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Sit-Stand Desk

I'd like to get a sit-stand desk for my work and I need some advice and suggestions. [more inside]
posted by chirico on Aug 22, 2014 - 16 answers

What is a good standard set of IT Infrastructure Project Milestones?

I've been tasked with developing a set of standard IT Infrastructure Project Milestones and I'm kind of at a loss on coming up with a standard. Basically we have weekly status slides (PPTs) that we fill out for EVERY project that's in flight at our company. I'm the PM for Infrastructure. I was using something pretty generic like: 1. Project Kick-Off 2. Requirements Review/Sign Off 3. Design 4. Development or Set Up/Configuration 5. Test Unit & UAT (Regression & System If Applicable) 6. Deploy (Pilot * Deploy Where Applicable) 7. Warranty All you IT gurus out there (and PMs!) can you help me develop something better that can be used as a standard?
posted by PetiePal on Aug 11, 2014 - 6 answers

What various socks are best for work, walking, lounging, and more?

Askmefites always recommend socks. The best gift for dad, the best thing to spend money on, the best things to put on your feet, etc. Sometimes they recommend brands, sometimes they recommend uses of the socks. Usually, they just say "buy good socks". This is basically a question asking for more details. [more inside]
posted by bbqturtle on Jun 2, 2014 - 20 answers

Stretchy, stretchy, ya ya

Is there something like WorkRave but for Android? I cannot download anything on my computer at work. I used to use WorkRave at another job and really liked how it gave you the exercises to do. I don't want simply a reminder to stretch. I've seen apps that have stretches, but they are more like a resource app, not like WorkRave where it gives you random exercises each time. [more inside]
posted by McSockerson The Great on Apr 23, 2014 - 2 answers

A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world

Crate & Barrel has this modular shelving unit/desk hybrid which would be perfect for my needs, except the shelving unit doesn't actually hold very much. I thought IKEA had something similar but they don't really (their desk sticks out at a 90 degree angle from the shelves). Do you know of anyone who sells a shelving system like this (with a desk option) that will actually hold books. Thanks!
posted by anastasiav on Mar 6, 2014 - 17 answers

Got hired for a job that is beyond my skill set

I have a knack for interviewing and yesterday landed a job that pays the most Ive ever earned thus far in my career. The problem is that although most of my skill set is applicable to this new position there is a small subset specifically the portion that pertains to code analysis (this is an IT position)that is beyond the scope of what i know. I'm concerned and nervous going into this position and have been debating whether or not I should decline the offer once the offer letter arrives (its being FedEx'd to me on Monday 2/10). What would you guys do in this scenario?
posted by 0351wd on Feb 8, 2014 - 24 answers

Fitting an even-sized body in an odd sized office desk

Asking for a frugal friend. How does one size and proportion a desk somewhat inexpensively for a very tall person for home and / or work office? [more inside]
posted by tilde on Jan 21, 2014 - 18 answers

Phoney Baloney

Is there a device of some kind that will allow me to listen to music on my ear buds and still hear my desk telephone ringing? [more inside]
posted by BrianJ on Jan 17, 2014 - 11 answers

Help me pick an inexpensive standing desk seat

I moved from an Aeron knock off that was beautiful and comfortable to a adjustable bar stool when I realized over time, the chair was the source of terrible back pain. So now I want to get a seat that is more ergonomic but I can't make up my mind. I want to sit erect. I want a place to put my feet if I choose. I want it to adjust up to at least 32 inches. I want the seat angle to be adjustable. All of these do that but I want to make the best decision. Here are my choices: 1, 2, 3. I've narrowed the selection down to these three. They are in my price range and aren't too ugly. I spend a lot of time at my PC and on the phone but I don't want my back to hurt anymore.
posted by CollectiveMind on Dec 13, 2013 - 6 answers

I'm hacking together a standing desk- But what do I need to know?

In advance of the new year, I'm making a resolution: No more sitting desk. Traditional standing desks are hilariously outside my budget, but I've spied a number of Ikea hacks that are appealing. Here are the Q's I have (And, hey, suggestions are also welcome!): [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Nov 27, 2013 - 16 answers

It Wasn't a Tuffet

Is there a single, non-compound English word for this kind of university lecture hall desk (those bolted-down seats with the arm-rests masquerading as desktops)? [more inside]
posted by paperback version on Nov 25, 2013 - 8 answers

How to manufacture a version of something that already exists?

I would like to manufacture a table with these legs, but with a wood desk top. Where would I go to do such a thing? Most "prototype" manufacturers are for metal products, etc.
posted by uncannyslacks on Nov 14, 2013 - 5 answers

Lady sewers! Wife wants a desk sewing lamp. Recommendations please

My babe of a wife is hoping Santa brings her a desk sewing lamp with "natural light" or full spectrum lighting. Not a floor lamp and not something that clamps onto the table--but a lamp that sits on a table. Maybe something with a gooseneck or at least adjustable. She does a lot of machine sewing (especially on quilts). She has nothing in mind and asked me to do the research and find something. Santa is willing to spend maybe $50- $60 tops. Less expensive is good too. Any recommendations would be appreciated. (P.S. I bet you read the title as "Lady sewers" as in toilets. Sorry. English is a weird language)
posted by luvmywife on Nov 9, 2013 - 12 answers

Help me find a short piece of metal for a document tray

I bought some document trays like these, but they only come with 4 of the metal rods for a pack of two. I'd like to stack them higher, but I can't find the metal rods alone anywhere. Aside from stealing out of another package, what do I even begin looking for? [more inside]
posted by sarae on Oct 8, 2013 - 11 answers

Installing the drawer slides from hell

I'm at a total loss as to how to install these drawer slides...please help! [more inside]
posted by janerica on Oct 6, 2013 - 2 answers

Looking for sturdy computer desk / cart for lab use.

I manage an academic lab with a lot of equipment, each with its own computer rig on a separate cart. We are looking for better computer desks / carts to replace the cheap particleboard ones we have now. Ideally, we'd like something small (2' x 3' or smaller), durable (will last ~5 years), and not too expensive ($100, but we could go higher for the perfect solution). Ideally, we'd like something with casters. Even better would be a desk / cart that includes a monitor arm for dual monitors, to free up desk space. Most of what I've found is either very cheap and shoddy or very expensive. Has anyone seen the perfect computer cart?
posted by pombe on Aug 23, 2013 - 3 answers

Family computer desk/table?

I'd like to acquire some sort of family computer desk or table. Ideally, it would be something like this so-called mega desk from Pottery Barn, but actually designed with computers in mind (i.e., space to hold CPUs, cable management, etc). We need space for at least 2 desktops with large-ish monitors and space for a laptop. Any bright ideas? [more inside]
posted by monju_bosatsu on Aug 22, 2013 - 4 answers

How can I make the most of my graduate student carrell?

I'm a second-year masters student in a professional degree program (MPH). I have been assigned to a carrell (img) and would like to make the most of it. It feels kind of gross so I'd like to give it a good cleaning, but after that, how can I make it a great study/work spot away from home? [more inside]
posted by pants on Aug 6, 2013 - 17 answers

where can I buy a standing desk in the UK?

I want to buy a standing desk, and I am willing to spend money on it. It doesn't seem possible to find the model I want in the UK. I'd also like to actually try the product before I buy it. Is there some kind of standing desk showroom I can actually visit (preferably, in London)? Do you have any other model recommendations? Details of search and criteria inside. [more inside]
posted by idlethink on Jul 21, 2013 - 1 answer

What personal items should I really keep in my desk at work?

I started my first 9-5 office job a few weeks back, and have been slowly figuring out the things I can keep on hand to make my work day a little more enjoyable. Things like hand lotion, trail mix, pictures of friends and family. There are also things I'm realizing I should always have handy: tampons, painkillers, granola bars, etc. What am I missing? What are the things that make sitting at a desk for eight hours a slightly better experience?
posted by frizzle on Jul 5, 2013 - 77 answers

I am a Nigerian prince...who enjoys Danish Modern Furniture

What is the downside to selling furniture on eBay to someone who will have it shipped from the US to Germany on her dime/Euro? [more inside]
posted by Ruthless Bunny on Jul 1, 2013 - 25 answers

Suggestions on a Workplace Splurge

What are the best purchases to improve your office space? [more inside]
posted by po822000 on Jun 25, 2013 - 19 answers

Back-to-school kit for 51-year old single mom

My mom, who hasn't been in "school" since 1980, is going back for an associate's degree. I'm super proud of her, and I think she needs some extra support. What can I put in an awesome "back to school" package for her? [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Jun 21, 2013 - 33 answers

How to mount this monitor stand?

I want to mount a monitor stand on my desk, but there's a vertical lip that gets in the way of the clamp. What's the best way to get around this? [more inside]
posted by Wossname on Apr 28, 2013 - 12 answers

Stand in the place where you work

Should I get a standing desk? Please share your pros and cons, and any tips! [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jan 30, 2013 - 27 answers

Everyone loves a good sit.

Office chair recommendation? [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle on Jan 1, 2013 - 11 answers

Weight-loss value of under-desk pedaling?

Is an under-desk pedal exerciser a worthwhile supplement to an existing weight-loss / exercise regimen? [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Dec 29, 2012 - 7 answers

How to Make a Standing Desk

[Crafty woodworker filter] Help me convert an old armoire into a sturdy new standing desk. [more inside]
posted by vecchio on Dec 4, 2012 - 9 answers

Switching to standing desks? Switching to barefoot activity?

Any tips for learning to stand for long periods of time? How about standing barefoot for long periods of time? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Nov 26, 2012 - 21 answers

Female-friendly porn, please

Please help us find some positive and empowering sexy movies, stories, and/or assorted other porn-ish materials. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 30, 2012 - 15 answers

Can you help me find a unique foot rest for under my desk?

Help me find something comfortable, functional and maybe fun or unique to rest my feet on under my desk. [more inside]
posted by geeky on Oct 23, 2012 - 9 answers

How to pick a table clamp for an arcade controller?

What kind of clamp would you use for holding a small control panel on a table firmly? [more inside]
posted by inthe80s on Aug 23, 2012 - 6 answers

How can I make ridiculously good coffee at my desk?

How can I make a fantastic cup of coffee at my desk at work? What equipment do I need? [more inside]
posted by kendrak on Aug 20, 2012 - 27 answers

Updated keyboard tray advice?

Keyboard trays for ergonomic joy and wrist, arm and neck bliss: any new suggestions? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Aug 6, 2012 - 4 answers

How on earth to sell this object?

How best to value and sell a beautiful, large, fragile antique desk in the suburban Chicago area? [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Jul 12, 2012 - 1 answer

Can you identify this table?

Which kind of table (desk?) is Jon Hamm standing in front of in this photo? [more inside]
posted by sharkfu on Jul 5, 2012 - 10 answers

Please share experiences with treadmill desks

Should I consider a treadmill desk? [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea on Jul 3, 2012 - 12 answers

Thick colored acrylic?

Where can I buy colored acrylic thicker than 1/4". [more inside]
posted by JJkiss on Jun 26, 2012 - 9 answers

Nut keeps falling off of bolt

How can I make these nuts and bolts stay put? [more inside]
posted by morninj on May 31, 2012 - 13 answers

Adjustable Standing Desk for $150 or less

Where can I get an adjustable standing desk for under $150 without having to DIY it? [more inside]
posted by melancholyplay on May 10, 2012 - 13 answers

Help me redo my office! (desk configuration and wall color especially)

My office looks like crap, and I've never done anything to improve it. Now I have the chance for a new desk and new paint, but I don't know what to ask for! Help me not end up with something just as dreary as the current version. [more inside]
posted by The Elusive Architeuthis on May 6, 2012 - 9 answers

Beam me out of here!

ErgonomicsFilter: Why do i want to lean back in my office chair so much? Is there a way to get my chair to stay tilted back so i'm not pushing with feet all day? plus bonus question! [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Apr 16, 2012 - 6 answers

How do I fix my drilling stupidity?

I managed to drill a hole / crater into my desk. This divot happens be where I write. Thus I need to fill this hole such that I can write with the least amount of disruption. What is the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by dirigibleman on Apr 13, 2012 - 15 answers

what material would best dampen the noise and vibrations of a treadmill

DIY Engineering filter: Help me be a better upstairs neighbor by selecting the best possible material to dampen the noise and vibrations from walking on a treadmill under a desk. [more inside]
posted by dyslexictraveler on Apr 12, 2012 - 11 answers

Oversize adjustable wall-mounted standing desk

How do I safely mount my giant desk on the wall? [more inside]
posted by quasistoic on Apr 11, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me deskercise!

I sit at my desk all day and forget to move, focus elsewhere, stand up, drink water, stretch. You get the idea. I want a regular reminder to take a moment to do these things. I've searched apps and freeware and have come up empty. Help? [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on Feb 16, 2012 - 25 answers

Desk or near-desk exercise options

Deskercise recommendations? Essentially, I'm pulling very long hours at my desk at the moment, or near it, and am looking for some space-efficient options for topping up my cardio until I can get out more (I like to run, but see long hours). Generic snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by running order squabble fest on Feb 13, 2012 - 12 answers

Help save a life.

Building a standing desk two-parter: 1) Should I get a mini stair climber, manual treadmill, or mini elliptical? 2) What's the best way to attach legs to this "desk"? [more inside]
posted by acidic on Feb 4, 2012 - 3 answers

Delectable desk drawer dining

What tasty, healthy, cheap food can I prepare from ingredients kept in a desk drawer? [more inside]
posted by Acheman on Jan 16, 2012 - 34 answers

Sitty McAss-Hurting

Sitting at a desk all day for work: is it as agonizing as I think it would be? [more inside]
posted by indognito on Jan 8, 2012 - 25 answers

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