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Joel,

This picture kick ass :
http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2004/03/04office.jpg

I was just wondering if you could publish
the same picture but in high resolution, I woud love
to have it as my wall paper.

I just want to have the feel of working at fogcreek
while being stuck in a rat hole ;-)

Tarek
Thursday, March 11, 2004

<<I just want to have the feel of working at fogcreek
while being stuck in a rat hole ;-)
>>

I sympathise with you man. Completely understand. 

Karthik
Thursday, March 11, 2004

It blows my mind that anyone would want to have a picture of an office as their wallpaper. 

Beautiful woman, mountains, beaches.  Maybe. 

christopher baus (www.baus.net)
Thursday, March 11, 2004

Those we have already.  :)

Kyralessa
Thursday, March 11, 2004

Let's see now. Out my window I see about 100 cars parked below me, an industrial laundry, a derelict bldg with bricks crumbling off the facade, another old factory bldg with a for sale sign and a supply yard with tons of rusting structural steel. And this is a nice part of town.

old_timer
Thursday, March 11, 2004

Out my window (Which is the glass with wires running through it);  is the back of the next building;  and a bunch of air conditioning vents.

Bleh
Thursday, March 11, 2004

Worked at a place, we were on first floor but upper floors had million dollar views of the mountains west of San Mateo, CA. I could see that one of the upper floor offices had cubicles with the partitions BLOCKING THE WINDOWS for this gorgeous view. I found that very sad.

SF Peninsula anonymous cowardly coward
Thursday, March 11, 2004

I see the house across the street, and the man whose motorbike I nearly run into whenever I back out.

Seriuosly, that picture does have a very soothing quality doesn't it.

Aussie Chick
Thursday, March 11, 2004

The only Windows I've got is my operating system :-(

Tarek
Thursday, March 11, 2004

"It blows my mind that anyone would want to have a picture of an office as their wallpaper."

Take a picture of *your* cubicle and use it as wallpaper.  Now that is even sicker.


Thursday, March 11, 2004

At the moment I set at the front desk facing a wall of glass that faces the enterance area shared by the three companies on this floor.

My desk has a high back wall so I do get some privacy.

I do get so see some cool things though. 

Like the time the 40ish receptionist from opposite walked in with the 20ish young intern at 7:30am,  he pats her on the bum and she squeals "somone will see", scans her head around only to lock eyes with me, then scurry into their office.

Yeah I know, I am lame.

braid_ged
Thursday, March 11, 2004

reminds me of the time I walked into the toilets to see the bosses daughter scurrying with her pants around her ankles from one cubicle into another (she was after toilet paper).

I politely backtracked, and tried not to laugh. We have all done dumb things, it just isn't fun to get caught. (yes, this is lame too).

An I must be the queen of the off-topic posts tonight, I have not gotten any sleep and I am using JoS as a crutch to stay awake and finish debugging.

Aussie Chick
Thursday, March 11, 2004

The one good thing about Camel: my desk was in front of a huge window and I could see the Washington Monument and Cathedral from my desk.

Philo

Philo
Thursday, March 11, 2004

I can see a parking lot with palms and some other office buildings from my window. Also, all the delivery trucks (FedEx, UPS, USPS) stop in front of my window. It’s first floor. I am trying to get used to trying to focus at faraway objects from time to time during work. Joel mentioned that focusing on faraway objects is good for the eyes. But I usually forget ….

Alexander Chalucov (www.alexlechuck.com)
Thursday, March 11, 2004

> Take a picture of *your* cubicle and use it as wallpaper.  Now that is even sicker.

Would that be like looking into two mirrors back to back? 

christopher baus (www.baus.net)
Thursday, March 11, 2004

No window, in the basement, in the cube by the receptionist.  Sometimes it's GOOD to have a reason to go visit the clients.

Unfocused Focused
Thursday, March 11, 2004

Since we appear to have wandered in Arts student world*

One window - next door's roof (ideal for those up to date weather reports.)

The other window - an internal lightwell and a clear view of my boss's office door (which comes in handy at times). 

*Old joke - q: Why doesn't an arts student look out of the window in the morning? a: They'd have nothing to do in the afternoon

a cynic writes...
Friday, March 12, 2004

You guys have desks? 3 months at my company, no desk in sight. Doesn't really bother me though since I will be spending an avg of 3 weeks/month on clients sites doing installs. Actually, that 3 weeks/month avg will come about sometime in the future. I don't really forsee being at the corporate hq until June. Desks, bah!

Btw, I'm writing this from a desk at some software training. My view? Nice touch panel, control system, laptop, other trainees, and 2 projected screens.

Just out of curiousity, who ever looks at their desktop when they're working anyways? I never get away from IDE's or IE.

tim
Friday, March 12, 2004

You complain about no desk? I don't even have a place to go to each day. I started a new job three weeks ago, and have spent most of the time at home watching DVDs, reading JoS, taking walks around the city, and playing with some new software. Occasionally I get a phone call saying that there will be a place for me to go and something to do Real Soon Now.

As long as they pay me on time, I can just about cope...

Is that a job?
Wednesday, March 17, 2004

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