August 12, 2009
I think I have a problem.
Photo Credit: greggoconnel
So, originally I had one 17” CRT monitor, but I found it frustrating to fit all the content I wanted on the screen. So I got a 19” LCD Monitor. A big improvement, but still found myself futzing around with windows, constantly minimizing, maximizing, and re-arranging windows to fit on the screen. So… two 19” monitors should fix that, right? So now here I am with two monitors. Code on the left, webapp on the right. The In-laws come by and they assume I am either a rocket scientist or a criminal mastermind. Feels good. For awhile.
Today I caught myself thinking “man, if only I had more room to fit another window in, this would be perfect”. And that’s when I started to consider that maybe the problem isn’t with monitors, but with me. Is there a sufficient number of pixels where I’m going to stop and say “Ah, this is plenty”, or is that moment going to be followed up a year later by me selling plasma to support my habit.
Am I going to wind up like this guy?
Photo Credit: Audin