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When I returned to my desk after lunch, there was a calendar notice in my email in box with the subject "Ergo."

It was the final message in a string of messages that had originated with me asking the IT Helpdesk whether they had a lift for my monitor because it wasn't at the proper height for me.

They had forwarded it to the facilities manager who had forwarded it to the HR intake desk who had forwarded it to a specific HR person who had sent me the calendar notice with the subject "Ergo."

I found it amusing and delighted in the sense of humor displayed by this particular HR person, who I hadn't realized was so sophisticated.

After I accepted the calendar notice, I realized it was for an ergonomic evaluation.

MOI
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there was a calendar notice in my email in box


A "calendar notice"....new to me, both the entity and the phrase. Is it the notice of an appointment? Or a request to make an appointment?

The other person can't just pick up the phone and say "hey....lemme tell yuh...."?

But I guess that goes along with "ergonomic evaluations"!

Oy vey! ;-)

So was your ergonomic evaluation effective, and produce your modified monitor?


sheila
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A "calendar notice"....new to me, both the entity and the phrase. Is it the notice of an appointment? Or a request to make an appointment?

The other person can't just pick up the phone and say "hey....lemme tell yuh...."?

It's an Outlook feature. It's really quite nice. You can schedule a whole buncha people for one meeting at one time but entering their email addresses into the calendar notice. You can also check their calendars to see if they're busy at the time you want to schedule, so it really does cut down on the telephone calls to find out whether everyone can coordinate. In this case, it was just the two of us, but it was still good.

If you change the time of the appointment or the details, then you change them on your calendar and it automatically sends an update to anyone who is confirmed for it.

So was your ergonomic evaluation effective, and produce your modified monitor?

Actually it was quite nice, too. We actually redesigned my whole work area and I'm having a few things done. The telephone cord got lengthened so I don't have to reach so far for it, my chair is getting readjusted and my computer keyboard tray is getting moved over six inches so I am not straining to avoid a bookcase that's on my right when I use my mouse.

I had been having trouble with a hip for a few months, and my doctor recommended I get reevaluated because I was sitting incorrectly. I think this is really going to help!

MOI
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Actually it was quite nice, too. We actually redesigned my whole work area and I'm having a few things done. The telephone cord got lengthened so I don't have to reach so far for it, my chair is getting readjusted and my computer keyboard tray is getting moved over six inches so I am not straining to avoid a bookcase that's on my right when I use my mouse.

How about monitor settings?

If your screen refresh rate isn't above 70 hertz... turn it up! If your video card or monitor won't support a higher rate, or imposes a lower-than-you-like resolution limit at the higher rate... buy hardware!

Monitor flicker is a major culprit in severe-headache-inducing eyestrain. It can have other nasty effects too. You don't have to be able to consciously detect the flicker for it to cause trouble. Many people, perhaps even most people, will have symptoms at 60 hertz, which at least used to be the default. Very few people will have any effect if the rate is above 70 Hz.

(How to get to this in Windows: start from the desktop. Right-click on the desktop itself - NOT on any icons, buttons, or bars - and select Properties. Go to the Settings tab and click the Advanced button. Then go to the Monitor tab and there it is.)

Yes, the vertical refresh rate matters on LCD screens too, although not as much as on CRTs.
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If your screen refresh rate isn't above 70 hertz... turn it up! If your video card or monitor won't support a higher rate, or imposes a lower-than-you-like resolution limit at the higher rate... buy hardware!

Monitor flicker is a major culprit in severe-headache-inducing eyestrain. It can have other nasty effects too. You don't have to be able to consciously detect the flicker for it to cause trouble


I don't think it's affecting my hip.

Thanks, though.

MOI
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So THAT'S what a calendar notice is part of! My group-tech deprived existence as a freelance work-at-home solo writer. Thanks for bringing me up to par!


sheila
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MOI:

Check your E-mail.

~aj
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