I've been using a computer 4+ hours daily for the last 25 years, but it's only recently that I feel I've cracked a solid workspace design that addresses health, ergonomics and comfort
If you've transitioned to WFH this year and don't yet love your setup, this thread is for you.
Computer desks sold for the home are, generally, garbage
ESPECIALLY computer desks with integrated keyboard trays. The dimensions of your body dictate specific heights where your keyboard should be, and it's unlikely any given desk is going to hit that exactly for you
You can spend $1000 on elaborate sit-stand desks, but I'm not getting into those
This approach is about combining simple commodity parts to make something that exactly suits your needs and feels good in your home.
Neckbeard galaxy brain: "the web is FREE, man, nothing can control it" *hard drag off a fat joint*
Common sense: regardless of the technological potential, capital has made the web centralized as fuck, and we all pay two or three companies to access it, soooooo
Lotta folks just HORNT UP to extol virtues of their beloved web technology at every opportunity, but trying to find yet another take in here where the web is morally superior is a hilarious case of the point sailing over your head
We all gotta survive capitalism somehow, but if you're at Facebook...
do you really not have an employment alternative? This product is profiting from the amplification of truly hateful shit and shows no inclination to stop or improve itself. How much complicity is too much?
The amount of effort that goes into maintaining iOS as a platform is extraordinary. Aggressive R&D that produced the best mobile processors in the game. Constant improvements and expansions to developer tools, libraries, APIs.
Is that worth 30% of your takings? You can decide!
Most of the users are on Android, and Android lets you sideload whatever garbage shit code you want, from anyone, anytime.
Plenty of consumer choice here.
But that's less profitable? You want the benefits of Apple's premium customer base and superior OS? So, pay for it 😂
Here's the big reason it's nice to have some Star Trek back.
We have a mission. You, me. The rest of humanity.
We all have a mission. That mission is absolutely fucking up right now.
The mission is simple: everyone on Earth deserves the standard of living of a US millionaire.
It's not something we can just do tomorrow.
Even if, miraculously, all the tax laws changed and we could just redistribute, poof, across borders and oceans.
It's a project that requires investment. Infrastructure. Planning. Vision. Imagination.
But it's more than possible to work our way to a place where:
- Everyone has enough to eat, every day of their lives
- Everyone has a place to sleep
- Everyone can learn what they want, as they want it
- Everyone can be safe
- Everyone can access medicines and doctors