It has been a while...
It has been a while since I've posted - so lots of things to talk about coming up.
For a long time, I've had two monitors at home. I got them back in 2001 right after finishing the first book Expert One on One Oracle - it was my gift to myself for finishing... They cost a lot back then, it was a huge investment - but worth it. They are both still going today (you can see one of them down below on the left - the other is with a friend). Not only do they still work - but the entire dual monitor concept just changes the way you work (more screen, more stuff).
Two is no longer enough however - now I must have three. But to get three video outputs was hard in my desktop - and I wanted to be able to plug into my TV to show pictures whenever I wanted as well (easily, not by ripping out the VGA cables and such).
I had been looking at wireless USB connections - but they all seemed slow and low resolution. Till I hit this one:
It supports up to 1600x1200 and everything lower. Pop it off the back of the monitor and put it on the TV and voila', I'm using the TV as a monitor. And - it is not slow, and it was really easy to install - no worries about "did I have a free PCI slot, or was it APG, did I need a half height card or a full size - etc". Seconds after plugging it in - I had three monitors going:
Linux in the middle :) That is a full screen VNC window to my server - for answering questions and testing on. I keep my email/status windows on the right. To the left is the 'windows' screen.
I'm really liking it. Until I can figure out how to get more screens of course...
It is amazing how the amount of screen real estate changes the way you work. I cannot do real work on my single screen laptop anymore - web browser, email - sure. But trying to write an article/paper and use the database and have the browser and email going - impossible.
Apparently, I need a bigger desk at home... For the fourth monitor.