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Today didn't start well [Apr. 2nd, 2009|12:18 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
- Woken up by a pneumatic drill about a foot from my bedromm wall

- Just missed the last train that gets me to work on time, and all the trains were going to King's Cross instead of Moorgate today so got to work half an hour late.

- Having emptied and defrosted the fridge last night because a new one was supposed to be arriving today, got a phone call to tell me that it hasn't been delivered to the fridge man who was supposed to be bringing it to me. Bah. And it sounds like there isn't a proper fridge/freezer small enough to go in the gap in my kitchen, so it will just be a fridge with a little ice making compartment again.



Still, I got to work to find that I've got a new PC with two screens. Ooh, I've never had two screens before. I've spent most of the morning settng it up how I need it to be. And now it's lunchtime already.
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[User Picture]From: spoonrefuter
2009-04-02 11:28 am (UTC)
Two Screens Is The One True Way. Once you've got it all set up, it's hard to go back.

I have a Mac set up at work as well, using a third screen, and I use synergy to shared the pc keyboard and mouse between the two.

It can get *really* confusing, though, when I am doing a remote desktop or VNC session to yet another machine, or using Spaces/another-multiple-desktop piece of software.
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[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2009-04-02 04:16 pm (UTC)
When will we dispense with these puny machines and simply merge into the Collective?
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2009-04-02 04:21 pm (UTC)
Next Tuesday. Join us?
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[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2009-04-02 04:25 pm (UTC)
Ok. I'm going to the National Theatre after work but I'll see if I can squeeze it in at some point. Do I need a pass or anything?
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2009-04-02 04:26 pm (UTC)
You should be okay - I think I've got a +1.
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[User Picture]From: spoonrefuter
2009-04-02 04:49 pm (UTC)
I do find myself just turning my head slightly to look at the Mac, and start typing away just assuming that the keystrokes will follow my focus instead of, yanno, having to move my mouse onto that screen.

It can get very Alice In Wonderland, when I'm remote desktopping to a VPN machine in the computer room on the ground floor, from whence I remote desktop onto a machine on a client site - and for a couple of clients there, doing a remote desktop onto another machine further inside the clients desktop.

In fact, it gets damn confusing - although it reminds me of how I felt when I first used a web browser, realising that the data was coming from continents away, via innumerable machines, and yet it "felt" like it was just in front of me. Well, but slower.
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[User Picture]From: eyekiller
2009-04-02 11:35 am (UTC)
And it sounds like there isn't a proper fridge/freezer small enough to go in the gap in my kitchen, so it will just be a fridge with a little ice making compartment again.

?? why do you think this?
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2009-04-02 11:38 am (UTC)
That's what John said. It sounds like the next size up after mine at the moment is too big for the gap. A shame, but it can't be helped if that's the case.
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[User Picture]From: eyekiller
2009-04-02 11:48 am (UTC)
You've misunderstood, or he's losing it.
You're getting a fridge freezer with two doors, the freezer bit being a 3/4 size rather than the same as the fridge. That's what he said to me just now anyway.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2009-04-02 11:49 am (UTC)
Oh, cool. You've missed out on the third option, which is that I'm losing it.
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[User Picture]From: nikh
2009-04-02 04:20 pm (UTC)
Two screens are good, but one massive one is better. Two massive ones are better still. In fact, if the original two are massive, then forget I said anything. They're usually not, though.
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