Samyak's Nook

My Home Office Setup

I started with my summer internship two weeks ago. I started before my joining date because I was relieved of my college semester before the time intended and was super excited about my first full-time experience.

Now, as a Product Management intern, the setup requirement is not so huge. All I needed was a laptop and a notebook at best. However, I spent some extra time setting things up as though I'm a streamer or something. Why? Well, why not?

It's been a while (14 months to be exact) since I'm stuck at home. It would be a great time to spice things up for a new beginning from my old workspace, I thought.

My work setup is a mixture of a couple of new but otherwise old components sitting around my home collecting dust. This assembly was, therefore, pretty cheap to build.

Here's what my setup looks like:

FYI, it's apple juice... 🙄

Here's the same setup at night. Looks kinda rad if you ask me!

(sorry for the poor image quality; my phone camera isn't the best, and I couldn't take my DSLR out of the position 😛)

Here's all the thought that went into it:

  1. Three words: ergonomics, ergonomics and ergonomics
  2. Little new equipment to buy
  3. Considerable empty space for a big writing pad/register if needed
  4. No cable clutter
  5. Can undock the laptop as and when required to take it anywhere, easily

Most importantly, fun > function 🤓

Here's all the equipment that went into building this:

The point of this post was to flex aesthetics 💪. I have only bought a couple of things and made the best out of old hardware. An idea perhaps to make your own desk setup for your WFH internships, to make them more fun and engaging!

Here's a comprehensive explainer on making your own desk setup. Cal Newport also talks about a "grand gesture" to commit yourself to the task at hand in his famous book Deep Work. Would definitely recommend reading it!

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