Poll: How would you describe your current desktop?
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Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 13:38
Miembro 2007
inglés al portugués
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Other May 23

I wouldn’t exaggerate to the point of saying that it is a thing of a beauty. I need order in my work space to be productive: no messy desk, no dirty keyboard or computer screen…

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Thayenga  Identity Verified
Alemania
Local time: 14:38
Miembro 2009
inglés al alemán
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Other May 23

It is arranged in such a way that I have easy access to everything I need. The background picture of the Grand Canyon makes it both beautiful and spiritual. In short, a place where one can feel right at home.

[Edited at 2020-05-23 15:23 GMT]


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Claudia Lupu
Rumania
Local time: 15:38
inglés al rumano
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Organizing is beauty May 23

Neat folders and subfolders containing everything I might need, carefully placed. That is how I do my job very quickly.
My bookmarks folder, though... Might need some deep spring cleaning. Although I think keeping a tidy workplace improves working significantly.


 

Anton Konashenok  Identity Verified
República Checa
Local time: 14:38
ruso al inglés
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Desktop on my computer monitor or the wooden desktop my computer sits on? May 23

The former one is abso-bloody-lutely empty, except for the recycle bin that is there by default. Most programs I work with are maximised to full screen, so I hardly ever see the desktop and feel no need to store anything there. To look at my files, I can either use Total Commander, or press Win-E to bring up an Explorer window.

The latter one is full of papers, hand tools, electronic devices and various junk.


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Liviu-Lee Roth
Estados Unidos
Local time: 08:38
rumano al inglés
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Organized mess May 23

On my desk:

- Three laptops - one for the source text, the second for the translation/review and the third for Skype, FB, chats on forums, etc.
- A legal notepad and a dozen of pens & pencils for telephonic interpreting
- Headphones for telephonic interpreting
- a calendar
- a list of # and codes to identify myself for remote interpreting
- iPhone chargers
- a nail file and nail clippers, useful during telephonic interp.
- one printer/scanne
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On my desk:

- Three laptops - one for the source text, the second for the translation/review and the third for Skype, FB, chats on forums, etc.
- A legal notepad and a dozen of pens & pencils for telephonic interpreting
- Headphones for telephonic interpreting
- a calendar
- a list of # and codes to identify myself for remote interpreting
- iPhone chargers
- a nail file and nail clippers, useful during telephonic interp.
- one printer/scanner
- a huge list of all my accounts online with usernames and passwords (over 40 on the list)
- a list of all the monthly payments (just to remind me to keep focused)
- a flash-drive with translated US legislation

In my desk drawers:
- necessary tools for a quick fix of electrical, plumbing issues
- medication, just in case
- printer cartridges, business cards from people I work with or whom I need, stamps
- shoe polish !!!!

Bookcase with dictionaries behind me (to impress the judges when I interpret on Bluejeans or Zoom platforms)

I love my mess, my wife hates it!

PS. Sorry, now I realized that it is about the desktop, not the desk. Hmmm! weekend blues!



[Edited at 2020-05-23 18:08 GMT]
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Liviu-Lee Roth
Estados Unidos
Local time: 08:38
rumano al inglés
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me too May 23

Thayenga wrote:

The background picture of the Grand Canyon makes it both beautiful and spiritual.



I had it too - my daughter and I on the South Rim. Now, I have Matterhorn from my last trip there.

[Edited at 2020-05-23 22:24 GMT]


 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brasil
Local time: 09:38
Miembro 2014
inglés al portugués
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Passable May 24

I don't like a mess on my desk. I try to remove everything I'm not using constantly from it, regularly (nothing like 5S, though).
On the other hand, I don't remember it ever being and example of organization.
It's half way between a mess and organization. Passable it is.


 

Jean Dimitriadis  Identity Verified
inglés al francés
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Minimalist, clutter-free May 24

regolith

Just a wallpaper and a simple status bar. No desktop icons. But everything is a fingertip away.

https://regolith-linux.org/


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Países Bajos
Local time: 14:38
Miembro 2006
inglés al afrikaans
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Well... May 24

ProZ.com Staff wrote:
"How would you describe your current desktop?"


My computer has a desktop, my computer is a desktop, and my computer is on a desktop.


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Charlotte Fleming
 

Kay Denney  Identity Verified
Francia
Local time: 14:38
Miembro 2018
francés al inglés
. May 25

My computer desktop:
neutral-ish background that's mostly blue, and icons for everything I ever need to click on: a folder for each client plus admin and any other business.

My real desk:
I have a tiny desk with just enough room for the computer, mouse pad, mug and a few papers and pens. I wanted a tiny desk to avoid cluttering it up, so the clutter is on the shelf next it instead!


IrinaN
 

Tom in London
Reino Unido
Local time: 13:38
Miembro 2008
italiano al inglés
How I would describe it May 25

ProZ.com Staff wrote:

"How would you describe your current desktop?"


Rectangular.


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IrinaN
 

Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
Canadá
Local time: 08:38
Miembro 2004
inglés al francés
It was chaos and I needed professional help May 25

So I hired a professional organizer/declutterer. On Friday, she turned my chaos of an office into a peaceful oasis perfect for work. I mean, it was horrible! See for yourself. Now, I feel at ease! (Please no judgement, I know I am messy)
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IrinaN
Estados Unidos
Local time: 07:38
inglés al ruso
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Kay described both perfectly May 25

Same setting here, only mine is triangular:-). It sits in the corner and the left side is against the balcony door exposing the most beautiful lake view. I don't want any folders, stackable shelves, printers etc obstructing it. The only additions are a lamp with a very small footprint, a compact modem and a VOIP phone cradle on the right, and some free space on the left for one of the cats. First come - first occupied, it's the law of the land, no fighting. They don't ruin the view:-) but strong... See more
Same setting here, only mine is triangular:-). It sits in the corner and the left side is against the balcony door exposing the most beautiful lake view. I don't want any folders, stackable shelves, printers etc obstructing it. The only additions are a lamp with a very small footprint, a compact modem and a VOIP phone cradle on the right, and some free space on the left for one of the cats. First come - first occupied, it's the law of the land, no fighting. They don't ruin the view:-) but strongly disapprove when I need to borrow that space for printed materials exclusively for the project at hand. No extra paper cluttering whatsoever.Collapse


 

IrinaN
Estados Unidos
Local time: 07:38
inglés al ruso
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Hi Nina May 26

Of course no judgement, your office is nobody's business but your chair... It's a capital crime against your back and overall health!

When I started translating from home almost 30 years ago, still fairly young and poor as a church mouse (or nearly every fresh Russian immigrant in the early 90s), a pair of blue jeans, a few 5-dollar T-shirts. 10-dollar blouses and 20-dollar pairs of shoes comprised most of my wardrobe but I took ~$250 from my second half-decent paycheck to spend on
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Of course no judgement, your office is nobody's business but your chair... It's a capital crime against your back and overall health!

When I started translating from home almost 30 years ago, still fairly young and poor as a church mouse (or nearly every fresh Russian immigrant in the early 90s), a pair of blue jeans, a few 5-dollar T-shirts. 10-dollar blouses and 20-dollar pairs of shoes comprised most of my wardrobe but I took ~$250 from my second half-decent paycheck to spend on my first ergonomic, well-cushioned, adjustable office chair. Mind it, that was the price in the 90s. It strained my budget heavily at the time but I guess I should be grateful to this day.

I'm sorry if I poked my nose where it does not belong.
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