My Laptop Desk Setup Tour (Ex-Google, minimalist, practical workhorse)

Ex-Google TechLead reveals his perfect, beautiful, minimalist desk setup for 2019. Try Dashlane Premium free for 30 days at and use coupon code “techlead” for 10% off premium.

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I’ve had a lot of learnings from my last video about desk workflow and thought I’d share an updated one for 2019. Really, my favorite addition here has to be my new storage box / footrest under the desk! I’ve seen a few other “beautiful” desk setups, but those seem a bit more “form” over “function,” so I take a bit more of a realist approach. This is a workhorse of a setup.

Here’s my backup script for copying files to a USB drive:
sudo rsync –dry-run -avhL –progress –delete [path-to-source] [path-to-USB]
(careful, this script can delete your files. Remove “–dry-run” when ready)

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