Dogs sit under the desk and mind their own business.
Cats sit on the keyboard.
Solomon Short (David Gerrold)
I recently noticed that I have a really bad posture when sitting at my desk. While I am used to work for long hours at a desk, it begins to bug me. Wear and tear is fine for a while, but eventually it wears and tears you down.
So I have been looking around. While I throughly love reading on my back(*), that’s not a solution for every task, and a non-solution at work. But when looking around I stumbled upon a few nice standing desks.
There are a couple of postings highlighting the benefits, and people using them even after a year (same person, actually). Given the price of standing desks, even more impressive are the hacks out there, especially with parts from Ikea. I mean, seriously? So far I had considered Ikea as factory run-of-the-mill distributor of uninspiring wanna-be wood furniture. But yup, Ikea hacks are a thing and you can actually treat Ikea furniture as Lego pieces and build your own furniture with it. Cool. I’m impressed — and inspired.
So I’m having a closer look at standing desks, especially at the hack with the TV table. That seems like a simple/elegant solution. And I think it will be good for my neck, back, and posture.
(*) Actually, I did write this posting lying on my back, in my bed. But yup, very relaxing, just the network connection could be a bit faster (got a crappy mobile provider).