So the word is out that sitting is bad. And most people have pretty bad ergonomics when they are sitting, anyway. This was certainly the case for me: my desk sits 30 inches above the ground, which is about 6 inches too high for my chair. If I were to raise my chair, then my knees would be overly strained. As you can see, my wrists are at a pretty awful angle.
Bad Ergonomics is Bad
Not to mention that I also have a serious clutter issue.
Clutter Clutter Clutter Clutter
And I can’t even see a large part of my second monitor.
Whatcha doin' back there? Ya hidin?
I yearned for something that would, I don’t know, kinda… fix it.
Actually, now it kind of looks like an escalator for laptops.
And then I remembered, “I work in a freakin’ hackerspace! We have things, like tools, and wood! I could, you know, bang some hammers together or something.” So I said…
So I took some measurements and tried to get a better idea of how this would work.
I was actually wearing shorts today, but didn't feel like drawing the back of a shoe.
And then I got really serious.
Aha! Why did I not just use real graph paper? What was the point of drawing a grid first? IDK, I was bored.
And after a couple of hours of banging hammers together, I had something.
It's ugly, but I don't really care. I am the awesomest boy in the world now.
You can’t really see it under there, but I also now have access to my printer, which before was under a pile of papers and other boxes.