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Home Office SetupFollowing in Scott's posts on the Ultimate Developer Rig and Steve Harman's home network post, I decided I'd throw a shot of my workspace at home that is quite modest, but does a great job.

Click on the picture to the right to jump to Flickr get a description of everything in the image. This is only a portion of the Connell Home Network, but it's the hub (minus the Media Center in the living room that has all the music, photos and videos). I do most of my work on my laptop, but these days living in the world of SharePoint, I spend a considerable amount of time in the virtual world. That little tower to the right is where the work happens. While the host OS is the hub of the house (running Win2003 Server x64 with AD and SQL 2005 x64), the bulk of the work is going on in Virtual Server machines (or VMWare Server machines which I'm contemplating a move to from the MSFT virtualization products).

Yes, the desk is a bit of a mess... just got back from a week-long vacation on the beach.

Been playing with the idea of adding a second machine as a hard core virtualization box and leaving the white one as a home server of sorts. I am definitely going to go with that Antec Gun Metal Black case that's built to kill noise as my current box is a bit to noisy. Also need to spend some time and making it more of a quiet box, adding some foam and quieter fans.

Hey Spence, notice the little blue placard on the all-in-one? Still have yours? :)

Oh... better not tell my wife about my idea for a 2nd LDC and mounting them on the wall. :P

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