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February 8, 2009 10:06 AM   Subscribe

Where We Do What We Do is a gallery of the places where we work.
posted by jon_hansen (33 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Man, am I the only one that works in a plain old craptastic generic cube?
posted by DieHipsterDie at 10:16 AM on February 8, 2009


Yes. Yes you are the only one.
posted by bz at 10:17 AM on February 8, 2009


Uh, is the person who posted this the same person whose workspace is pictured in the first picture on this site?
posted by horsemuth at 10:24 AM on February 8, 2009


THAT's why I have no productivity! Missing that snazzy dual monitor + four laptop setup.
posted by puckish at 10:32 AM on February 8, 2009


Uh, is the person who posted this the same person whose workspace is pictured in the first picture on this site?

You can submit your workspace. I don't think it's their site, they just submitted their space.
posted by cashman at 10:35 AM on February 8, 2009


I suspect that jon_hansen just submitted his workspace to the site before making the FPP, horsemuth.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:36 AM on February 8, 2009


*Shakes fist at cashman from the comfort of my workspace*
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:36 AM on February 8, 2009


I call bullshit. No one actually works in a space and keeps it as neat and tidy as most of those.
posted by Thorzdad at 10:41 AM on February 8, 2009 [2 favorites]


Where We Mefites Do What We Mefites Do
posted by cortex at 10:42 AM on February 8, 2009


horsemuth--Yes, that's my workspace that I submitted to the site. No ties to the site at all, just thought it was an interesting concept.
posted by jon_hansen at 10:42 AM on February 8, 2009


Holy crap!
posted by forallmankind at 10:43 AM on February 8, 2009


Also, Jafo knows the score.
posted by cortex at 10:44 AM on February 8, 2009


OK then. Let's get back to work.
posted by horsemuth at 10:46 AM on February 8, 2009


Not a lot of stables, steel mills, grease pits, or garages in there.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 10:52 AM on February 8, 2009 [7 favorites]


Yeah- where's the normal workplaces?
I'm digging up the pictures of my coffee shop.
posted by dunkadunc at 11:31 AM on February 8, 2009


I'm a big fan of the P.O.V. shots.
posted by rageagainsttherobots at 11:58 AM on February 8, 2009


Not a lot of stables, steel mills, grease pits, or garages in there.

One could use the raw data on this site to produce a complete phylogenetic taxonomy of the white male knowledge worker, though.
posted by killdevil at 11:58 AM on February 8, 2009 [2 favorites]


Picture a grey box. Add some loud, cocktail party sort of chatter. Throw in a few ringing phones, a few speaker phones, and add some annoying cell phone ring tones. You have my work space.
posted by fixedgear at 12:07 PM on February 8, 2009


Somebody please tell their webmaster that using the IMG tag attributes to resize an image is a terrible idea, since it results in crappy in-browser rescaling (usually using nearest-neighbor, as opposed to e.g. bicubic or Lanczos, resulting in jagged edges) and increased download time/bandwidth.
posted by Rhomboid at 12:23 PM on February 8, 2009


Ice. A big sheet of ice. Mold on the walls. 150 children, a random 20% falling down at any given moment, at least one screaming in either pain, anger, or terror, and a parent, standing in the door shouting at the top of his or her voice, "MARY. MARY. MARY-- WHY AREN'T YOU PAYING ATTENTION TO THE TEACHER!.

A picture just doesn't tell enough of the story.
posted by nax at 12:59 PM on February 8, 2009 [2 favorites]


Hey, come on, it's Sunday. Monday comes soon enough.
posted by longsleeves at 1:06 PM on February 8, 2009


My lab has a huge window which everyone always envies for the 3 seconds before they realize that it looks out into a ventilation shaft.
posted by dmd at 2:18 PM on February 8, 2009


When did books stop being cool enough to be in people's offices?
posted by TwelveTwo at 3:01 PM on February 8, 2009


At least for programmers/IT types: When most of the reference information we needed was more conveniently and accurately available online or otherwise digitally.

F1ing a class whose members I don't remember is a whole lot faster than finding an MSDN reference book that's probably out of date anyway...

The non-reference technical books generally stay at home for me, since it's not like I can sit and read effectively at the office.
posted by flaterik at 4:11 PM on February 8, 2009


I think this is pretty rad, but I wish there was more detail as to what these people are doing.

"Teaching electrons to dance" is a pretty great job description though.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 4:25 PM on February 8, 2009


Man, am I the only one that works in a plain old craptastic generic cube?

I sit in a room with four other people. I would kill for a cubicle.
posted by drjimmy11 at 4:44 PM on February 8, 2009


One day, I got to work, sat down, started to sip my morning tea, and catch up on the morning's email.

About 15 minutes later, I had a swarm of photographers descend upon my lab, taking pictures of anything and everything, including my desk.

About 5 hours after that, a coworker messaged me saying that a picture of my desk ended up on Engadget. I imagined thousands of geeks drooling over my Halo 3 Mountain Dew can, and it made me smile.
posted by spinifex23 at 4:46 PM on February 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


I do what I do here.

I have a desk, but I don't hang out there much.
posted by louche mustachio at 6:53 PM on February 8, 2009


Too many ads. It' much less interesting to me when people clean up their desks and then post their website to promote themselves.

But I think I know the person who posted the KIRO tower photos (and I've never been to Seattle).
posted by recurve at 7:15 PM on February 8, 2009


More money spent on technology ≠ more, better work done.
posted by christhelongtimelurker at 7:22 PM on February 8, 2009


It don't work for me none.
posted by sweetkid at 8:28 PM on February 8, 2009


Maybe I'll submit a picture of the mailbox from which I collect my unemployment check.
posted by Roman Graves at 10:02 PM on February 8, 2009 [3 favorites]


My unemployment gets paid via direct deposit so I don't even have a mailbox to picture.

Actually, I finally start a new job next week which will be my first time in a cubicle in a dozen years. I've been spoiled by having jobs with private window offices for a very long time. I probably shouldn't complain.
posted by octothorpe at 5:44 AM on February 9, 2009


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