Clean desk porn – v2.0

Back in December, I posted about my work from desk set up. This post is a follow up from that post.

What’s changed?

First of all, I’ve moved into a better place. I have more space for work from home, pay less rent and I’m closer to a train station. It’s a win win situation. I’m now paying $190 per week in rent for Inner West Sydney which is the cheapest rent I’ve ever paid in Sydney. It’s a 2 bedroom apartment and I split the rent with my house mate.

Hmm, maybe I should add something to that bare wall?

I’ve started my own company. I wanted to wait for the new financial year before purchasing substantial upgrades to my battle station. I bought the macbook laptop in June as I had to hand my old one back.

Sony a6500 camera

There’s now a big fancy arse camera on my desk. I bought it for $1250 second hand with a lens. This is the view from that camera. I really don’t need a 4k camera and it is overkill for my needs but it’s nice to finally upgrade the webcam.

Drawing tablet, Standing desk & KVM switch

There’s a wacom drawing tablet now on the desk. I’d like to get better at drawing digital sketchnotes. I’ve added a standing desk I can pull up to make it easier to record standing presentations.

I’ve got a TESmart KVM 2 way dual monitor switch so I easily switch between my windows machine (which is my multi media/streaming machine) and my macbook pro (which is my dev machine). This video demo’s how it’s used:

Mechanical keyboard

This was the one frivolous upgrade to my desk, it’s a mechanical keyboard with typewriter keys. It’s to give me more joy while I work. It’s very fun writing this blog post with the clickety clack sounds of the keys.

Benq video editing monitor

I bought a second hand BenQ PD2500Q monitor which is designed for video editing. Hopefully it’s useful.

Taking it to the next level

I hope this set up enhances my live streaming and online videos. What type of content would you to see me produce with this rig?

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