The other day I realized that the only CRT left in my apartment is my television. All my computers now have LCD displays--either laptop or desktop. I remember a few years back, longing for the day when I'd have high-res LCD displays for all my computers. That day has come and it seems rather anti-climactic.

Now I just need to do something about the lack of LCDs at work.

Yeah, right. :-)

Posted by jzawodn at March 04, 2003 10:33 AM

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# Craig Hughes said:

I've always been of the opinion that the most effective and comfortable way to get work done on computers (at least for us power developers) is to adapt the approach that chefs take: bring your own knives. I have a company-issue computer with a CRT which sits in a corner of the cube, and which I rarely actually use. I have my TiBook which I bring to work and do most of my actual work on (using Remote Desktop or VirtualPC from it when I need Windows access). Back before I came to work at a huge corporation with jacked firewall/IT constraints on what gets connected to the network, I used to bring my own desktop machine w/ LCD monitor to work as well, and the company-issue machine was more or less completely idle.

Of course this approach leads to issues when you end up leaving a company -- but being sensible about where you save company-owned data so it's easy to go through and purge everything generally works out pretty much OK.

It's often struck me that some way of automatically attaching some meta-data to any file I save while connected to the company network would be useful -- perhaps I'll take a look at the facilities that HFS+ in combination with configd might provide under OSX...

on March 4, 2003 11:57 AM
# tfr said:

Yeah. When I first bought my laptop, I had a plan to hook it up to my 19" Hitachi CM772ET monitor and an external keyboard/mouse, but quickly came to a conclusion that the 1600x1200 looks much better on the 15.0" UltraSharp TFT on my laptop than it does on the CRT. So the monitor has been sitting in the corner of my office taking space and gathering dust since. :)

on March 4, 2003 01:24 PM
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