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New rear-view mirror

New rear-view mirror
Oooh, look what I got! A new rear-view mirror for my monitor here at work. Now I'll be able to see whenever anybody comes up behind me, even though I sit with my back to the cubicle's entrance.

I had an improvised mirror perched on top of my monitor for years, which consisted of a CD proped up with a binder clip weighted down by a quarter (I also used tape, a post-it, and a paperclip to complete the apparatus. Fun with office supplies!). This one works lots better though, because the surface is rounded so it displays more. I got it for free from ThinkGeek with my accumulated geek points.

Also, you know what else this means? I finally get to spend the quarter. Yay, free money!

And yes, that's Bun-bun also sitting on my monitor.
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rainbow_slinky From: rainbow_slinky Date: February 7th, 2005 03:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I need one of those. People are always sneaking up and spying on me and I hate it!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 7th, 2005 04:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know, I hate people coming in without my knowning it. I used to always be jumpy and looking behind me, before I had my home-made mirror. Hopefully this will be even BETTER!

I've updated my post with a link to the product's page.
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: February 7th, 2005 05:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
A few weeks ago, woot.com has a "door" that you could attach to put across your cubicle opening for privacy, works something like a windowshade. If I get a cubicle again, I might get one.
cynnerth From: cynnerth Date: February 7th, 2005 04:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I need one of those. People are always sneaking up on me. I would love to turn my cubicle set-up around somehow so I can face the opening.
joline From: joline Date: February 7th, 2005 07:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh wow!! i want one of those so badly.
i didn't realize how many other people are bothered that they face away from their cubucle opening! i don't have a cubicle, but i definitely need one... our animal shelter is split between three buildings, and people are constantly wandering into my building even though it's not supposed to be open to the public. i sit closest to the door (with my back to the door), and every lunatic who wanders through thinks i'm the receptionist and tries to blather on about things that have nothing to do with me or my department.
nishar From: nishar Date: February 7th, 2005 08:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
An electrofied trip wire works just as good. *sneak...sneak... ZAP!!! OUCH!!!* hehe
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 8th, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
ah-ha...excellent idea!
matt_arnold From: matt_arnold Date: February 8th, 2005 03:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've wanted that mirror for quite a while. When I went to Thinkgeek, I didn't like what a large percentage of the total cost was shipping. But your post made me realize my life was not complete until I had one. So I went to the grocery store and paid $2.50 for an automotive blind spot mirror: the kind that's supposed to stick on the driver's side mirror. Works great!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 8th, 2005 04:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oooh, cool idea! $10 plus shipping does seem like a lot, and I don't even know what they were charging for shipping. But "free with other purchases", like I paid for it, is much more reasonable. (: I use thinkgeek for gifts now and then, 'cause I know a lot of geeks....
drteeth26 From: drteeth26 Date: February 12th, 2005 01:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Hopefully you didn't use the CD's I made for you! I burn CD's for LOTS of people...share the wealth, y'know...and one day as I was walking to the gas station across the street from the office for a snack, I spotted a CD lying on the ground. Hoping it was something I didn't already have so I could add another to the collection, I picked it up, and it turned out to be a Bill Cosby CD I had burned for one of the guys. If he didn't like it, he could've just said so. As I said after one of my other traders voiced his displeasure over the newest R. Kelly CD when I burned it for him, I take no responsibility if the CD's I hook people up with are wack...
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 15th, 2005 04:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope, I used an old giveaway CD, aol or some other garbage not worth installing. Don't worry! I still have your CDs and I enjoy listening to them now and then. I like 'em!
From: lindaatzarquon Date: March 3rd, 2005 03:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey, I have the same one.
Only mine is many, many years old, and it shows--it's rather scratched
up. Also, it has my company's name and logo across the top.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: March 3rd, 2005 04:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, very cool! Aren't they handy?
From: lindaatzarquon Date: March 3rd, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I depend on it--especially when I have my noise cancelling headphones on, and can't hear people standing behind me talking to me.
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