Anca's Perfect Office Setup

Apr 15 2008

After Raffaello "a basement-is-all-I'll-ever-want" Pelagalli (our SysAdmin) & Guillaume "new flat" Lerouge (that's me), here is what Anca (XWiki Watch lead developer) finds to be her perfect office (I'm quoting her from here) :

<< Because the kid [Editor's note : yeah, that's me !] provoked me and because I've been here for a while and I thought it would be nice to offer some insight (read pictures) about how I live [Anca's spending a few months in Strasbourg, she usually lives in Iasi, Romania working with our bright team there], here you go, my perfect office setup:

Version "school cafeteria setup around the only power source in the stupid place for which students fight each other" :

you can notice the lunch, the drink, the healthy part of the lunch sitting on a used napkin (used for explaining some code to a faculty colleague) and, of course, the big star: "the pig".

Version "in my room in the campus, the clean edition" :

starring, in the order of appearance: devil tail, headphones (because have a hunch that my neighbours don't like my music that much), the booting pig in whose display you can notice the reflection of the cracked window (I swear it wasn't me), empty pill box, pens here and there, XWiki cup with some coffee left from this morning resting on the useless "Master de Sciences Mention Informatique. Livret pedagogique" (actually it's very good for resting the cup on, that's what I use it for), the lamp whose role is only to make me look like a smart hardworking student, used napkins, some mix of wires (cell phone cable, webcam, cam cable, small headphones, maybe some stuff I can't identify) mixed with a couple of cigarettes choco (left from the revision before exam I had the afternoon and night before), pills blister (again), knife (you never know when you need one), paper handkerchiefs pack, mobile phone, used subway tickets (from Paris, I hope -- I have a subscription for the Strasbourg transportation for 2 months now), some papers (I think it's actually important stuff written on), important papers plastic envelope, napkin roll.

There is also the "in class not paying attention to teacher" version and the "in bed" version for which I don't have pictures. >>

Provocation as a strategy always works :-)

So, what's your perfect office setup?