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June 27, 2003

Triple Head Freak Show

Andy recently got his triple-head configuration going. He was slated to get three identical black monitors, but his announcement of leaving in August nixed the order for the third one (so he's using a spare).

Ever since he's has a stream of curious onlookers (most of them library staff who are passing by). Even though it looks like overkill to most, the case is pretty easy to make when he explains. The left monitor is used for email/IM, middle monitor for Emacs/coding and right monitor is designated for the browser. He's still tweaking the arrangement. The books used for monitor stands has also sparked some interesting conversation about what books are generally considered useless.

Honestly, I don't know why more people don't do dual monitor. You can get dual head cards for under $100 and CRT monitors are cheap (the Dell 19" black pictured here was ~$200). Maybe I'm not in tune and it's more popular than I think.

Andy runs Gentoo, it took him a few hours to get it set up (mostly doing research on how to modify the X11 config file).

Posted by mike at June 27, 2003 8:22 AM