I work in an office with acceptable temperature and humidity. But when I’m wearing a certain pair of shoes, and I walk around the office a bit, then sit back down at my desk and touch my laptop, there’s often a static discharge and the computer itself emits the sound indicating a disconnected device. I’m guessing this is Not Good.
When I talked to the IT guys, they recommended changing shoes, har har. But I like these shoes, they’re really comfortable; it’s the static buildup I want to get rid of.
Is there an object I could add to my desk that would allow me to ground my body before I touch my laptop? Something connected to the ground pin of my electrical outlet perhaps?