Due to the compliments I received from the last post and all the questions asking about other areas in my house, I was encouraged to clean up the computer area that is next to my otaku lounge. After sorting away some papers, tidying up the desk, and removing the junk from the floor, the area was finally photo worthy.
From this angle, you can see how the upstairs area is completely open. This was actually the thing that sold me on this house and I’d always envisioned making this area my little haven. Typically, if I’m entertaining guests, they’ll be downstairs as that is where the TV, XBOX, and kitchen are. Occasionally, I’ll bring people upstairs just to give them the tour. Sadly, most of the people that come over aren’t terribly otaku, so most of the decor is lost on them…
Here’s a better view of the desk area itself. Not too much here to talk about except for the couple of interesting decorative items I have. Above the desk are three posters from the MegaTokyo webcomic (all available from the Megagear store): Polesitting, Kimiko, and Ph34r teh Cut3 Ones. I also have the .N1T3Z poster, though that is hanging on the wall of my cubicle at work. I also keep a shelf of Figmas above the monitor (shelf is a LJUSDAL from IKEA) and they’re lit by a set of LACK LED pendants.
You may have also noticed quite a few boxes underneath my desk. This is home to the majority of the computing power in my home. Here’s a rundown of what drives up my electric bill each month:
|Chikane||Intel C2Quad Q6600, 2.4 GHz||8GB||750GB||Win7RC x64||Primary, TV recorder|
|Kagami||Intel Pentium E2180, 2.0 GHz||2GB||4.25TB||Windows Home Server||File server, computer backup|
|Himeko||AMD Phenom x4 9150e, 2.4 GHz||8GB||500GB||Win2008R2 Beta||Virtual Machine Host|
In addition, there are several other machines in the house:
|Konata||AMD Athlon x2 4850e, 2.5GHz||2GB||36GB||Win7RC||HTPC|
|Belldandy||Intel Pentium 4, 2.4 GHz w/ HT||2GB||120GB||Win7RC||HTPC|
|Freya||Intel Atom N270, 1.6GHz||2GB||80GB||Win7RC||Netbook|
Lastly, here is a shot of the Otaku lounge from my computer chair. My cat really likes to hang out and be involved in picture taking… For more photos, check out the full album below.