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Posted: 1/5/2006 1:48:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2006 8:52:26 AM EDT by gaspain]
Its pretty bad huh

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Link Posted: 1/5/2006 1:49:17 PM EDT
Zip ties make the world go round.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 1:49:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
Zip ties make the world go round.




+1
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 1:50:34 PM EDT
Draw down on it....
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 1:51:10 PM EDT
Hey it's 2006 already. Try getting some wireless!



+1 on the zip ties.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 1:51:35 PM EDT
Molotov?
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 1:52:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
Zip ties make the world go round.



Belkin makes some nice cable handlers that are velcro.

If you are constantly fiddling with things behind your computer, makes the chicken chokers (zip ties) hard to use, having to cut them all the time.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 1:52:20 PM EDT
Got Tannerite?
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 1:54:25 PM EDT
They also make a roll of stuff that is velcro on both sides, so it wraps on itself.

Less permenant than zip ties, and you don't have to clip them off if you add some wires.

We use that when we wire rooms here.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 1:56:51 PM EDT
Telecom rack (Chatsworth, et all), and some Panduit wire management.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 1:58:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ghostchild:
They also make a roll of stuff that is velcro on both sides, so it wraps on itself.

Less permenant than zip ties, and you don't have to clip them off if you add some wires.

We use that when we wire rooms here.



+1 velcro wraps, zip ties suck cause you have to cut them, the velcro is reusable.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:00:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 2:01:02 PM EDT by California_Kid]
Down your computer, take it all apart, dust and vacuum everything, then put it back together with zip ties (or velcro, but not wire twist ties) to control the slack.

If that's your house I recommend adding several more AC receptacles in the wall. It looks like you have power strips on power strips. That's a no-no.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:02:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:07:58 PM EDT
Cool, looks like I need to find some velcro strips.

btw, the power strips are not piggy backed. Thats dangerous I know.

Thanks ya'll
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:14:41 PM EDT
IS that a "Taxman" Computer fort you got there?
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:17:44 PM EDT
what is that on top of the tower, external hard drives?
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:22:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 2:23:34 PM EDT by mjohn3006]
Have you tried furiously masturbating at it?

ETA Hey, all the draw down, tannerite and fire ones were taken.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:23:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By StariVojnik:
Hey it's 2006 already. Try getting some wireless!



+1 on the zip ties.





Even the "wireless" gadgets have wires. What's the point??

Not to mention the additional security hole.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:24:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:27:31 PM EDT
Watch out with cable management though. Putting cables so close together can introduce interference and crosstalk. Usually its not enough to be noticable. Occasionally it can cause some serious problems.

-Foxxz
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:38:47 PM EDT
Use velcro straps designed for cables. As soon as you cut off a zip tie, you probably won't re-install it.

You can also use automotive wire loom, the ribbed black plastic split stuff. It comes in large sizes and you can hide a lot of cable in it.


Homey depot sells the velcro. If you search around, you can find entire rolls of the stuff from Newark and other places.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:40:11 PM EDT


Bongo Ties are better.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:50:39 PM EDT
Zip ties? Bunch of wussies ... cut the wires to the appropriate length and re-terminate then.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 3:07:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gaspain:
Its pretty bad huh

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I just redid the wiring at my home workcenter. I have three computers in place, with a dedicated circuit and UPS.

What really cleaned things up was turning it all off, taking all the wiring out, mounting the multi-strips on the wall, reconsidering where each box and accessory (printer, scanner, router, DSL modem, etc.) was placed, and consolidating certain things.

Best things:

1. Mounting multi-strips on wall or on back of desk.
2. Using a short three-outlet extension cord to attach the transformers for the router and DSL modem. This put the transformers closer to the router and DSL location, and freed up three extra spots on the multistrip that had been blocked by the transformers.
3. Velcro to bundle cables.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 3:10:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By California_Kid:

If that's your house I recommend adding several more AC receptacles in the wall. It looks like you have power strips on power strips. That's a no-no.



Oh yeah--I used two strips. One plugged into the "Backed-up" side of the UPS, one plugged into the "Only surge-suppressed" side.

In the "backed up" side, I have my computer tower, monitor, DSL modem and Router, and USB hub (for external hard drives or whatever). This would be enough to keep my system functioning for a few minutes for an orderly shutdown.

Everything else (printer, scanner, speakers, desk lamp, etc.) is plugged into the non-essential, surge-but-not-backup-power side.

Jim
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 3:12:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By purplecheese:

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
Zip ties make the world go round.



Belkin makes some nice cable handlers that are velcro.

If you are constantly fiddling with things behind your computer, makes the chicken chokers (zip ties) hard to use, having to cut them all the time.



Yup. I use those for kitchen appliances (mixers, etc.), portable phone chargers, laptop travel crap, etc. I picked up a box of them at Staples and still use the things.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 5:47:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KAINAM-13:
what is that on top of the tower, external hard drives?



ya, two 300gb and a couple 7 port usb hubs
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