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veen  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Now that we're all working from home...what does your setup look like?

For quite some time now! Here's a pic from the Before Time two years ago.

It's not super necessary since I prefer to stare at my monitor, but I easily get neck cramps so everything to reduce strain on my neck helps, including raising my laptop screen closer to eye level.

kantos  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ohhh... worth it to combat neck cramps. Bet it's (maybe not noticably) better for cooling.

Changing desk/chair height for better posture is a pain, will try that out.

kleinbl00  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·  

When the world has returned to normal you will want a Humanscale monitor arm with laptop adapter. You will buy it used on eBay. You will thank me.

kantos  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Bookmarked and wishlisted. Future me thanks you.

veen  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Mine's an Ergotron, which is also great IMO.

kleinbl00  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That ridiculous picture of mine has two Humanscale M/Flex dual monitor arms and a Humanscale M8 holding up the laptop. All of which talk to a 4x2 KVM. It's a ridiculous setup. But hot diggity damn is it lush.

I inflicted dual monitors on an M/Flex on the receptionists at the birth center. They love it.

Remember: buy used. Daytraders, Bloombergers and techbros are big into Humanscale so they buy them, blow themselves up and their shit gets swept up by vultures who promptly post it on eBay. They're like Aeron chairs in the dot com era except any schlub can sit in a chair. Monitor arms? Those require, like, a screwdriver.

kantos  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ebay is a whole order of magnitude cheaper than Amazon. Used it is.

You've done your receptionists a huge service. I've pestered every single one of my desktop-using roommates to get dual monitors. No one comes back to single monitors from two.

Yah, that set up is a dream. The TV monitor to top it off is [rainbow

barf]. BUT, how the heck are you and veen gucci with no floor padding to protect the wood from wheel scuffs/scratches?

kleinbl00  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hardwood-safe casters, duh!

kantos  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·  

goobster  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Man... I checked Amazon, and they can have to to me somewhere between March 30 and April 7. My quarantine ends April 7th... although I will still probably be working from home for a month of so after that, it doesn't help me NOW.

kleinbl00  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think "April 7" is a placeholder for Amazon because right now if it's not food, medicine or essentials Amazon ain't shippin' it. And if it's coming from Marketplace, Amazon ain't letting it into the warehouse.

goobster  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Blindspot: I didn't consider the fact that Amazon shipments have been suspended. Derp.