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Moving right along...

So as of Friday that was officially the last day our company had a physical office presence. We are waiting to see if the bid on the new office is accepted. If so that means we'll have an office in downtown Chicago for client meetings and company functions. Regardless that means we're working at home from this point on.

Not a bad thing as we're getting to expense out several things that shall help greatly. And I won't have to really drive anywhere so that's good.

Still that means I have a lot of work to do today. I need to dig out the path to the garage so I can put the boat motors that are in the basement out there and bring the couch that is out there into the basement. Then I have to dig my way to the shed and unbury and set up the two desks in there so I can get all my monitors working with my notebook. (For the record I'll be up to 5 total for one machine.)

That means I won't be able to plug in the heater but since I put the register into the heating duct it's only a degree or two shy of 60F down there now. And the colder it gets out the warmer it gets down there because the furnace runs more often. That said I'm going to put a second register down there in the other run so it adds just a little more.

Finished Chapter 10 of Becoming Twilight and posted it last week. Starting to get into the swing of things again but still slow going. I have to figure out where I'm going with Conversations with Raava as well as all the other stories I've let sit fallow.

Got a second Barnes and Noble gift card from my in-laws yesterday for my birthday. As I was within range of a store I ran over and got myself one of the nice hardback versions of The Hobbit (the green version) and a five book set of the Percy Jackson novels. (I put $25 on the credit card to do that but that should get easily covered by my expense check when it comes in.)

Currently driving on a donut still. The one tire that had broken a belt finally gave up the ghost and broke the bead on the rim. Gotta find a new tire come payday. Hopefully that won't be too expensive. I should buy two but that's likely not gonna happen.

Iritis is all but gone. Still on steroid drops but weaning off. Two a day for this week then one a day for next week then done. After that I go back for a visit and among other things get an updated prescription. Thinking about trying contacts again so I can use conventional eyeware things like sunglasses and such. Contacts have come a long way since when I first tried them as a kid so I'm hoping it'll be a totally different experience.

All of the above aside I really just want to go back to sleep but I can't do that. I need to get moving for a lot of reasons. It sucks but I haven't really had a break since Winter Solstice and am not likely to get one until after March 1st as I'm on call again. Still if I can actually motivate today despite the cold I should be able to get things done.

But honestly I'd love to stay inside and read my books with some hot chocolate.

Cross-posted from Dreamwidth ( http://nimitzbrood.dreamwidth.org/275627.html ) but feel free to comment here as well.




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mckavian
Feb. 9th, 2014 02:22 pm (UTC)
OK...how do you get 5 monitors on one laptop??
nimitzbrood
Feb. 9th, 2014 03:03 pm (UTC)
Easy enough. The laptop is what work bought me which I specified at the time from what they limited me to. (I even chose lower processor and ram specs to get the video card.)

It's a Dell Lattitude E6520 series with a dedicated Nvidia card in it. With the docking station that provides 3 monitors total.

What I added to it was one of these:

http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=100-U3-UV39-KR

While not good for gaming they work wonders for screen real estate. During the take-down of the office another one became available as well as a monitor that will do portrait mode. That becomes my comms monitor because those apps have a vertical contact list format. Thus monitor number 5.

I have an older version of one of these boxes on my gaming machine to provide me a third head on that. Though if I end up with another large monitor I'll probably take that off and just run two of them and move the USB unit to the Linux desktop.

So yes in practice if I had a round desk I could ring myself 360 degrees with monitors. The sad part is the non work ones are mostly limited to 1280x1024 resolution.

And yes I'm a monitor hog. I blame years of tiny screens and aging eyeballs.
mckavian
Feb. 9th, 2014 05:21 pm (UTC)
Hmmm.... eyes his HP Pavilion dv7 and wonders what he can do with it to add monitor space...I have a 17" monitor on the laptop and a 21" wide screen and it never seems enough...for the same reasons. *ahem*
mashblock
Feb. 9th, 2014 10:28 pm (UTC)
Get a fan going down there - circulation makes a big difference to comfort.
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