Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk
Agreed - I've been standing for 9 months. Bought an anti-fatigue mat and it's made a world of difference. Also critical that you ease into it - the first two weeks were rough, I did about 50/50, then expanded from there.
A Fifth of Telecommuters Work Less Than An Hour Per Day
...or when we're testing video chat solutions. /awkward_moments_in_professional_history
Ask Slashdot: Linux Support In Universities?
When I worked at a major US university, we would test new student-facing systems against Windows, Mac, Fedora and Ubuntu. There wasn't a ton of demand, but we never wanted to invest a ton of money in a solution only to find there was some percentage of users - likely the savviest of them - were guaranteed to be left out in the cold.
My team made a genuine effort to engage the uber-geeks on the network - they could either be your staunchest ally or your loudest critic, and I never felt that their requests were unreasonable. In terms of "support", we all had a bit of knowledge and could help if need be, but we rarely got support requests from Linux users - if they had the skill to install and run a linux distro they probably didn't need much of our help.
How a Leather Cover Crashes the Kindle
I've been noticing this for about a month, and haven't had the time to research the cause. It sucks the most when it crashes after you've read a few hundred pages, and the thing forgets where you are in the book.
Good to know I'm not alone and that there's apparently some sort of remediation available...
Behind the Cogent-Sprint Depeering
Feel free to correct me, but I seem to remember Cogent and Level-3 having a similar disagreement a few years back, with Cogent being just as intransigent then.
Peculiar that a major peer like Cogent would be unable to resolve peering contracts twice in such a short period of time - were I a Cogent enterprise customer I'd be pretty concerned with the pattern that's developing here.