The Quest For Quiet
One perk about working from home is having control over the work environment. Finally got the desk, lighting, and computer set up, but today a new issue crept up: noise. Not very loud noises, but low-level hums, buzzes, and whirs. Kind of like a generator or laundry machine is on, somewhere. One of my Samsung monitors buzzes, probably from its backlight lamp. The oldest Mac Mini and the external drives just kind of hum sitting there. Both have noisy fans that occasionally kick in. And one LaCie drive makes an entire audio production out of spinning up – a static beep and slow rise, followed by a few more clicks. And all of these sounds have become more annoying once I figured out where they were coming from. And more often than not I resort to giving up on quiet and drowning out the sounds I don’t want to hear with music.