Study Bookshelves

These are the very messy bookshelves in our study. The home for most of our technical books.

We have some other bookshelves with novels, childrens books, reference stuff on them, and many boxes containing books that have no bookshelves yet.

Taken for "The World Through My Eyes" bookshelf thread.

Two handheld, wide-angle shots, stitched together with AutoStitch.

View all photos taken: Thursday, 28th September 2006, This photo: 10:02pm

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  • benefit of hindsight said:
    He he - well those books out you as a fellow programmer, right ?
    Didn't know there was such a thing as an Australian dictionary :-D.
    Like the collection of small plastic animals too !
  • David de Groot said:
    Theoretically, the right hand side are "my books" while the left belong to my wife. In practice they're a bit mixed up.

    I'm officially not a programmer, but I was trained as one ;) I guess the System Administrator comes fairly close to what I do, but mostly just on firewalls. Still have call for my programming skills every now and then, esp. when it comes to scripting. I've been doing a bit of Ruby most recently.

    Oh and the small plastic animals came in a particular brand of children's chocolate. There's an "egg" inside and you have to build them up from parts. (Like a Kinder Suprise, but with cool animals and dinosaurs instead of pointless toys). Our youngest tends to play with them, which is why they're at the right height for a 4 yo ;)
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    LOL - so you occupy a position of great occult power in your company and everyone who knows what's good for themselves are always very, very polite and nice to you, right ;-)
  • David de Groot said:
    I wish! We don't get to manage our own firewalls, just customer ones.
  • looby88 said:
    I think most peoples bookshelves have a tendency to get dumped on !my books are mainly (boring- for you ) gardening, shrubs, trees, wild flowers. Then theres lots on Dorset, photo books mainly,the odd DIY,watercolour books, goodness knows what else ! We are past the toy stage though !!
  • David de Groot said:
    Oh I wouldn't say that Helen. I like books on trees and shrubs (I used to know many varieties of palm tree by botanical name and sight), but that doesn't mean I actually want to go outside, dig a hole and plant them ;)
    (the trees, not the books)
  • Margot- said:
    I know about those chocolate eggs with toys inside. I love those! I'm a clean freak so my bookshelves are well organized. (^.^) Please don't hate me.
  • David de Groot said:
    I approve of clean Margot, just not very good at it ;)
  • yewenyi (文意) said:
    I love the curve, gives it a gaudian feel. It only it were real.
  • borealnz said:
    Great bookshelves David, I love the haphazard feel to them!

    Thanks for sharing in our bookshelf thread
    The World Through My Eyes
  • David de Groot said:
    Brian, yes a curved bookshelf would be pretty neat :) I could have stepped further back and got the whole thing in a single, non-curved frame, but I was lazy and wanted to see how AutoStitch would handle the wide angle shots.

    Thanks Jill - our other bookshelves a bit more orderly :)
  • Xenedis said:
    The lack of Canon boxes on these shelves is disturbing.

  • David de Groot said:
    The Canon boxes are in the bedroom (where else would you keep them?) ;-)
  • leadegroot said:
    Ahh, but we filled the bokshelves before Dave started on his flickr-bug craze :)
  • Xenedis said:
    The wife must really get annoyed at having to shift those Canon boxes of the way before climbing into bed for the night.

  • David de Groot said:
    Oh I'm sure she's well versed in these things, after all the house is littered with old computer gear too... ;)
  • leadegroot said:
    He's under instructions to shift the pile that is growing across the verandah door
    (His first love, computer hardware takes up far more space than his new love camera gear, but 'new' computer gear is free whereas new camera gear is incredibly expensive. Decisions, decisions... ;))
  • schindlerisme said:
    you just forget write above: "Yasmin's normal situation".