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GeneralRe: Walking While Working PinstaffTerrence Dorsey29-Apr-13 5:34 
GeneralRe: Walking While Working PinmemberDan Neely29-Apr-13 5:56 
GeneralRe: Walking While Working PinmemberDan Neely29-Apr-13 8:33 
GeneralRe: Walking While Working PinstaffTerrence Dorsey29-Apr-13 9:19 
To minimize clutter, I mounted a 9-plug power strip and gigabit ethernet switch to the underside of the desk. This minimizes the cables running from desktop to floor.
 
I have a tower on the floor (second one soon, maybe) and a Mac Mini on the desk, plus two monitors, KVM, two lamps and various peripherals.
 
With all that, I have only 4 cords going floor to desk: power strip, KVM to tower, ethernet to wall and ethernet to tower.
 
Cable management is actually easier because I can raise the desk up and get under there better to plug things in and keep things tidy (not that I always do). If you plug in the floor-to-desktop wires with the desk at full height, you know they'll always be long enough.
 
There are only two tricks: making sure cables don't snag on the way up, and making sure you don't leave something under the table that hangs it up on the way down. Double-sided velcro straps are good for cable management. Go slow down and back up the first time you've hooked things up, sort out any trouble that reveals itself and you should be good to go.
 
Standing at the desk right now, thanks to the reminder of this thread. I should write a blog post about my experience, with photos, so everyone can see. On the to do list for the week.
Director of Content Development, The Code Project

GeneralRe: Walking While Working PinmemberDan Neely29-Apr-13 9:36 
GeneralRe: Walking While Working PinmemberDan Neely29-Apr-13 17:12 
GeneralRe: Walking While Working PinstaffTerrence Dorsey30-Apr-13 4:19 
GeneralRe: Walking While Working PinstaffTerrence Dorsey30-Apr-13 7:43 
GeneralRe: Walking While Working PinmemberDan Neely30-Apr-13 8:10 
GeneralRe: Walking While Working PinmemberDan Neely29-Apr-13 10:16 

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