O meu escritório
My working space: with everything I need to provide a quality and timely service to all my clients. Updated equipment, advanced telecommunications equipment and facilities and an extensive reference library (with more than 700 dictionaries). Also, a place where all my friends and colleagues can enjoy a cup of coffee, a soda, a Port or even a genuine Cuban cigar.
Uma questão de apoio
Take my word for it: once you've tried an Aeron chair, all other seating devices would seem like primitive implements. In one word, a chair with fully adjustable "everything"! Small wonder its manufacturer, Herman Miller (from the US), calls this chair a "seating machine."
Hardware - CPU
Equipamento - Computadores
Pentium IV and Duo-Core processors on all my computers (desktops and Dell notebook). Dual hard disks on all my desktop computers.
Hardware - Monitors
Equipamento - Monitores
SyncMaster monitors from Samsung and 3dfx and ATI graphics cards. Because I like to see the whole picture. Fast!
Hardware - Data Storage I
Equipamento - Armazenamento de dados I
For CD-ROM, CD-RW drives, and USB flash drives I didn't settle for anything less. Every weekend, my complete Clients directory and other critical data are saved to CD-RW disks or flash drives, for backup purposes.
Hardware - Data Storage II
Equipamento - Armazenamento de dados II
Files seem to grow larger by the day. Hi-capacity internal and external hard drives in all my desktop computers. For backup purposes, I keep one (or one set) or CD-ROM disk(s) for each client and I never leave my office without making a backup copy of any on-going work. I call it common sense!
Hardware - Printers
Equipamento - Impressoras
My workhorse is a high-resolution, color, network-enabled, HP Business Officejet 6700 Premium printer.
Equipamento de telecomunicações
For my telecommunications, I chose a 900 MHz cordless Siemens Gigaset phone system, an Apple iPhone 8, a Thomson Speedtouch ADSL router, a Belkin 802.11g Wi-Fi Access Point, Linksys and Infosmart routers, hubs and switches, a Linksys cordless VoIP phone and a QBest Basic USB phone. I don't regret it!
Since 1994, my Internet connection is powered by Telepac. I was also the first user in Portugal to have broadband Internet (ADSL, 8 Mbps), with my picture published on @NET (Telepac's Internet magazine) and everything. Oh, well... Now, I connect to the world with fiber optic internet.
System and Application Software
Software de sistema e aplicacional
Windows 2003 Professional and Office 7 Ultimate Professional from Microsoft. FLiP 8 from Priberam. SDL Studio 2015. Adobe Acrobat XI Professional. Solid PDF Tools.
Surge Protection and Power Conditioning
Unidades de alimentação ininterrupta
I lost a few jobs due to power outages, but that was a long time ago, before I bought my first APC's UPS. I have 3 now!
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