Off-topic: The downside to working from home

Sometimes you can't control who will invade your work space when you work from home.

Working with Lily Matt Asay

Most of the time I love working from home. I've been doing it for nearly 10 years, and greatly appreciate the freedom and productivity that I find working at home.

And then there are times like this afternoon. I decided to take my laptop on the floor to work. You know, get a change of scenery, right?

It was working like a charm until Lily, my three-year old, decided to invade my work space. Even that wasn't so bad until she climbed up on my shoulders and started pinching my ears. I tried moving her but she told me she couldn't get down on the ground because "Someone might bite [her] legs."

When asked, "Who?" she had no answer. But by that point, it really didn't matter anymore. She had conquered. Work was banished.

Note to self: remember to install a new lock on the door.

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About the author

    Matt Asay is chief operating officer at Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Prior to Canonical, Matt was general manager of the Americas division and vice president of business development at Alfresco, an open-source applications company. Matt brings a decade of in-the-trenches open-source business and legal experience to The Open Road, with an emphasis on emerging open-source business strategies and opportunities. He is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CNET. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mjasay.


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