A quiet weekend, one way or another
Of course, if this had happened last month I probably wouldn't have notice the quiet until I got home this evening. I'd noticed, over the last couple of years, that my desktop's fan was getting louder and louder. I'd also noticed, over the last couple of years, that I didn't enjoy listening to music while I worked - whereas I used to have to have music on to get anything done. I'd also noticed that I increasingly hated being in my office, feeling stressed and tense as soon as I walked in the door, and unable to concentrate for long at anything. I didn't connect any of these until last month when I got a new, quiet pc. Dear Lord what a difference a lack of noise makes! What a relief to actually feel calm in my office, and to be able to play music that helps me think! And how stupid do I feel, that I didn't figure this out 2 years ago? Of course, with the main pc hum gone, I noticed that my speakers had a horrible hum. So I had to get new speakers. But for a mere £30 (rather than the £5 of the old pair), I have lovely crystal clear, hum-free music, and my productivity, if not soaring, is certainly on the increase. At least on the days when there are no students around, that is.