Thoughts on my WFH setup

Thoughts on my WFH setup

May 31, 2021ยท

2 min read

Last week I read this article about building a minimalist desk setup. It got me thinking about my desk, which is currently slotted between the sliding window to our back porch (read: great views and excellent lighting {during the day}) and the entertainment center (read: easily distracted) in our living room. In a perfect world I would like to have a desk that is about 12-18 inches longer as I am a little cramped right now.

A few things from the article that stuck out to me were adding some greenery, choose your colors wisely, and improving the audioscape.

To address the first I ordered the Lego bonsai tree and while it will not clean the air for me it is made from plant based plastics, which is pretty cool IMHO. But where am I going to put it? So, I got thinking that everything on my desk should serve a purpose and if I do not use it regularly it should not be on my desk... Ahaha ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’ญ๐Ÿ’กโ€ผ๏ธ Currently my left monitor is propped on top of a stack of medical books my wife does not currently need. Wasted space and it is a few inches too short. So, I ordered an adjustable monitor stand that will add some necessary real estate back to my desk.

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To add a little color and character to my desk I put up a Ski Journal poster of an astronaut skiing down a rocky couloir. I am obsessed with space and skiing, and so the the poster reminds me daily to never let go of my dreams no matter how far fetched they seem in the moment.

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Lastly, I repaired my Oppo PM-3 headphones (the headband and ear pads were disintegrating) and hooked up my Oppo HA-2DSE (Portable Headphone Amplifier and DAC) to my CalDigit TS3+. Now my audio experience is down right spectacular and oftentimes I find it hard to peel myself away from the desk as my music has come alive in ways I never could have imagined. I am always experimenting with new playlists but in the end I keep coming back to this playlist:

So, what have you done to your WFH setup during the pandemic?