Over the last few months, talk of changing to standing desks had been coming up in casual conversation between myself and the other members of the dev team. A few weeks ago, we all finally decided to make the switch.
It’s been about three weeks, so I can’t yet speak to any long term benefits or challenges. However, I do feel like I’ve finally found a configuration that I am enjoying, which is to have the larger monitor above the laptop. Thankfully, you can set where you want the desktop to extend from on the MacBook, so I don’t have to move my mouse off to the left to have it go up to the other screen.
I’m still finding it challenging to stand for the entire day, so I do allow myself short sitting breaks with a tall chair that we happened to already have in the office.
I want to give it a real try for at least six months and see where I am at that point. I’ll keep you posted.
29 January 2013
After being laid off last November, Brittany has found a brand spankin’ new job. It is a new and exciting adventure for her, as she is finally doing what she has wanted to do for years; cook professionally.
I can attest to the fact that she is an awesome cook. We have been together now for five years as a married couple and dated for a year before that. I am very happy that she has found a job that she is enjoying so much.
The crazy part now is that I suddenly find myself with some alone time after work and on Fridays. That sounds great in theory, but it is really a mixed bag. On the one hand, I have started getting a little better about working on my side projects and finishing games to write about for WingDamage.
The downside is that with her new schedule, I don’t have 24-7 access to talking to my wife.That may sound strange (and admittedly selfish), but just think about it; With cell phones, texting, Facebook, and Skype I could pretty much send any stupid joke I thought of or random nonsense link her way and get an instant response. Now I have to wait my turn.
It’s really not a huge deal, just something I find I’m still getting used to. I’m sure in our modern world where both partners in a relationship usually end up working full time, it is a pretty common occurrence.
9 April 2010