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Comment Built own static version, and don't forget anti fa (Score 2) 340

I built my own standing desk. Just some scrap 2x2s for the legs and some piece for the top and keyboard rest. Measured for my work desk to the get ergonomics right (or close). Inspired by some ideas http://iamnotaprogrammer.com/I... and http://www.homedit.com/ikea-st...

Also, I've heard to make sure you have anti fatigue mats for your feet. Mine were 6 bucks at Harbor Freight (only using 2 of 4).

I started last October just trying it out, and could only stand for and hour or two at a time. I just moved my standing desk to the floor when I needed to sit at the desk (laptop, keyboard, 2nd monitors and trackpad . . . took all of a minute to switch!! ). Around Dec or Jan I made the change to stand to all the time and make it through my day (~9 hrs) handily.

I'm glad I didn't purchase an expensive adjustable desk because it would just live in the standing position all the time now. If you can use a ruler and a power drill, just make your own with that IKEA trick, and switch it off your desk as needed. Doesn't take more than a minute even with wires in the back and will save you a boatload of money.

Don't be fooled though, I still have a chair. I look for chances to sit during the day (brainstorming with colleague, meetings, etc) and it DOES feel nice to sit down. But for the day-to-day, standing has been great and I don't have plans to switch back any time soon.

Comment Re:Attempting with existing title was a mistake (Score 2) 239

Bethesda has released their Creation Kit (that makes all these mods) for free. Depending how this plays out, I wonder if this type of thing would have a different cost to it in the future. It's great that mod makers can get paid for using their time and free tools, and this "licensing" is typical of software that is free to use for non-commercial purposes. Once a mod becomes commercial, it's a whole different thing, and those free tool makers (Bethesda) want/deserve their share.

Finnish Guy Gets Prosthetic USB Finger Storage 113

An anonymous reader writes "Jerry had a motorcycle accident last May and lost a finger. When the doctor working on the artificial finger heard he is a hacker, the immediate suggestion was to embed a USB 'finger drive' to the design. Now he carries a Billix Linux distribution as part of his hand."

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