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Outdoor office in the sun

Discussion in 'Biohacking 101' started by Rubicon, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. drezy

    drezy Gold

    ^^ From that article
    My gosh, public opinion diverges so radically from that truth. I've been warned by people thinking they are doing me a favor.
  2. drezy

    drezy Gold

    I made one and spend half the time on it. The fact that Rubicon is sitting on earth is pretty instructive once I thought about it. Also the you hang around here log enough you realize that you're getting handed, better than flat answers, a thinking toolset. Here's what I learned with the "thinking toolset" used in quotes

    Why would Rubicon be sitting on the ground?

    Could sitting really make a difference? Armed with my meter, because I love seeing for myself. So I get a reading in my own backyard at shoulder level and then on the ground. The difference x24 quieter at the surface. Was it massive at shoulder level? No, but that leads to

    I have a relay that controls my cold tub chiller. The chiller runs use 120VAC. The silicon relay is turned on by 3VDC. So 2 AA batteries could switch on 120VAC and turn on my chiller. That's non-linear but nowhere near as impressive as the scales of non-linear magnification of life.

    The last thing I note is that the colon and prostate are in the quieter "zip code" about 3' down and on an electron donor at the same time. I plan on keeping my prostate and colon in working order so now my butt is on the ground too. You're younger than me so you'll need a longer warranty on your parts.

    That' just a a snapshot of the toolset I picked up here.
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  3. Rubicon

    Rubicon Avoiding Equilibrium

    @seanb4, I'm not sure what to think of Transreflective Plus. I tried to get a price quote from a manufacturer, but after a long email chain they would not provide any indication of price.
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  4. Rubicon

    Rubicon Avoiding Equilibrium

    Ideally I'd like to be able to move around and change positions. Sitting on the ground does start to get a little sore after 2-3 hours. In general though in the past I've found standing stationary for more than a few minutes to be uncomfortable and a stressor for me. It would be interesting to see if that's still the case outdoors while grounded. If money were no object I'd be up for trying out some kind of standing desk or rotating platform that would allow me to quickly & easily change positions.
  5. drezy

    drezy Gold

    Wait what kind of rotating platform. I'm interested.
  6. Rubicon

    Rubicon Avoiding Equilibrium

    Last summer I found myself moving my work area around a lot. Sometimes because one area of my skin got too hot or other times to be able to work in the shade. Also, throughout the season the place in my backyard that I wanted to be to avoid shadows changed as the sun's angle changed from month to month. At 55 degrees latitude, the location of the sun moves substantially. Dragging Rubbermaid bins around throughout the day and moving them throughout the season is not terrible, but not ideal.

    For those reasons, I'm thinking something along the lines of an adjustable standing desk that would elevate the platform from sitting level to standing and also rotate the entire platform 360 degrees. That way I could change from sitting to standing anytime and often change the part of my body that's directly facing the sun. Ideally the whole thing could easily be moved around the backyard as well.
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  7. Mommy3times

    Mommy3times New Member

    I work outside everyday. In the winter, I move east to west with Black plastic shelving from home depot it glides along the grass if you don't add the feet. Keeping my PC in the shade and my body in the sun on the North side of the house is easier with this set-up. Keeps me from cursing the shade from the trees or my husband (who thinks they are saving me from dieing from skin cancer) . I have 3 levels on the shelf to sit or stand. A Rubbermaid toat fits on the shelf and I carry all the stuff in that everyday as my "commute to work" setup is under 5 minutes. I have 160 ft of CAT 7 internet running from the routers along the walls and out the window. Extention cord with surge protector. My monitor raises or lowers by 3 inches and I have flux (Sometimes I throw on my sunhat to see the tabs at the top). Every plug goes into a docking station. Often the PC fan starts overheating so the extra shade on the 2nd shelf below my core monitor buys me extra time.

    AND I'm thinking if its worth it to to setup a CT Tub outside as my husband is not supportive, so I get 1 hour inside before the sun rises.

    I should have taken picture of all the "desks" I made over the past year.. enjoyed my bookshelf when the sun is high in the summer as the shade starts growing in the heat when I need it most. But that's not do-able with low winter sun and 10 feet of shade from the house.

    If only I could stop the neighbors dog from barking, my set-up would be perfect.
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  8. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Out door office in the sun:

    Gardening always has a point, and this is how life must be. As a neurosurgeon I have seen many people die at all stages of their life. Most were unafraid except the ones who felt they had not done anything worth while in their life. Those people always will claw and scratch for 2-3 more years to get it right. A garden, in the sunlight, when your hands and feet are connected to the soil is one of the most amazing hospitals I know that can give those people what they want.........TIME. It is such a pleasure to help a person understanding that sinking one's hands into the warm earth under the sun, and to feel at one's fingertips the possibilities of the new season and the possibility of new life. For a mitochondriac, there are no mistakes in gardening, just experiments for life.

  9. shiran

    shiran Curious

    Beautiful!... though of Establishing a therapeutic garden for Children and the elderly it's a perfect tool for healing
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  10. Liam Michaels

    Liam Michaels New Member

    Love the setup. Based on your profile, you might consider very l0w-dose of cyproheptadine. Potential a few days a week coupled with an increasing dose of natural light for a month period (then reevaluate). We inevitably have various degrees of inflammation- due to purpose, social, light, food, emf, - take you pick.. Eloquent {subtle} alterations can have profound impacts when introduced within appropriated context.
  11. Hilde

    Hilde New Member

    Hi and very cool!

    What is the set up behind you made off?
    Aluminium foil to refelect UV?
  12. Rubicon

    Rubicon Avoiding Equilibrium

    Hi Hilde!

    Yep, just basic aluminum foil glued to a wood board. It reflects very well. I like to use it in the morning or when it's cool outside.
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  13. WarrenT

    WarrenT Silver

    This is so cool! Thanks for sharing your info/pics.

    That's funny, I've been thinking of building an backyard-sun shed/office using a small greenhouse type shed (or buying something like a Tuff shed) and modifying it with UV transmitting polycarbonate plastic instead of usual plastic or glass. Work under UV at a bench type desk, run shielded cable, grow some herbs, etc. Need to solve the ventilation issue while keeping it water tight. Also, may need small AC since could get rather humid.

    You've inspired me to pursue this idea. Thanks Rubicon!
  14. NDC74

    NDC74 New Member

    I can spend my whole day in my vegetable garden! And the collateral benefit is that I produce enough organic veggies for our Daily consumption.
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  15. 8Phoenix

    8Phoenix New Member

    inspired by the wonderful approach of Rubicon
    here my first attempt
    laptop is inside the cardboard box to prevent overheating ,diminish glare
    lan cable RJ7
    any advice and suggestions will be greatly appreciated

    Attached Files:

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  16. drezy

    drezy Gold

    Get some cheap spray paint and paint the box white to reflect some of the heat.
  17. Inger

    Inger Silver

    my outdoor office terrace - I use a long ethernet cable, and
    I just keep my computer in the shade, it works fine :) WIN_20190919_16_37_10_Pro.jpg
  18. MITpowered26

    MITpowered26 New Member

    Not usually one to express something of this nature but:

    oO LA La
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  19. 8Phoenix

    8Phoenix New Member

    My Answer to you
  20. I'm SO TIRED and PISSED about offices. Been having a mini back and forth with our office managers here about my new spot with crap lighting and strange buzzing sound among other things. All offices should have outdoor space! We need to be outside. There's no reason that the windows should be tinted dark and the lights be awful and overdone - my coworker called it a casino. Its artificial on purpose so we dont know what time it is...
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