March 20th, 2020

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Telework - Day 1

Our agency went to a new level the other day and EVERYONE is encouraged to telework. I felt a little uncomfortable doing it since I require a special program to do a major part of my job. The advancements of VPN, virtual desktops, cloud-based email and communications, and conferencing apps have made things so much easier than even a couple of years ago. I remember it was a huge pain in the ass to get a VPN account. Now it just took a couple of clicks. I can pull up my work system as easy as if I were sitting at my desk.

We'll see how working at home goes. I have my work laptop fired up on my left and my personal laptop (where I'm typing this) on my right. My work phone has been forwarded to my cell phone. The big difference from the office is that I have tunes cranked up and cats wandering around. I'm diggin' it! If I need a mental break I can get up and clean something. It certainly was nice not having a 20-minute commute. I was able to start work at 6:30 instead of 7. And I have a big window!
  • Current Music
    "Green Grass and High Tides" - The Outlaws