WFH Setup

April 23, 2020

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Lots of people are posting their work from home setup. Not that anyone will read this but I thought it would be fun to do the same, just for my own reference. Maybe in 10 years I’ll look back and things will have changed.

Desk

My desk is self-created. I took a butcher block Ikea counter and attached a few Ikea Adils legs for support. Under the left side of the desk is an Ikea Alex drawer unit.

Technology

13″ MacBook Air (early 2015) powers my work. It ain’t the latest model but it just works. It connects to a 32″ LG HD monitor. Really handy when I remote in to work as it’s plenty big to put two windows side by side - essentially a dual monitor setup in one screen.

I use an Apple keyboard with number pad and Apple magic mouse to speed things up. Efficiency!

I use this cool little Bluetooth speaker so I don’t have to wear headphones when I listen to music or podcasts.

I am paperless (home and office). For home I use this nifty little ScanSnap S1100 that is good for scanning small jobs. I’ve had this since 2013, but need to upgrade at some point to something with an automatic document feed.

Analog

I am a sometimes-Bullet Journal-er. I actually used to be pretty consistent but lately with everything going on, I’m looking at you coronavirus, I have not felt the need to write down every little thing like I used to. I’ll admit it…I am a huge fan of paper notebooks. My current journal is a Baron Fig Clear Habit Journal. I really want to like this one because the quality is great and I love the habit tracking and other cool features. But, I hate that it doesn’t lay flat and the extra bulk of the hardcover makes it hard to write.

My next journals (already purchased) will be the Field Notes Pitch Black notebook. I’ve used the smaller Field Notes memo books for years and love them. I can’t wait to use these for my everyday journaling.

I use Pentel Energel 0.7mm pens in black. They are the smoothest writing pens I’ve ever used.