So it's getting a little OCD to keep optimizing my workspace. However, with as much time as I spend at my desk doing grad-school work and now web projects for Fuller's School of Theology, it really needs to be a space conducive to work.
So I invested in a new monitor to use with my macbook. But I didn't want to sacrifice as much space as it would take to simply leave the laptop sitting on my desk. Thus was born my macbook rack hack. Those who are interested can see all the details at instructables.com but the finished product is below.