A couple of weeks ago I’d doing some computer work for a friend, I posted a picture of their busted laptop at the time. Because of the quirkiness of technology I ended up swapping my labour and a monitor, for a new monitor they had purchased that wouldn’t work right with their laptop. It’s worked out great, we’re both happy. The strange thing is native resolution of the new monitor is 1600 x 900. My old monitor and my current second monitor run at 1280 x 1024. So I’ve lost 124 pixels vertically and gained 320 horizontally, what’s surprised me is the times that I’ve missed the 124 pixels. It seems that the extra horizontal space ends up being waisted. Of course the wide screen is great for watching movies, and I’m sure I’ll get used to the shorter screen.
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