Author Topic: WFH rejig  (Read 39052 times)

Oscar's dad

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Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #675 on: 31 May, 2021, 02:51:22 pm »
Have just ordered a one of these - https://www.dell.com/en-uk/shop/dell-ultrasharp-40-curved-wuhd-monitor-u4021qw/apd/210-ayjf/monitors-monitor-accessories

 :o :thumbsup:

When it comes to monitors size does matter and if you get some curve all the better!

marcusjb

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Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #676 on: 01 June, 2021, 12:45:42 pm »
I'm looking forward to it - especially being able to centre everything better (if I centred the 2*27, I end up looking straight at bezels and it'd annoy me).

Bit of a wait though - another 5 weeks.
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Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

marcusjb

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Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #677 on: 01 June, 2021, 12:47:11 pm »
As an aside, I’ve just read your account of the Super Randonee you rode in 2013. Sounded like a tremendous trip. I’m riding the Cambrian one in 2 weeks time. I’m expecting tough, but without the sleep deprivation of a typical Audax.

Going OT - but good luck! Yes, very tough ride, but with 5-6 hours (ish) a night in a hotel bed, all good fun.
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

quixoticgeek

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Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #678 on: 01 June, 2021, 12:53:49 pm »

Sun's out, so I've swapped my WFH setup around a bit...



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mcshroom

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Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #679 on: 01 June, 2021, 01:13:41 pm »
I've topped 31oC today. Just having one wall that is basically a double door isn't enough ventilation for my tiny office it seems. I'll need to look at fitting venting to the rear wall of the summerhouse.
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Oscar's dad

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Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #680 on: 01 June, 2021, 01:43:31 pm »
I've topped 31oC today. Just having one wall that is basically a double door isn't enough ventilation for my tiny office it seems. I'll need to look at fitting venting to the rear wall of the summerhouse.

Having spent a grand on aircon (the unit does heat as well) the insulation and secondary double glazing I installed seems to be doing a great job keeping my little home office nice and cool  ::-)  I now insist that global warming really kicks in so I feel like I'm getting value for money  ;D

marcusjb

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Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #681 on: 01 June, 2021, 02:00:07 pm »
I'm holding out on aircon.

Office currently 23.5, but with good air-flow, that's all okay.

If I'm not around and the windows are closed etc., soon shoots up to high 20s (and beyond I am sure).

My eco-friendlier plan is to look at awnings; I think having shade across the front of the office (catches sun until early-mid afternoon) will reduce solar gain considerably.
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #682 on: 01 June, 2021, 02:43:06 pm »
Shade is a huge factor. The trees surrounding me are now in leaf, and I'm comfortable with effectively a double door open. I could open the side window for more airflow, but that's not needed right now.

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Oscar's dad

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Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #683 on: 01 June, 2021, 03:45:38 pm »
I've topped 31oC today. Just having one wall that is basically a double door isn't enough ventilation for my tiny office it seems. I'll need to look at fitting venting to the rear wall of the summerhouse.

Having spent a grand on aircon (the unit does heat as well) the insulation and secondary double glazing I installed seems to be doing a great job keeping my little home office nice and cool  ::-)  I now insist that global warming really kicks in so I feel like I'm getting value for money  ;D

I'm sat here with my jumper on.  Yes, yes, I know.  But I am cos I can  :smug:

TimC

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Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #684 on: 01 June, 2021, 04:47:48 pm »
I have a delightful temperature in my office, thanks to one whole side opening up. I'm also working on an extension:






Oscar's dad

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Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #685 on: 01 June, 2021, 04:51:48 pm »
@TimC - When you say "extension" you mean a bar don't you?   ;D

TimC

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Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #686 on: 01 June, 2021, 04:53:35 pm »
Yeah, well the pub is too far away...!

Mrs Pingu

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Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #687 on: 01 June, 2021, 05:18:07 pm »
It was 25.4C in my garret this afternoon. Couldn't have the Velux window open too wide cos someone was using hedge trimmers.
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ian

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Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #688 on: 01 June, 2021, 05:22:50 pm »
I just assume that at any given time on a sunny day, teams of construction workers, builders, road repairers, and gardeners, are simply silently waiting for me to step out onto my balcony with a laptop.
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Oscar's dad

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Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #689 on: 01 June, 2021, 05:29:05 pm »
Yeah, well the pub is too far away...!

Absolutely!  No-one should be expected to travel that far!

quixoticgeek

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Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #690 on: 01 June, 2021, 05:41:23 pm »
I'm holding out on aircon.

Office currently 23.5, but with good air-flow, that's all okay.


23.5... that's my comfy temp for the flat temperature... That's what I tend to hold it at in winter...

J
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TimC

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Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #691 on: 01 June, 2021, 06:31:17 pm »
Yeah, well the pub is too far away...!

Absolutely!  No-one should be expected to travel that far!

I had complained to the council, and to the owners of the pub (one and the same), that the entrance was on the wrong side of the building. Failing a positive response, I'm building my own pub. The Brewer's Legs will be open fifthwith.

Oscar's dad

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Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #692 on: 02 June, 2021, 06:18:11 am »
@TimC, I'll see if I can get up your way for a visit sometime soonish.

TimC

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Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #693 on: 02 June, 2021, 04:51:09 pm »
@TimC, I'll see if I can get up your way for a visit sometime soonish.

 :thumbsup:


marcusjb

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Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #694 on: 07 June, 2021, 11:45:06 am »


This arrived a month early, which was a surprise!

40 inch ultrawide.

Have a 27inch portrait for email etc. to the left - this may actually be a little too large, and I may drop back down to the 24 inch.
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

marcusjb

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Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #695 on: 07 June, 2021, 03:43:37 pm »


An hour of trying the 27-inch in portrait was enough to convince me that it was too large - the top line of my email inbox was far too high.

Back to the old 24-inch.

But the new monitor is going to take a little getting used to! That's a lot of screen real-estate!
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #696 on: 07 June, 2021, 08:42:14 pm »
I had coped fine until recently with just the laptop with small screen.  It means that I can work from anywhere and not need a special desk setup.

Unfortunately it's getting harder now that so many other people have ultra-wide screens and insist on sharing the whole thing in online meetings....  Also too many presentations and designs are being produced to fit ultra-wide screens and thus can't be seen as well on the normal screen.

Mrs Pingu

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Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #697 on: 04 September, 2021, 07:10:36 pm »
Out of the chaos comes (some) order.
2021-09-04_07-02-14 by The Pingus, on Flickr

Fecking docking station decided to stop working altogether, but that's another story. At least I can stand up without braining myself now.
Eventually I'll get shot of the crap desk arrangement, hopefully.
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Pingu

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Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #698 on: 05 September, 2021, 08:02:38 pm »
And you'll be lit by a lovely natural light for your Teams meetings  :thumbsup:

Mrs Pingu

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Re: WFH rejig
« Reply #699 on: 06 September, 2021, 04:26:40 pm »
Yay, I can haz furry colleagues!
2021-09-06_02-54-21 by The Pingus, on Flickr
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