It was my 28th birthday yesterday, and as a thank you to all you beautiful people for your undying loyalty and support to this simplyROBIN blog/website, I give you a glimpse into my mini-workstation, or more like a snapshot of whatever that can be seen on my desktop. Yeap, this is where all the photo post-processing has happened, and countless hours has been spent on writing blogs, replying comments and emails. As well as monitoring what some weirdos and trolls wrote about me on 43rumors and DPReview forum sites.
Here it is, my humble, simple, nothing-special desktop:
From the above photograph:
1) Not-seen, a 2 year old AMD powered desktop PC computer. Sufficient power to process my not so resource hungry Olympus and Sony files. Can't say the same if you throw in D800's files though.
2) Bookshelf speakers powered by an unseen no-brand power amp, supplemented strongly by two unseen subwoofers on the floor. I need plenty of music and powerful bass to pump me through my endless photo post-processing works. The louder the music, the faster the beats, the quicker I can work.
3) Those grey stuff animals on top of left speaker have some very personal meaning to me. I shall perhaps talk about them in the future.
4) 22-inch, 3 year old, LG LCD monitor. I once looked at a friend's humongous 27 inch OLED screen, and was seriously considering an upgrade, but the thought of going through the process of color calibration as well as "mind-eye-computer" coordination just took too much trouble that I just stayed with this old LG.
5) Wireless Keyboard and Mouse, which I bought on a good discount, and I somehow regretted. You see, I play online games, and there were a few occasions the battery on either the keyboard or mouse DIED right in the middle of my game. That was a nightmare.
6) A mug of hot coffee or Milo close by. To keep me awake obviously, if I was not really awake.
7) The Sony was on table, meaning that I took the above photo with my Olympus.
8) Oh that RM10 cheapo manual fixed flash you see tucked away next to the LCD monitor, shall be a paper-weight soon.
and.... one interesting item.... that book between the keyboard and mouse....
This was the gift I bought for myself for my Birthday.
I have been reading too many fiction books that my brain has processed mostly fiction stories. I can count the number of non-fiction books that I have read with my two hands. Hence I decided to go for a non-fiction in my next to read list. And I went for Micheal Woodford's story, which is still hot by the way, considering that the "scandal", possibly the biggest corporate financial drama ever in history is the main focus in the book.
Now, I am not too sure if the book is entirely non-fiction, but hey, that is not for me to judge. I have a feeling I am going to enjoy reading this.