I just moved to a new home, and I am setting up my new home office. We are just renting, so I'm not looking to do any major renovations, but in terms of things I can do to make an ideal home office setup, I really want to do things right.
As we wrote about recently, our team is 100% distributed. Everyone works from a home office or a co-working space.
I have written in the past that what I am looking for in a home setup is primarily routine and consistency. When I have this I am happy and productive.
I also want it to be an enjoyable environment where I can pleasantly spend long hours and keep clean and tidy without too much ongoing work.
I work with one big 43" 4k monitor. Here is a review of the monitor I use...
My computer is a MacBook Pro with a broken screen. I converted it to desktop use rather than fixing it. I have an old MacBook Air which I use when I'm on the go. My next machine will be a dedicated desktop machine with plenty of RAM and CPU.
I'm just getting started with my setup, but I am happy for now. Since my large monitor needs to be further from me than a smaller one, I needed more room than was available on my desk, so I converted a dresser into a monitor platform of sorts and am using the top drawer as storage of machines and wires. The other drawers will be used for additional office storage and play things I want near me during the work day (namely LEGO).
The MacBook is fairly good on heating, but if I run into problems I'll need to add a fan or other cooling situation. If anyone has any ideas about this, please leave a comment. If I move to another type of desktop machine, I'll definitely need some info and I'm not very experienced in this domain. Any kind of quiet coolant would be awesome.
I shaved the corner out of the drawer front so I can run one cable into the dresser without having to leave it open and I drilled a hole in the top to run wires. I'm very happy with the overall cable management situation I have going here.
Without further ado, here are some pics...
I'll post more in the future when I make improvements.
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Happy coding! ❤️