4 Tips, plus Maggew’s desk, gear & workspace setup

Updated by Matt G.

Everything about my command center, from the gear I use, to the software I recommend and can’t live without. A self-interview for my imaginary fans… 😂

4 tips plus maggew desk gear workspace setup
NameMatt G. (aka Maggew)
LocationSouth Jersey, USA – 15m from Philadelphia
OccupationWebmaster
Room Size450 ft² = 18'x25′ = 41.8 m²
Cost of Setup~$500
LinksMaggew.com

Hello! Tell us a bit about yourself

Howdy, my name is Matt, I was born in the beautiful Garden State, New Jersey.

I love cars, chess computers and cycles. My three brothers and I had a fantastic childhood, and I wouldn't change it for anything. When I was around 10 or 11, I played 1000s a hours of strategy games like Age of Empires II, C&C Red Alert, Warcraft and the likes; Diablo 1 & 2 were incredible too! My favorite class, the Javazon was named AgileThunder. 😜

Take us through your setup

ItemModel
MonitorAcer H213H (1920×1080@60Hz)
Acer X223W c (1680×1050@59Hz)
StorageNVMe 232GB WDC WD2500AAKX-753CA1
(2) 120GB LITEON in Raid Array / Storage Pool
CPU, Ram, MoboOptiPlex 990, i7 2600 @ 3.40GHz + 32GB 665MHz Ram (9-9-9-24)
Monitor mountWooden Collector Edition Risk Box and Video Card Box
SpeakersKlipsche Pro Media 2.1
HeadphonesBlack Sony MDR-ZX100
Mouse & KeyboardCorsair Harpoon Gaming Set
Chair$5 Wooden Captains Chair from Antique Store
DeskCustom-made using IKEA legs, a door and old bookshelf
Speakers Stand(2) 1″ thick wooden pencils to elevate speakers toward ears
Misc.M. Bison Metal Statue, MUJI Aluminum Fountain Pen, 140 lb (300 gsm) 4×6 Card stock, TS3122 AIO, Red Ryder BB Gun, Family Autographed Baseball.

As a teenager, I wanted to be smart with computers and also play sports so I spent all my time with Basketball and playing a Warlock in World of Warcraft, but and retired after a year into TBC… still dabbling in Basketball I tried my hands at Web Development and the rest is history.

Wondering what jam I was listening to while typing this blog post? HOME – Hold

At the age of 18, I started doing various jobs like pumping gas, working at Lowe's, washing cars, fixing cars and riding bicycles and motorcycles. This is when I pretty much focused entirely on my desire to build a business. I was not very good at first, getting customers was tough so I would try using websites like Upwork, Guru and the likes but was very very hard to compete with cheap, outsourced, exploited labor. Fast forward a bit and I was sending USPS mail, making cold calls and finding word of mouth customers with craigslist.

What software do you like?

GUIW11 Phoenix LiteOS, KDE Fedora and Zorin OS
AppsAHK, ShareX, Enpass, DisplayFusion Triggers and Glasswire
BrowserMost browsers are copy-cat chromium forks. Waterfox is impressive and fast, ungoogled-chromium, Cent Browser, Iridium and Brave are recommended. Stay away from Chrome, Firefox, Safari and the other big guys.
ExtensionsClearURLs, Tampermonkey, uBlock / Adnauseam, Feedbro, BlockTube, Dark Reader and I don't care about cookies

I think that might be it. Best of luck to anyone and everyone reading this. Wait! I almost forgot, the 4 tips I promised you guys…

  1. Do not make your chair very comfortable or you will forget about stretching and neglect your body requirements… should be aiming for a 5 or 6 out of 10 comfort.
  2. One of my favorite upgrades are my speakers, everyone should have a REALLY NICE pair that bumps so you can set the tone for entire day, each and every day.
  3. My giant mousepad is one of the latest investments that I wish I would have acquired at the very beginning, it makes such a huge difference, I was debating cork and still might get one of those…
  4. If you drink all day, consider getting a non-USB, gravity sensor mug heater for $20.

Inspiration

  • https://zetup.me/random
  • https://www.workspaces.xyz/
  • https://www.makerstations.io/
  • https://setupscout.com/
  • https://mydesktour.com/
  • https://scooget.com/setups/creators

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