Stack Overflow Developer Lair
Remember Stack Overflow Valued Associate #00002? Me neither. Until I saw these photographs of his developer lair, that is:
Never let it be said that I don’t practice what I preach — or rather, that I don’t encourage my teammates to build themselves a proper developer lair!
Two 30″ monitors and One 21″ monitor for entry into the prestigious triple monitor club
A Herman Miller Mirra — someone invested in a quality programming chair
Microsoft Natural 4000 — the keyboard of the gods (well, in some religions)
Logitech G9 — an excellent mouse
- high end custom built developer rig (8GB, quad core, velociraptor, two video cards, etc)
And of course a fast internet connection. All part of the programmer’s Bill of Rights!
Now, Jarrod Dixon and I have a bit of history, so there are a few other .. “objects” .. visible:
Autographed picture of Val Kilmer as “Iceman” from Top Gun
Indiana Jones Fertility Idol Bank (visible in previous photo, above monitor)
- Sad first generation iPhone, soon to be replaced with an awesome new iPhone 3GS.
It’s hard to decide which Val Kilmer role is our favorite — Iceman, Chris Knight, Doc Holliday, Nick Rivers..
Anyway, just a bit of fun for the weekend, and maybe a little food for thought on the care and feeding of software developers.