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Offline smarmar

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What's on YOUR keyboard trays?
« on: Sat, 24 December 2016, 12:44:30 »
There's something magical about those vintage kb trays before the trends toward space-saving and material reduction took them away. Beyond practical labeling, the trays are amazing at storing your geeky go-to gadgets.
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What's on your trays?
« Last Edit: Sun, 25 December 2016, 14:05:03 by smarmar »
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Re: What's on YOUR keyboard trays?
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 24 December 2016, 14:10:11 »
Used to have mine loaded up with old intel processors (the ceramic ones, like 386, 486 and early pentium [cant deny that these look ****ing awesome]) a few pencils and a key puller. cant do that with what Im using right now, but when I get my mf ssk, I can use my beloved tray again.
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Re: What's on YOUR keyboard trays?
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 25 December 2016, 13:55:21 »
Trying to balance a pencil on the top row of function (if available) or number keys on one of those skinny, new-fangled keyboards just doesn't work. That shelf has got to be solid!
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Re: What's on YOUR keyboard trays?
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 25 December 2016, 17:03:22 »
I had a little Kelloggs plastic Bagheera (from Disney's The Jungle Book) above my Raptor K1's LED-Area for some years. I recently removed it when I cleaned my desk. :)

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Re: What's on YOUR keyboard trays?
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 25 December 2016, 17:40:35 »
smarmar: I couldn't help noticing the surreal nature of parts of your keyboards. Has Salvador Dali been around your desk? Or maybe you're just a bit too close to the heater?
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Re: What's on YOUR keyboard trays?
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 25 December 2016, 23:55:44 »
The usual.

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Offline smarmar

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Re: What's on YOUR keyboard trays?
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 26 December 2016, 22:21:37 »
smarmar: I couldn't help noticing the surreal nature of parts of your keyboards. Has Salvador Dali been around your desk? Or maybe you're just a bit too close to the heater?

HA, I wish! No...no surrealist art-genius has been frequenting my work areas. I used my phone's panoramic feature so I could get a nice wide-angle of the desks with no perspective distortion albeit unsteady-hand-wave-distortions.

The usual.

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Re: What's on YOUR keyboard trays?
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 27 December 2016, 06:56:59 »
The usual.

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I feel like the photo is staged,  look how clean the mouse is..


No one with a clean mouse would let the keyboard get that bad.

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Re: What's on YOUR keyboard trays?
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 27 December 2016, 07:27:19 »
The usual.

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I feel like the photo is staged,  look how clean the mouse is..


No one with a clean mouse would let the keyboard get that bad.

maybe that person has a penchant for clean mice




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Re: What's on YOUR keyboard trays?
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 27 December 2016, 10:25:55 »
The usual.

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I feel like the photo is staged,  look how clean the mouse is..


No one with a clean mouse would let the keyboard get that bad.

maybe that person has a penchant for clean mice




(.... gerbils or other small input devices)
Are those baked potatoes?? Mmmm...nice smokey flavour.
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Re: What's on YOUR keyboard trays?
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 27 December 2016, 11:03:28 »

Are those baked potatoes?? Mmmm...nice smokey flavour.


No, they're probably balls of foil saved from smoking crack/ heroin from.

Some addicts keep them around as trophies/badges of completion.

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Re: What's on YOUR keyboard trays?
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 30 December 2016, 14:22:50 »
You know they do make apparatuses for storing pens, scissors, sharpies, and paper clips.  They simply sit on your desk and are supposed to be an organizer.
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Re: What's on YOUR keyboard trays?
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 30 December 2016, 18:26:38 »
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Re: What's on YOUR keyboard trays?
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 30 December 2016, 20:48:10 »
The usual.

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Offline smarmar

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Re: What's on YOUR keyboard trays?
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 11 January 2017, 12:50:49 »
You know they do make apparatuses for storing pens, scissors, sharpies, and paper clips.  They simply sit on your desk and are supposed to be an organizer.
I call that my glass Pac-Man organizer, because, well....I keep my pens, scissors, sharpies, and box cutters in a Pac-Man glass beside my kb.
But it's not the same as the tray!
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