Every Nerd’s Dream Desk Setup

Posted on March 2, 2007. Filed under: Home, Office |

Just when we were patting ourselves on the ass for having three monitors and a laptop on our desk, Stefan Didak has to show us up with his power-sucking home office. His setup consists of 7 screens, all of which are LCDs, all coming from one desktop. If you add in his two laptops, that makes 9 screens, and if you add in his USB mounted LED lights, that makes instantaneous skin cancer. Nevertheless, we’re still dreaming of the day we have enough money to (and our wives let us) set this up in our own home. Probably a great way to either sterilize ourselves or make sure our kids come out neon green.

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The Four Best Ways to Sit at Your Computer

Posted on February 21, 2007. Filed under: Health, Injury, Office, Posture, Work |

The reality of modern day information work is that most of us spend a good chunk of our time each day seated in front of a computer.  I’m big on time maximization so my feeling is that if we’re going to be on a computer all day why not make the best of it.  The problem with poor posture is that eventually over time it leads to injury.

Part of my reason for writing this is personal.  My Dad has been a computer programmer all his life and when he was in his early 40s he started having major back spasms which pretty much ended any athletic activity for him.  And he is just one of many…did you know that there are over 200,000 hip replacement surgeries each year in the U.S. alone?

So if you’re interested in not going down with a back/hip/whatever injury later I encourage you to continue reading…

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