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Mario C.16:03:37

Anybody had to start working from home??

p-himik16:03:59

Have been, for the past few years. :)

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seancorfield16:03:33

I've WFH pretty much 100% for nearly 13 years now... I briefly worked for a startup that wanted me on-site three days a week but other than that, my commute has been "exit bedroom, turn right" for over a decade 🙂

littleli18:03:57

I'm starting on monday. I have to admit, it doesn't work for me very well.

seancorfield18:03:25

It definitely takes some adjustment at first. It really helps to have a dedicated "work" space -- somewhere you can "go" to work, even if it's just a table and chair in the corner, so you can a) separate work/home life and b) have a routine so you can focus. It's also ideal if you can have a "work computer" and a "home computer" (I guess at least having separate account profiles would be enough -- I have a desktop for work at home and a little old laptop for personal stuff and try to keep the two as separate as possible).

orestis18:03:43

Most of Denmark

littleli18:03:04

@U04V70XH6 I cannot have dedicated workspace. My flat is too small.

littleli18:03:32

But I have to admit I have enough computers, that's not the problem 😄

littleli18:03:30

It's a bit sad, because from time I've been working remotely I haven't done any Clojure. I had remote freelancing job (doing Clojure), it was nice but I started having problems with mood and concentration so I ejected out of that.

Michael J Dorian16:03:01

I hope this leads some companies to see how productive working from home can really be!

Michael J Dorian16:03:47

I know when I'm sitting down to get real work done on my own time I usually don't start by driving to a louder, more cramped building simple_smile

p-himik16:03:08

But people are different, and are in different circumstances. For some, office work is much more productive than home work.

Michael J Dorian16:03:29

That's fair, I don't mean to offend. I'm just personally frustrated with my workplace's policies simple_smile

Michael J Dorian16:03:11

And with open office spaces in general I suppose

p-himik16:03:03

Of course. I was glad to switch to remote. :) Solitude and salary increase go well together.

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Mario C.16:03:49

I started today. I mean every now and then I would work from home but now its mandatory

alexmiller16:03:59

I just had a friend newly pushed into at-home work text me that he was losing his mind and pleading for advice

Mario C.16:03:16

Not gonna lie the office has better desk space and I am mentally trained to focus there.

alexmiller16:03:18

but he's an extrovert and I am happy to live in my basement most of the time

mjw16:03:37

Yeah, I’ve known people who have a hard time with remote work specifically for that reason. I’m fairly introverted so it’s been wonderful for me for the past five+ years, but even so it was an adjustment.

Mario C.16:03:48

Thats another thing I enjoyed too. The talks/discussions with teams and daily walks

borkdude16:03:22

I've been working remotely for a couple of years. To get out I visit coffee places. Maybe not the best advice right now, but that's what I do.

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sogaiu23:03:48

i've found change of scene very helpful -- even the process of getting to another location

borkdude23:03:12

me too

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ericstewart16:03:26

For those adjusting to remote working, here is a site with resources I have found useful over the last few years (which has a special landing page for recent events). I’m not affiliated and they do market a few things but if you look past that there are some good resources there: https://www.collaborationsuperpowers.com/covid19/

slipset16:03:41

In Norway schools and kindergartens are shut down, so the home office is somewhat crowded...

dominicm17:03:46

Because your kids are hard workers and trying to study?

seancorfield18:03:25

It definitely takes some adjustment at first. It really helps to have a dedicated "work" space -- somewhere you can "go" to work, even if it's just a table and chair in the corner, so you can a) separate work/home life and b) have a routine so you can focus. It's also ideal if you can have a "work computer" and a "home computer" (I guess at least having separate account profiles would be enough -- I have a desktop for work at home and a little old laptop for personal stuff and try to keep the two as separate as possible).

alexmiller18:03:51

but also, I don't do any of those things

seancorfield18:03:30

"It really helps <some people> to have a dedicated "work" space" then 🙂

alexmiller18:03:57

the advantages of having a big dog next to you on the couch seem high to me :)

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seancorfield18:03:33

I'm surrounded by five cats in my "work" space so...

alexmiller18:03:27

it's like they have no boundaries

jsn18:03:35

nah, man, that's kids. kids are the ones who have no boundaries. cats and dogs are just goddam saints, in comparison.

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Mario C.18:03:41

I invested into a good work from home set up: monitors, stand up desk, keyboard, the whole nine yards but it still doesn't compare to working from the office lol

orestis18:03:20

After nine years of working from home, going back to the office felt like I couldn’t get anything done. Now Denmark is in quarantine so I’m back at home. I help out wife with baby, walk the dog, and still get very little done, but I’m not only coding any more, so perhaps it’s my perception...

lilactown18:03:26

I WFH most of the time but travel often to HQ. The key thing for me is to have a clear “work” spot in my apartment, where I only do work. This way I don’t end up working until 8 pm by accident; I have to leave work to go lay on my couch. I also leave my home to go to the gym after I’m done working. I might not do that right now, but going outside is v important.

lilactown18:03:54

the thing I miss about being in person are white boarding sessions. Hard to have a good jam on design or architecture without a whiteboard IME

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lilactown18:03:06

haven’t discovered a good enough remote replacement yet

Vincent Cantin18:03:40

paper + top-down camera + screenshots should be a good start

thom18:03:58

tmux, emacs, artist mode 🙂

orestis19:03:40

That’s an idea for an app - share screens of iPads. A zoomable finger-based canvas goes a long way.

jsn19:03:34

https://termcast.org/records/4 I've created this long time ago for sharing terminal sessions over Internet

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