Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

Workspace pros and cons

I've spent most of this week working upstairs in the living room, rather than in my "office" downstairs. The plusses and minuses:

- It's less ergonomic in many ways, since I'm using the raw laptop rather than my docking station with the better keyboard and mouse, and sitting in my easy chair instead of the properly configured work chair.
+ I'm sitting in my easy chair, which doesn't suck.
- It's less energy-efficient, due to the zoning of the house: I wind up turning up the heat for the entire upstairs a bit.
+ OTOH, it's much warmer than my so-far-mostly-failed attempts to heat just the office.
- I don't have access to the CD-ripping setup downstairs. (I normally analyze and rip a disc or two a day while I work.)
+ I've got the main house stereo hooked up to my iPod. And with 2700 tracks in my main playlist so far, that beats any radio station all hollow.

Overall, it's not a permanent solution. But it's a pleasant change of pace for a while...
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