I was all set up to design some awesome shelves and such for my desk area, to better distribute my hardware and make for better wiring etc and have everything more organised and tidy. I started on the issue, as I mentioned before, and I’ve been busy beavering away in Sketchup and not really getting very far. See, my main problem is that I get caught up in the little details of what only needs to be a simple model. That and I feel i have to be deadly accurate on scale. I’ll measure any objects I’m modeling so that everything is as accurate as it can be. It’s one of those things that annoys me – people who submit models on the 3D Warehouse that are massively out of scale. I was being lazy and didn’t fancy modeling an Xbox360, PS3, or Wii, so I cheated and looked on the warehouse. Some of the models there are scaled the size of skyscrapers. I know it’s not -that- important, and it’s easy enough to scale them down, but it’s just annoying when it comes to adding them to a model.
Ah well, anyway, the plans for the room are simpler than I was initially thinking, but they work. What I ended up figuring is that having shelves either side of the TV and monitors etc would somewhat drown them in wood, so to speak. Plus the logistics of it just wouldn’t work. So I’ve settled for a single shelving unit in the corner for housing most things. I’ll be able to manage cabling a little more effectively this way too. Let’s see -
Yeah, that looks a lot better. :D
Good lord this post was boring…
Well, I’m sitting here with my morning coffee knowing that I should really buck up my ideas and figure out something to write. Sadly, nothing much comes to mind. Typical. I could roll off a list of things I kind of plan to do, maybe, but that really isn’t so interesting without some decent explanation. Even then it’s only mildly interesting. However, I figure it’s better to actually get on and write about it, rather than write about how uninteresting I think it is. So here goes.
One of the things I plan to do today is design a slightly better work area layout. There, I said it. My little work/entertainment area is somewhat of a wraparound affair. I have my desks in a large L shape, the TV on the wall above the monitors, and basically I have all my consoles, servers, and media boxes (A/V switch boxes and amps etc) on a high shelf behind me with wires trailing around to the other side of the room to hook up to the rest of the equipment. Well, a picture is as good as a thousand words, or something like that, so here we go:
Yup, a bit of a mess. So I’m going to be working on fixing that design today, hopefully. And for the purpose I shall be making use of good ol’ trusty Sketchup. Fortunately I’ve already set down the groundwork from a previous project of modeling parts of my room. (I was bored, and learning Sketchup, OK?)
So most of the work i have to do involves designing new shelving etc. Then I guess building it. o_O Not sure how I’ll get on with the building bit, but I’ve managed a few things before. I’ll just have to over-engineer everything as usual to be sure that I’ve got something secure that won’t fall down at a moment’s notice. :D