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I came to the realization that I will be working from home for the foreseeable future, and even when I do go back to the office, I believe I will still be working from home at least twice a week. I've been working from laptops, but I have been wanting multiple screens, so I'm updating my home office with a new monitor and new bluetooth mouse & keyboard.

I have limited space in my current desk, so the biggest monitor I can get is 27" or so. I think 4K seems excessive at 27". I have 2 27" 2K monitors at work, and I think it works fine. Plus, I'm not sure any of my laptops can handle more than 2K. I purchased a 27" 2K monitor to replace the 24" 1080p one. The only thing I don't like is that the new one is a 16:9 aspect ratio, and the current one is 16:10, which I like better for photo editing.

I bought a Microsoft keyboard and mouse, because I can get it at a decent price, and I wanted a bluetooth keyboard that works well enough with Mac and PC. (I'm actually using a Microsoft mouse with the Mac right now. I am still annoyed about the scrolling.)

So, during the dark months that follow, I will be spending more time in my basement office. I may still choose to work on a laptop some days, simply because I can get sunlight in the living room.
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So, during the dark months that follow, I will be spending more time in my basement office. I may still choose to work on a laptop some days, simply because I can get sunlight in the living room.
In many ways my home office - set up way before the covid era - is good: I have space, I have external keyboards and monitors, and I have a view outside with trees and sky.

(The space in the office is absolutely full of stuff that I need to sort out, and the trees mentioned are around a motorway, but it's still good.)
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I have an iPhone 6 I’ve absolutely loved that’s now four product cycles old. As far as I can tell there are only two things limiting its lifespan; that apple stopped updating it around iOS12, and the hassle of replacing an aging battery.

I could see updating to a new phone for things like a much higher quality camera system, but really all the stuff I want to do on the phone work perfectly fine. It is quite absurd to think about going through four phones in the time I’ve had the 6.
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