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Bolo_Grubb
02-19-2018, 11:26 AM
https://i.imgur.com/YPd6IIZ.jpg
mmm can't see screen, can cause trouble at times.

Solution? Add box, instant cat trap.

https://i.imgur.com/6Vb88Kb.jpg

So far does not work as well on the older cat.

https://i.imgur.com/7sRYUaY.jpg

Sometimes they gang up on me
https://i.imgur.com/IiePfnS.jpg

Stingae
02-19-2018, 03:48 PM
The younger one was trolling your build and twitch skills until you made him comfy. The older one is campaigning for Tabaxi as a pc race.

Silverleafeon
02-19-2018, 04:49 PM
+1

Quotable of the week!

Lanadazia
02-20-2018, 04:19 AM
a folded towel works good too, if you have no box at hand,
or just don't get an attention-whoring cat in the first place...

kmoustakas
02-20-2018, 07:45 AM
There are other types of cats?

<3

Nice setup btw

Aelonwy
02-20-2018, 08:23 AM
There are other types of cats?

<3

Nice setup btw

Yes. There are cats that are raised with dogs and are unaware that they are in fact cats. They act very differently. I miss mine desperately, she passed after just twelve years. People ask me to adopt other cats/kittens all the time but their personalities are nothing like hers. Its just not the same.

Livmo
02-20-2018, 08:27 AM
Good taste in desks. I'm currently using the Ikea V2 Jerker as well with 2 side swivel mounts in the same color of birch. I used the shelf on the bottom and that has all my cpus on it and the monitors are all up top with noting over the main screen. Once I feel better maybe I will snap a pic and add to the thread.

Also nice cats!

Bolo_Grubb
02-20-2018, 09:02 AM
Good taste in desks. I'm currently using the Ikea V2 Jerker as well with 2 side swivel mounts in the same color of birch. I used the shelf on the bottom and that has all my cpus on it and the monitors are all up top with noting over the main screen. Once I feel better maybe I will snap a pic and add to the thread.

Also nice cats!

I wish Ikea still had this desk. I would not mind getting more parts for it or maybe even a second one. This one is configured as a standing desk and works very well for me.

Livmo
02-20-2018, 09:17 AM
I wish Ikea still had this desk. I would not mind getting more parts for it or maybe even a second one. This one is configured as a standing desk and works very well for me.

You can :D

EBay and Craigslist. ebay is a little step and you find better deals on Craigslit. I bought mine new but would like an extra shelf as well. And once I get new KVM swith I would like to go back to 4 monitors total, 2 for each pod.

Check out this neat little site, https://www.jerkersearcher.com/

I'm using mine as a stand up as well. I will try and get a pic for you. Also Im scouring craglist at the moment and found some in my area for a nice price.

Bolo_Grubb
02-20-2018, 10:34 AM
You can :D

EBay and Craigslist. ebay is a little step and you find better deals on Craigslit. I bought mine new but would like an extra shelf as well. And once I get new KVM swith I would like to go back to 4 monitors total, 2 for each pod.

Check out this neat little site, https://www.jerkersearcher.com/

I'm using mine as a stand up as well. I will try and get a pic for you. Also Im scouring craglist at the moment and found some in my area for a nice price.

I am aware of the page you linked, great page. When I say I wish Ikea still , I do mean Ikea. I hate dealing with Ebay or craigslist :D

Would love to see a pic of you set up.

Livmo
02-20-2018, 08:30 PM
Too bad my cat didn't want to cooperate and stay on the desk. He doesn't like heights. I know right?

This is a temp. set up. I usually only have one keyboard and 2 mice, but my KVM switch burned out on me and I've yet to get another one. I usually have the laptop in front of the ergo. keyboard and can play 2 toons at the same time. Usually suck at it, but sometimes I come out the winner :D

The monitor to the right is there for my DDO spreadsheet and maps, so I don't have to alt+tab (yes I can be that lazy at times). I usually run an amp and 4 channel DJ mixer for the 4 computers sound, instead of the 2 tiny ones you see in my screenine (they're temp. as well). Down to 3 machines ATM and need switch, ugh, c'mon income tax return!

I've got lots more computer gear, but I like to run light with just my ergo and laptop keyboards and 2 mice. I really should add a 3rd mouse IMO. Less reach than the KVM switch.

https://i.imgur.com/AddhsKz.jpg

EDIT ~ my desk lamp is in the lower left corner on the floor for now. Once I'm fully back up and running I'll reinstall the light for the desk. In fact, I have a nicer one I'm going to replace it with.
EDIT 2 ~ where laptop is ATM, is normally where the food an drink goes, as the arms can easily swivel. Would be nice to have the food stuffs back on the platform and not on the desk. Can't wait.

Livmo
02-20-2018, 08:48 PM
I am aware of the page you linked, great page. When I say I wish Ikea still , I do mean Ikea. I hate dealing with Ebay or craigslist :D

Would love to see a pic of you set up.

These are probably what drove them from the market. There are all types and lots of ways to acceserize and many versions, https://store.ergotron.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsYDC9P612QIVhWp-Ch1GWwgaEAAYASAAEgKl7PD_BwE

I use these types of set-ups in other venues all the time. There are many brands and versions. That was just a quick example above. Amazon has allot to offer in ergo IMO. And sometimes at better prices.

AnubisPrime
02-20-2018, 08:53 PM
Very nice rigs!...Cats too!

Cordovan
02-21-2018, 10:28 AM
That's great.

Seikojin
02-21-2018, 07:39 PM
Love the cat trap!

The dual dell displays like that reminds me of working for the Matrix.

Livmo, you may want https://lifehacker.com/254648/how-to-control-multiple-computers-with-a-single-keyboard-and-mouse, or Synergy on windows. There is an older free version out there. You would have to run the game in windowed mode, however, one mouse, one keyboard, controlling multiple machines = win.

Livmo
02-22-2018, 09:01 AM
Love the cat trap!

The dual dell displays like that reminds me of working for the Matrix.

Livmo, you may want https://lifehacker.com/254648/how-to-control-multiple-computers-with-a-single-keyboard-and-mouse, or Synergy on windows. There is an older free version out there. You would have to run the game in windowed mode, however, one mouse, one keyboard, controlling multiple machines = win.

Thank you very much for the link!

Brandwynn
02-22-2018, 09:47 AM
I am on a laptop myself. And as for the cats getting between myself and laptop. As I am sitting in my recliner. I generally have at least one cat at any time. There seems to be a schedule.

Plus a red nose pit mix. who was raised by pne of the cats. She acts sometimes mre like a cat than a dog. lol

And all cats are Jellicle cats. Thank you T. S. Eliot.

Annex
02-22-2018, 12:02 PM
Somewhere in the distance, Sophie the Cat Burglar hears a cry for help. There is a screen being blocked by some no good, nefarious, evil doing fur ball of a cat. Something needs to be done. Someone needs to teach that fiendish feline a lesson.

Hugging the shadows, the cat burglar who hates cats rushes with preternatural speed towards the commotion ahead. Without a whisper of sound she opens her purse, reaches in past the lip gloss, past the little tissue dispenser, past the bar of soap she pinched from a hotel, like, 5 years ago, to find the Pink Squirt Gun +22 of Cat Banishing. It is an old and trusted weapon, used in many battles against the demonic felines the dwell within her mom's house.

Drawing to a corner near the cat-astrophe, she places her back to the wall, shoulders square, shirt gun muzzle down, and makes a quick look around the corner just like super awesome cops do in shows about super awesome cops. It is worse than she feared. Far worse. The commotion was caused by a bunch of cat lovers. Even at 30 meters she could see the cat hair all over their clothing. They were already laying out boxes and towels and kibble to appease their feline overlords.

Nodding her head from side to side she quickly returned to the shadows and skulked away. Those people could not be helped. There is only so much a bubble-headed, kind of spacey nerd girl can do to combat the evils of the universe. With a touch of sadness she returned the squirt gun to her purse and retrieved a new piece of bubble gum.

Yvonne_Blacksword
02-22-2018, 04:26 PM
lol! I game onna laptop with a mouse and a wolfking game pad...
Last night the neighbor's cat came over for a snack and a nap and pinned me to the chair by laying across both my arms.
I was trapped! too much cute. no picks cause trapped.

Josielynn
02-22-2018, 08:30 PM
Funny box solution! And cute kitties.

Do you have a solution for a 100 lb dog? My monitors are on the coffee table and my dog stands in between the monitors and me blocking my view! He also leans on me and puts his head in my lap. I think he's trying to tell me something like, "Get up and take me for a walk!" :)

Nonesuch2008
02-22-2018, 10:31 PM
I will qualify this response by saying that I am a dog person, but over the years I have come to appreciate cats. I began liking them more once I understood that there is a real reason for their often bizarre, unnatural behavior. Subtle clues, such as their insistence on interfering with & disrupting normal every day activities, or more involved meddling in anything that requires your concentration. Aye, there is indeed a method to their madness, and a reason they are so determined to unravel the mysteries of human technology. A further clue happened when the cat ran across the wife's laptop one day & generated a character that I had no clue even existed. There was no translating it either, despite delving deep into CharMap & scrying through all of the dead languages there. No, this was some sort of code, some attempt at communication with an overseer, and that's when I realized that humanity is doomed.

We have been invaded, but not in the true military sense of the word, but rather infiltrated over a period of thousands of years as we are slowly assimilated into subservient roles by these supposed felines. These creatures, likely alien & not of this earth, have donned fur coat disguises which look cute & distract from their true purpose while allowing them to move freely among us. If you still have doubt, try rubbing a cat's belly, for there is where the only fault in the cat's disguise can be found, and why they are often so frantic to keep you away from that particular spot. Just one more example of their aberrant behavior, and why we should be ever vigilant lest we become totally enslaved.

Humanity was fortunate enough to recover the field notes of one cat which was apparently severed from the collective, so that we may all be informed of what is really going on:

https://cdn.acidcow.com/pics/20101115/dogs_diary_02.jpg

Armatone
02-23-2018, 05:51 PM
Excellent!


https://i.imgur.com/YPd6IIZ.jpg
mmm can't see screen, can cause trouble at times.

Solution? Add box, instant cat trap.

https://i.imgur.com/6Vb88Kb.jpg

So far does not work as well on the older cat.

https://i.imgur.com/7sRYUaY.jpg

Sometimes they gang up on me
https://i.imgur.com/IiePfnS.jpg

Niminae
02-27-2018, 07:41 PM
Solution? Add box, instant cat trap.

An elegant and aesthetically pleasing solution!

This issue was solved in my household early on. Whenever a vertical surface above ground level which was not a cat tree was assailed, we would loudly proclaim "Only those with an opposable thumb may be on the <insert kitchen countertop, table, stovetop, etc. as needed>. Raise your hand if you have an opposable thumb." And then, when a hand was not raised by the feline in question, they were promptly dumped upon the ground. Cats can learn, it just takes time and patience.

As kittens, placing empty 12 oz. soda cans every foot or so along the kitchen counters was an effective deterrent for while we were away at work. And logged the training progress for us, via /var/log/CansOnFloor. Also amusing for when we were home, as any 'incursions' could be easily detected even when we were in other rooms, and the sound of the can clattering to the ground never failed to evoke a hasty fleeing mechanism.

We weren't so successful with the double sided tape that was supposed to prevent them from clawing the furniture. "Cats don't like the feel of it on their paws!" the product proclaimed. We applied it to the couch the first day after kitten arrival and then went to work, smug in the satisfaction of having been smarter than a cat. We knew we were in trouble when upon returning home and finding the tape gone, we also had to try to identify the new cat toy which had mysteriously appeared. It was a ball of said tape which they had managed to create from the linear 12' or so of tape we had applied to the couch. And they loved batting it around just as much as any other toy, and didn't care about the stickiness one whit. Providing lots of other targets was the solution to that issue, plus constant reinforcement that the scratching posts were their only allowed target. Weekly nail clipping also helps.

Marc_Breaker
02-28-2018, 09:08 PM
Yes. There are cats that are raised with dogs and are unaware that they are in fact cats. They act very differently. I miss mine desperately, she passed after just twelve years. People ask me to adopt other cats/kittens all the time but their personalities are nothing like hers. Its just not the same.

I've got a tuxedo (mostly black, white on chest) who SWEARS SHE IS A LABRADOR RETREIVER. How often do you get a cat who demands to play fetch for at least 15 minutes, every night. "Come on, throw the mousie. Just throw it already."

TDarkchylde
03-01-2018, 12:16 AM
I've got a tuxedo (mostly black, white on chest) who SWEARS SHE IS A LABRADOR RETREIVER. How often do you get a cat who demands to play fetch for at least 15 minutes, every night. "Come on, throw the mousie. Just throw it already."

My fiancee's cat does this. She'll demand for one of us to throw things for her to fetch, and when we don't, she'll grab a balled-up fast food wrapper or a straw or something out of the trash and drop it by our feet while mewing expectantly.

Spadedragon
03-01-2018, 10:20 AM
If you get a bigger cat box you can get a bigger cat. This will keep the hackers away for sure.

https://i.imgur.com/eR4hVaN.jpg

Bolo_Grubb
07-04-2018, 11:12 AM
I am on a laptop myself. And as for the cats getting between myself and laptop. As I am sitting in my recliner. I generally have at least one cat at any time. There seems to be a schedule.

Plus a red nose pit mix. who was raised by pne of the cats. She acts sometimes mre like a cat than a dog. lol

And all cats are Jellicle cats. Thank you T. S. Eliot.

THe young one (the gray) loves my laptop.
https://i.imgur.com/LCbg5Mk.jpg

Here I am trying to use the laptop while sitting in the recliner
https://i.imgur.com/SyoGcTo.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/LcKLLWx.jpg

And now they have settled into their favorite spots
https://i.imgur.com/EBqHYKn.jpg

LightBear
07-04-2018, 12:44 PM
So that is what they mean with dual boxing.


Yes. There are cats that are raised with dogs and are unaware that they are in fact cats. They act very differently. I miss mine desperately, she passed after just twelve years. People ask me to adopt other cats/kittens all the time but their personalities are nothing like hers. Its just not the same.
Get a pair of Spinxes, they're as dog as it gets.

SmashBang
07-05-2018, 09:36 AM
Nice solution, cute cats

Cordovan
07-05-2018, 10:44 AM
Welcome to the Hall of Fame because cats.

Nonesuch2008
07-05-2018, 12:35 PM
So which forum handle does your cat use to post? Do tell!


THe young one (the gray) loves my laptop.
https://i.imgur.com/LCbg5Mk.jpg

cdbd3rd
07-05-2018, 12:48 PM
My boy has had to throw away 2 keyboards so far because one of our cats feels the need to use it as a pee pad. We'd throw away the guilty cat, but she's old and blind now...

Dark_Helmet
07-05-2018, 08:10 PM
A full keyboard fits on that shelf... I can't even move my mouse
https://i.imgur.com/y5UEW7z.jpg

Bolo_Grubb
07-06-2018, 08:21 AM
A full keyboard fits on that shelf... I can't even move my mouse
The advantage of using a trackball :p

Lokeal_The_Flame
07-06-2018, 04:18 PM
https://i.imgur.com/osP09fL.jpg

Nonesuch2008
01-30-2019, 06:19 PM
So we're in the middle of a quest, and it seems that someone is lagging behind after every encounter. After the third or fourth time this happens, I ask the question if something is wrong, and this is what was sent to me in response:

https://i.imgur.com/rTjZbcm.jpg


Beware...The cat conspiracy is alive & well.