On days when I wake up with a migraine or just dizzy from a night’s good overtime (or a bad downloaded movie take your pick) I have the option of working from home. I send an email to the office telling them I will be online on Skype the whole day if they have any pressing questions. Plus I have access to my office email and can send and receive just as if I were physically in the office. Before I got the new computer (see post immediately preceding) I had VPN access and VNC to my computer—my assistant Mark (who has now moved on to Australian masters) used to get a kick out of telling other people in the office that there was a ghost in my computer, as I moved the mouse and opened and closed documents by remote control.
Today was one of those days. Today I was also helping out Sam with the redesigning of the msudemolay.org site so I setup my Ubuntu Laptop right beside his desk. Not to be outdone, Maia setup her her “computer” (some toy I bought from a store two years ago, which of course does not work anymore) on the bare space between her father’s and my computers.
And this is how we “work in the office”.