I recently underwent a move and my employer is allowing me to work remotely until I find a new programming job in the Research Triangle Park area. I definitely don’t want to work at home because of distractions and work-life separation. To be a little forthcoming about my personal situation, we have 5 month old twin boys and are currently living in in-law’s house until we get settled. Saving money is ideal at the moment. So far I’ve tried working in public libraries. I like that it’s free and has low noise levels. It doesn’t work at all for conference calls or screen shares. I also have issues consistently finding the trifecta of comfortable seating with a table and power outlet.
So I have a few questions for remote workers to put out there into the information sphere. Any advice or anecdotes are appreciated but free / cheap tricks would be appreciated a little bit more.
Where do you work? Have you tried anything else and why did you like/dislike it?
Do you use a portable monitor (ie: lcd) for dual monitors? How difficult is it to transport / protect? Any buying recommendations?
I really appreciate it!