1.) What is your name and where in the WWW (Whole Wide World) do you live?
Rodrigo: My name is Rodrigo Haenggi and I live in Laufen, Switzerland.
2.) What do you do for a living, what pays the bills? And what is the thing you do when you are not doing the thing that pays the bills?
Rodrigo: I am currently starting my own company, so all the preparation eats a lot of my free time at the moment. The rest of my working time I spend as a jack of all trades programmer & consultant for a local IT company.
The rest of my time I spend watching Anime, reading books or going out with friends for a “few” beers…
3.) How much of what you do, personally or professionally, gets done at the work space featured?
Rodrigo: Mostly around 95%. I love to work from a cafe from time to time, so this is where the last 5% go.
4.) Typically, what time of the day do you normally find yourself at this desk, and for how long? Night owl, early bird?
Rodrigo: I have a really messed up sleeping schedule at the moment… But normally I am your typical night owl.
5.) How much of what gets done at your desk is for work, how much is it to scratch your own creative itch?
Rodrigo: Phew, hard to say… Probably 70% work 30% creative? But I guess I can’t really separate these two since my profession has also become my passion.
6.) What are the essentials that can be found on your desk more times than not? How about those items just out of reach or out of sight? If it’s not on top of your desk what are the things you most often grab out of a top draw or cabinet?
7.) What beverage/food/snack can one usually find at your desk, and why?
Rodrigo: Japanese Ocha (Green Tea), water and coffee.
8.) Do you have any reasoning or anecdotes that lend some insight into why your desk is setup the way it is, or the thinking behind certain item(s)? How about the things around your desks? Decoration, wall art, figurines, statues, etc? Any particular reason behind those?
Rodrigo: Figurines, figurines and figurines. Simply because I am a sucker for Anime…
- Black Rock Shooter (GSC)
- Kagami Figma (GSC)
- Ryougi Shiki Nedoroid (GSC)
- Saber Lilly Nendoroid (GSC)
- Sayonara, Zetsubo-Sensei Nendoroid (GSC)
- Mikuru Figma (GSC)
- Rin Thosaka Figma (GSC)
- Saber Figma (GSC)
- Yuki Nagato Figma (GSC)
- Ryougi Shiki Kimono PVC (GSC)
- Saber Fate/Zero PVC (GSC)
9.) How much of what you do, or aspire to do, influences your desk setup, tangibly and intangibly.
Rodrigo: For me a clean workspace means a clear head. If everything is tidy and clean my mind goes into a zen-like state from which most of my productive work gets done.
10.) Are you a Mac or are you a PC? What machine(s) are setup and used at your desk? If you are a little bit of both tell us why. How about any other tech gear that can be found at your desk or in your home?
Rodrigo: Probably a Mac. I remember starting to care about my workspace layout back when I got my first Mac. I guess my basic feeling for esthetics deviates from that.
On the other hand I’ve got a XenServer below my desk that currently hosts around 10 different Linux installations for testing. And I even use my Windows Virtual Machine every full moon, so I guess you can’t put me in one camp. :)
11.) What’s the one piece of gear you could not live without?
Rodrigo: My AKG K701 Headphones. When I first got these I was blown away by the sound quality. Also, the design is just gorgeous.
12.) What piece of gear cannot be found on your desk, but you wish it could be?
Rodrigo: I can’t think of anything.
13.) Software; what do you use more often than not. What helps you get the job done? And what do you not use, but hope one day to incorporate in your workflow?
Rodrigo: I have a few apps that are essential for my workflow, but I will cut it down to three:
- Evernote: Used for taking notes, bookmarking, writing and planning.
- Omni Focus: Great GTD application. I use it to plan the things that need to get done each day.
- Basecamp: This is where all my project / client work gets done.
14.) If you could change one thing about your desk, or the room it is currently in, what would that be?
Rodrigo: The floor because it is slowly falling apart, and the walls could use some color too.
15.) Workspace Breakdown;
Think of as many things as possible that comprise the setup of your office or workspace, anything from the paint color on the walls to the floor mat your chair rolls on, and list them out. Who makes your desk, how about the cabinet next to your desk, your lamp, the overhead light fixture? Anything and everything you can see in the pictures shown, give as much color and background on these items as time and memory permits.
- Desk: I Don’t know the manufacturer or the origin. I got it from my uncle after he has been using it for almost 15 Years. I even remember playing Myst on his Mac at this desk. Some serious childhood memories are bound to this particular furniture.
- Whiteboard: I saw this on dannychoo.com and loved the idea so I got inspired and used it for my own setup.
- Server closet: ASPVIK from IKEA. Tons of space for my mac mini infrastructure and it even has a lock.
- Chair: Black leather chair from a second hand furniture store.
- 2009 MacBook Pro 17” 2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 256GB SSD & 500GB HDD, 8GB Ram, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
- iPhone 3G 16 GB
- iPad 3G 64 GB
- AKG K701 Headphones
- Apple Cinema Display 23”
- Apple Bluetooth wireless keyboard
- Apple Magic Trackpad
- Canon EOS 400
- Canon PowerShot G10
- Guitar - Epiphone Les Paul
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