Time to get up on the smallest of soapboxes to talk about cabling. It’s not that hard to do correct if you got the right equipment and if done correctly it can save you a bunch of time and prevent an avalanche of frustration. Continue reading
As much as I like software, data, etc it’s fun to dabble in hardware now and again. Recently I got on the Arduino/Rasberry Pi bandwagon. These are a blast to play with but my mostly repressed OCD tendencies have taken issue with the mess of wires and parts dangling across the desk. I had to do something about that, enter a laser cutter.
Here’s a trick I use to help keep Mac workstations tidy.
Problem: How to manage the mouse cable connected to the keyboards on Mac workstations.
Solution: Use a paper clip as a reusable wire tie. If you take your time it doesn’t have to look tacky.
- Acquire a paper clip… shouldn’t be too difficult.
- Straighten the paperclip.
- Use needle nose pliers to fold the ends of the clips back on themselves. Only need about 1/16″
- Bundle the mouse cable into a ~3″ loop leave 3″ of unbundled cable on both sides.
- Wrap the paper clip in a spiral pattern around the bundle.
- Show your supervisor just how resourceful/OCD you are.