Christmas presents were finally hung. The one on the right is the star chart for the night of our first date. The two on the left are Rush awesomeness. The top one is a clock. I love clocks. I love Rush. The bottom one is a metal plate and it’s awesome. There is no doubt who sits at that desk now.
Forgive me, but I am going to reuse a picture I posted yesterday.
Working from home has caused some desk setup questions that I didn’t want to deal with, but I think I finally have.
Prior to social distance I had two laptops on my desk in our home office. I used my MacBook Pro along with a second monitor for all but the eight hours I was telecommuting on Thursdays. While telecommuting, I switched to a second laptop, running Windows 10. I used the same second monitor. I have a 3-1 adapter that has a USB 2.0, HDMI, and USB C input into a single USB C plug. I had my USB dock, my monitor, and my power all running into it. When I switched from Mac to Windows I’d just pull the adapter out of one machine and plug it into the other. Done.
Once the lockdown started I brought my work PC home from Waltham and used that instead of the Windows laptop. I couldn’t use the same monitor cable for both machines, and the desktop doesn’t have a USB C port, so I was pulling plugs in and out twice a day.
On top of that, Jen and I are both working from home, both in the same room, and both having to join meetings at the same time. To deal with this I moved my Windows laptop to our bedroom and jokingly called it the conference room. At first I was using a dinner tray table as a desk, then I setup one of Jen’s old desks instead, and then Jen brought a monitor, a keyboard, and a mouse out and turned the spot into an actual work station.
Yesterday Jen and I both had meetings scheduled for the better part of the day so I bit the bullet and moved my Waltham desktop into the bedroom and spent the whole day in there. I was planning to move it back to the office this weekend, but instead I talked it over with Jen and we decided to keep a Windows desk in the bedroom and an Apple desk in the office.
Now I am a two desk crazy person. Certifiably.
The minute the lock down ends, my Waltham machine goes back to Waltham and I move all my stuff back to the office. This is temporary.