Having spent the past few weeks working on my new project out of a corner of the living room, I started to understand the downside that comes with having your office and your home collocated. For my own sanity, and for the health of my relationship, I’m moving my work stuff to ALTSpace. ALTSpace is a community workshop not too far from home, run by some friends-of-a-friend, and their $200/month membership is pretty much perfect for me — I get a desk in a workshop fully stocked with tools and an instant community of smart people who like making things. I think it’s gonna work out well.

New work setup - ALTSpace

The other motivation to make some more room in the living room is the imminent addition of two cats to our apartment. This will be my first foray into pets in quite some time — I had an assortment of reptiles and amphibians growing up, but nothing in the past 20 years — and my first mammalian pets, to boot. Fortunately, these are cats I already know, and their arrival gives me a fun excuse to up my Arduino kung fu and make them an automated feeder. More to come on both how it goes adding them into the mix and how the feeder works out.

posted May 8, 2012 – 10:52 pm
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