Necessity is the mother of invention. It is an act of pure genius when one can use the things they already have available to solve a problem.
One of the major problems I currently face is my inability to tolerate backlit screens for very long periods of time. Even when I dim the screen as low as it can go looking at it becomes painful after a short while. Rather than cry and say that “I can’t” I started looking around for a solution.
I found it in a pair of dark sunglasses. I keep them at my computer and put them on whenever I go to work. It makes it really hard to see my keyboard in dim light, but a carefully positioned lamp takes care of that issue.
I have received a few chuckles from my daughter and friends when they see me working but I don’t care. It works and that is all that matters.
What workarounds do you use in your daily life? Please share your stories in the comments below.