September, 2013 Monthly archive

Well that was fast- about as soon as I launched this thing I got the ability to post on Medium.  For those of you who haven’t heard of Medium, it’s the latest blog platform from Evan Williams, the founder of Blogger.  I really like the social aspect and new commenting they have implemented (comment next to the relevant section).  The conversations I’ve had thus far on a few articles has been much more interactive than on other platforms.  I’m also a huge fan of the design- simple, elegant, and content driven.  Anyway, I’ll be posting over there now, so check me out.  The fate of dudeitstommy.com is yet to be determined, but right now I don’t see myself coming back to WordPress any time soon…

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I used to scoff at the idea of a standing desk, especially for extended periods of time.  The only standing desks I encountered were in factories, and I couldn’t stand them (heh, see what I did there?).  I decided to give it a shot a couple weeks ago and I’ve completely changed my mind.  My solution is a bit ghetto, but it does the job: stack a couple boxes and and a dead laptop on a normal desk.

Boom. Standing desk.

I do have a slight riser for the monitors (via Lifehacker), but other than that it’s just some stuff under the keyboard/mouse.  I still like a chair once and a while, but I much prefer standing now.  I feel so much better working in front of a computer for an extended period of time, and hopefully being more productive too.  This little proof of concept worked out so well I’ll definitely be building something a little nicer in the future. My buddy Evan built one that looks pretty nice a bit ago.  Seriously, go try this out for yourself if you haven’t already.


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