Real Estate

I’ve been using my old desktop (well, under-the-desk) G4 Mac less and less recently, so I’ve reorganized things so that I can mainly use its fairly new and very nice LCD monitor with my laptop when I’m at home. Wonderful. I can have the TeXShop window with the PDF of the book I’m working on displayed on the external monitor (a full page at 150%), and the TeXShop drawer open too, with all the section hyperlinks: and then the source file of the current chapter and other stuff like BibDesk is on the PowerBook screen. Why on earth didn’t I think of doing this before? It’s LaTeX heaven!

So message to myself: no more lusting after 17″ laptops — keep to a 15″ one for portability, and get the additional real estate when you need it by plugging an the external monitor.

It all seems a very long way from thinking that WordStar on an ACT Sirius was really, really neat …

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