I finally found a shelf big enough to fit the monstrous beast of a colour printer on. I've only been looking since last year but nothing was ever wide enough (which is why I now have a large shelf on the floor with a sewing machine on) or deep enough (so it didn't get bought).
I eventually found one on Amazon last week, built it last night and now it has two printers on!
Which has revealed two further things: the colour printer has to go on the top or you will never, ever be able to fix paper jams (which it does spectacularly), and that I need another extension cable because the plug is nowhere near long enough and currently the extension is hovering half a foot off the floor.
Well, that and the b&w HP printer is currently unplugged because that one went into a completely different socket and it doesn't stretch to the other side of the desk.
Upside is I've now got a handy shelf. I can probably even stuff my work laptop underneath it.
Or just throw it out the window, because it's just crashed twice in one hour-long shift. I've ordered a replacement and waiting on it arriving, and hopefully it won't suck quite as bad as this one. It's got double the memory (not saying much), a better processor (core i3 instead of celeron) and — and it seems this is crucial based on the frequent error messages — onboard intel graphics rather than ATI.
Bear with me here.
I keep getting BSODs with the ATI card, but my old laptop had onboard graphics and was a real workhorse: I have fond memories of playing Amnesia on it and letting out a loud enough yell that the dog thought I was mortally wounded and came to investigate. (I didn't get on well with the Kaernk until I lost it in a corridor and never saw it again. Oddly I became quite fond of it after that.) And let's face it, can it be worse than what keeps happening now?
What's that? It can? Oh well.
Asexual, aromantic, and transmasc non-binary. No, I have no idea how I ended up writing romance either.