Green

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 19mm, f/5, 1/100 sec, ISO1000
“Green” Cedar Park, 2020

As seen on today’s walk to the mailbox a couple of blocks away. The detail on these cypresses is amazing.

A Cure for Cold Mouse-Hand

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 19mm, f/2.8, 1/50 sec, ISO3200
“Comfy Glove” Cedar Park, 2020

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Last year, I bought a pair of wool gloves for camping, after seeing them wear something similar in Yurukan, and have recently started using one while I am on my computer. My right wrist and hand tends to get cold on the desk when using the mouse, and for a while I was using a folded-up scarf as a makeshift wrist-rest and barrier between the cold desk and my wrist, but it always a bit in-the-way and would often slide off the desk and onto the floor.

Then I thought, “Why not use the glove?” Not only does it keep my hand warm, but it makes moving the mouse around a lot easier! And if my hand gets too warm, I can simply take it off and use it as a small wrist-rest that slides on the desk along with the mouse. It’s truly a game-changer for me.

I’m not sure why it took so long for me to figure this out, since I sometimes use a thin micro-fiber half-glove to use when drawing on a tablet or iPad. But I guess that is just for getting smoother lines when drawing, and not for warmth or comfort.

Anyways, if you also suffer from cold mouse-hand, maybe this will help. 😀

I hope you had a great day!

またね~

🎶 Lately Lui – Amsterdam

🎶 I hope you’re having a relaxing Wednesday!

Fur Thing

Photo info: OLYMPUS E-PL9, 14mm, f/3.5, 1/320 sec, ISO6400
“Fur Thing” Cedar Park, 2020

😽 Some days feel like this.

Home and Work Desk

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 19mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO2000
“Desk Setup” Cedar Park, 2020

One of my “stay-at-home” routines is converting between my home desk and work desk. It’s actually the same table, but at then end of every work day, I shut down my work laptop, put it in the cabinet, as well as the keyboard, mouse, and headset. It would be easy to just keep everything out, but I really enjoy going through the ritual of switching from work mode to home mode.

The photo above is my home mode (with margarita, even!), and the photo below is my work mode, with laptop, keyboard, and wired mouse. During work hours, I have both my home computer and work laptop hooked up to the monitor, and can toggle between the two, but I find it easier to use Chrome Remote Desktop to access the home computer from the laptop. It’s a nice setup!

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.6, 1/80 sec, ISO3200
“Ready for Work” Cedar Park, 2020

I’d really like to get the cables behind the monitor hidden away, but I’m going to wait a week because… I ordered a new monitor! It’s larger, with higher resolution, and better color rendition. I’m super excited because I haven’t had a new monitor in a long time, and the higher-quality is warranted since I am a graphic designer and also an amateur photographer. But I’m also kind of a cheapskate, which is why I have held onto my inexpensive 1080p monitor for so long. 😄

I hope you had a good day!