Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I am IT woman! Hear me roar!

For a long time, I have had a second monitor that Captain Caffeine bought from Goodwill but hadn’t taken the time to set it up. I finally figured out I needed a special adapter and the Captain bought it for me, but I only yesterday redid all my cables to set up the second monitor. It took a few tries but I finally did it!

For those of you who may not know, I stand at my computer because it’s better for my back. I also have a laptop that I switch to when my feet get tired, so I go back and forth between sitting and standing. I’m on the computer most of the day, so the sitting/standing helps keep the blood flowing in my legs and prevents my back from getting sore from sitting for too long. The gray mat on the floor is an Ergomat, a special anti-fatigue rubber mat that’s exactly like what I used to use in biology work when I had to stand for long hours at my workbench. It’s very cushy. :)


  1. We might not be able to be friends anymore... that's just too cool. I'm not allowed to be friends with the cool kids. ;)

  2. Hee hee. I first read the post title as "I am 'it' woman" (like "it girl," but all grown up). I'm glad you got everything up and running. Have you tried sitting at the computer on an exercise ball? I know a few folks who find that helpful.

  3. Dream, I'm not sure how cool I am if you could see the nest of cables behind my monitors. :)

    Amy, yes, I tried an exercise ball for a while but my back still had problems (it's an old work-related injury). I've found that only the standing/sitting keeps me from feeling pain. :(