It's not finished yet. For a while I simply used it in it's unfinished state, but recently I started working on it again.
Right now I'm busy with the floor again. The floor itself is in place of course, but along the wall I have a gutter in the floor with removable cover tiles. Some of these were never finished, and I need holes in them to guide cables in and out at regular intervals. This I do by drilling 60mm holes and putting these things in:
My first three holes cost me 2 drills (the floor tiles are a very tough material). With 11 more holes to go I put the job aside until recently when I got a professional tool to make the remaining holes.
My biggest remaining problem with the floor is that I designed the gutter and the cover tiles before that rack in which most of the workstations sit came in the picture. As a result the feet of that rack are on the cover tiles and I'd have to tear the rack down every time I want to put a new cable. That's nonsense, so I'm going to tear it down *once*, cut up the floor tiles such that I can take them out with the rack in place. Until then everything in the rack (mostly Indys, Indigos, Indigo2s and O2s) is just sitting there collecting dust ^H^H^H looking pretty.
The row of desksides (Onyx / Challenge / Crimson / PowerSeries) still sit there and all I need to do to use them is to plug them in. This too will change because I recently buried an APC 7953 in the cable gutter behind them:
I have another one in my 19" rack (where they belong) and can use SNMP to switch ports on/off. I intend to use it to be able to switch power to these systems (and the rack with workstations) without having to reach over them to look for breaker switches on the back panel.
At my desk I have my Tezro, Octane2, Onyx2 and Fuel. These are my most used systems. They share one LCD screen, keyboard and mouse, but I'd rather have them on a KVM. I also want to turn this into my Discreet corner, a bit like what uunix did
I migrated my old server which was a floor standing tower to a new 2U 19" rackmount. The stereo system sits in a fancy rack now. I have some nice posters and frames, but have to order and mount a rail along the ceiling to hang them.
In the end it's simply something that takes *a lot* of time. I don't mind that, but I also have a job and a family to take care of. Sometimes It's really stupid things that halt you, e.g. the four RJ45 outlets which are the uplinks to the rest of the house were crappy, so I bought nice CAT6A outlets, fully shielded die cast things. When I wanted to mount them and had torn everything apart I couldn't find my LSA punch down tool. Order another one: wait two days. When it finally arrived I destroyed the first of the two CAT6A outlets with the third punch because it tore the 'ears' off the die cast. Ordered a new one last Tuesday, should be there tomorrow
Right now is not the right time to take some photos because it's a mess
I vowed to not clean up all the tools laying around until I finish the floor. But once I've got something worth showing I'll be back with some photos.