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So, as some of you know, I'm my own boss since last year.
For the first few months I've worked from home, which got very lonely (I have no girlfriend/wife, kids, roommates, etc.).
So I rented a place for a few days a week.
Unfortunately, they were in the middle of moving.
They got kicked out of their old building and the new building, an old coach house, had to be renovated.
The temporary space was an old school building... Just that, old and school-y.
But after three months of old school building I'm finally in the renovated coach house as of today!
It's really nice, good desks and chairs, smartphone access to the building, floor heating, really high ceiling with original beams and modern, warm, LED lighting...
The outside looks cool too, original coach house, but with a new characteristic driveway and a couple of parking spaces.
The owner even wants to ask the municipality to replace the regular (boring) street lighting in front of the building with some beautiful and characteristic lighting.
I share the room and building with some other people and companies, so it's never dull (except today because I'm the only here ).
Goodbye dirty radiators with gum stuck to it, hello professional building where I could invite potential customers if need be
I've had a few VERY nice work spaces
One work space I've had was pretty bad, way too little space...
Luckily that only lasted a few months, after which the company moved to a bigger building and I got a 2m x 1m desk, two big ass monitors and plenty of space to roll and spin my chair
And then I've had an own office which I had to share with someone, but my corner desk was probably something like 3 m2
Those also had some drawers which I never used.
I think a good work place is important for a bit of happiness and productivity at work.
now you have a "work place" next step: do some work.
hope it all goes well for you.
after many otherwise intelligent sounding suggestions that achieved nothing the nice folks at Technet said the only solution was to low level format my hard disk then reinstall my signature. Sadly, this still didn't fix the issue!
My best work place was at home. We temporarily had three cats. The two males would take turn sleeping in the bed on the shelf next to my desk. The female stayed away unless I was on the phone. She knew I wouldn't make much of a fuss until I hung up. Whenever the phone rang she came trotting in and got in my way.
Miss them all, they were my sons cats and we haven't gotten our own because my wife couldn't live on allergy medicine forever.
First strike, Ubuntu lightdm's GUI taskbar thing has popups and sometimes they get "stuck" and obscure other windows and won't go away without logging out, meaning killing my VM because of a stupid sticky UI issue
Second strike, Ubuntu just froze on me and required a hard reset.
This is 18.04 LTS. The LTS means this is unacceptable, in my view.