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Moving Office

Tommorow is moving day at the office. It should be a pretty nice upgrade.

Here are some things that make for a good office:

  1. Privacy. No half-wall bullshit where you have to see your co-worker every time either one of you stand up.
  2. Screen angle. When someone walks into your office, it’s best if your computer screen faces away from them. It is just annoying to have people seeing what you are doing all the time.
  3. Table space. The more of it you have, the easier it is to feel organized. Space, in general, encourages productivity. Taking note on top of a pile of paperwork that is on top of your lunch Tupperware is not.
  4. Simplicity. Eliminate the junk. Saving a printout of everything you’ve ever done at work is useless and cumbersome. Plus, if you are looking for something, it is most likely you need to find it on your computer to actually do something with it.