After a solid week of coding with a prototype phase and integrate phase cycle [prototype the feature in a new app and then integrate it into the larger app knocking off items of my to-do list] I thought a good break would be to get and build a new work table. There was no other choice for me than the $99 Ikea Bjorkudden table.
First, I should say that this was a pleasure to build. Second, it is a perfect size and is completely solid. I would highly recommend the product. Now it had been some time since I have been to an Ikea. This was my first time at the Brooklyn Ikea as I previously used to go to the Long Island one. But the Brooklyn location shaved probably an hour off the commute. My rosy recollection of Ikea was one of awesomeness – and maybe in the 90’s this was the epitome of customer service. But in the 10’s now with a decade of Apple Store and even Best Buy store experiences the bar has been raised exponentially and my nostalgic trip to Ikea quickly turned frustrating. Continue reading