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Cube House

michael posted more than 10 years ago | from the red-stapler dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 429

drkanta writes "Hey, I decided to decorate my cube for a holiday decoration contest. Well, I went all out and had a lot of fun and turned my cube into a house. I thought it was very very funny. What bugged me was that some people asked me where I saw this before to get my idea. What? Saw something like this before? My question is: has anyone done something like this before?"

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cool (4, Funny)

Valegor (693552) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796742)

I think this is the coolest thing I have seen in a long time. You are now my hero. Course most of the guys I work with say it is gay.

Re:cool (4, Funny)

dillon_rinker (17944) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796819)

It's not gay - it's metrosexual!

Re:cool (5, Funny)

LeiGong (621856) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796892)

It's not gay - it's metrosexual!

A Metrosexual knows never to use that patterned wall paper with a green chimney. And that's not even a Gucci snowman. That most is DEFINITELY gay (or straight depending on how you look at it).

Re:cool (0)

MegaHamsterX (635632) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796836)

I was about to make a comment like that.

It is cool, most of us lack the Martha Stewart gene necessary to pull it off, and we're jealous, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, or whatever :-P

Re:cool (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7796847)

Maybe he has a waterbed and disco ball with ceiling mirror in there.

And he just lures the ladies in cause "it's sooo cute"

And then he'd be all like, "Yeah I have fresh eggnog inside"

And they'd say "oooh, you're a bad boy drinking in the office"

And then he'd say "That's right, I'm a bad santa."

And you can take me out and shoot me for writting this, it's criminal.

Re:cool (4, Funny)

capt.Hij (318203) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796879)

I think this is the coolest thing I have seen in a long time.

Cool????

I for one do not think that this is "cool." This is the sort of rampant individualism(1) that can create havoc in an office. This is the sort of thing that happens when they let people post comics outside of their cubicles. We have taken one more step closer to the abyss. I can only hope that your little project will stand up to the resulting chaos that will result from this sort of willful nihilism (sp?). Now clean up that mess and get a haircut...


(1) With apologies to Author's boss in "The Tick"

Sure (4, Funny)

shystershep (643874) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796743)

I've done it, lots of times. I make them out of tinfoil. It's stops the cosmic rays, you know.

Re:Sure (2, Insightful)

u8nogard (546370) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796827)

Wish that I would get away with trying to build something like that. But instead of Santa visiting, the local fire department would be visiting instead.

OH THE PSOT FOR ME (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7796744)

suckas don't mess with da greasy jedi biotches.

Sweet (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7796747)

That's awesome!!

You're fired! (2, Funny)

ivanmarsh (634711) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796749)

Where are the TSP reports I asked for two days ago?

Re:You're fired! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7796814)

Traveling salesman problem reports?

Re:You're fired! (1)

JooBYE (562184) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796885)

Is it me, or is this just getting old? I doubt it helps when I actually have TPS (TRE Performance Stats (yes, the TRE is another "one")) reports to do weekly!
I'm sure it's the folks that have never set foot in a cube (let alone, worked in a cube) that crack this joke. Nothing wrong with cubes, unless you can touch both sides at the same time with your arms outreached. (this does not include cabinets or other "attached" items)

And, I believe Peter [imdb.com] got a promotion vs. getting fired.

? id ont think so (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7796750)

no i havent, no

cube fun (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7796752)

Hope you liked my cube, have fun !!!

Okay !!!

I think your boss... (5, Funny)

Cordath (581672) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796753)

...is currently taking a long hard look at just how much he's paying you.

Re:I think your boss... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7796881)

Yeah really.

Job, meet India. drkanta, meet Ronald.

Hmmm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7796754)

Don't you have work to do?

Re:Hmmm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7796842)

Yah, the first thing I thought when I saw it was "man, that's going to be a pain taking all that stuff down when he gets fired next week."

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And the question is (5, Insightful)

Cyberglich (525256) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796763)

Where do you work that you can get away with doing this.

Re:And the question is (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7796868)

Huh? Where is the question?

It makes sense. (2, Informative)

Mobster75 (234793) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796919)

He works for a college in their CS department. Of course he won't get in trouble for it. Probably also hangs out "after hours" and tries to hang with all the residents and be cool. :)

Well as a matter of fact (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7796766)

Yes I have seen this before, but then the walls were padded....

I haven't (0, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7796768)

I have to work when I'm at work, and I have interests besides work, so I'm not going to stay after work decorating a cube.

Re:I haven't (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7796808)

Which is why you are posting this AC on slashdot. Working hard I see.

Cool (5, Funny)

Talrias (705583) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796772)

I see there's a pink slip attached to your monitor too! I wonder what THAT'S doing there!

Very cool looking! (1)

NightWulf (672561) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796777)

Glad to see someone attempting to liven up the usual dull conformo look of the "cube". I assume since you're in a cubicle yourself you're not a manager or such, so my question is, how did you get your bosses to allow that? And what will be your next project, perhaps a little cubicle bunker where you can rain weapons of nerf destruction down on your fellow co-workers?

Props! You have too much time. (3, Funny)

Nijika (525558) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796778)

See subject; :) Other than that, I think JWZ [jwz.org] made himself a cubicle tent once. Netscape made him take it down as I recall. I'd love to see more examples of clear fire hazards, so if anyone has any more keep posting.

Re:Props! You have too much time. (1)

Canuckanuck (235721) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796853)

I saw that too. He used camo-netting and had it propped up in true tent-like fashion. Great story he had, where is he now?

For when it gets /.ed: (-1, Redundant)

nathankerr (722077) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796786)

Here's the text from the site: This is what happens when a person gets a brilliant idea and a little free time :) Materials for project: * 10 foot 1/2 inch PVC pipes * PVC T - Shapes and elbows -- together with pipes make the roof * silver wrapping paper -- thanks Costco for selling such a huge roll at a decent price * green wrapping paper * Ribbon * Bows * Ornament bulbs * Cardboard -- thanks Costco for the free cardboard * Yarn -- tried to get icicle effect when hanging bulbs * Tape, and lots of it. The whole thing is basically taped together :) * Poster paper Total cost of the project: $34 Total cost of the project after I return "unneeded items": $14 Total time to build, including sawing, etc: 5.5 hours. Here is a shot of the front of the cube. Notice that I did not put on a door. I guess there is some room for improvement. Here is an angled shot from the front. Notice the snow on the bottom. Yes, that is a chimney back there. Oh, and the ladies tell me that I have such wanderfull color coordination. Here is an angled shot from the back of the cube. Check out the snowman. Here is a shot of Santa. Notice the glow on the ceiling. It looks like the sun is rising when you're sitting in other people's cubes. Yes, there is a floormat. Here are the decorations I put inside the cube. Hope you liked my cube, have fun !!!

That was completely unnecessary and retarded. (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7796855)

Considering the other 90% of the site is PICTURES, you fucking moron. I don't see how the text helps.

Re:For when it gets /.ed: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7796928)

Who's the idiot that modded this up?

This is what we call a "troll." It could be considered a "karma whore," but the formatting is so bad and the content so obviously useless, it fits more into the "troll" category. Good to see Slashdot moderators still fall for obvious garbage like this.

When you think it..... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7796787)

it can't get any worse. Oh no, There is a whole new level of people with to much time on their hands.

You did this at your work?!? (3, Funny)

xotx69 (571221) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796789)

Just what *do* you do at work if you have that much free time!? lol This reminds of that "While You Were Out" show...they should do it for cubicles.

Re:You did this at your work?!? (1)

SquadBoy (167263) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796877)

We have a chick here who puts up tons of decorations for every freaking holiday known to man she comes in on the weekends to do it. I'm guessing same deal here.

Mr. Kanta (2, Funny)

thepuma (721283) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796791)

Can I see you in my office, please? I think we have a few things to discuss....

- Your Pointy Haired Boss

Wrong kind of cube... (4, Funny)

Blimey85 (609949) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796792)

I read this thinking he decorated his Mac Cube... and thought that was pretty cool. Maybe put some christmas lights inside or something... but this is just his work cube... not as cool.. IMO.

Re:Wrong kind of cube... (0)

Quinn (4474) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796815)

I thought he had turned his Mac cube into a house and was living in it, like some kind of fucking Monchichi.

Heat? (3, Insightful)

jerkychew (80913) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796796)

Wouldn't it get pretty warm in there?

Re:Heat? (1)

Boing (111813) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796914)

Wouldn't it get pretty warm in there?

Especially with the roasting chestnuts on an open fire he's got going in there. I'm not sure that was the best plan in the world.

Re:Heat? (1)

jerkychew (80913) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796939)

(Yes, I realize I'm replying to my own post. My brain works in mysterious ways.)

Maybe he should make the chimney functional, and stick a fan in there. :-)

Re:Heat? (1)

LeiGong (621856) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796929)

Wouldn't it get pretty warm in there?

Notice the chimney... If he is truly a geek he would have a bunch of 80mm fans hooked up to it.

Even better than cube (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7796799)

I had my girlfriend do some makeup on my penis. That is fun.

funny (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7796800)

I thought it was very very funny.

Well, I only thought it was very funny. So there.

Why not paint a bullseye on the cube instead... (2, Insightful)

jsav40 (614902) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796804)

I thought things got out of hand at *my* office during the holiday season. On a more serious note- clearly the individual who made the house/cubes company is not in downsizing mode. Still Looks like a big "Lay *me* off please" sign to me...

Wow (0)

Aliencow (653119) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796806)

I bet he did that only to see how much load his server could handle ! Hope the university admins don't knock at your "house" in a few minutes!

PayCheck bonus. (5, Funny)

Nautica (681171) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796817)

5.5 Hour of Pay to decorate your CUBE. cool I still have you beat, getting paid 8 hours a day to surfing slashdot.org

True story (5, Funny)

grub (11606) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796818)


has anyone done something like this before?

True Story: In 1982 or so I had a job stocking shelves (hey, I was 16) Anyhow, I got pretty stoned at dinner break and had a great idea.. I bought a can of gold spray paint in the store then proceeded to completely spray paint a urinal in the men's room. Then I wrote in felt marker
"The Gold Urinal"
"A [my surname] Concept"
Needless to say when my boss called me in the next day and I was straight I didn't think the idea was too smart.

Just wait! (1)

Dark Lord Seth (584963) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796821)

I will get myself an office with sauna, bubblebath, harem, minibar and some nice waterfalls. Maybe a nice big gatling cannon to keep people at bay...

Nice cube but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7796822)

...after slashdot gets done with your site, you may want to ask the guy with a white beard for a new server. :)

Uncreative People! (2, Insightful)

pelirojatica (533396) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796825)

>What bugged me was that some people asked me
>where I saw this before to get my idea.

Wow, so you must work with some uncreative people, if they think that anything cool has to have been ripped off. I hope they don't have the same attitude to the actual WORK that you do.

done before in wood (4, Interesting)

lnzdingo (26117) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796826)

there was a whole interview on some evening magazine type tv show in the SF bay area a few years back, where some guy did that PERMANENTLY to his cube.
he used wood for all the framing and used real wood shingles for the roof!!!

his boss said, ok, but that no one else was allowed to do it.

yep. (3, Funny)

emptybody (12341) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796828)

I have not looked at the article yet.
I procured cardboard shipping boxes with the intent of converting my cubicle into an interior office.

There is no good reason the walls do not continue straight up.

NEWSFLASH! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7796830)

/.ing is now considered arson.

Are my eyes deceiving me??? (2, Insightful)

sameerdesai (654894) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796831)

Is it just me or all the offices look alike. Man my office has exactly the same layout, floor, cube and ceiling. And then again you get to spend 5.5 hours doing things other than "work". Hope you are using "cover page" on all your reports :-)

Fire Hazard (3, Interesting)

BullSnot (677535) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796833)

Your PVC roof is a fire hazard as it prevents sprinklers from putting out fires in your cube.

...or at least that's what the security at my last job would tell me when i tried to do simular stuff. Truth be told, any fire in your cube would open a gapping hole in that roof and the spriklers would work just fine. But, fire codes don't always make sense.

Dude... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7796835)

Dude, you need to spend less time at work.
Do you really spend that much time at your cube that you need to go to such lengths to decorate it?
Work less man, life is not all about work.

What are you some kind of commie? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7796931)

This is America, we work harder than all the lazy eurofags and chinamen thats why our CEOs are the richest.

You're just a fucking lazy bum, you unpatriotic bastard, if you don't like our way of life why don't you just move to France?

I think we've finally found.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7796865)

somebody too nerdy for even slashdot!

That's nothing... (5, Funny)

AccUser (191555) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796872)

Since I started to work at home, I have turned my house into a cube. Much to my wife's consternation, I might add...

GET A LIFE, YOU LOSER!!! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7796883)

In the last office... (1)

devphaeton (695736) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796891)

...that i worked at with cubicles, i would have gotten fired for this probably.

But that being said, i say this is the coolest cubicle "alterations" i've seen ever. You did an excellent job on it, and i think it's awesome. Plus, i bet with a cover on it it is quieter and feels more 'private'....

Well done!

Can't wait to see what you do next year. :o)

Re:In the last office... (1)

devphaeton (695736) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796915)

Oh! and i forgot to mention...

I feel you deserve some sort of award. Maybe not a /. award, or geek award, but just some sort of "really cool decoration award".

Freaky... (1)

greg_barton (5551) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796898)

Ya know, the first thing I thought when I saw those pictures was, "Looks awfully familiar..." I thought that could have been in the office of my last job. But then I realized, "Oh, it's just a cube farm."

See, thing is, I haven't been in a cube farm for the past two years. I've either been unemployed or working for a small company that has a funky office in a warehouse. I've been out of the cubefarm for so long that I've forgotten how generic and anonymous one can be.

Christ, those places are depressing! I'll take a funky old warehouse (with lots of random telco equipment laying around in bins) over that any day.

Never again! :)

Huge images (1)

MicroBerto (91055) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796899)

Linking a page full of rather large images to slashdot?? That's a suicide plan, although the server is taking it well so far! You're crazy, man!

is it me ? (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7796900)


or do "cubes" seem rather a horrible way to spend your career/life i cant imagine enjoying any job where you sit in a little box like those all day, i think an assembly line has better conditions

if its not out of choice you have my condolences

AC

I didn't get the memo. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7796904)

I didn't get the memo.

This is... (1)

Stud1y (598856) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796909)

This is only a worth while project if you were getting paid while you were doing it. Otherwise you've got either way too much time on your hands... Or you hate going home.

My cube.... (1)

cmowire (254489) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796913)

My cube at work has 2 pieces of my art in it, some random weird webcomics, the sign "It is illegal to be normal and work here", and a random toy I got when I was younger. People pause when they see odd colored light coming out of my cube.

And it's not the weirdest cube in the office by far. *That* cube has a bunch of even more random stuff including Brittney Spears posters, Phish posters, a mousetrap, and a drum kit.

A less polished form of that (1)

chatgris (735079) | more than 10 years ago | (#7796933)

In Australia I used to have a pipe house that consisted of PVC pipes with holes in them, and it connected up to a hose to keep cool inside... It could also have a sheet thrown over it, but nowhere near as intricate as that. Still, it's something like it.

I smell a new reality program (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7796946)

Queer eye for the straight cube
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