My Workspace

Started off in an Informatics major and ended up being a writer means half of my life is doomed to be in front of a computer. In other words, my chance of having a back problem is severely high. It’s like a time bomb going tick tack on my life watch. Uncool. That’s why I’ve been trying to improve my posture in any way possible. I do back strengthening sports like yoga and pilates. I make my workspace ergonomic and comfortable.

One problem I had with my laptop is that it’s fairly small that I would have to hunch when it’s on the table. Pain pain pain. Then I decided to get me a notebook riser. However, I would also need an external keyboard and I am very picky on keyboard. The only external keyboard I like is the apple keyboard, which ate all my budget so I end up with this:

Seemed like a good temporary solution, even though the ‘temporary’ had turned into more than a year. And now I kind of want to read the screenwriter book. Fortunately for me, I found a nice notebook riser on sale on Amazon and it arrived yesterday! So here’s how my workspace looked like now… TADA!

Bliss ;).

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  1. Amle February 3, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Nice! Happy that you’re being careful with that back of yours, supposed to last a lifetime πŸ™‚

    1. astrid February 3, 2010 at 9:41 pm

      It’s very important since I seemed to have lost the warranty card *LOL*

      1. Amle February 3, 2010 at 9:48 pm

        They’ve stopped producing my model, and the spares are nowhere to be found *LOL*

        1. astrid February 6, 2010 at 8:32 am

          that’s because your model is one of a kind πŸ™‚

  2. Lifecruiser Travel Blog February 3, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    I have something similar actually, but my IKEA (lol) desk is with an extra “drawer” to place the keyboard in, so it’s lower than the lap is.

    … but I already got the back problems… in 2001 already… *sigh*

    So you’re right in being careful!

    1. astrid February 5, 2010 at 7:31 am

      (doh) why didn’t I think of an extra drawer! Oh yes, it probably because my knees are prone to bumping into things :P.

      Owww, that sucks with your back :(.

      I’m lucky I don’t have problem, I didn’t do so much sport in the past and I don’t have the best natural sitting posture… so I guess now I have to make prevention my best friend :).

  3. bubbleboo February 26, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    My back is shot anyway. The nursing didn’t help and both my parents have severe back problems, so I don’t stand a chance!


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