During this long Covid adventure, we’re finally coming to a consensus on one thing: The virus very rarely spreads through surface contact. But do you know what does thrive on surfaces—especially hard surfaces—for hours? Cold and flu viruses. Experts aren’t sure how our Covid habits will impact this year’s cold and flu season. But I’m sure that I don’t want a cold or the flu or Covid. So I looked back through the Xybix blog archives for tips on staying healthy at this time of year.
Sitting still has never been my thing. I’ve worked in sales, I’ve been a professional speaker and I dabble in local theater. None of these jobs involve 8 to 12 hours tied to a desk and staring at monitors. So I didn’t immediately appreciate the Xybix focus on ergonomics. I loved the sit-to-stand concept—which gives me the chance to practice my tap dancing under the desk—but the other ergonomic features didn’t hit home until the Carson family described them in terms of preventing pain.
Ready to get Back in Black? If your tax base and funding took a hit during the pandemic—stalling much-needed projects—you may be in luck. The $1.9 trillion stimulus package passed in March includes $350 billion in pandemic recovery funds for state and local governments. According to the spending guidelines, upgrades to emergency dispatch center, command & control centers and healthcare environments likely qualify for these funds.
Oh midcentury modern, why do you have to look so cool and yet be so uncomfortable? The 1950s-era chic has been back for the last five years or so, and it’s starting to infiltrate offices. Our clients are starting to ask for lean, rectangular desks for reasons of both form and function. They believe the horizontal lines look more contemporary, and they think they can fit more desks in a room. What they’re not thinking about is comfort.
A real Xybix client’s low-tech solution to achieving proper focal depth before Rollervision™
Years ago, Xybix owners Kenny and Barry Carson spotted a hot trend. More monitors. Bigger monitors. Curved monitors. But all that screen real estate does nothing if you can’t position the monitors within your line of sight.
Why purchase carpet from your technical furniture manufacturer? First, the high-quality flooring Xybix offers contributes to the overall success of your project. The carpeting both absorbs sound and prevents static that can damage your electronics. Second, the fewer vendors involved in a live cutover the better.
Like all of us struggling through pandemic, I’ve done my share of doom scrolling and Netflix bingeing on top of being glued to a computer screen all day. By 4 p.m. every day, my eyes have had it. Digital Eye Strain sets in with tears, light sensitivity, double vision and a slight headache. I feel tired, uninspired and prone to making mistakes.