The Annotated Workspace

Items of interest from my contribution to Jason Perkins’s “Workspaces” project:

  1. Four-year-old desk from Ikea; solidly constructed, highly configurable, but saddled with the unfortunate product name of “Jerker”.
  2. Aging but highly reliable and much-loved PowerMac 9600/350 under the Jerker; runs Mac OS 9.1 and contains 192 MB of RAM, an amount which was once considered a handsome sum of memory, but which can now be obtained for free in a box of Frosted Flakes.
  3. PowerBook G3/266; runs Mac OS X 10.2.1, contains 384 MB of RAM.
  4. Canon S800 inkjet printer and $80 Umax scanner, sitting atop “Kusk” bookshelf, also from Ikea (the bookshelf, that is).
  5. Genuine New York Yankees baseball cap, size 7 and one-quarter, circa 1990, sitting atop Umax scanner; it is a bit, um, well-worn (the hat, that is).
  6. Shelf full of books published by O’Reilly and Associates, minus recently-obtained copy of Jeffrey Friedl’s magnificent “Mastering Regular Expressions”, second edition, which currently resides bedside.