With the office move at work I took the opportunity to try out this standing desk thing. Since the budget for new furniture in the office is nonexistent I ended up fabricating my own desk with some cinder blocks and an old workbench I rescued from surplus. The result is a little shaky, but it works.
I've been standing for three days so far. It's been challenging, a lot like starting a workout routine. My lower back seems to feel better but it's definitely coming the cost of my feet, hips and knees. I think that's a sign that I need to lose more weight. So far so good though. I might try to find a high rise chair or stool to use part of the time too. The biggest difference I've noticed is in my ability to focus. I've really been chewing through my to-do list and I seem to daydream a lot less. Not sure if that's really good or bad in the long run, a lot of my better ideas have come from letting my mind drift off.
Between the new desk and the Das Keyboard my work environment is nearing tolerability.
EDIT: Please excuse the mess of wires in the photo. I haven't had time to do my usual wire management yet.