DIY standing desk

Ben Brooks recently linked to a few folks who've built their own desk, including my own. He mentioned to me that he had looked for a post about the experience and I realized I never wrote one. Here it is (sadly, with poor quality images). I've been using a standing desk for a couple of years now. But each iteration has been a hack of a regular, cheap fiber board desk. This time I wanted real wood and something of a good size. I picked up a solid wood door from a local Ace Hardware for $20. My early calculations…

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Spring disconnections

The snow is gone. Grass shoots are poking through. The pleasant gifts from your neighbour's dog have almost dissipated. Spring has arrived, and with it comes the desire to get off the computer and go outside. Two things I really love about spring: yard work and sitting on the deck with a nicely brewed local beer. And it's this time of year when I start to remember all the projects I thought about doing at New Years. Four or five months later, the improving weather reminds me that once again all my digital projects have taken precedence and I've neglected…

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