First try working from home

posted by Jeff | Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 5:58 PM | comments: 0

With so few people at work this week, I decided to just try working from home today. Plus there was the issue that so few cafeterias are open. That stuff matters! The result was mixed.

Remote access went pretty well, surprisingly, since I'm sure many people were doing the same thing. +1 for Microsoft IT. Remoting into my work computer was pretty responsive most of the time, and of course during the day here I don't have the bandwidth issues I've had at night here.

I wasn't sure how tuned in I could get at first, because the cats were battling and the kids upstairs were wrestling or something. I also kept looking to see what Diana was doing around the kitchen, which is next to my desk. By lunch time, and after a shower, I was pretty tuned in.

Unfortunately, I was also frustrated as hell, because I've been engaged in a science project while trying to reverse engineer some bad code we're replacing. You can only do that for so long before you need to get away from it, and it definitely tested my patience today.

In any case, I was glad to see that from a technical standpoint it could be done, and my environment wasn't as distracting as I worried it might be. Somehow I bet the same won't be true after the baby is born. Joe & Kristen both work at home, and they learned early on that they had to have Nina cared for.


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