35 Burst results for "Home Office"
Justice Department investigating possible bribery-for-pardon scheme
"Fake news President Trump is dismissing reports that the Justice Department is investigating claims of a bribery scheme involving a possible presidential pardon. Court documents, however, revealed there is indeed a DOJ probe in which some unnamed person allegedly offered a major political contribution in exchange for a pardon. Meanwhile, correspondent Cecilia Vega tells us after pardoning former national security adviser Michael Flynn last week, the president is weighing other possibility, talking about pardons being issued before the president leaves office for people. You've not even been charged with the crime. Legal experts say that is allowed. What is unprecedented here is this potential for a conflict of interest of preemptive get out of jail free card before crime has even been committed, possibly for friends, family, even the president himself. New York Times says That's because Donald Trump is worried the Biden administration will seek retribution against him and his family. They also say that Rudy Giuliani had discussions with the president about pardoning him. Giuliani yesterday tweeted calling that lies and fake news.
Bar owner who defied COVID rules arrested in sting
"One of the owners of a Staten Island bar bar has has been been charged charged with with disorderly disorderly conduct conduct in in trespassing trespassing for for refusing refusing to to abide abide by by the the cove. cove. It It micro micro cluster cluster restrictions restrictions in in his his neighborhood neighborhood during during a a sting sting yesterday yesterday at at Mac's Mac's public public house house in in the the Grant Grant City City section, section, which the owners had declared a quote autonomous Zone. The city sheriff's office says plainclothes officers successfully ordered both food and beverage is something which is not allowed because Max is in an area that had been declared an orange zone. Co owner Danny Press. He was fine. But then police say he was uncooperative. And so he was arrested. As protesters shouted He has since been released.
'It Has All Gone Too Far': Georgia Election Official Lashes Trump
"With with the the Georgia Georgia secretary secretary of of state's state's office. office. And And he he unfurled unfurled his his fury fury during during a a press press conference conference yesterday. yesterday. It It all all gone gone too too far. far. All All of of it. it. George George Jennifer Jennifer today today asked asked for for Chris Chris Krebs, Krebs, a a patriot patriot who who ran ran CISA to be shot a 20 something tech. Gwinnett County today has death threats and a noose put out, saying he should be hung for treason because he was transferring a report on batches from E. M s toe account a computer so he could read it. It has to stop. Mr President. You have not condemned these actions or this language. Senators. You have not condemned this language or these actions. This has to stop. We need you to step up. And if you could take a position of leadership show some my boss Secretary Rapids Burger. His address is out there. They have people doing care Vance, one of the house they've had people come onto their property. Tricia, his wife of 40 years, is getting sexualized threats through her cell phone. It has to stop. This This election's election's This This is is the the backbone backbone of of democracy democracy and and all all of of you you who who have have not not said said a a damn damn word word are are complicit complicit in in this this and and not not that that it it should should matter. matter. But I want to point out that Gabriel Sterling who you're hearing there he is a Republican. The Georgia secretary of state. He is a Republican, and they're talking about getting death threats. Because of this fake claim of a stolen election.
Former Washington, DC area Senate candidate Daniel Gade forms PAC focusing on veterans, getting them elected
"Own political action committee. Daniel Gay, the Republican who took on Democrat incumbent Mark Warner for Virginia Senate. Says he wants to help veterans get into public office veterans need to serve in politics honorably and bravely and telling the Larry O'Connor show he's doing it by launching the new mission pack that will be getting them linked up with candidate training, including getting them linked up with policy advisors and even campaign staff. Really fun. W M A. L and W m a l dot
Kevin Durant denies speaking to Harden of trade to Nets
"Training camps opened and underway media. Day yesterday the knicks left off the christmas day schedule while the nets will visit the celtics. Obviously there'll be a lot of is on kevin durant this year making his much anticipated. Con debut durant with the media yesterday. Wanted no part of being connected to any rumors connecting james harden to the nets making these stories up. That means in james talked about this at a workout. Like i don't know where that came from and james's a friend of mine but let the front office handle all of that stuff. Because of this is rumored. Casts somewhere probably. Yeah because james harden just out of nowhere trade me to the nets and never had a conversation with kevin durant please
Biden: I won't immediately lift China tariffs
"President elect Biden says China should not expect fast relief from president trump's terrace once he takes office Biden says he will not immediately lift the terrorists the trump administration put on many Chinese imports nor break the president's initial trade deal he tells New York times columnist Thomas Friedman the key to talks with China is leverage adding we don't have it yet Washington and Beijing have been in a year long trade war and while some industries have benefited most experts have blasted the trump policies saying American businesses and consumers have bored most of the terror of costs sadr mag ani Washington
Iris Martinez sworn in as first Latina court clerk in Chicago area's Cook County Circuit
"Iris Martinez is officially the first Latina to service, the Cook County Circuit Court clerk. Former state senator was sworn into office yesterday, Martinez pledged to create the best office of the clerk of the Circuit Court in the United States. She beat her Republican challenger in the November election. Replaced longtime clerk Dorothy
Staten Island New York Bar Owner Taken Into Custody After Refusing To Stop Indoor Dining In Orange Zone
"They at six o'clock p m. I want this three Shut down with 10,000 people. Because if we don't show up and show face, we're gonna lose this whole battle. That was Keith Mackel. Ernie, one of the owners of Mac's public house on Staten Island, which has been ignoring city and state mandates for him getting indoor dining in areas listed his orange zones last night. Mackel, Arnie's partner. Any press he was hauled off in handcuffs by officers from the city Sheriff's office. The restaurant has continued serving food and drink even after a section section 16 order from the state health commissioner and having his liquor license suspended. Tell you to abide by the law can result in fines of up to $10,000 a day. The
Potential "bribery-for-pardon" scheme under investigation by DOJ
"We're following a number of developing stories tonight including one story derived from these court documents. That were just unsealed in federal court in washington. Dc tonight. and i will tell you in advance. I will tell you right upfront. That the story that is derived from these newly unsealed documents the story itself is is still sort of shielded in a lot of mystery tonight in part because these documents that were just released are still almost totally redacted. All those black bars on the pages really brings back memories. This for me forever is going to be the sense. Memory of the donald j trump administration redacted redacted redacted. What this is is a twenty page. Long order from the top judge in the federal court in dc chief. Judge barrel howell judge. How will issued this order in late august. She only made it public today. And i say she made it public as i showed you a whole bunch of still out but what we can see in the bits. That aren't blacked out. Is sort of show stopping. What this document reveals. Is that federal prosecutors at the department of justice have been actively investigating what the judge describes here as a quote bribery for pardon scheme a quote secret lobbying scheme and bribery conspiracy by which some number of people were suspected of arranging bribes. To the president in the form of quote substantial political contributions those substantial political contributions would be the bribe the official act they wanted from the president in return for that bribe was allegedly quote a presidential pardon or reprieve of sentence for person whose name is blacked out so this document unsealed today although still heavily redacted show's technically what this sort of the work of the court that is revealed by this document is that judge. How all approved a request from these federal prosecutors back in august when the prosecutors were asking to look at stuff that had been seized under a search warrant as part of this criminal investigation some office was raided this past summer and from that office what was seized were apparently more than fifty 'electronic devices computer drives laptops ipads iphones thumb drives. They were all seized by search warrant as part of this federal criminal investigation. Into whether trump presidential pardons were for sale in exchange for cash contributions the judge looking at that evidence looking at the circumstances under which that evidence was collected ruled in this order that we can now see today that those materials seized under that search warrant could be handed over to prosecutors to help them build their case. That's what this orvis. And and that's all we know. This order was unsealed today. Still with lots of reductions by order of the judge who allowed prosecutors to see that material that was seized as part of that investigation. We don't know of anybody being charged in this case. We haven't seen anything that looks like public charges brought against anybody in a case like this although sometimes in some cases for some amount of time it charges like this might be kept under seal until the person is actually Brought to court to face these charges. We also don't know who the person is. They were allegedly trying to buy a trump pardon four. We don't know about any level of potential involvement by the white house era of the fact that they were apparently being targeted by this game. But behold this exists and least as late as this summer. A trump pardon bribery scheme was under investigation by the justice department. We're gonna get some updated reporting on that over the course of the hour tonight.
Hewlett Packard Relocating Headquarters To Houston
"Hewlett Packard Enterprise is moving its headquarters from Silicon Valley to Texas. H P E says the new campus just outside Houston will open in 2022. Company says it is listen to its workers who say they want to spend less time in the office. That means the company can reevaluate where its headquarters are. And the company says the Houston area is a great place to recruit and retain talent. The company says it is not expecting to lay off any of its workers who convulsant terribly relocate. The company already has locations in Austin, Plano and now, Houston.
Inmate Uses Fire Extinguisher, Hose To Make Very Brief Escape From Tarrant County Jail, Dallas-Fort Worth
"A tear in county jail inmates back in custody following a brief escape. The sheriff's office is the 39 year old used a fire extinguisher and a hose to crawl out of fifth floor window this morning in downtown Fort Worth. He was captured a short time later and taken to a local hospital with undisclosed
Biden introduces economic team, telling Americans "help is on the way"
"President like Joe Biden is formally introducing members of the economic team he hopes will enable his administration rebuild a Corona virus damaged economy binding, announcing members of his team today, saying, You know those times are tough, but adding help is on the way for millions of Americans who have lost their jobs or ours. Have had to claim unemployment. We have to deliver them immediate relief. That includes affordable health care for millions of people have lost it. And are in danger of losing. But in naming former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen to be his nominee for Treasury secretary, it's a silly arouse to chair the Council of Economic Advisors by noting his goal beat of building economy that works for all Americans. Not just some Other picks include while you daimyo to be Yellen's deputy, and Neera Tanden to be director of the Office of Management and
Barr tells AP that Justice Dept. hasn't uncovered widespread voting fraud that could have changed 2020 election outcome
"Has uncovered no evidence of widespread fraud that would change the outcome of the presidential election to date, Attorney General Bar said. We have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election. Barr's comments to The Associated Press commas President Trump presses on supported claims The election was stolen from him. Are said the FBI and federal prosecutors have looked into specific voter complaints but have uncovered no evidence that would prevent Joe Biden from taking office next month. Bar specifically shot down a conspiracy theory about voting machines programmed to skew the election results, saying there's nothing to substantiate it. Aaron Kotowski ABC NEWS New YORK
Pentagon official overseeing counter-IS effort forced out
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting the Pentagon official overseeing the counter Islamic state campaign has been forced out it another shake up at the Pentagon Christopher Meyer the civilian official who was overseeing the campaign to defeat the Islamic state group in the Middle East has been forced to resign in a written statement acting defense secretary Christopher Miller accepted Meyer's resignation Meyer had been at his post since March of twenty seventeen a defense official familiar with the matter who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity says Meyer was told Monday that his office is being disbanded and he had been terminated nearly nine hundred U. S. troops are still in Syria to help prevent the resurgence of the Islamic state Mike Crossey a Washington
Lawmakers on Boston's Beacon Hill Approve Police Accountability Bill
"Lawmakers on Beacon Hill. Discussing a massive bill that would bring police reform to the base. State state rap Carlos Gonzales says the bill addresses central issues, accountability and transparency. And I am proud of the work that the black and Latino caucus address and provided the agenda to make this a reality today. I'm not all lawmakers are on board Governor Baker first of all safe He's not saying if he supports the bill or not. Instead, he says his office hasn't even talked to their lawyers about it yet. Meantime, both representative Patrick Purity of situate and Senator Dianne Jihad Leo of Methuen, say less than 24 hours isn't enough time to review or 129 Page Bill. There was discussion going on right now on Beacon Hill on that bill Compromise announced yesterday,
Rudy Giuliani discussed getting preemptive pardon from Trump before president leaves White House, report says
"Giuliani, has discussed the possible preemptive pardon with the president before he leaves office. According to The New York Times, Giuliani was under investigation by federal prosecutors in Manhattan for his business dealings in Ukraine. Giving a thoughtful present to family and
What Is Wrong With Carson Wentz:
"Philly eagles and seahawks and birds and other birds only one type heading south carson wentz again trying to prove a starter status again coming up short another interception adding to his league-leading totally was also six. Times is back backup. Jalen hurts saw just to blaze last night. We'll have much more on him in just a second but first eagles get the win. Here's carson winston after last night's loss to seattle. There's been a lot of talk and speculation. You possibly getting benched or something like that. I mean does that way on you at all. Do you think about that at all. And that occurred during the game. Any of that. Come up. i mean. I said that last week you know this is what you sign up for as a quarterback member. Since you're a kid you know you're prepared for for any of those nothing's ever guaranteed and so for me i. I don't think about that though. I just try and go out and be the best player. I can be in practice. Prepare my tail off. Compete my tail off and You know hopefully we can get this thing turned around but I think about those things. I might give it everything i got every time i step on the field. I think i said the eagles went. Obviously the seahawks won there and carson wentz with the barrage of questions about his plane time plane status plane brandon start with you did carson wentz play well enough to keep his starting job moving forward. Well i mean i hell. Mary was nice. i mean how. How often do we see that at all. He but outside of that. Mary no he. He didn't play well. The coaches the coach. Well defense didn't play well enough. This is one of those years. Nick where everybody needs to be on notice when you play like this and miss division everyone should be on notice and then you can go back to last couple years outside of their super bowl. Run it's always been a struggle for this organization. If i'm the owner. I am looking at everything. I'm looking at the general managers there's other gaps. There's other holes on this team is not just carson wentz. it's also the linebacking core and it's not that the linebacking core isn't playing. Well they're just not very good they don't have any debt so with that mind like you gotta talk about. Who's making those decisions. And you got to hold them accountable. So this entire organization. Mic should be on notice at listen. I think might garafolo is the one who reported this morning that he can no longer report. That doug peterson is totally save. Despite being just three years removed from actually winning a super bowl something carson wentz is not able to say. He did what that means for our rose. One of the front office will see. And you're right brandon. This is a team that has a multitude of issues but their biggest issue is this in twenty twenty the worst starting quarterback in football now. That's not a statement of opinion. That's just if according to the numbers we can show them. The worst fulltime starting quarterback in the nfl is carson wentz and the spat back that up one hundred percent. He's thirty fifth worse in everything. And there's only thirty two teams folks and he is a turnover machine he runs into sacks he doesn't make the big throws anymore. There's been one game all year long that he didn't turn the ball over and in that game. He fumbled twice. They just happened to recover them so it does feel however wildlife carson wentz might be the one with the most job security because of the contract. He's been signed to based on performance. You have a twenty eight a guy that's going to be twenty eight this month. He's in year five and he's playing the worst football of his career. That is more than a sign for his future. But do you think that's all of his fault nick. Because morning i wake up. And i make a little menu and i called my my kitchen. Where do my work hot take cafe and on today's menu. Here's what we had. You can make your choice. Everyone you can have bad coaching with a side of bad. Play design you can have bad decision. Making with a side of bad throws you could have bad wide receivers and bad protection. Those your options at the take cafe for me. I want went bad protection. I went with the six acts. We're not his fault. The league leading forty six x also. Not his fault he also had some throwaways there and i was watching the game last night neck and i was like oh the one when he was chased out of the pocket to avoid an intentional grounding. He threw it to the first down. Even though it came up short i was like. Oh that's a. That's a good play. That's a quarterback you can build around. I'm like what what is happening. I'm calling a throw to save even intentional grounding a good play and he could say like. I don't put it on the offensive line. Louis riddick mentioned it last night when they went to the super bowl best offensive line surprise surprise. Takeout carson wentz put. Nick foles doesn't matter to me. It starts with the offensive line. I know there's a lot of side dishes but it's an offensive line thing for me.
Racial Justice and Medicare for All
"I am benjamin day. I'm stephanie nakajima and this is medicare for all the podcast for everybody who needs healthcare so today. We're gonna discuss a topic that is central to our success in winning medicare for all when we as a movement talk about what it's going to take to win often when you hear issues like fundraising publication electing the right. Legislators there's other things that usually come up. But i think there's something that maybe even more important than any of those things putting us on the path to victory and that is of course confronting the deeply ingrained racism and our structures and cells. When you look at where. The united states is in compared in comparison to its pure countries. It's impossible to explain why we are so much more of an unequal and capitalist society than everywhere else that looking at the role of racism through our history Its impact on our safety net and the neglect and vilification of our public programs. So this is like a big conversation and we could probably have several podcasts on it but today we want to talk about racism specifically in the healthcare system and how medicare for all would and wouldn't address in a racism at the doctor's office and and then a little bit about the interrelated nature of our movements a movement with the larger fight for racial justice. And why and how. They are interconnected so ben. Do you want to introduce our guest absolutely so it is my great pleasure to introduce the wonderful person on the screen with us Dr beata amani. Who is an associate professor for. The charles r drew university of medicine and science and This is a timely is a lead co chair of the covid nineteen taskforce on racism and equity which is housed at the ucla center for study of racism social justice and health. Welcome dr money. I'm so excited to be here. It is great to have you so before we dive into this deep topic Can you tell us a little bit about your background. And why did you choose to become an epidemiologist with a focus on racism and what is epidemiology. So i mean that's a that's a wonderful question. Just what is an epidemiologist. Because i think for so many people. My friend circle in my family This current moment had them Here in the word and being like Isn't one of those. So epidemiology is essentially like the science and the studying of the disease distribution pattern the the distribution patterns of disease and anything associated with z's And it's not only about studying the the distribution and the pattern of disease and its related outcomes but it's also about studying the things that go into effect right the things that are in place the policies and practices that we have what are the effects of those things on the distribution of disease disease-related outcomes. So what that meant for me I think growing up was. I always loved Health and i loved politics And i was always thinking about the relationship between these two things And so when. I know you're thinking about how to have some sort of impact especially as a young person And you hear about like institutions. Like the cdc or the who right You really can you know. Start to give a sense of like. What does it mean to be able to like. Go out and steady and to collect information that can be so useful that it can actually save. Lives like on a larger level. These are to me that young person you know who was really drawn to like the field of setting in a deniau genes that then overtime epidemiology. That also came to me a tool set and a set of ideas that belonged to and we're a service of a system that Not only structured by racism. Right like us. Stephanie mentioned beginning at the heart of what we're talking about today But also was instrumental in structuring it and and creating and maintaining that And so then what that meant for me. Somebody who was studying it was that i was really drawn initially to infectious disease epidemiology Because you saw so much like an equity And also just they kind of racialized ideas about populations being generated around who's sick. Who's not risk of people who are not sick from those. Who are you know. So all those racial congregations And then moving into what we call behavioral. Fb and the idea that people's behaviors and they're like and and you know people's behaviors and their own actions can be connected and related to their health. So there's a potential for some sort of empowerment right to what i am. I think you know today like loosely. and specifically your social epidemiologist. Somebody who wants to study the distribution of disease and disease related factors In populations and communities on basant understanding systems structures in power
"home office" Discussed on Home Space and Reason
"Yourself do. I have immediate storage for paper. Do I have deep storage for paper? Maybe it's digital and that's great so long as you have some organization to that digital world question number seven. Do I have an appointment? Set up weekly or monthly for myself to keep my office straightened. If you don't add it last question number eight. Do I have some kind of air? Freshener sent in my home. Office to help my mood. This is an immediate gratification. Kind of thing. You'll immediately notice a difference so let's chat about your smart home device. It can help you set. Appointments Book. Reoccurring Appointments Make to do lists setup calls or even define words and look up synonyms. If you have a call coming up your digital assistant can remind you if you think of something important to do while you're in the midst of another task. Just ask your smart device to remind you of it in a few hours that way you can forget about it go back to your original task and complete it. Did you know you can also automate the interval that your Air Wick and glade fragrances? Switch on Yup. You can pick great sense to help you create just the right ambiance. Everything is connected everything so everything is worth slowly considering how you spend your minutes at home adds up two hours and days and months and a lifetime so care about the quality of your minutes care about the space. You spend those minutes in and listen to your heart's desires. Your Home Office can feel good. It can look good. It can function well take small baby steps and continue tweaking it until it works for you and the way your brain functions if you happen to know someone in the market to buy or sell a home in the Greater Metro Portland Oregon area. Kindly send them my way. The finest compliment I could ever receive. Is the confidence of your referral. Are there things about your bathroom? That make you crazy. Listened to episode twenty two and out with me on all things. Bathroom related pet PEEVES A- potential remodel staging a bathroom when selling and new technology available for bathrooms. If you haven't yet right a review because lets others know this is a podcast worth listening to. Thanks for sitting in on this conversation about creating a Home Office that thrives on me to back here for the next episode..
"home office" Discussed on Home Space and Reason
"Once choose right maybe wrap your bulletin board in a gorgeous fabric and did you hear me say earlier had plants. If you've listened to this podcast before you know. I preach lighting lighting lighting. It is so important and can absolutely change the way space feels likewise the key to a happy productive. Work Environment is a simple soft light desk lamp. A soft glow gives your work environment that warm cozy feeling that may contribute to a mellower and less stressful Home Office. Usually you'll want lighting physically lower coming from a source other than the ceiling blasting down. You might even consider a drop light with a brighter white task light that is energizing to contrast the desk light which might be that warmer. Hugh doing lighting right will also prevent ice strain. Now let's talk about tech for a quick second the Conway Electric Jack. Smart USB table lamp was recently named one of sunset magazines favorites. You tap the brass button and this smart lamp will cycle through its illumination modes plus it packs multiple USB ports to from multi-purpose. Items Bonus points that somehow modern and vintage at the same time now. Let's discuss the actual act of working and productivity in your Home Office. Make a list of tasks you need to complete every day and then do it. I like keeping a list of things I want to accomplish this week. And then what? My few priorities are for that day when other things. Don't get done so long as my priorities are done. I consider it a win all the calendars planners and containers. Don't help a bit until you take control of your environment and your processes you must have a system for dealing with paperwork incoming projects digital files and family or kids stuff. If it infiltrates the space I told you earlier. I wanted to mention Trello. It's a website and an APP. It's like a virtual to do list or bulletin board for you and your team with movable and posted like task boxes and because I'm a visual person it worked well for me I can create a business task lists and a home task list as well. What's great is that you can give others access so vacant. Add tasks make updates like showing what status tasks are in and then also leave comments for you to review? It saves so much time. Because you don't have to check in with people to see what they're working on. All you do is open the APP and you can see the status of everything plus you can even color code it which thrills me. It's not just enough to clean off the desk space to dust to call it good. What is your internal monologue cleaning? Your Home Office doesn't address how it got messy in the first place. So if you're resetting your office and you want to keep things going you'll not only need to clear off your desk and make your space aesthetically pleasing but you'll need a system in place to keep it functioning to keep it clear to keep it neat and tidy now. Let's talk about the psychology of working from home as well as preventing burnout. When you're always on your system gets overwhelmed and exhausted it's important to take mental health breaks when working from home to allow your brain to reset and recharge notice yourself talk. Keep it positive ad eating breaks into your calendar as if they are appointments to make sure. You're taking time to stop and recharge an article in the Harvard. Business Review titled Three Tips to avoid working from home burnout recommends in part maintaining physical and social boundaries. In a classic paper Blake Ashforth of Arizona. State University described the ways in which people demarcate the transition from work to non work roles via boundary crossing activities. Putting on your work clothes commuting from home to work these are physical and social indicators that something has changed. You've transition from the home you to the work. You consider replacing your morning commute with a walk to a nearby park or even just around your apartment before sitting down to work. He suggests maintaining temporal boundaries as much as possible. They are critical for wellbeing and working gauge. Moment this is particularly true when so many employees or their colleagues are now facing the challenge of integrating childcare or even elder care responsibilities during their work hours. It's challenging even for employees without children or other family responsibilities. Thanks to these mobile devices that keep our work with us at all.
"home office" Discussed on Home Space and Reason
"home office" Discussed on A Beautiful Mess Podcast
"Mess. Podcast the beginning of every good room makeover or diy is having a dream. We spend a lot of time dreaming about rooms so today we're here to chat about our Dream Home Office. Were also bringing back one of our favorite segments that we haven't done while guilty pleasure treasure so our first order of business is labeled rants time and this is where we get to talk about. How the things? That aren't great about our current Home Office situation because this whole episode is about our dream office and I feel like since you know the quarantine and working at home with your partner like em and her husband are still working together basically in the same room all day long I in the beginning of the third month now We've learned a lot of things so it was a good time to evaluate right. Yeah it's never a bad time Okay well I'll start my rant. Go for sister. Guess I don't Okay so the main thing I've learned since Corentin but also this is just something generally I've lived in my house for a little over four years or maybe almost five years I don't remember and so I've had the same Home Office. That whole time and I'll put a picture in the show notes at a beautiful mess dot com slash podcast but basically my Home Office. If you don't know is part of an open floor plan that is our kitchen dining room and this kind of like entryway living room. It is a living room but it's small and it kind of leads to our garage and we have a second living room that's more traditional anyway. and my office is one of those open spaces so it's kind of Available to see all the time. It's also easy for me to go for my office to the kitchen to the window where I photograph. Yeah I develop recipes. That's a big part of what the content that is time. Yeah also snacktime. Yeah so Yeah so it's it's in the open floor plan and its has really high ceilings and yeah my dogs hang out with day all that stuff so there's a lot of things I like about. Here's some rant things. Here's some things I don't like about it so especially during quarantine but even before. I really wish I had an office that had a door. So during Corentin is not that does not talk to me all day. He's very focused on his own work. But there's something about just having someone kind of in the background whether they're on a call or you know just stuff happening as easy strategy like three or four times a day. And he's always there he's always yeah he's always back there. Yeah Yeah we can't talk about him like we normally do no just kidding but Yeah so having a space where you can be really secluded is nice generally but I also really appreciate it. Whenever I'm doing parts of my job that are more creative whenever I have to. Basically live and a little make believe world for a little while. And that's kind of what you're doing when you're creating basically anything I guess but for me that usually writing so yes. I wish I had a door. There's really no great way to do that in my current office So yeah so there's that and then other than that I have It's a little like drafty. Like I have a space heater all the time in the winter and it just gets kind of hot in the summer but that's sort of a high ceilings issue. You know if you like high ceilings than you. Probably have a fairly drafty house. Kind of how? It is unless it was built really recently in. You know I don't know you have some Kinda magic going on so there's that and then also I love my dogs. Hang out with me all day but also they knew there was to that. Yeah I don't really want to change it but the the downside of having your dogs around you'll days they bark a lot like if there's ever delivery or just anything squirrel in the backyard. Which is all the time then. They bark a lot. And that's kind of annoying when it comes to having your pets work with you or not. I feel the exact same way like some times. It's Kinda nice and really cute and sometimes I just need my space. Well when they're taking a NAP and they're quiet and they're not tracking mud into my office or you know one of my dogs is in diapers. So he has little accidents. Oh they're not doing any of those things. I love having them in my office job on in the show notes because it actually really adorable. He has this huge. I'd Bet in my office to that's like I take the cover off every single week in wash. It's like machine washable so it helps with the smell anyway. I got a lot of dog problems in my life. Generally but in my home especially but that's pretty much it for me. That's my rant is a door my dog's kind of get on my nerves but I also love them. What can you do yes? Yeah Okay I mi- mine are very different so we recently moved as you know if you've been listening for while if not I'll just sum it up real quickly. We moved from a substantially larger house to a smaller house. Were planning to do in addition where Doing all the planning phase right now and it's not going to happen until at least next year so we're just living in a much smaller space than what we were used to which has had some good things about it. I liked you upset about this in the future. It has some good things about it but not having an office. It is by far the thing that I dislike the most by far it's been very challenging during the warranty in with may children at home it became ten times more challenging to do my work. We just have a very small space with a lot of things going on. Yeah and so. Yeah it's definitely been something. I've spent a Lotta Time fantasizing about my dream office so I'm really excited that we're doing this episode because currently I'm working pretty much most of the day from my bed. So if you ever have one of the zoom calls or the skype we do a lot of facetime ing in our business. It is always in my bed. Yeah in your last office wasn't a huge office. It was. I think the smallest room in your house. Let me do ascribe former office so my former office was nothing that great. I'm just going to be honest. I shared quite a few times like how messy it got it got crazy messy in there because it was kind of like this is actually a nice thing. Just not once in your office but it was the room closest to the front where you could just like. Throw all the Amazon boxes and throw all that extra stuff. Like if you have to clean up a pinch Having guests over whatever you can just throw throw a lot of stuff in there So it was pretty much always messy but just now the things that I missed the most or just simply having a place where I can go and shut the doors for the meetings that were clearly. You know an office and nobody's GonNa come into the room lake To get you know Momma Momma. Yeah stuff and then the other thing Is just having. This is such a small thing but it's become really big to me having a place for my printer. 'cause you all know. I love my enormous printer I have this giant black printer and I use it every day. Really use it every day And there's just no place for it so we're working on that now that in the short term finding just a place for that printer besides my bedroom floor is her first school and then in the long term. This dream office is something that has really helped me when I'm feeling especially kind of angry about the situation to just think towards the future. About what kind of office would I like to create? Because it's nice that we have an option for that. Just not today yes. I totally agree. I really identify with two things. You said the Having a place to kind of like shut stuff for if you're having friends over like if you're hosting and you just need to like put some things away just just to minimize the visual clutter just having a space to kind of shut it away in which is nice and then also. I also have a printer. Mine isn't as big as yours. I forget the number right now but you can. You can find out on our blog. We talk about our printers a lot. We've worked with Canyon show notes. Yeah we'll put him in there but very loyal to our printers. I get a lot of kind of printer to buy and I am very passionate about it. It's just huge. Yeah well in mine Mine is big as yours and I use it for photos and craft projects but also for all of the documents and things that I do for our company so I print stuff every single day and I probably scan stuff most days to like. If I'm making a copy I use it like as a copy machine. Not that I make hundreds of chops these felt like I do a lot of documents after sign a lot of things for banks and other institutions. And so whenever? I don't have my printer setup and I can't scan that's a major like oh I can't get my work done like this is a big deal absolutely no. I feel that way even just doing like returns like you. WanNa return something You have to print it out like I've had a lot of stress surrounding this. So yeah it's exciting talk about the dream office today and so my dream office is basically. Darcy Miller's office so I'm just GONNA go ahead and say that up top it's D- most artists office. I've ever seen 'em and I got to meet Darcy last year and if you don't know who she is she was in my formative years. She was editor of Martha Stewart Weddings. And she has a fantastic art. Business Design Business. She does a lot of every or she sends a Little Valentine from her in her girls. she's just very creative inspiring and definitely a woman we look up to and her office is a real dream office when you see it. It's like a catalog it's like mad. I mean she's a magazine editor. I guess that's that's why but I basically just want to copy her office And then maybe add and customize a few little things but it's it's just perfect so I'll put that in the show notes and then we kind of each wrote down three things that would make our dream office real dream so if you're planning yours hopefully this'll be helpful if not. I just think it's fun to dream about. Yeah tell us your first thing. I've always loved offices like I've always been that person who likes to peruse staples.
"home office" Discussed on Before Breakfast
"Down on distractions. Many people have started working from home for the first time over the past six weeks or so as the world battles the covered nineteen pandemic. But before all this started one of the most common questions I got from people who negotiated a work from home day was how to concentrate when kids are there now. Generally this meant that the kids were being cared for by someone else such as another parent or caregiver but still when the kids know you're in there it can be hard to stay separate one thing. I've learned over the years is that the more self contained. I am in my Home Office. The better my forays out of the office to grab a bite to eat or something to drink our prime occasion for people to intercept me. If I stay in my office my kids can't see me and it's harder for me to become the object of whining or requests. Even if you're not concerned about attracting your kids attention on your way to the kitchen having sustenance in your office means you can keep working a little longer without distractions. Breaks are great. You should definitely take breaks but planned breaks. Don't always line up exactly with your hunger and if you are hungry at a time when you plan to keep working it's nice to be able to grab something to eat and keep going rather than pausing to go to the kitchen. Which reminds you that you wanted to chicken breasts for dinner. And oh the dishwasher. Needs to be unloaded before you know it you realize that grabbing an apple has taken twenty minutes. You would have spent that time working if the apple had been within reach. Of course there's no need to stock your Home Office like it's a survival bunker. You don't even need a mini fridge. Though those are nice just think about what might be most useful so you could venture out. Two to three fewer times per day in terms of drinks start with water thermos device plus a pitcher or bottle of water. Plus a cup should keep you hydrated until you need to emerge if you drink coffee. Consider investing in a KEURIG PLENTY OF K. Cups and if you use it cream and sugar you can get individuals. Sugar packets mini cream. Which doesn't require refrigeration tea. Drinkers might like an electric tea kettle. Plus any necessary Nixon's use one cup throughout the day. Here one cup for the morning and another for the afternoon in terms of snacks. Nuts are an excellent option. They're filling and reasonably healthy and they don't spoil quickly. If you like sweets maybe WanNa keep luna bars or something similar nearby. Generally you're better off with pre portioned. Stacks that prevent mindless munching. Fruit is ideal as long as you. Cart the trash out each day a banana. Some almonds and a cup of tea means that when you're on a roll you can keep going and maybe just baby..
"home office" Discussed on The $100 MBA Show
"Kind of Chair I have and it's around a hundred and fifty dollars but it's worth it. You can get this for my key as well now. The reason why I think it's worth is because your chair is very important when you're not standing or sitting and you're spending a lot of time in that chair you. WanNa make sure it has great support lumbar support as well as a great cushion and that it's sturdy when you bring up and down. It's always going to work. I've had my chair for over four years now and it's still working just like new next. I highly recommend you get a separate monitor if you're not using a desktop computer with a monitor and you're using your laptop. I highly recommend you get a monitor now. Monitors are great. Because it's going to really help you work more efficiently more real estate. I recommend a twenty seven inch monitor or bigger And my number one thing I recommend you look for is an anti-glare I care monitor monitor. That is not gonNA reflect the light into your highs and is going to help you with your fatigue. Throughout the day these types of monitoring start around two hundred dollars Like an L G or Samsung but my personal favorite is a seuss. A type of monitors. They're really really good. And the twenty. Seven inch monitors really between two and three hundred dollars now. I really recommend that you have your desk in front of a blank wall that way you have a background for anytime. You're on a video call anytime that. You're doing webinars anytime you're doing videos. You're in an interview anything like that. And I'm not back wall you can make it look. Great one of the easiest ways to this is just a have a simple bookshelf simple bookshelf for my Kia. That's like a metal bookshelf. It's about six feet high so therefore it covers my whole background with my set of books. Books that I love to read Put the ones I love the most on top of the show in my background You can get a simple plant as well to go on that bookshelf. It's a nice little A bit of Earth a little bit of color in one of my favorite hacks is just getting a bunch of frames you can get. These frames from Ikea's well picture frames. You could put some on your frames that can put your kids colorings in those frames. You could be very movie posters in those frames and you can just hang them easily with some three m hooks that stick on the wall. This is GonNa make your office look amazing and all your online meetings in videos and webinars look pro. Guys got more on today's topic but before that let me give love the today sponsor support today show comes from fizzle. Let's be honest. Entrepreneurship can be seriously lonely. When you're working hard to Brian the away to make Your Business Reality. It can get mentally and emotionally draining the asking yourself things like am I doing. 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That can help you in your office all the time whether you're playing music you're asking Google for some quick conversions math conversions time conversions different time zones exchange rates. All that kind of stuff. Google home is fantastic. I love it. It's actually one of the best useful tools I have in my home in my office in the Google home mini is about forty bucks. Sometimes it goes down to thirty bucks on sale. Totally worth it guys. That wraps up. Today's episode. Hope you've found useful and you implement some of these budget ideas to build a great Home Office. We don't know. How long are you going to be unlocked out for? So it's good to invest now and even if things ease up working from home and being a remote worker is a great lifestyle. You Save Time. You save a commute to save a lot of headaches. I've been doing it for eight years and I've never looked back. That wraps up today's lesson but today's episodes on over it's free right Friday. 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"home office" Discussed on The Psych Central Show
"To design your home to stimulate ideas spark innovations forty eight science based techniques and he holds a bachelors in art history from Columbia and a masters of architecture from Princeton Donald. Welcome to the show. Hi Gabe thank you for having me. I am excited to have you here. Listen I honestly never thought that we would be in a place where we needed the marriage of psychology and architecture quite the way that we do now the corona virus and the related quarantines all over the country have so many people working from home. But they're not just working from home. They're stuck at home. They're stuck at home with their families. It's just really highlighted the importance of your work. Well thank you gave for saying that because in a kind of a good bad way home has clearly moved front and center to the national conversation it has taken on even greater importance than it has traditionally had but I think it really highlights you know a key factor about home which is it is are literal and figurative place of refuge. It's a safe space that we have uniquely in the world that the kind of bulwark between us and what goes on outside the walls and I think we're seeing played out how important that is to us not only physically but mentally as well. This is a little bit fascinating to me because I I grew up with a dad. Who would say things like you know? Your home is your castle. You are the king of your castle. This is what you need to protect and I always kinda rolled my eyes at my dad because I thought I love you very much but I think you're being dramatic but here we are. This is our place of refuge but I do believe that the vast majority of people who are quarantined in home they feel stuck and that makes me wonder what's the psychological explanation for why people are struggling with being home so much because it does seem counterintuitive. Shouldn't we all be thrilled to be in a space that is entirely in completely under our own control? Well let me say First of all that. Your Dad was as dad's often are totally correct. He's using terms and I know we've heard it so many times. Home is our Casts Thatcher. It starts to feel cliche and it's kind of lost all its meaning accept. It really hasn't and one of the reasons that home is kind of unique space. Is that the one place in the world where we have near-total if not total control and that sense of having control is hugely beneficial to our mental wellbeing when we feel we're in control of something we tend to be much happier we tend to be much healthier. We tend to be more creative because we feel like we have autonomy. We have freedom. We have the ability to do things that we might not otherwise be able to do such as when we leave home and go to the office and there's someone telling us what to do and when to do it and so on so forth so this is element of control really is critical as is the other aspect of home which is highly personalized. Because we have this degree of control we can make it uniquely about us what we feel the world should look like our vision of how we want to live and that sense personalization can again make all the difference in terms of your health your happiness creativity and that's why when you go to an office outside the home. You see people with family photos little cheese on the desk a souvenir or to their personalizing their space in the way that benefits them. Psychologically but obviously too much of a good thing is not a good thing. We do need to leave home. We do need to socialize with other people. That's part of maintaining a healthy creative mindset and went we are sequestered and incense are control is taken away from us because we're not really supposed to leave home. That's where things start to decline. I think that part of the problem. We didn't set up our houses to be bunkers. We didn't set up to be in twenty four seven. We set them up for the evenings for the weekends for dinners we. We didn't set them up to be there as much as we are there now. Do you think that's part of it? I mean perhaps if we would have known a year ago that we were going to be stuck inside for six weeks we would have made different design choices. Yeah for sure I mean homes as you say are constructed. Organiz planned it out in such a way to Lao you to live a normal life which is not to be twenty four seven so clearly we have to take certain steps to adjust to the new realities and that may mean different ways of utilizing space different ways of segregating space. We're all on top of each other now but still you know I. It is very important. You do need to kind of exit that enclosure even if you just step outside your walls and Stand in your front patio or your front yard or back yard because For one thing you want to kind of reset your circadian clock which is tied to daylight right and if you're indoors all the time you're only getting diffused light whereas stepping outside amplifies. How much light is coming into your brain. At any given moment all sorts of things are really demanding that we literally step outside however limited that can be. But there's lots of things people can do to kind of cope with the new realities. One of which you know may come into play if you are say a creative professional or work in a certain industry where you need to do creative problem solving with Everybody home all at once during the day. The space becomes a premium so. Maybe you don't have a dedicated. Home Office set up but what is important. Is You dedicate or you identify somewhere in the home that you're going to do your work you're going to be your creative work at especially and even if it's a simple technique like modifying that space with some object. If you work at the dining table maybe you have a special place mat which you pull out only when you're in work mode and you put your laptop down on that and when you're done that Matt goes away so you start to create these kind of mental associations with space with the objects in space in certain activity certain mindset and when it goes away you kind of revert back to Normal homelife so there are things people can do to deal with this. I sort of want to put a little disclaimer up. That says that all of your research was done before. The whole world shutdown. So what is the number one thing that people can do now? How can people improve their environment given the constraints that come during the pandemic? What are the interesting things that I discovered in researching? The book was the degree to which any kind of environmental cue or behavior within our environment that promotes creativity. Which was the focus of my book. Also tends to promote health both physical and mental and happiness so they all are more or less falling on the same spectrum so any of the tactics techniques for improving your creative performance tends to also boost your health and happiness as well so there are the obvious kind of activities that we do that. Give us pleasure whether that's hanging out with our pets. Playing music or listening to music looking at are taking walks all of those things that in normal circumstances give us pleasure tend to improve our mental wellbeing improve our creativity and happiness and so forth. But there's some things that they're kind of hidden from US or counter intuitive for example. You're doing work rate of work or work of any sort of problem solving type. Think about rather than sitting in a chair which we typically do in an office work while you're reclining while you're lying down so maybe you have sheds or a day bed or sofa that you can you know proper yourself on kick your feet out and Kinda relax because it turns out that when we relax it is actually a part of our brain called the locust surrealness which creates a substance called epinephrine. Sometimes it'll be referred to as noradrenaline so when we're about to spring into action when we kind of go into an active mode. This locus to release starts pumping out these substances. And they make us more focus. More alert more energetic right because we're about to spring into action whereas if we're reclining locust there really is kind of deactivates and stops secreting this substance which relaxes us now. Creativity and relaxation go hand in hand when we feel more relaxed when we feel comfortable where more willing to take creative risks right to do things that maybe are less conventional than Kinda hold ourselves out for possible criticism possible censure but because our brain is in that kind of comfort zone where we tend to find more original and unique solutions to problems when we're lying down or reclining remember sitting upright so some of these techniques you know you wouldn't think of intuitively but research have been validated to Really help us. I know that my sister sends me constant pictures of her workspace on her kitchen table. That that's where she's working because she doesn't have a Home Office and then she tilts her camera a little bit to the left and there was a screaming five year old. Are there ways to design a workspace that I hate to say? Keep your children away from you. But many people are having trouble working with their young children around because they're not able to explain to them. Look Mommy's home but mommy's not available. Are there ways to design spaces that take this into account or is that just too hopeful for the situation? The most obvious way to deal with that is to closed doors. I mean that Going to separate space. It's going to signal to people that had somebody's on the other side of the door. Wants some degree of privacy. I think one way to kind of reinforce that message is to try to do these kind of activities at the same time of day every day that there's certain routinization happens in terms of okay now mommy's in work mode and it's between ten and twelve and I need to be you know behind the door. I'm there but I don't want to be disturbed so far so the more people can kind of regularise their day rather than try to steal a few hours here still some time there. The more everybody becomes attuned to that schedule and can respected and allow people to kind of work and play when they are all ready to do so. I think that that is absolutely great advice. Because children do thrive on routines. I think many of us already understand that and the routines are kind of out the window right now and I think when this whole thing got started we thought well if we could just hunker down for a week or two this will all be over but I think we probably need to start thinking more long term rates so while you watch this show. Mommy works so you can't interrupt mommy while you're watching. Whatever Random Disney plus movie is on right now and if you do these at the same time every day how can we make? And I'm not even one hundred percent sure what I'm asking here because I'm not sure what to ask because I'm not sure what people need and I I kind of put that to you. What are some quick and dirty ideas to to make it better? Well let me. Just say that this Idea of routinization is actually something that I think. We should practice all the time because again what happens is that we start kind of drawing associations not only between place and mindset place in activity but time and activity. And there's a wonderful info-graphic I guess in my book which takes from another book where the authors studied the work habits of very famous very eminent creative scientists statesmen and so forth and what he found was that the schedules themselves vary enormously from one person to the next so this person is a night owl you know. He worked in the middle of the night whereas the next person he or she worked from nine in the morning till two in the afternoon and that was it everything day that they did their creative work. And that's a really important lesson I think for all of us No matter what kind of work we're doing or whether we're playing or working is to create boundaries and I think this gets at kind of the core of what you're asking about which are boundaries and how important they are to us whether we're talking about physical mental boundaries behavioral boundaries. We still need them. I think in you know in our age and the Internet age and so forth obviously some of the walls that used to things whether it's between home and work personal time professional time or even time and space have weakened have dissolved to some degree. Because now we can you know talk to somebody around the world at any time of day and see them via the Internet. We're getting new cycles. Twenty four seven these these differences of time and place have it. They say kind dissipate it to some degree but they remained very important so within the home context maybe to have certain boundaries. Between what I'm doing when I'm doing it physical boundaries and obviously using the elements of space whether it's furnishings decorative objects colors to kind of reinforce the message of what this space is about can be very useful in helping US understand. This is workspace this place face. This daytime space. This is nighttime space. Important to keep those kind of separations in parts of our lives and parts of our homes still even in this day and age. We'll be right back after these messages..
"home office" Discussed on Five Minute Feng Shui
"Red Lotus letter. Punctuate easy for wealth each week. All cover functionary topics that can help you improve your life. Sure inspiring stories and always end with three easy to implement Tips that you can put to work right away and usually in about five minutes now. Let's get started on the five minutes that could change your life. Hello and welcome to this week's episode of five minute functions way we are going to be talking about functionally for your. Home Office Now a lot of us are working from home. I've been doing it now since. Gosh right before nine. Eleven but way back in two thousand one and I feel very comfortable working from a home. Office in fact I think it'd be unemployable now and don't believe that I could actually work in structured office. I could but you know You get in your routines in. I definitely have got my Home Office routine down and I've learned a few things about Being a home in that is you really do need to try to separate your space in activities as much as possible. A lot of people that asked me if I would watch you know or skip down and do some laundry and occasionally I might do the laundry. I might start a load or something like that. And then swap them out in a lunchtime or something like that but You know really My Life doesn't change all that much other than being at home. I still get up and get dressed. I take my person put on my shoulder when I walk up to my office and it's pretty much the same thing but So we're going to be talking about in particular a woman who I worked with. Who is having some very difficult times at work in in your career in. I know with cove in Corona virus. Going on right now. A lot of people are kind of walking on tenterhooks. At the moment kinda wondering you know with the big question mark over the head about work about about their jobs their career and so forth but before we dive into that I just WanNa say thank you. Thank you so much this episode seventy seven we are slowly creeping up on episode one hundred and we've got one hundred thousand downloads and I get so many wonderful emails and comments from you listeners. From all over the world. It's absolutely fantastic. I love hearing from you. I've heard from a couple of people I WANNA call him out today because It's so wonderful. When you reach out to me I really love hearing from you so first off. I want to call out carly in Australia For listening in and sending me such a nice email I love that you are on and listen to five minute funkaway and a lot of you take the time to tell me about it into shoot me an email. It really means a lot to me. Another one is cory from New Jersey in also sent me another very nice note and I just love it as well as Ozzy And that's as I am and thank you so much for listening. I really really love hearing from you and thank you so much for letting me into your world and inviting the end to to listen to me on your on your ipod your phone or your whatever it is that you listen to. I set an IPOD. How dated is that But being that as it may however it is you. Listen to it in the car while you're walking exercising. Whatever it is getting dressed. I sure appreciate being part of your day. So thank you so much and thank you for all this great notes. If I get a note from from you if you send me one I'll I'll do my very best to to call you out on on an episode because it means a lot to be that you take the time all right. Let's get started talking about Barbara. Because Barbara had a home office just like a lot of us. Do and you know we're all working more hours in the day We're we're working on weekends. Were working after hours. There's a lot of time spent around our worked now and with the availability of cell phones and broadband Internet home offices and and malls and coffee shops having Internet access. You could pretty much say that about wherever you are. That's where your offices right We WE TAKE. We can take many people. Just take their office with them. They take their laptop with them or they use a phone or their their smartphone tablets. And that's their office and that's how they work. Which is just mind blowing when I think about it. 'cause when I graduated from high school I couldn't even imagine using a computer much less that became my my day to day life hour by hour and five but many people spend more time at work than they do at home and that actually Goes Double for home. Office workers contrary to what a lot of people think a lot of home. Office workers actually put in longer hours than their cubicle counterparts. In fact there was a a quote in business. News daily Dot Com that said working from home increases. Productivity studies have shown that employees will work one point four more days per month than their office based counterparts resulting in more than three additional weeks of work per year. And you know that's a very easy pattern to slip into because think about it. You don't have the commute. You don't have the the water cooler conversations. You don't have people coming into your office talking to your cubicle. You don't you don't go wandering around the office and talk talking to people a lot of times meetings in when you're in an office or held in person so you don't get invited to those and now if it's an online meeting people are more. I guess let me put it this way. People are more inclined in an office environment to have impromptu meetings and a meeting room then they would be online. Because then it's you know it seems like it's it's more weighted in other words it. It takes on more importance when it's when you get people online. It's not just can't be like an impromptu. Hey let's just talk. Let's you know Kick some ideas around in the meeting room kind of thing so So there is an actual Basis I think to Home Office workers working more You will find that many times like me. I don't take a lunch break. I just don't I just work straight through it. I have something at my desk and I answer emails or I go on social media. That's my lunch break. But that's okay. I like that. It works for me and But you know here's the point though in that. Is Your Home Office. It's so important that if you are working from home and even if you're not you could still take away some tips whether your Home Office worker or not About arrangement in your in your in your in your workspace and because it's so important it can make you more productive and successful when it's arranged. Well if it's not there could be all kinds of problems that range from a lack of recognition you have a problem with support from management maybe even politicking or gossip and and even possible layoffs. This is an episode. That is so important to me right now because there are a lot of people who are very concerned about their income and their livelihood and career. So I want to give you that information. That will help you whether you have a Home Office or you're in a cubicle. Or you're in a regular office. Do Arrange it. In such a way that it's GonNa promote beneficial energy beneficial flow and that means consistent salary income job stability. That's what we're really all about today. So let's talk about. Let's talk about Some of the problems that you could have when you have a poor office arrangement this could cause you to have a career that stalls it could just be suffering for Malays. You'd have no upward movement. No promotion. No Job or or financial event advancement. And that's exactly what happened to the person that I'm GONNA be talking about in this. This episode of five minute funkaway is Barbara Sheaves a sales director for a family of radio stations and a single mom so while her job was secure. She couldn't help a worry because she was the family's only source of income in sales. Were slowly slipping at a time of year when they were usually high so she was very concerned about this. Obviously certain very much like I'm sure every a lot of folks not everybody but a lot of folks here at The corona virus were everybody's kind of a little bit walking on eggshells so she called me in to talk with me about her office to see if there was something that we could do to help her out and make her office more make her more productive make her office more energetically advantageous and she had a lot of problems. Actually so when I saw her office she has. If you can imagine just a regular square was her office and the bottom. Right hand of the square was where the door was to her office. Will the wishy aligned? It was she had put her desk. That was it was absolutely when you open the door. There was her desk so that was she could see whoever was in the door standing right there. Well that's problematic right off the bat whenever you have a desk. That's in line with doorway. Then you are kind of in a line of fire you're in this line of Chee and it comes straight at you like like an Arrow and what we want cheat to do is to meander in slowly gather and create a smooth and flowing and gentle type of entryway into your office. Now what happened was she was sort of pinned between the door and the wall behind her and she had all this other area to her right. That was completely open and she. That's where she had a couple of chairs so people could come in and they could sit down while the people that were sitting in her office. Were actually in. What's called the command position that means that they were on the side of the office where they could see the door. They had the large solid wall behind them and she was in the line of fire with this with this door. So what we wanted to do is create a better position for her. Because this position where you are in line with the doors actually called in funkaway called the death position and and this is especially when it true of your bed now if you look at it from a career standpoint this could be the death position for her career and that's what we wanted to make sure we handle and address right because she's a single mom and we wanna make sure that she is in good in steady income and very solid so what we did was we. We looked at her office and surmise. That she wasn't taking advantage of this nice big solid wall where she could put her desk out in the room. Executive style not pushed up against the wall where she was looking at a wall and everybody came in behind her but where it was actually out in the room like an executive style with the credentials behind her and she could look up and she could look to the door and see who was ahead of her. Not directly in line with the DOOR NOT WEAR. The door was behind her and she would be overcome with problems. And this was key because when people come into your office in this in even in this even if you are homework like I am. Nobody comes into my office. Sent me my son and my husband. I don't have clients coming in but I work in this office in icy it and I could very easily put my my desk up against the wall because that's where all the cords are and everything else but instead I choose to put it out in in the office with the the dusk out in the middle of the room where I have a credential behind me and a nice wall behind me and what that says. It's it's an executive style if you went to the CEO of General Motors and you were to walk into her office. I guarantee you. She wouldn't have a desk up pushed up against a wall. You need to be in that executive position no matter what whether you work at home or you work in a standard office now. Obviously if you're in a cubicle that's that's GonNa be another that's GonNa be a whole other Ball of wax for sure but you can turn your you can angle a little bit so you can see and I know this. I worked in a cubicle before I left to work in in functionally and start my own business and I turned by my desk or I turned my computer.
"home office" Discussed on Safe For Work
"On Apple podcast for every year listening right now all right. Welcome back folks We mentioned this a couple of episodes ago. But in case you missed it. We are working on some episodes where listen I will be interviewing each other about our careers. Our lives our hopes and dreams and we want to hear any questions. You might have for us as well. Yeah these questions can be about anything well within limits. We're not here to satisfy people's interest but Send US your well. Let's call them safer work questions via email we are safe at wondering dot com again. Our email address is safe at wondering dot Com. Okay we got. Let's help one more or listener before we go today. Here's an email we got from Amanda We don't have her on the phone but it will become obvious why when I start to read the message or here we go. I'm twenty two and graduated last year. So I'm newly entering the workforce in China I'm the only American in the office. I arrived here knowing the language well but because I wasn't used to using it every day. I think I gave off the impression that I know less than I do. My Co workers kind of treat me like I don't speak at all. They constantly socialized and have lunch together every day. But I'm left out. They talked to be pretty much only about work related things at almost always an English. It feels like being invisible. I'm also left out of the loop work information plus the longer the better. My listening comprehension gets put. My speaking skills aren't improving because of not interacting with people that much. I feel like I should ask my colleagues more personal questions and may be asked him if I can join for. Lunch is a group or maybe just one on one but I'm afraid of seeming awkward and desperate or ruining their time because they feel obliged to accommodate me. How should I proceed? Oh my Gosh Fascinating first of all I want to say I have an. You've heard me express this before I've I've got these dreams of living and working overseas at some point in my life but this email makes at least one of the challenges of the ex pat life quite clear languages in an issue. Sorry this is turning out to be difficult for you Amanda. The first thing that comes to mind is that particularly from ended. This is gonNA stand her in such good stead down the road right because in addition to just being a really amazing place China of course is a huge and growing economic power. And I just feel like this experience and her language skills are going to be a major major boon for her. So I guess we should I say congrats to amend on making a really smart career? Move I think she should stick with it for a while? I agree and ask to the problem is I did actually go to China for a little while on a reporting trip and my experience was that it's not some kind of shy demure culture where they would be outraged if she just spoke up a little and asked for some social time totally. I've done a lot of business. In China over the years in Beijing and Guangzhou and of course Hong Kong And I recommend the best path is to be direct also. Lunch is a huge deal in any Chinese. I've ever worked in so manda you do need to get in on. That action is delicious delicious. She probably knows so. Amanda I shared your letter with a good friend of mine who lived in work in Shanghai for a couple of years recently and she made this observation that I would not have thought of that. We wanted to pass along to you. Here's an email. Yeah here's the. She wrote back to me. She wrote the Chinese for the most part are very social. When they're in school they treat fellow students as family and in the working world. They do the same with their coworkers. Think about it. Most are raised as single children with only their parents and grandparents around growing up a few cousins and no siblings so their coworkers become like family. They go to lunch. Go to dinner and celebrate birthdays like no other. So that's awesome. That's a good insight. I think even more reason to invite yourself to the lunches and see what happens. I mean and even if she has rejected. I and I don't think that you will be my understand is there's a giant ex-pat community in China and it's unlike some expert communities is actually very welcoming and receptive because there are so many challenges to adjust to life there in other ways so I'm guessing they're at least expert. Groups can help you know getting some socializing. They may be able to Suggest groups where you can get in some speaking practice that she craves. I think this is going to work out. Yeah just like we were saying before. Amanda about the importance of being direct. If you want to be addressed in China's not English tell them just just tell them you can understand why they made the assumption they did with you in the beginning so you have to speak up for yourself and you know all over the world? People make the assumption that Americans only speak English because sadly that's usually so they think they're actually being polite by addressing you in English. That's entirely possible that Israel when I wasn't China and again I wasn't there for that long so this happens more often than even I experienced. At least a few people came up to me. Adam nowhere total strangers and asked to hang out for an hour and practice their English with me and I would bet that you could therefore do the same with your colleagues Yes for sure and can I close with just a touch of soapbox so please stand right up. I've worked all over the world and in every office I've ever been in. My colleague spoke at least two but more often three or more languages. They grow up in their local language. Obviously and usually get good. English language instruction in public schools. Then they pick up more along the way we go. I know you love the Netherlands. Have you ever noticed how many languages Dutch Person It's insane it is? They speak like five languages. They will begin a sentence in one language and ended in a different one just loves dot about the. But what's even more insane. Is that because many Americans know that English is a default language around the world. We just don't bother to learn others and it may feel like we don't need to but in the global economy it increasingly puts us at a huge disadvantage so go study Everybody and do it young by the way I've tried to pick up languages in my later life. It is not easy. It's third job. If you've already got to that brain plasticity thing losing it every day. If I could go back in time I would just sit in a movie theater and watch nothing but French. New Wave Films. I used to speak pretty well. Because that's what I took in school and I also went to school there and worked there for a little while. But you're haven't you worked? I just I've always been in a global business so but I don't get much practice anymore. So now it classified. My friend says waiter and shopkeeper which is not good plus. My father insisted that all of his children take a Latin Gray. So if you need someone to read Ancient Church inscriptions I'm your girl or your Perella as Caesar.
"home office" Discussed on Coffee House Shots
"Hello coffeehouse choice listeners. Flames Freddie Gray and I edit the spectators U. S. addition. I know you're all huge. Westminster enthusiasts but Brexit is over and the big story of twenty twenty is going to be the American election so I would like to urge you all to listen to my Americana foot cost where we discussed everything that's going on trump world and Democrat will if you go to spectator dot co dot UK Ford Slash Americana. You can listen to and welcome to coffee. House spectators daily politics podcast today. Labor is pressing. Pretty Patel to make a statement to parliament about the resignation of former permanent secretaries affiliate Ratnam as allegations of bullying have surfaced. James is or snowboarding for people so I think thinking back to you on the Friday morning I spoke to someone. Govement a Nathan. This situation resolve itself because avenue. Was that both for Johnson and smart several the cabinets. Actually in the civil service wanted this resolve. Because this was his point was born Patel had certain weaknesses of the sexual state but mark said would also new for the Home Office which he had been pumped Zack has been a department has not been fit for purpose now for decades and therefore digging into high exactly how that place works were rotten appears to be taking things to kind of employment tribunal last in this is probably going to reveal things that are going to be deeply uncomfortable and embarrassing for both the Permanent Civil Service and for Pretty Patel so I am in some ways supplies that is where we are heading and I mean there's there is a broad question here which is you know is rotten? I'm really intent on his course because I think he is. Then we could be about to see how sausages made an unprecedented way and that are honestly could not leading to halt reform of assist them on a scale which we almost in visit right now. Katie will number ten do to prevent this from becoming a full blown disaster ultimate? The tricky thing is. If this goes to employment tribunal starts to get out of your control in the sense of humor and testify. Who's going to give evidence what is boot? Enna's interest and relevant to the case and I think the fact that efforts have went on behind the scenes prior to that statement from Senate. Run them to try and bring this to a close to try and settle in some form. Something that he publicly said he chose not to do it. Means to a degree is at the controls the government. Now it's out there. I think this questions as to he she can be brought into this. I think that they'll be some civil servants. Currently serving he will potentially feel uncomfortable. Testifying in theory against the government on retinas behalf searching this issues like that. I think in terms of the short term. Because we're not expecting that trump tribuna imminently. I think this questions as to how does pretty petard respond. We've had that. Boris Johnson has full confidence in the home. Secretary is one of several times. He's had to say that recently was spokesperson. Has I think when someone says they have full confidence in you normally many means. Something's gone wrong. You don't tend to say if things are fine but there's a sense that number ten is sticking by pretaped position does not live under frat. But that said. We haven't had a formal reply from her. We expect today on this week to see Labor and opposition. Mp's try and put pressure for a formal response and the question of what comes out because other things as reports in previous departments. Pretty Potala has served in. There have been complaints about her behavior. So I think it could add up a decent number TAT on the Conservative Party of reluctant to part ways. Pretty POTALA IN THIS ROW. Just generally because she is someone who is quite important to their JEMMA message in terms of getting the message out there and she summoned. Hugh is light quite heavily by the grassroots James. Today's all say the day that the UK has published its negotiating position with the US. What does this as largely what we expected? Yes is the usual red lines of justice not on the table. I think the read allowances is interesting suggesting that that is areas outside one in the southeastern benefit most from a US trade deal but if you can only model and his strength to to extent. I personally am skeptical of some of the abilities of these models to predict future in quite the way that some people think that it does just the benefits of it's US UK trade deal be relatively limited north windy. Gpo obviously not nothing. But it's not a transformative moment and when you consider VAT against the political obstacles to a deal. I've been one of things the government wants to do though is to have these talks ongoing at the same time talking to e e so that it can essentially trying to say to the E. You look if you don't do a deal with us. We could end up not just leaving your regulatory orbit but entering the US is regulatory orbit before in the EU soy this obsession with his idea that the UK might end up as a state in the US is a concern for now. I do think that it's going to be the game changer. Some people think it will be in the UK E. Trade Talks. But I think it will be a factor in the back of some people's minds. Katie doesn't seem like the. Uk's always could be on the idea of US trade you. I mean Bush. Johnson's trip to Washington is being pushed back again and again and now now we didn't have a sad day for anymore. So is that playing against each other really going to work so I think there are a few things that you have the foie decision on the five G. Network which created a set of friction and tablets in the relationship with the US. Boris Johnson's relationship with the US president. Also think that I've never got the sense that number ten and those Ram versions until the UK. Us Trade will be the first thing. It was always going to be a longer race. Even a you might compare coming over here and notably often decision and saying publicly could still deal by November. I think to have a comprehensive deal would be a surprise. I think is interesting. How you've actually seen in a way a fudging of language around Agri intense agriculture. And what play. Which does suggest that you government is open to things? Like the dragic coronated chicken. But I do get the sense that a lot of this is for negotiating stances to show Brussels at the you can talk to other people the necessarily because Oleg Bosco thinking the US trade deals is GonNa Lug. I mean a full year's trade deal if you think about all the steps to get I think is seen as a multi year journey American journey rather than something they're going to be able to do in just a couple of months. Meanwhile James Today David Forces gone to Brussels to talk to you the side to probably start negotiations there. You're in the in the magazine last week. That heading towards blow up but the sooner the better is that speed happening or having there will be an initial round the nature of the governance of e arrangements. That sounds very technical but it is gonNA crucial the one overarching structure kind of association agreement. Style arrangement and not essentially means if the EU vote but the evoked UK was breaching agreements. On fishing. It would reflect back across the whole agreement tribe the UK says Never GonNa sign up to that is caused by colonial. They want sign up to a free trade agreement series of sector-by-sector agreements so essentially the UK can hand off Warriors Strong and be more compliant washes weekend the EU. Say Behind the second you signed up to critical situation which although it doesn't say explicitly all points towards an association agreement saying what do you mean that. You don't WanNa do that so I will come falling anyone's going to storm out in the first session but I think that if you add that governance argument in and then the north the argument about the separate should implementation of protocol. I think when the two sides meet in London on the eighteenth of March then I think that things could get quite far equate false because there is this big disagreement about how deal should work and I mean I mean that could lead to a blow up sooner or later Kate James. Thanks very much and today is also the day that Boris Johnson will be charing. Cobra meeting to discuss the corona virus and the British response. So we'll be bringing you another podcast late in the day when that's has happened. Thanks for listening and join us again later..
"home office" Discussed on Money Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for a Richer Life
"Let you understand who qualifies for the Home Office Deduction you're probably wondering which expenses are deductible and there are a lot of them so if you run a business business from home you want to monitor two types of expenses that are eligible for the Home Office deduction these are direct expenses and indirect act expenses. So let me explain these direct expenses or the cost to set up and maintain your office. Let's say you are working in a spare bedroom and and you decide you want to fix it up a little bit. You WANNA put carpet in it window treatments. Maybe even a separate phone line for that office space. These expenses are one hundred percent percent deductible no matter the size of the office so remember that direct expenses or directly for the office space. The other category are indirect wreck expenses. These are the costs related to your office. That also affects your entire home. These are partially deductible based on the size of your your office as a percentage of your home if you rent your rent. Your Renter's insurance your utilities. These are all examples of indirect expenses. Says you would have these expenses even if you didn't have a Home Office but because you do have a Home Office you get to deduct part of them if you're a homeowner you cannot deduct the principal portion of your mortgage payment. That's the amount borrowed for the home. But you are allowed to recover a part of the cost each year her through depreciation deductions GonNa get to deduct it.
"home office" Discussed on Mac Power Users
"Of amazon again and they're they're like fabric covered film and i put them up on the walls. You can see him there hanging all over the place. It's a little sad. I wanted to put up some artwork daisy and i've collected some nice artwork disneyland work over the years but <hes> the room immediately got quieter when i did that and that's the reason why can can record the show without having to take extraordinary measures every week so i'm glad that i did it yeah. I've had even the photos. I have a lot of phone mayor. I had the same problem tom. This building was just a box and the booming was really bad. If if you go back on my youtube channel earlier studio tour actually used to have a was mailed a fabric like basically a shower curtain that came behind my desk early isolate just the side and as of added more furniture more stuff in here. It's gotten better off some links in in the show notes. I use soundtracks studio acoustic foam that is the big panels like around the desk and on the far wall and then i use some amazon amazon the lex acoustic sound foam on the ceiling and i chose that because it's really lightweight and sound foam is tricky a lot of the stuff at least the the brands i've used come with like these little like double sticky tape to hang them and i had pretty bad luck with that and so so i actually just used nails and some of these photos you can see like shiny objects. That's not something wrong with my camera. There's nail heads coming through this foam. He's wide enough enough nail head. It'll it'll grab the foam and i mean if i ever like really renovating here have a lotta sheet rock work to do but so honestly not a big deal. If some of these voters you can see patches and stuff where i've moved things around over time and needed to patch some sheet rock and places yeah and it's it's really been been very good for me and i have komo semi acoustic stuff taken care of when i shoot my video from standing in the wrong place in the room i get a little bit of echo but you can only do so much before feels like you're in a cave so i feel like i've ended up with a happy balance. What about the <hes> the lighting so my overhead lighting is just to l._e._d. Fixtures i they are daylight temperature so light has different color temperatures daylight. It's in a vacuum is very harsh. It's kind of bluish light but i went with that because i can match it to any other lighting so that ring light i have or the the the lights i use for my youtube videos news. It's all they can make all daylight temperature so don't have any clashes and <hes> they're not smart. Lights like wired to a light switch. I did do there's two of into end and they are on separate lights which is like kind of either half of the room independently if you will. It's fine overhead lights a lot of times. I don't use them just use kia. <hes> lamps with you just white hue light bulbs that demob will on either side of my desk a lot of times. I just use those turn. Turn down pretty low and kind of work in a dark environment. I mean i don't wanna get into whole video lighting thing because that that's a whole nother discussion we kind of covered it in the less feedback show anyway but the but i like you i i put i installed ceiling lights but they're l._e._d. So they're very low profile because we didn't have a lot of room above the ceiling pulling in this house the way that this room is up so but those l._e._d.'s their way way thinner than candidates can lights are measured in these measured in inches che's but they got blue. It's funny we didn't we never talked about this but we both got the same temperature lights for the exact same reason the other thing i did is i wired into the ceiling separate circuit my grandfather's. The only tricia got a little experience. I rat wired a separate circuit and put a strip a power strip in the ceiling but it's just a power strip up there and it's on a switch rich on the wall and.
"home office" Discussed on Mac Power Users
"It's easy to get to i think whenever i find myself like running into heart problems and and i want to find an excuse not to work i think the the storage system is a is a great outlet for me to not get my work done so sure and see the fruits of all that in these pictures yeses great and you're using. You've got a label maker. Everything is labeled nicely even in this picture et closet these shelves and everything's labeled. I i have a comment though about this yes but to comments about the closet photo the clock. I'm sure i can think of going on. That's a lot of bags. I knew that was your first call eight backpacker shoulders things in here so yeah i mean look. I've been through a lot of bags. That's the thing a nerd thing but there's a lot in here secondly though you have i guess these these slide out and get stuff in and out of these little these other racks. You've called computer gear but our duty to is like in jail. What did he do wrong. So that that drawer. I usually use computer gear but a lot of those moved into the to the tool chassis. He's he's next to an external hard drive. It looks like yeah exactly so. I that that that that section is right now. There's some stuff in there. That needs work. You know it's like it's not not permanent but yeah the bag thing is like i have. It's hard for me to get rid of them. I used to make fun of my wife or buying approaches and then once. I put all this together and kind of laid it bare. I'm like oh yeah. I can't complain anymore but yeah. I do have quite a few banks. It's like some of them are linked legal their fancy for going to court and stuff and some of them are for taking trips and <hes> yeah. I have too many bags. That is certainly true. That's okay. Maybe it was some point. We'll do what's in our bag episode but yeah. I rotate backpacks a lot. I think i finally found the one but time will tell and then i also have what i call the upstairs downstairs bag <hes>. That's the one to the far right with a buckle on it so when i want to leave the room and go work somewhere else. It's the ipad the journal whatever goes in that and i can take it with me. It's like a bag made exclusively for moving around the house. That's great and then of. I i just for giggles. I put my saxophone in there because why why wouldn't you've got them. You might as well have them all together and info all right. I want to talk about your your other stuff. Actually one last thing okay. You talked about how heavy it was to get that cabinet into your office. My is on the second floor and this tool chest. Oh no i got the wheels off. I did a whole thing i had like. I had like family members over. I've got a nephew who's a water polo player. I had a bye pizzas. It was event and i was just telling daisy after its and i said you know if we ever move. We're going to sell the house with the tool chest tool chess yes. It is nice to have a movable platform for video stuff so it's not any of my photos you have it stored. You can't really see it but i have a fold out table. If anyone's seen my youtube channel your be familiar. It's like a really banged up surface. I tried replacing it with actually a husky branded movable work bitch and that ended up being too big to keep in the studio so it's in the garage but there are occasions where i roll it out here for need a bigger work surface so i think a good job at combining that with storage that makes a lot of sense now that's fancy..
"home office" Discussed on Mac Power Users
"It has some area away from the screen. I find it so valuable and that's another advantage of these monitor. Arms is you can push the stuff jeff to the back of the desk or easily and have that space but but i've got his writing desk in it's like i said i was real fun and it's nice having it's a nice looking piece of furniture man yeah as beautiful and it's like it's so well done. It's got like secret compartments and like as a furniture mature maker. I really appreciate. There's a very ingenious hinging system so when you open the drop leaf it likes arm slide out from the back you know and and so it's got nice support my family. A half of my family's from massachusetts rhode island so <hes> west coasters. We don't see furniture like this. I think east coasters coasters see it more often and his desk came from rhode island but the <hes> like out here you'll see arts and craft stuff and and you know green and green stuff but you won't see see furniture like this is kind of federal style and i saw people on the east coast are used to seeing all the time but for me. It's really something special so let's talk about this this toolbox a yours. This this is amazing. This was an inspiration as i was setting up for having my home studio. You know i had the app i will <hes>. I will look it up. I had a three d. modeling up because i only got a ten by ten room one hundred square feet to work and so i don't have a lot of room and i can't modeling different things like i pardon me really really wanted like one of those like lounge chairs where you could push back and kick your feet up and sit on the ipad but this there was no way the math would ever worked to put one of those in here without making it just completely in the way but i did have some room and i was when i was working on construction for it. You know planning to paint. Can you know like i was actually went and looked at the different like outlet covers. I'm anal. I thought you know this is finally my space. I'm gonna make it the way want. It and i'm and i'm walking to check out at home depot and that got these roller toolboxes. They're they're not. I think this is like a couple of hundred bucks was. It's not like the best one ever made inroads husky in. I don't know how you know whatever but i got thinking what if i put that in the studio you know and and i think part of the motivation nation was <hes> i had watched recently with the kids. <hes> the <hes> the movie kingsman okay and kingsman depending on your point of view. It's it's hilarious. It's a horrible movie. I'm not sure but the very violent and it's not usually thing but you know you watch your kids..
"home office" Discussed on Mac Power Users
"I agree. I've had have the same computer i did. Upgrade the internal drive two two terabyte but other than that. It's the basic entry level and you know. I think i'm going to get many many years. How did this computer. I heard you talking on connected. I was just listening to it as we're prepping for today's show that he said oh. I hope this isn't a one and done computer. Hope not and just terrified me. We said that it's like it never even occurred to me. This could be a one and done computer because it's so perfect for a lot of people i i think it'll stick around. I don't think that's going to go away. The the mac pro is so far out ahead of it. I think i think it feels like a nice middle ground between the i mac and the mac pro zero one hundred percent now i have elected to go with the <hes> with the monitor arms for all of my devices. I really like setting height but but you've you've gone different route looking at these pictures so my i mac pro sits atop a first generation time capsule and a first generation apple t._v. It turns out that they are the same like surface area so they sit square top of each other and they are as deep as the foot of the i. Max rock off the back of them and it got the height where i wanted the i mac pro you know where it's sort of correct posture and it was nerdy enough that i kept. I feel like it's like a symbol symbolic. This computer is crushing the com- the prior computers under its boot. It's i don't know it's a it's a little intense for me really well. It works and i did it when i first when i first got my five k. i. macadear desk because it was a little low and i figured i'd pick up something nicer and that was like three years ago and they're still here. I've kinda just adopted this as my computer stand now you also have on top of your to the left of your amac some some dials and plugs and things. What are your podcasting gear yeah so. I've got a a headphone amp and then i have a u._s._b. Pass through box with the power our switch. I don't have to unplug a reply audio interface. There's a switch bag here. That turns it on and off just cuts power to it. I didn't like unplugging and re putting something several times a week..
"home office" Discussed on Mac Power Users
"The one with the hard drive's double-sided taped to the underside of the desk whether or or not double sided taped but they are connected to the underside of the desk guests. Okay i've seen that picture and it's just in my memory though i don't have it in front of me if you go to gear you're on my on my website the scroll to the bottom. You're going to see the whole thing <hes> yes aw nicely labelled okay so you have time machine dr have desk motor. Obviously yeah surge protector a bunch of stuff so how is is velcro no started with velcro and so i got like industrial israel velcro home depot and i had a drive that failed and i went to pull the drive off and what i learned is industrial. Velcro is actually industrial phil crew and getting the drive off. I felt like i could hear things cracking on the inside not good. That was already dead drive so i didn't mind so now what i use. Is that three m stuff you. I forget they call it magic strips or something catch it and there's a pull tab. That's great and so when you go to remove move it you pull the tab and they come off and it works fine so i use that to attach these little. <hes> <hes> drives that i buy off of amazon lincoln shuts. They're just drives and you can get them anywhere from three to five terabytes but i have i have one. They're dedicated for time. Machine have another one dedicated for archive archive also underneath. I have attached a powered usb hub that i bought many years ago but continues to.
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"Katie being in florida the florida right like alligators through to your chew through your power cables and and hurricane comes through every couple of weeks so you want to be protected yeah i in fact i when i did bite the bullet and buy one about to the other one is in my network closet so the router and the <hes> the eros the primary eero is on that and i figured that'd be good so if we do have a a short power outage the internet stays on so whatever i'm doing continues working that being said i think only once have i ever got the message that it went on and then and immediately went back off shortly thereafter but i guess that one time it saved me u._p._s. Is like an airbag wanna use it but it's good to know that it's there all right moving moving up moving up the legs of the stephen hackett doorway desk. What are we see next well. It's not really tech but i've got a file cabinet under under one individual because you know i've got cables and paperwork and you know when you own a business or two you get a lot of stuff. You have to file and that's all <unk>. I kiev rolling around foul cabinet thing that locks under the desk. I have a cable management trays that i bought for my key just made out of like thenn metal screws into the bottom of the desk and in there you know can can lay a bunch of cables. I have my time machine dr hanging out in there. I have a little network switch in there because only have one ethan at drop in my studio but i have several devices that i want on ethernet so i have a little five gigabit switch under there. It's just it's a nice place to put stuff so it's not hanging down on the floor my philosophy yet but my philosophy is cable should be nin meanti really. I didn't know that that's weird right. You wanna actually a little shamed. I wanted to be truthful in my studio photos. You can actually see in the shot out of my desk. You can see some cables hanging down part the three that you see kind of out from under the table over to where my laptop charges on top of my file cabinets okay you know none of us the perfect but it's you know we all just want to be better people. David and i want to aspire to be better and better cable men. Even i have a few small flaws awesome my setup but it's better than hanging hanging out down everywhere and i think if you do things like like a standing desk good example where you're going to have some you've cables that are moving effectively right because you need some slack. You need some slack as long as that's tidy and i'm not saying everything's gotta be velcro to the back of a desk. We i don't see anything but i think he's just be tidy and the benefit of that is when something goes wrong so i got a u._s._b. Cable is acting up to reroute something. If if you've taken some time to make it neat then future you will feature. You is trouble shooting. It's maybe not as bad to go in there and deal with something. A little bit of a velcro will go a long way all right so i just wanna call stephen out because i'm looking at the pictures on his website what he does not have you have is a picture of the underside of his desk yeah so he claims to be this cable maven right. Wow but you know the the emperor. I don't know if the emperor's wearing clothes or not because you haven't shown us so i think between now and the time this show publishes there should be a picture of the underside of your i will i will add one to the studio page after we record. You have so now i that means that i have. I have laid myself bear. I have put the underside side of my desk on the internet okay have you have you seen this picture. <hes> the one with the hard drive's double-sided taped to the underside of the desk whether or or not double sided taped but they are connected to the underside of the desk guests..