A Post in 4 Parts (part 4)

September 4, 2009

Journal, Lloyd, School

I have the closet cleaned out now, and I have a computer setup in it. Okay, two computers. Okay, at least two computers. Moving me into a closet ended up costing Lincoln Lutheran 2 new computers, a couple of decent monitors, a really pricey keyboard and mouse, and a fairly expensive KVM switch. But I made my own Ethernet cables to help keep the total cost down.

There's no place like home...

It’s not so bad as long as I keep the door open. And an unforeseen benefit to living in a closet is that there is no phone. I get a little more work done because it is harder for people to get ahold of me.

Those are design ideas for the next itteration of the school website.

Which leads me to the point of the thing. A few years ago I put one of those sign plaque thingies on the door and got a few signs to swap out. No one ever knew what was in this closet, so I had a few funny signs made that I would swap out seasonally. Over the years I’ve lost a few of them, and, more to the point, I’ve run out of ideas for new signs.

Ho Ho Ho

Seriously, three years running.

So I’m fishing for ideas. Obviously, the geekier the better, but I’m not proud. I’ll steal any idea. A former student stopped by few days ago, thought it was funny that they stuffed me in a closet and offered a few of his own:

  • The Bat Cave
  • Number 12, Grimmauld Place
  • The Holodeck

So, there you have it. Help make my closet more homey (funny signs are like geek curtains).


About Lloyd

Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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19 Responses to “A Post in 4 Parts (part 4)”

  1. Amy Said on:

    @_@ that is the coolest idea ever! ; )


  2. Karla Said on:

    Hair Club for Men


  3. deanne Said on:

    You can’t get locked in there, can you? You should disable the lock, if there is one. Some angry, former student/parent could do some real damage while you were just enjoying a little computer time.


  4. Charles Said on:

    Here’s a few to get you started:
    1. Sie Ming’s Hall of Wonder
    2. The Nexus
    3. Crossroads of the Universe
    4. Lloyd’s Magic Factory
    5. Binary Place
    6. Solution Central
    7. Escape Hatch #6
    8. Holy of Holies
    9. Code Cube
    10. The Great Closet of Computer Science
    11. Knock Before Computing
    12. Gateway to EVERYTHING
    13. Knowledge Vortex
    14. Brain Closet
    15. Transporter Room
    16. The Virtual Kingdom
    17. Small is Relative
    18. C’mon In -- The Weather’s Predictable
    19. Enter by choice -- Leave by chance
    20. Back in 5 minutes -- Maybe
    21. Answer Chamber
    22. Room 3.14159 …Mmmm Pi!
    23. No Soliciting… Unless it’s REALLY good!
    24. Buck’s Bar
    25. What Do You Want?!
    26. Beware of Mouse!
    27. Sommerer Place…where “impossible” comes to die.
    28. Do You Smell Smoke?
    29. Open In Case Of Confusion
    30. Geeks Anonymous


  5. Brad Said on:


    (I had to search for that one!)


  6. Peggy Said on:

    Dang…Charles took all of mine! (Nice job Charles!)

    Rock, Paper, Scissors, Spock


  7. Lauren's dad Said on:


    GO AWAY!


  8. Lloyd Said on:

    Looking at Charles #5, I wonder if there’s anything I can do with the room number for the Mac Lab (or, as I like to think of it, my foyer).

    The Mac Lab is room 102. Maybe I could be 102.5 FM


  9. Lauren's mom Said on:



  10. Lauren Said on:

    Ok, I’ll play, too.

    Broom Closet
    Psychiatric Help -- 5 Cents
    Police Box (I’d really like you to paint the door to look like a TARDIS.)

    I’ll think of more later.


  11. Mark Said on:

    The Illiad
    The Odessey
    Fun Palace
    The Black Hole (I want to name my office this)
    The Trench
    CIA Remote Office (then switch it with…)
    CYA Remote Office (see if anyone picks up on the difference)
    Star Chamber
    Visiting Rigel IV, BRB
    Call for Appointment (especially good for when your door is shut)
    The Doctor is IN
    The Doctor is OUT
    Teaching my mat…um…BRB
    LET ME OUT!!!!!
    (in tiny, tiny letters) I must scream into the world my exitement from the top of someplace very high!


  12. Beth Said on:

    Minions Only

    Half-Strength, please.

    iLloyd Charging

    The answer is No.

    Have you tried restarting?


  13. Curt Said on:

    Nexus of the Universe (combine #2 & #3 from Charles)
    Send me an email


  14. Christina Said on:

    I like Mark’s “call for appointment” especially since you don’t have a phone! HA!


  15. Karla Said on:

    Arron thought you should have a “Men’s Room” sign. And a stack of magazines sitting outside the door. Don’t forget to grab a magazine before you go into the office. 😉


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