Life with a 30" Monitor
Back in August, I asked if it was better to have one 30" monitor or two 23" monitors? After many comments, I concluded:
After reading The Large Display Paradox, it seems like I should either find something like WinSplit Revolution for the Mac, or get 2 monitors. I agree with everything that Jeff Atwood says about maximizing windows, that's why I originally thought two 23" monitors might be better.
For some reason, I threw this conclusion out the window in September and bought myself a 30" monitor. Within minutes, I concluded He who says 30" monitors are no good has never owned one. It's simply one of the coolest computing devices I've ever purchased. It makes developing in my home office simply awesome.
Below is a picture of my home office. The fireplace and "AirTunes to Bose System" make it one of my favorite offices ever.
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> He who says 30" monitors are no good has never owned one.
Amen! I am glad you saw the light!
Love mine too. One of my best purchases ever, even being this expensive.
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Sweet setup isn't it? :)
My setup looks identical - down to the curved plexiglas laptop stand. I switched to Mac from Linux about 4 years ago. This is my third powerbook pro (first was G4, second was first generation Intel, current is the newer 64 bit intel). I love the setup, but I wish I felt Apple had more commitment to Java. If it was any less (or I couldn't have afforded the 64 bit powerbook) I would have to go back to Linux :(
Along the line of the chair, I have back problems and am looking for a really good chair. I have a hard time finding really good ergonomic chairs, and I think I have seen a few online, but am reluctant to spend ~$1000 and not be able to sit in it for a while before I buy. I have not found any local stores with anything decent.
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