Introducing The Dungeon

posted on 10/10/07 at 12:15:28 am by Joel Ross

I work from home every now and then, and I've tweeted recently about being in "The Dungeon" - my office is in the basement, our house was built in 1899, and the basement shows that, so it's known as The Dungeon. I've been meaning to get a picture of my setup down there, and today I did.

Server Closet 018

The picture actually makes it look better than it is! From this view, you can see my laptop, my 19" wide screen monitor, and the Macbook, which is used for cross browser testing. The shelf above is a bit of a mess. Under the desk is a Compaq server that I haven't quite gotten up and running yet. On the left side of the desk is a monitor which I hook up to any computers that are brought over for me to work on - like when a family member's computer needs some work. In the lower left corner, you can see part of my three headless machines. Here's a better look:

Server Closet 004

The one on the left is our home desktop machine, but we haven't used it as that for a while now. It's hooked to the XBox 360 as a media server (not Media Center. It uses the Windows Media Connect method). In the middle is my file server, where all my back ups go. Two of the three external drives on top of the home computer (you can only see two) are hooked up to the file server. On the right is our development server for Tourney Logic. It houses our source control and it's our build server. On top of the middle machine is the cable modem and wireless router. In the background, you can see some of our painting supplies as well!

So now when I say I'm in The Dungeon, you know what I'm talking about.

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