New High Table

September 14, 2006

TableLow

…low table…

TableHigh

…high table…

Recently, I was in Oklahoma City visiting my two boys. One night my oldest son took me to see his new workplace. I walked into his studio, walked straight to his computer area, leaned onto his waist high work table and said, “this is great!”

Nick said when they moved into their new area all the designers wanted high tables to work on so they could stand as they worked if they wanted to. He said you feel pretty crummy when you sit low in a chair in front of a computer screen all day. With a high table you can sit if you want or stand if you want.

As soon as I got home and bought a sheet of MDF and immediately raised my computer workspace to waist level. I cannot explain how much better working at an elevated height is.

The Comments

Aaron

Nothing like raising the level of ones work, eh?

Doug Jones

Reminds me of that Stevie Wonder/Paul McCartney song… “Ebony and Ivory”. It is good to see PC and Mac coexisting on the table together. …warms the cockles of my heart

Don Jones

This is also a great vantage point for spying on anyone coming up your driveway… It’s sort of an air-traffic controller deal.

Dennis Jones

…nice to see you back, Don… Doug and I pretty much brought Brother Jones to a screeching halt last week without ya…

Don Jones

Don’t blame yourselves… blame the terrorists. They are infiltrating everywhere. No wonder you’re keeping a watchful eye out your window. I see in the paper that you guys are enjoying a outbreak of E-Coli up in Indiana. Watch that bagged spinach on your salads.

Dennis Jones

…just another good reason for me NOT to eat spinach… as if there aren’t already plenty of perfectly good reasons to not eat it…

Roballoo!

Your desk is almost like a transformer! Cool. I think it’s kinda interesting that you have the newer G5 machine while Doug has the newer flat panel monitor. Actually now I see that you have three monitors? Mac, PC and Linux? Wow. You must be a super user or sumthin’.

Dennis Jones

…yep …I have all kinds of equipment I don’t know how to use…

Don Jones

It looks like you have room on your desk for a Mr. Coffee maker. Hang a few mugs on your bulletin board.

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Airport Antenna

November 21, 2008

AirportAntennna

OK… this is just to let you know how stupid I am and perhaps to give you a helpful hint in case you don’t know this either.

I recently switched from a slow, dial-up internet connection, to a high speed, wireless system. It works great on our laptops, (full bars) but it has never worked worth beans on my Mac G-5 Power PC (maybe one bar). Sometimes internet pages loaded as slowly as they did on dial-up.

Today I was struggling to listen to a radio station in Dallas over the internet and it kept buffering and cutting out, so I fired up my laptop and there was absolutely no problem streaming it at all. The problem had to be with my G-5.

I got out the owners manual and discovered that the metal box the G-5 is encased in pretty much blocks out a wireless signal and you have to plug a little external antenna (which is included) into the back of it to receive the signal.

I went into the attic, found the box the computer came in, opened it, and much to my surprise, found the little antenna. I plugged it in and all of a sudden I have FULL BARS and a great internet connection! HooHOO!

The Comments

Doug Jones

NO!!! Don’t tell me you read the manual! Dennis, I am SO disappointed in you! So… are you now zipping around the internets?

Dennis Jones

…it’s making my head spin…

Don Jones

Now you’ve done it. What exactly is in your FULL BARS? Hopefully you are only stocking Dr. Peppers and Mtn. Dew.