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What do your trading desks look like? Show us your trading battlestation

Old June 30th, 2012, 10:06 PM   #61 (permalink)
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I love those things!

They're Bowflex SelectTech dumbbells. Changing the weight is fast and easy so there are few excuses not to use them. They're a little pricey but worth it - if you use them of course.

And there's a closet directly to the right of those that I use a lot, so I'm constantly walking by them, which gives me plenty of opportunity for a little "gun development" during the day.

I also have a Door Gym pullup bar in the doorway that isn't in the pictures. Gotta stay toned...

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I know a couple people that have them...and they BOTH said the same thing...They love them, but they are pricey.

Never asked the price...but thats the third time someone mention price when the talk about those wieghts. But they also raved about the ease of use. Never tried them myself, but now I am intrigued.

Me, I use a kettle bell. A canon ball with a handle.

I'm a minimalist.

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Old June 30th, 2012, 10:08 PM   #62 (permalink)
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My own setup....

And maybe a suggestion for Mike.

looks like space saving to me.

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Old June 30th, 2012, 10:15 PM   #63 (permalink)
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I really enjoy seeing other trader's setups and offices - thanks! Only 2 monitors here (22" widescreens) but it works...

Desk is an old oak drafting table (a favorite of mine) and my uber comfortable Herman Miller Aeron chair:

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Nice chair. I considered them a couple times, but just couldn't talk myself into spending that kind of money on a chair.

Nice desk too, I wish I had a desk that deep. We learn from our mistakes

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Thanks. It's really nice to have plenty of desk area to work on. I also like it because it's higher than a normal desk and I have a place to put my feet (you can see the support bars running underneath - kind of like a bar stool I guess) rather than just on the floor.

My wife gave me the Aeron chair for my birthday 6 or 7 years ago. I spend a lot of time working in my office (probably less time than you do though), and it's worth every penny to have a premium chair like this to sit in for hours on end. I wouldn't have anything else.

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Old June 30th, 2012, 10:26 PM   #64 (permalink)
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Old June 30th, 2012, 10:31 PM   #65 (permalink)
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I know a couple people that have them...and they BOTH said the same thing...They love them, but they are pricey.

Never asked the price...but thats the third time someone mention price when the talk about those wieghts. But they also raved about the ease of use. Never tried them myself, but now I am intrigued.

Me, I use a kettle bell. A canon ball with a handle.

I'm a minimalist.

Kettlebells will do the job (I've seen guys doing the Russian pistol exercise with kettlebells - ouch!)!

The SelectTech's I have run about US$350 direct from Bowflex.

Hahaha! I'm a minimalist too (should be apparent from my office pics), but it's always in how one defines minimalism...you say you're a minimalist because you use the kettlebells, I say I'm a minimalist because I only have two dumbbells to find a place for - it's all in our perception of things...

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Old June 30th, 2012, 11:55 PM   #66 (permalink)
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Old July 1st, 2012, 12:45 AM   #69 (permalink)
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Old July 1st, 2012, 01:17 AM   #70 (permalink)
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@bijeremiad:

About 23 years ago I bought a black wooden plate and two stands ..... I love it this way, because I am tall, and there is nothing that interferes with my legs. The wooden plate has a size of 60'' x 30''. The distance between the central monitor and the edge of the plate is 25''.

When I am sitting at my desk, the distance between my eyes and each of the monitors is 30''. My head is looking down at an angle of about 20° while I am writing this post.

All PCs in my home are set up in a way that the user does neither have a window behind his back nor in front of him. The main panel of the PC should always be perpendicular to the window of the room. My office is located on the Northern side of the house. This avoids direct sunlight. The window is left from the panels, as I am writing with my right hand, and I do not want to have the shadow of my hand covering the text. On the right side of my desk there is the trading library, just in case that anybody comes up with a new idea.


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I am impressed with your description. With measurements and everything. 30", 20 degrees, monitor placement.

Trading library next to you. Thats a super idea... I am going to do that. My books are all over the place.

How do you maintain the exact distance from the monitor while you are working? Dont tell me you have a laser rangefinder clipped to a headset...

Now I have a sense on why you are great with coding.

I am not sure, but I would venture a guess that there isnt a single thing in the rest of your place that is out of place.

Thats truly organization.

If I had seen you space before I posted. I dont think I would have...

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