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Re: Home Working Set Up

Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 11:18 am
by Wiggle
I thought I was bad only dusting once a week!

Re: Home Working Set Up

Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 4:58 pm
by Marth
I do a wet and dry wipe at least once a week.

That just looks like a hoarder in the making to me. I see a lot of hoarded places in my job. I know it sounds wank, but I cannot concentrate and focus on work if my place is messy.

Re: Home Working Set Up

Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 7:19 pm
by olive
smalex wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 10:19 am
Then there are the people who just have no shame. If I survey a house I go in all the rooms, and worn knickers on bedroom floors, half eaten plates of food left around aren't that uncommon. Like, dude, YOU ASKED ME TO COME HERE AND DO THIS! It wasn't a surprise visit!
I would be utterly mortified!

That woman’s bed is really stressing me out. :twitch:

I’m the same as you, Marth and I can’t concentrate or relax knowing that something that needs to be tidied away or cleaned up.

Re: Home Working Set Up

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:44 am
by Ella77
Has anybody got a standing desk converter they'd recommend? I've discovered I'm *really* missing my standing desk, and I'm looking for something that's easily adjustable, ideally packs flat and isn't too hideous. I'm not interested in replacing my desk, I just want something to put on top of it when needed.

(I'm Googling, but recommendations are better. So far I've found the Flexispot one, which looks good.)

Re: Home Working Set Up

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:41 am
by Derek Nimmo
Do you have a laptop and separate keyboard / mouse or a main unit and monitor? Or just a laptop?

Re: Home Working Set Up

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:43 am
by Turtle Bean
I'd like one of those too.

Re: Home Working Set Up

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:46 am
by Ella77
Oh yes, sorry; I have a laptop with a separate mouse as well as a separate keyboard. No external monitors.

This is the one I've seen get good reviews on US sites:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/FLEXISPOT-Stan ... op?ie=UTF8

It's quite ugly, but maybe I could store it somewhere when it's not in use. (I mean, I'd have to, it would drive me mad otherwise :)).)

Re: Home Working Set Up

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:55 am
by Derek Nimmo
Ah, same set up as me. I'd completely forgotten at the start of this that I have a Levit8 which is a lo-fi, low cost solution. The reason I'd forgotten it is that it folds totally flat and I'd tucked it away in a cupboard so from that point of view it would suit your needs! I'm using it on a kitchen worktop though, which is already pretty high, so I'm staring dead on at the screen when I'm standing but my arms are lower than they should be at the keyboard and mouse on the worktop - it's not the worst solution though.

Re: Home Working Set Up

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:58 am
by Ella77
That's very clever! If there was somewhere for the mouse to go that was higher up I'd definitely be interested.

Re: Home Working Set Up

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:59 am
by Derek Nimmo
You could always fashion something temporarily with a stack of books or something - actually, I think I'll give that a go for both mouse and keyboard so that my arms are at 90 degrees :puzz:

Re: Home Working Set Up

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:07 am
by Pippedydeadeye
I’ve seen ironing boards used to great effect on Twitter as an low tech, temporary solution.

Re: Home Working Set Up

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:18 am
by Ella77
I have a stack of books already, but I can't get the mouse and keyboard involved as well. And we don't have an ironing board (plus same issue with those with not being able to raise the laptop but not the keyboard, if you see what I mean?) I need the laptop to be higher than the keyboard for ergonomic reasons.

Not meant to sound shirty; I was on a call :)).

Re: Home Working Set Up

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:14 pm
by Pippedydeadeye
I didn’t time looking at these converters for work (try Viking) and they either going what you want or look nice, but never both.

Re: Home Working Set Up

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:15 pm
by Ella77
The Oploft looks much nicer (and is slimmer when not in use) but it costs a bloody fortune.

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:blah:

I'll leave it a few days and see what bubbles up in my brain.

Re: Home Working Set Up

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:17 pm
by nineseven
My friend got a really nice one made by a carpenter. Unfortunately she lives in San Francisco. I think she has the design if you'd like me to get hold of it for you?

Re: Home Working Set Up

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:20 pm
by Ella77
That's ok thanks, I'd only have to find a carpenter :)).

Re: Home Working Set Up

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:24 pm
by nineseven
Or learn carpentry.

Re: Home Working Set Up

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:26 pm
by Ella77
Gosh, yes, good point. That would actually be incredibly useful.

Re: Home Working Set Up

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:52 pm
by H1ppychick

Re: Home Working Set Up

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:14 pm
by Pippedydeadeye
God, I apologise for complete lack of command of language above. Hopefully you got the gist.

Buy the nice expensive one, because you’ll only resent the cheaper uglier versions.