Originally Posted by easterislandnick
Hi, I used to commute from Brighton to Portsmouth. Where are you commuting to from Portsmouth? The train over to Brighton was not too busy, especially if you get an early one. Commuting that length of time is a dog though, I only managed 6 months and it was really affecting my home life. Some peope don't have a problem with it though.
Ah cool, I'm going Fratton to Horsham. Been driving it for 2 years, which takes longer! Hopefully I can eventually get a job closer to home - don't fancy moving.
Luckily I don't get travel sick, so reading, using a comp etc is not a problem.
Nope, I don't have a laptop at the mo, so may take the plunge. Has the added benfit of being a bit more social at home too, so I won't be shut away in a room as much.
Well I've been trying the train out this week, and its been OK so far.
I get on towards the start of the line, so its quite quiet and looks like I'll be able to get a seat with no trouble. It gets busier the closer to London I get, but as its very very early, its still not too bad. Each seat has a drop down table, but they are small, the seating areas that face each other do have a slightly bigger tables. But not sure they'd be enough room for a mouse on the table too.
Return journey is a busier, but its reasonably quiet.
I've been secretely spying on laptop users on the train to see how they do it. They seem oblivious to everyone and seem to use them fine, But I guess they are just looking at spreadsheets and not modelling!
I'll have to look into a touch screen laptop - I'm guessing they are very expensive. Not sure how easy it'd be to model using it?!
I do have an A5 Wacom, but not sure they'd be much room for it.
Looked at 3Dconnextion 3D mouse http://www.3dconnexion.com/
but seems you have to use in conjunction with a mouse. Anyone use one?
I'm curious about using a track ball, seems like it could be a good solution, but wonder if I'd cause major RSI. Anyone use one?
Thanks for the advice, keep it coming.