Roughly what my desk looks like. (Via the crappy camera on my phone, sorry!) Thrilling, eh?
As of today (well, yesterday, but I was stuck in airports) I have an office mate. It was nice to have a solo office, but I knew that was not going to last long, because they seem to be pretty rare here, and also because, well, my boss shares an office, so the chances of me not sharing one while he did for any longer than a couple weeks were pretty slim. :-)
My new office mate is a developer named Ian. He's Australian. I've only spoken to him for a few minutes so far, but I'm sure he will be a fine office mate.
My roommate isn't too bad either. Seems to be a ncie enough guy. Doesn't talk too much though. Of course, neither do I.