Posts for Tag: sumul shah

The stand-up workstation experiment

My friend Sumul turned me on to the stand-up workstation.  So far so good.  I find myself shifting my stance every few minutes as my knees start to ache but hopefully that will go away.  I bought this three joint platform from Amazon called the Comfylap.  It's working ok so far.  I like the fact that the joints snap to degree markers so you can be sure the left legs are at the exact same height as the right ones (and the right angles at each joint).  Only downside I'm encountering is the platform is not 100% fixed in place so there's a little bit of bounce every time I type.  I did a makeshift hack by propping some boxes below it but it doesn't eliminate the bounce all together.  Hopefully I get used to it over time.  Only other solution I can think of is to get a shelf or a single block of wood but then I lose the ability to adjust the platform should I find the current height uncomfortable.  We'll see if the claims of burning 50 more calories per hour versus sitting are true...

Cool feature on iPhone

So I figured out how to take screenshots of what is on my iPhone. You need to have the 2.0+ software upgrade, then press the power and Home button at the same time (don't hold or it will reset the phone). The screen flashes and then you'll hear the camera click. Whatever you had on the screen will be in your Camera Roll.
Here's a screenshot of a new game I'm playing called Strategery. One of the developers used to do some work for us (Sumul, he's great!). The games pretty simple to learn but hard to master, especially on the harder settings. I'm about to crush the computer in this screenshot.
Click here to get the game from the iTunes App Store and here's the website for the game itself.