May 17, 2010

A Published Tip on Lifehacker (and CrunchGear)

I call this: computers,tech — Posted by KP @ 3:03 pm

Today is kind of a big day in my geek life:

I’m a big reader of Lifehacker, and today I have had my first tip published on the main page. It’s one I haven’t shared with you guys either, so I’m definitely blogging about it.

It relates to storing your headphones underneath your desk to keep them out of the way.

I’m hoping someday I’ll make it into a featuredworkspace profile.

UPDATE: My friend (and frequent commenter) Tom found that the tip has also been picked up by CrunchGear today, which is another site I read regularly.

Reaction to the articles has been good, although many people have pointed out that due to cats, babies, long legs, and other things I will never have to account for, it’s not the best solution for everybody. It also would appear that this style of top-mounted hook is actually very hard to find. I hope anybody who wishes to try this tip has good luck in finding one, and if you do, please post where you got it.

UPDATE: If you’re having trouble finding hooks like these, reader Jon has spotted them at Amazon. Thanks, Jon!


  1. Where did you find that coat hook? I’ve been searching for one like that for some time and can’t locate anything like that.


    KP Reply:

    I didn’t realize they were so rare. I’ve had them pretty much as long as I’ve had my desk, which is about 4 years. I had just moved and was doing a lot of shopping at Home Depot, Bed Bath and Beyond, and the Container Store, but I vaguely remember getting some stuff at a smaller hardware store on 14th St. in NYC. That’s the only non-big-box store I would have gone to. The store I went to is Artie’s: http://www.artiesnyc.com/, but they don’t have a full online store. Frankly they might not even be under the same ownership they were back then.

    I guess the only thing I can suggest is going to a local hardware store and seeing if they have anything like that. Good luck! If I ever see them again I’ll be sure to update the post!


    Comment by Jon Lewis — May 17, 2010 @ 6:31 pm

  2. Found these and have them on order. Hopefully they’ll work out.


    KP Reply:

    That looks exactly like the ones I have. Thanks for following up, I’ll add the link to the post.


    Comment by Jon Lewis — May 28, 2010 @ 9:38 pm

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