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List everything on your desk...

From </a></b></a>enismirdal.

I cheated with my work desk, and posted a link to this photo, but here's my home desk.

Working from the front-left-top back and rightwards....

  • A black pen (Genius kidz)

  • dorothée, a Vaio laptop (running linux, on which I'm recording this)

  • Five receipts: Maplins, Co-op, Borders (Fun & Learning), Sainsburies and Michael Matthew

  • CUSFS membership card (new style)

  • Two packets of paracetemol (30 caplets)

  • A Methsoc Address list (last years?)

  • A Business card for www.gameslore.co.uk

  • In a plastic card protector, magic cards (foils): Helm of Kaldra, Trinket Mage, Pentad Prism, Tel-Jilad Justice, Forest

  • A red Quality Street wrapping

  • Two SIMMs suitable for use in a SPARCstation LX (faulty)

  • An Ocharina shaped like a turtle (slightly damaged)

  • A hairband (brown, slightly stretched)

  • A piece of sticky-backed transparent plastic attached to an RFID tag, appears to have been used as security on a CD

  • Two short ink cartridges (green and black)

  • A pencil (HB, with eraser, 21/12" long

  • A post-it note with log-in details for </a></b></a>claroscuro's mother's website

  • A torch-bulb for my bike lights (defunct)

  • An Interflora business card

  • The stub of a ticket to see Cellular at the Cambridge Cineworld

  • Four pieces of backing plastic from the tapes for my label printer

  • One 10p piece (dated 1992)

  • A screw (of the type used to attach HDDs to computer cases)

  • The plastic wrapping of a pad of Post-It notes

  • A cable connecting dorothée to the VDU switch box

  • Three bath ducks, two of which are named: Trystan and Lucy

  • WYSE-52 serial terminal (defunct), connected to the serial port of cleopatra (to the left of the desk)

  • A small soft-toy duck

  • A place card from the 1999 Veizla (inscribed with my name on the front and you have accounts owned by the people opposite you and two to your right [sic])

  • A dart from a generic Nerf pistol

  • A plastic stand, standing on top of and gaffa-taped to:

  • allison's monitor (17", Sun branded, displaying an X session running on ysolde)

  • birgitte, a Palm V in a third-party wallet (upgraded, defunct)

  • allison, a SPARCstation LX, previously property of CUED

  • Two HSBC chequebooks for the same account in my name, one in an old Midland Bank wallet (11 cheques between them)

  • A VDU switch box. The labels indicate that it switches between ysolde and xantha, but in fact (as noted above) dorothée is connected to the "B" setting

  • A parallel-port IDE enclosure containing a 20GB HDD

  • An egg-cup with my forename on it (inverted)

  • A yellow plastic Hairy Ball stress toy

  • A pink Tesco Valentines Cat (called Minnow)

  • A pair of Sound World 120W speakers, plugged into dorothée, around one of them is

  • A golden christmas-cracker hat

  • A Nerf microdart

  • A second dart from a generic Nerf pistol (one flight fallen off, and adjacent to it)

  • A blue plastic pencil sharpener with the arms of the City of Lincoln on (inverted)

  • A round transparent plastic Muji pencil pot containing:

  • A 12"/30cm blue plastic ruler with York Minster and two depictions thereof on (heavily worn)

  • The Maun Safety Rule – a 12" metal ruler with an 'M' shaped cross-section

  • Two blue pens (Genius kidz)

  • A pencil (HB, with eraser, 15/12" long

  • A set of Muji propellor pencil leads (0.5mm)

  • A blue generic games piece made of Fimo (menhir shaped)

  • A Muji tape measure

  • An audio connector converter

  • ysolde's monitor (17", Belinea branded, displaying this xemacs frame running on dorothée, connected to the VDU switch box)

  • A letter from my parents dated 31 July 2003, with two changes of address

  • A 6 inch - 4 Watt Minature Fluorescent Tube, for my torch (boxed)

  • A note with an Argos catalogue reference

  • Three cinema ticket stubs: One Lincoln Odeon for The Lord of T[he Rings: Return of the King], Two Cambridge Warner for Matrix Revolu[tions] and Master and Co[mmander]

  • A Loyalty card for The Hot Sausage Company (one impression)

  • Three screws (of the type used to attach HDDs to computer cases)

  • A bag of screws of the type used to attach my bike light fittings to my bike

  • Two dirty pieces of kitchen paper

  • ysolde, a Strong ARM RISC PC, currently running Debian ARM GNU/Linux

  • A set of headphones (transmitting Evanescence to my ears)

  • A post-it note relating to </a></b></a>claroscuro's birthday

  • A small Phillips screwdriver, appropriate for the screws in dorothée's case

  • A small plastic pocket for the CF card in my P800 phone

  • A book of 6 E stamps (1 missing)

  • A piece of obscuring paper from a PIN notification letter

  • The stub of a ticket to see The Magic Roundabo[ut] at the Cambridge Cineworld

  • A hairband (brown)

  • A silver gel ink pen

  • Four screws (of the type used to attach FDDs to computer cases)

  • A black fine point permanent marker

  • allison's keyboard (Sun Type-5, US)

  • A green ball (high coëfficient of elasticity)

  • Ball of rubber bands (ditto)

  • One 5p piece (dated 1998)

  • A hairbrush

  • A six sided die, marked with two sides an orange P, two sides a blue T, and two sides a dark green Z (written in the continental style)

  • The stub of a ticket to see National Trea[sure] at the Cambridge VUE.

  • A black sandwich-bag closing wire

  • A Royal Bank of Scotland ATM receipt (water damaged, illegible)

  • A piece of string, tied in a loop

  • A box of 16 Paracetamol caplets

  • A pad of light blue Post-It notes

  • The wiring diagramme for an electric light fitting

  • The Ticket To Ride Mystery Train expansion

  • A perished rubber band

  • A (pre-tied) black-tie in a plastic pocket

  • A black plastic film canister (cracked) containing three replacement bike light bulbs

  • A small rubber band (1" radius)

  • The stub of a ticket to see The Chronicle[s of Riddick] at the Cambridge VUE.

  • A 1/2" square cardboard counter for SFB, green on white depicting an LDR fighter (number 5)

  • One 1p piece (dated 1996)

  • Two rings (engagement and wedding)

  • A hairband, black and white longitudinal stripes, twisted twice around the space where my hair once was

  • ysolde's keyboard (Acorn 102-key, UK)

  • A Network Railcard leaflet (unused)

  • A small hairband (gold, shiny)

  • A second black and white hairband, otherwise identical to the one above.

  • A Christmas card from my Aunt, Uncle, and Cousin.

  • 6 CDs: Bananarama, Greatest Hits (CD missing); The Corrs, Borrowed Heaven; Ladytron, Light & Magic Ltd Edition; Céline Dion, All The Way... A Decade of Song, The Collector's Series Volume One, Unison

  • An envelope slightly smaller than A4 formfactor, with 0,50€ of Spanish stamps on

  • A Christmas card from John and Danielle Lyons

  • Character sheets for Valence, Viscountess of Machine Life and Kanpotar, Baronet of Childhood

  • zenobia's monitor (15", Apple branded, integral speakers)

  • Post (lots)

  • Four crisp packets (used): Walkers Prawn Cocktail, Original Twiglets, Salt and Vinegar Hula Hoops and Original Hula Hoops

  • A copy of Null Hypothesis: The Journal of Unlikely Science, with a questionaire and SAE

  • An empty plastic bag (of the type that might contain penny sweets)

  • An unused square of kitchen towel, folded into quarters

  • An Evanescence CD case (Fallen, </a></b></a>emperor's, CD in ysolde's drive)

  • Two boxes of 14 Paracetamol caplets

  • The missing Bananarama CD

  • A Cambridge A-Z

  • A Methodist Church membership card (2004/05)

  • A Magic: The Gathering rulebook (apparently printed in 1995)

  • The cradle for birgitte

  • An Abit branded Northbridge fan (defunct)

  • A low quality plastic D6

  • A D6 made from blue-tac painted red

  • zenobia, an Apple Performa 6200 (working as well as she ever did)

  • A Stagecoach Cambus season ticket (all variable text missing)

  • A shopping list (all crossed out)

  • An empty box of Paracetemol capsules

  • A Royal Bank of Scotland "Direct Banking Phone Guide"

  • A pad of yellow Post-It notes, on which is inscribed what appears to be a password

  • Character sheet for Ipsum, Domina of Lorum (test for the Nobilis Latex template used for previous character sheets)

  • Printout of video timings for my favourite text mode

  • Various minor receipts

  • A note with an 01636 telephone number

  • Two used Green Triangle wrappers

  • 6 CDs: The RPO plays ABBA; The RPO plays Queen (case missing); Queen, Greatest Hits II; Naxos Bartók/Mussorgsky; The James Bond Themes; The Essential Simon & Garfunkel

  • A white and brown longitudinally striped hairband

  • xantha's keyboard (HHKB2 USB US, currently plugged into dorothée)

  • zenobia's keyboard (Apple ADB UK)

  • A £5 note ("to spend on something enjoyable")

  • A Kensington 2-buttoned ADB TurboMouse Trackball

  • Slightly less than a pint of Coca-Cola in a 28th Cambridge Beer Festival 2001 pint glass

  • Three mice (Sun (allison), Microsoft (dorothée), Acorn (ysolde))

  • A Sun optical mousemat

  • An AppleCentre Cambridge mousemat

  • A postcard from </a></b></a>of_evangeline


These items were thrown away as soon as they were recorded here.
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