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    My New Home Office

    My New Home Office


    In August it will be 2 years since we moved to our new Condo here in Stuart. We moved for a number of good reasons but one of the key reasons was so I could have a home office. Historically I generate a lot of content at work, but I want to be able to create a lot of content from home. Upon coming to Autogeek in 2009 I was able to set-up my work office the way I needed it to be for maximum content generation.

    This includes 28" monitors with one set-up in Portrait Mode for writing long documents like articles and book in Microsoft Word. The Landscape Monitor is for working with pictures.

    Then to prevent carpel tunnel, I brought my arm holder uppers with me to Florida, you can see my arms cradled in them. Without these I would be crippled by now. I solidly recommend the Ergo Arm Holders to anyone that types a lot. It will keep you from resting your wrists, the soft part where you nerves travel to you hand, on your desk or keyboard wrist-rest.




    So I've duplicated my work office to my new home office with a few upgrades.















    Laptop = ASUS Q536 2-in-1

    4K 360 degree flip-able touch screen display
    Core i7 8th Gen Intel CPU
    16 GB of RAM
    GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
    2 TB HDD
    256 GB SSD
    Ports: USB 3.1 Type-C™ - Audio jack - USB 3.1 Type-A™ HDMID - C-jack - SD card reader - USB 2.0
    Infrared Camera for facial recognition
    Harman Kardon Audio
    Backlit Keyboard (nice)
    Built to MIL-STD 810G Military-Grade standards


    Monitors = 2 ASUS MG28UQ 4K UHD 1ms Blue Light EyeCare

    Docking Station = StarTech.com Dual 4K Docking Station - Very important to get the right docking station to send correct power to both monitors

    Arm holders = Ergorest 330 016 Black - Made in Finland - these are the originals

    Keyboard = Logitech - G915 LIGHTSPEED Wireless RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

    Mouse = Logitech MX Master 3 Advanced Wireless Mouse - Graphite

    Desk - Tommy Bahama Island Estate

    Chair - Tommy Bahama Mangrove Chair


    And of course, Cardboard Mike courtesy of SCANGRIP


    I'm still tweaking a few settings here and there but for the most part everything is very dialed-in.


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    Re: My New Home Office

    Continued....

    As of today, this is the first day of our companies employee health safety practice as Meghan outlined here,

    COVID-19 Update

    The new health safey practices also include some staff working from home unless needed at work. So until this virus works its way through it's natural progression and/or until we have medicine or a vaccine to deal with it, I'm hoping to do most of my content creation from home.




    And when I talk about creating content, here's the first content I've created while working from home in my new home office,


    Review: Griot's Garage G8 Headlight Sander


    The Griot's Garage G8 Headlight Sander





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    Re: My New Home Office

    Nice setup!

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    Re: My New Home Office

    I want a "Cardboard Mike" in my garage!

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    Re: My New Home Office

    Reminds me of the one of Rick Harrison in the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop
    Treat it like it's the only one in the world.

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    Re: My New Home Office

    Quote Originally Posted by WaxMaster1 View Post

    I want a "Cardboard Mike" in my garage!
    It's funnier than heck.

    Anytime someone that hasn't been to our house comes over, when they walk by the office it STARTLES them!

    They think there's a person lurking in the dark!

    It's comical. Funny enough to keep him around.


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    Re: My New Home Office

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Phillips View Post
    It's funnier than heck.

    Anytime someone that hasn't been to our house comes over, when they walk by the office it STARTLES them!

    They think there's a person lurking in the dark!

    It's comical. Funny enough to keep him around.


    My uncle had some full size person in cardboard too at his house when I was a kid and even though I knew that was in the bedroom every time I saw it I got startled because you go in not expecting to see "someone" there right past the door. You just forget it's there and next time it happens again.
    Bruno Soares


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    Re: My New Home Office

    Nice setups Mike. Smart on the wrist/hand protectors against CT.

    I just don't know about that guy looking over you all the time at your home office!!! LOL

    Stay healthy/safe...
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    Re: My New Home Office

    Looks like an original iPhone in the first photo?

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    Re: My New Home Office

    Quote Originally Posted by bofh View Post
    Looks like an original iPhone in the first photo?

    I honestly can't remember which version it is - but I bought it in 2009. I purchased it after the 2009 Detail Fest at the Jensen Beach Best Buy. To be honest, back then I didn't know or understand how powerful the "iPhone" was as compared to all the other phone options on the market at that time i.e. 2009.

    It was a POWERHOUSE.

    Of course, most brands have caught up with the technology back then and of course, the technlogy available as I type - the year 2020


    I still have this phone, Ill see if it will power-up.


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