There’s nothing wrong with killer robots from venus
Ok, no bitching from me today! There’s a shocker for you eh? Several awsome
things happened today!
- We finally got the project to the Quality Assurance and tech
people. This has taken forever, but it’s finally in their hands. I’m sure
it’ll be back in the developers soon enough, for bugs, but at least it’s not
just us who get to touch it anymore.
- Found that the S/MIME patch has gone into the mutt CVS tree, which means that (with a bit of
diddling) I’m about -><- that close to dumping fuckingnetscape4pointx once
and for all.
- Got a new monitor at work. I’ve been thinking my eyes were going, and that
maybe my monitor at home was looking better than the one at work because it was
bigger (mmmmmmm…. 19″ flatscreen NEC crt….. mmmm…..), but when I convinced
the boss to swap my fuzzy monitor with a better one, the difference was, well,
apparent 🙂 This is related to the next good thing that happened to me.
- While fuzzy, the second monitor is still at my desk, curtesy of a spare
video card that SilverStr found for
me, meaning, yes baby, Xinerama.
The “problem” with this is that now I have two monitors on my desk, and my desk
is this shape:
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and before the monitor would slide nicely into the large area in front of me.
Now with two, either they are side by side, both much closer to me than before,
or one is slid back, and the other is off on the side of the desk, and I loose
the “large desktop” feel. So far I’ve gone with the side by side method.
Disadvantage number two is that the top shelf unit of the desk has been removed.
I’m still nicely buffered and hidden by the other two units on either side of
me, but man, I got a lot of crap! 3 shirts, about 7 stuffed penguins, many many
books, manuals, and misc pieces of office equipment! Without a top shelf means
I have to actually clean now!
Minor bitch number three is about Xinerama and the nVidea cards… more specifically, the Geforce2
doesn’t play with Xinerama and 3d games 🙁 It tries to set the video mode for
the entire desktop I guess, and it can’t, as it only controls half of it. End
result is that I have to swap from a Xinerama to non-Xinerama setup when I play
quake at work (which isn’t as often as to be a pain in the buttocks of course,
but if I can find a way to do it without restarting things, I’d be happier).
So that’s it, my day, a happy day! And tomorrow I get to sleep in, as I played
some good squash this morning 🙂