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nasimson
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nasimson,
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11/28/2014 | 9:50:54 AM
Re: What a list !!!
Given the scale of this habit of food at workstations, there should be:
* spill proof keyboards
* anti-grease touch screens

I guess these would be existing already. But I have not seen one.
Some Guy
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11/24/2014 | 2:39:49 PM
SERIOUSLY? 11 pages when 1-2 would do? SERIOUSLY?
11 pages is just a pathetic ruse to coopt each of us into click fraud.

I categorecally won't do more than 2 pages.

You shouldn't either.
jagibbons
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11/23/2014 | 8:07:55 AM
Re: What a list !!!
Certaintly it's fairly cheap to replace a keyboard, and maybe even a whole laptop, these days. Spilled liquids still make a huge mess. On several occasions, since I'm a bit clumsy sometimes, I've spilled coffee all over my desk. I've lost pictures, work papers and other items like that, though never any electronics.

I've also seen spills in cubicles where the fabric walls were stained from spills that dropped behind the desk and down the wall. Nasty.
Technocrati
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Technocrati,
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11/21/2014 | 5:58:07 PM
Re: What a list !!!
The eating/drinking at your computer brings back a funny memory.   Early in my career I once "lectured" a co-worker about liquids near the computer.   It is funny to think back on that now, since I eat and drink near my computer all the time.

It was a different World and budget back then.
nasimson
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nasimson,
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11/20/2014 | 8:25:04 PM
What a list !!!
I have to admit that I am guilty of a few bad habits here: Letting PC get slow and letting PC get messy with food. I'll put these in my 2015 resolutions.

Thanks for a very comprehensive list common to most of us!
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11/20/2014 | 2:28:26 PM
Re: PC hygiene
@Laurianne, I totally agree with you about the remote, phone and light switches in hotels. I always wipe them down with antibacterialwipes when I travel. A friend of mine sprays her room with Lysol, when she first checks into her hotel room.
Angelfuego
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Angelfuego,
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11/20/2014 | 2:26:01 PM
Re: PC hygiene
After reading your article, I feel less "OCD" about cleaning my phone off with antibacterial wipes. I also would tend to bet that doorknobs and the bottom of most women's pocketbooks are filthier than a toilet too.
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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11/20/2014 | 10:12:20 AM
PC hygiene
It's not really your work computer until you get crumbs in the keyboard. But seriously, I recently read the dirtiest spots in a hotel room are the phone and the tv remote, neither of which ever gets wiped down by the cleaners. (Yuck!) Now think about what may be lurking on your cell phone. You put it down on a table in the restaurant, the airport, your kids love to pick it up...Yup, phones=germ catchers.
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11/20/2014 | 2:00:08 AM
Re: Tech Hygiene 10 Bad Habits To Break
My philosophy has always been if you don't want me to save things to my desktop you shouldn't have given it to me in the first place. I remember teaching computers 101 a long long time ago and the way I would describe the desktop was, "it's just like the top of a physical desk - you can put your documents there!"
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11/19/2014 | 8:08:34 PM
Re: Guilty Pleassures
@SachinEE: good point, any liquid alcohol or not is probably a bad idea. A lot of cleaning wipes also contain oil-based moisturizers that won't play nice with touchscreens. Is it worth investing in a digital cabinet? How much do they cost? 
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