announce at tomorrow’s press conference, and the real reason he took time off from Apple last year:
(I was only a year off.)