Computer setup COVID-19 update

I invested in a good computer setup for working-from-home a while ago. When the lockdown for COVID-19 came I was prepared. Still I made some changes and investments to go from one-day-a-week to fulltime working-from-home. Time for an update.

No cable management and I love it

The laptop

I’ve raised my laptop so I can see the slack updates next to my actual work. The clear pastic stand was from when I used only my laptop. After buying my 24 inch monitor it was stuffed away somewhere. Luckily I could still find it and raise my laptop to eye level.

Now that my laptop is always open (used it clamshell mode before) the webcam bothered me. I bought some webcam covers and installed them on all my laptops. Just for some ease of mind.

With everybody working/learning from home my wifi wasn’t stable enough for remote desktop. I bought the thunderbolt UTP adapter and use a wired connection now. Network connection and speed are stable now.


Slack, Skype and Zoom are the places we meet-up. For some privacy and better call quality I use the AirPods 2. Connecting to Apple devices is as easy as clicking a button. The wireless charging case is a nice feature too.

My logitech K800 keyboard and Performance MX mouse use the unifying receiver. Seemed to be vulnerable for hacking. Logitech released an update and installation was easy. (Firmware Update Tool)

Sometimes writing with pen on paper is needed. I have a stack of post-it notes next to my case with pens.

About erictummers

Working in a DevOps team is the best thing that happened to me. I like challenges and sharing the solutions with others. On my blog I’ll mostly post about my work, but expect an occasional home project, productivity tip and tooling review.
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