I wanted to start a Work From Home aka Teleworking thread so that people can post things such as:
- Tips and tricks to be productive
- Pictures, tips, tricks
- VPN woes
- Need to print with a home printer but on work’s VPN? (I just connected strait to USB)
I know we have a healthy bunch of experienced people here that have been working from home long before this covid thing. Time to share notes haha.
I already had a WFH setup for the occasional special situation where I wanted to bring some work home. This is in the form of a work provided docking station, my “battle station” desk, monitors (LG 43" 4K monitor, 23" Portrait to the side) etc, and a @wendell LVL1 dual screen display port KVM of course!
I find my 43" 4K helps with productivity (vs work setup) when having a few VMs open, with some notes and also working making a document at the same time. Side monitor is work email.
I’m finding I need to have a designated room for work, close the door and stay disciplined in staying in said room. I don’t treat this as a “work has to do this” thing and don’t want to take advantage of this. I just recently moved into a new role that affords me the ability to work from home before this covid mess, so I don’t want to burn any bridges on keeping this privilege post crisis. So I’m finding myself being a self starter, looking for projects to do, volunteering to do things, staying engaged with management etc.
Desks a mess with some side projects but meh.