The Biomedical Engineering group at Riverside Research just finished a large lab space expansion. As part of the renovation, they installed what I call "scientist viewing windows" where you can watch (cue David Attenborough narration) "scientists in their natural habitat." In any case, they had this sign up during the construction:
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
The other day I got really excited about a few things and I didn't feel like sitting at my desk anymore while doing work ... so I walked over to my bookcase and worked there instead!
After a week or so I became completely used to standing while working and so I moved my monitor and my docking station to the bookcase as you can see below:
It is so far going really well, feels great and when people come in my office I interact with them at eye level in a really casual way.
I had actually tried doing using a standing desk at home but it didn't work. You really need to have a lot of energy for it the be effective. I thought I would use it to make myself more productive (why would I waste time while standing?) but in reality only the most addictive web surfing could get me to stand.
In addition, at home I supported my keyboard and mouse on some boxes and my monitor on a rickety stand. This made it wobbly enough to be a little uncomfortable to use for long periods.
To conclude this post I want to give a shoutout to my friend Austin who is having some fun using his amazing treadmill desk.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
We got quite a bit snow last weekend, here are some pictures.
My favorite group the mysteriosos organized a snow-playing event.
These guys were doing a science experiment kind of cross section.
My friend Eric took this incredible video of ... you will see
Thursday, February 07, 2013
Check out this sign outside the little newsstand inside my office building:
The crazy thing, is that a Google search for "hot choke late" actually returns results for "hot chocolate". It also shows that I missed being the first person to post this to the Internet by one week.