#3 – Stephen’s Restoration Hardware
Location: Leixlip, Kildare, Ireland
A/V or Home Office: Office/Entertainment area/Bedroom
Favorite Source: My favourite source would definitley have to be recycling facilities. Most of the equipment in recycling centres is put there by people who at least care a little. So most of its in good condition. I like getting old computers and parts from recycling centres because your cutting down on the cost and doing the enviroment a favour as well as saving yourself money. The smallest thing can save you a lot.
What inspired you? I started when I was about 10 with an Apple Macintosh SE computer that someone was getting rid of, since then I’ve loved computers.
My office space is a layout which was inspired by necessity. After
completing school at 17, I set up my own business repairing computers, cellular phones and office machines from my room. I’m now 18, and as you can see from the photos, less than a year on and the money is good. I have managed to buy myself a new laptop (Apple Macbook) and a new desktop (iMac 20″ Core 2 Duo) as-well as maintaining my old iMac G3 on my desk. My room is not the tidiest of rooms but that comes with my job.
Great Tip: Organize power: Power can be a tricky thing, make sure to label plugs or cables to make sure that if something goes wrong or needs to be moved you dont plug out your computer or something and lose data. I have 18 plugs in my system and all of them are labeled to make sure I don’t accidently take out my external hard disk when i want to change my now aging rotel amp. It’s a small tip, but a worthwhile one.