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How's your COVID19 work from home desk setup looks like?

Mine is here:

And what are your tips?

My tips are here:

Go ! Go ! Go !

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Great idea sitting on the ball, I have a standing desk and change frequently from sitting on the chair to sitting on a gymnastic ball to standing (on a balance board).



This looks awesome Robin ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป


Nice screen. Big enough for a "single-screen setup".
The lighting is pretty cool as well.


Love your setup! I have to get a better monitor!


I have been enjoying working from home more then the office.

isolation workspace


What a great setup! Does the vertical monitor arrangement cause any neck or back discomfort?


Thank you and no I have not found it to so far. It took some time though to get it all the right height and angling.


Haaa, love this setup! Looks super comfortable โญ


I like the way you arranged the two monitors :)


I thought about it and my setup at the office I work at has one of my monitors vertical. However I found that I did not use that one as much as the main screen. Aside from the fact the stand does not allow me to, I am finding I am leveraging my screen real estate in this configuration the most.


Great idea with the ball! I love the lighting, too. Here is my dual gaming/dev station:


Are you streaming development session by any means ? (as I can see the camera and the mic).
Or are you streaming gaming ? (which is popular).

Love the setting by the way.
I would love to stream some development session with people or security advocacy for developers.


I've done quite a bit of game streaming, but not development. I've thought about doing it - just need to create some content!


Love your keyboard! I recently just replaced mine with a 60% Keyboard. How do you manage the lack of some keys?


It's definitely been an adjustment, haha! The Ergodox Planck has two modifier keys for upper and lower, so I use those for different layers and have different key mappings. You can check out the layout here:

The link is broken.

I have the same concept the Fn + 1 - 4 toggle various layers. However I have been working on remapping the caps lock as the Mode_switch modifier so that I can use that key as a Caps + key modifier. Example Caps + Ctrl/Menu/Alt are my Left/Down/Right respectively. The issue I am having is making that mapping permanent. Something keeps resetting it โ€” Ubuntu 19.10


The keyboard! So nice looking! Is it also comfortable to use?


Yes! I notice that I have a lot less travel. I use different layers/key mappings to help with that. It also helps that its ortholinear (keys are straight up and down instead of staggered).


Next to the window, always with my pen and paper, some water nearby, usually some coffee or tea, and resting on my DIY laptop stand.

I really want to add some cable organization and better headphones.

DIY Desk


Good spotting! I don't use a mouse much. Most of my work is UI development, so I use one to test mouse interactions. Otherwise I mostly use keyboard commands thanks to vscode+vim, vimium, spectacle, alfred, dash docs, and a shortcut to the OSX menu search.

I do play some video games though, so for that I take it off the stand ;)

This is really neat !
I tried vscode+vim but I felt like I couldn't "express myself" easily with it. I guess I should train more !

It took me a while, but now I miss it - I even tried to use vim commands inside this text input!

I started out with VIM Adventures and just using HJKL to move around, but I would put a sticky note on my monitor each week with new useful commands to learn. I'm still learning!


Meu cantinho, porรฉm ainda falta vida, quero colocar plantas pra ficar uma coisa mais "natura"



Nice, I love the vรฉrtice monitor to your right.


Thanks man, I used an old monitor as a vertical one mainly to use the terminal and see the chats

For my not at home setup in the office I have the same type of setup attached to a macbook pro. I do like having the vertical space!


Any ideas on a outdoor power supply with a solar panel? My battery doesn't last very long...
being cooped up isnt so bad


I moved in last month and was looking to get a desk by the end of this month but I'm not sure if IKEA is still open. Oh well, who needs a desk anyway


Haha cool! I'm worried about your back though. Had issues with this setup in my student years :D


Yeah it's definitely not healthy so I take breaks more often and when I need to work for extended periods of time I take the laptop to the kitchen where I do have a table. But first few days showed me that working from the kitchen makes me eat more so I decided to move to the couch


You know what will be more interesting here, the view that you get when you sit on that chair. Can you share that as well? ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป


How do you cope with distractions?..... Nice and simple set up tho


Loved that elephant there ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚


It's Benjamin Blรผmchen. A hero for most of the German kids. :)
I don't know if he is famous outside of Germany as well. :D

Hey, I recognized that show! I don't know if this qualifies as popular but it used to air on many channels in the Middle East countries.


I can't concentrate on my personal desk, so this will have to do for now. Might upgrade soon though

A folding table and a rocking chair


That's a minimalistic desk setup.
But what a cool chair.


my setup
My setup. Enough screen space and a mechanical keyboard. That's all I need.
Also sunlight is nice. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


Love the bottles at the right! What kind is this? 24bottles?

And the leather chair looks nice ๐Ÿ˜


The bottles great. They are from Chilly's

Yes, the chair looks nice. But could be more comfortable, to be honest.


Thanks. I like yours as well. The yoga ball is great for your back. I should get one.


Literally stole a hallway to fix up my WFH office but I love having tons of light :)) I need one of those gym balls to keep my back in check though, great idea :D .


Thanks but that chair also looks classy. ๐Ÿ˜…


Filled with all the junk my kids hand me throughout the day, and stacks of their paper for e learning.


What matters most is how productive your setup is for you. And yes, I cleaned up my desk before I posted the photo :)


Because let's be realistic most eberyone else cleaned up their desk prior to posting.


At the end of the day, I put everything on the side, I fold the table, and voila.



Like always simple neat and clutter free ๐Ÿ‘


Minimalism ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป


Don't laugh at my books! They're old and required for my day job. :)

Sherri's Desk


Hereโ€™s mine. There is another MacBook Pro at the bottom of the table and a Linux server. I switch between the 3 using a KVM.

Shubhojyoti Home Office


Kind of crowded but when I'm coding I just have the water bottle and the pc, you always need a water bottle <3 hahaha.


Kind of a mess but with everyone at home I'm relegated to repurposing my extremely small 'workshop' in the garage; probably need to take some tips from here and up my Covid game :)


Standup desk. Sharing the room with my daughter, so occasionally noisy


This is usually my standing desk (no electric engines, just that hand crank)
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But with my girlfriend and I working from home this is our setup :)
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I worked for the last two days from a couch. Now my lower back hurts, don't do that XD


Don't mind the heart sticker, its to cover the webcam :)
My very pink desktop


Fixed standing desk. I mean, there is a crank to bring it slowly down but I've never used it in over a year..


Borrowed monitor at the moment but slowly getting there.


That angle makes it look like you work in the last act of 2001: A Space Odyssey.


Just switched from work to freetime.

Got a KVM switch and a big mess of cable under the table :D

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