Today marks 80 days of working from home because of COVID19. The picture below is a view of my evolving home office setup:
Starting at the foundation, the desk is a sturdy folding table. It is a little too high, but the adjustable chair and foot rest help to compensate.
The keyboard on the 2019 laptop stopped working. This is a known issue, but I can’t afford to be without a laptop for days or weeks. An external keyboard is working as a good substitute for now. Yes, there is a spare laptop on the desk, but this would require more work to rebuild right now.
Attending online meetings allows me to stand up and move around while still listening. There are a few exercise bands lying around for a bit of resistance work.
We have two dogs and two cats in our home, I created a cat perch with a folding table, old box, and fuzzy blanket so they can hang out in the window with me. It is nice to have a pet sitting by your side.
Before the WFH order, I printed out large network topology diagrams which are scattered throughout the room. This is helpful when supporting such an extensive network like the one at WashU.
There is a negligible difference in working from home or working from the office. Eliminating my commute has been the most pleasurable part. It allows me to get up at a reasonable time, go for a walk, take my time eating breakfast, and arrive at work well rested and ready to go for the day.