My Setup or, Where I work

Posted on Thu 16 July 2015 in misc

My Setup - July 2015

I've had a few questions (during streaming) of what my setup looks like.

Here's a quick picture of where I do my work everyday (from home), and some information regarding it.

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I have 2 keyboards on my desk (and several more elsewhere) because I find varying the keyboard shape (Ergonomic vs. Standard vs. 60%) and switch-type (Blues vs. Buckling Spring, etc.). You should probably try that.

I really enjoy my GeekDesk. It's the Max version, I believe. It allows me to adjust the height from sitting to standing with the touch of a button.

A lot of my routine involves switching it up (standing vs. sitting, different keyboards, etc.), in order to prevent RSI.

Mouse and monitors are all pretty typical. I tend to use the 4K monitor for code and console, and I use the left and right for secondary things (documentation, the web app I'm working on, music, mail, etc.).

I just recently started wearing the Black Lycra Wrist Wraps, and they appear to be helping with wrist strain quite a bit. Prior to wearing them, I had several issues with my wrists, especially after a full work week of typing, but I haven't suffered from this since getting them. I'd recommend trying them and seeing if they work for you, but my situation may be unique.

The Blue Snowball microphone is used during streams and for voice communications in games. The webcam is good enough, since it's just a nice-to-have and it really gets used as a minimal part of my streams.

I sometimes do cross-platform development, so in addition to having my desktop PC (which runs Linux), I have the Samsung laptop (running Windows 7) and the MacBook Pro (running some version of OS X). This allows me to do iOS programming, and testing on Internet Explorer, as well as testing any desktop applications that are cross platform.

If you have any questions regarding these or my usage of them, let me know and I'll do my best to answer them.

I'll post another blog post on How I work (i.e. m