By Josh Simons on Feb 22, 2007
Sun has a very flexible work from anywhere policy. You'd think with my 70-80 mile roundtrip daily commute I would be working from home a lot, but I don't. Stuck in a rut, I guess.
Lately, though, I've been working from home about one day a week as an experiment. It works pretty well, though I need to improve my home office space so I can get some distance from the local distractions (most notably a noisy Poicephalus senegalus.)
I've been working on an internal document about performance testing for HPC and realized this morning that I had no meetings scheduled today and really no good reason to drive all the way to Burlington to sit at my laptop working on this document only to then suffer the slings and arrows of Rts 128 and 95 on my way home at the end of the day.
My office for today. The statue is of Deborah Sampson, who fought in the
American Revolutionary War disguised as a man.
Read her story here
My wife suggested I try our local library and that is where I sit as I write this. Very pleasant. Quiet and spacious, with free wifi. And a Starbucks next door. And five minutes from my house. And productive: I completed the next draft of my document in far less time than I had expected.
I could get used to this!