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Published on January 27, 2009 By Bebi Bulma In Personal Computing

I was looking at this cool flickr set and saw how neatly the cables were organized and up off the floor, looked down at my own attempt at organizing and thought...ok I seriously need to do something about this.

I tried labeling some of the cables and tying up some of the excess cabling...but it feels like an exercise in futility. Not to mention makes it really difficult to clean under there (doh). And as for that hole in the desk brace thing...yeah I tried that too, then all the cables coming through it kept getting in my way and got kicked a lot, that thing is worthless.

So...do any of you have a better system? Worse? Show us your organized chaos and share your tips and solutions, because I'm sure this is an area we could all use a little help with. 

 


Comments (Page 2)
on Jan 27, 2009

Oooh a Cosmos, I am so gonna get one of those babies.

you guys need to vaccum your floors, starting to look like my bathroom floor after a month of no cleaning, that almost never happens though.

Yep...pretty nasty, which is why I want to get it better organized to make it easier to clean.

on Jan 27, 2009

I've got a great tip.  Great for me anyway.  Wire Mold.  Learn it, live it, love it.  http://www.wiremold.com/publigen/

on Jan 27, 2009

messiah1
I've got a great tip.  Great for me anyway.  Wire Mold.  Learn it, live it, love it.  http://www.wiremold.com/publigen/

Nice, my mom wants to do something like that.

on Jan 27, 2009

PuterDudeJim
Mine is ugly!!!   And dusty!!  Dog hair!!  

And an anchient power strip

that molding is pretty good to use, but for me it won't really work to well. plus no can seeit unless you look

on Jan 27, 2009

plus no can seeit unless you look

ignorance is bliss??

on Jan 27, 2009

Got rid of the issue of leads all over the place by getting a laptop and a wireless printer, wireless external drive for backups, wireless mouse and finally a wireless router

Now i can just sit on my sofa and do all the things in comfort that i used to have to do at the desk. Plus i have no wire issues at all as most of the drives etc are all inside my cupboard under the stairs.

 

Galciv2Guide.com

on Jan 27, 2009

Now i can just sit on my sofa and do all the things in comfort that i used to have to do at the desk. Plus i have no wire issues at all as most of the drives etc are all inside my cupboard under the stairs.

Except for one thing:

THE ALL POWERFULL POWER ADAPTER WIRE PLUG

on Jan 27, 2009

I have a laptop with Wireless/Wifi networked peripherals, and Bluetooth every thing else. Only one power cord for the Laptop. Will up a Pic as soon as I clean my work area..

on Jan 28, 2009

DarthCaedusMorgan

THE ALL POWERFULL POWER ADAPTER WIRE PLUG

Nope. I charge up the battery during the day when i am at work. Bag and lead are behind said sofa so both are out od sight. Battery life on the laptop tends to be round the hour and a half even when playing GCII. If it does run low i just grab the lead and run it round the edge and into the machine. I can cope with one cable once in a while

on Jan 28, 2009

WOW! What butt-ugly cable setups.

But, I can't say mine is any better.

Unless you want to make pretty, you just run the cables to the outlets as you hook them up and make do. Seems like that is what most of us do.

And really, how often do you need to trace or change a certain cable anyway? And if you bundle them all together, then you have to unbundle them to find that certain one.

And bundling has its own disadvantages. If one is damaged and has a short, being in a tight bundle will only make it more likely to cause a fire.

on Jan 28, 2009

oh, you mean outside my computer?

on Jan 28, 2009

Ha, yes, those *other* cables. Inside the case would be another thread.

on Jan 28, 2009

I can't take a pic right now, no flash in this stupid phone, but it's similar to this. .. and my power pack is almost 2 feet long.

 

on Jan 28, 2009

hsy tails, i see you have neat cableing there mine makes a rats nets look good

harpo

 

on Jan 28, 2009

lol harpo, I've actually tidied it up a little, though it still ressembles a cluster ball of snakes. ... and the cords do move from time to time..

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