I got a new monitor and I was getting my wires crossed so I decided to sort out the mess.
First, let me tell you about the monitor. On Tuesday, I brought home a 24 inch Samsung SD390. It had a beautiful display but I didn’t like the stand. I type so fast that I set up a vibration and that was making the screen shake. So the next day, I returned the SD390 and purchased the SD590. It has the same beautiful display but with a more solid stand.
I’ve been using two monitors for some time now. This new one is my main screen and I have an older monitor, also 24 inches, that I use for a secondary screen. Since it’s older, the colours are not as vibrant but, hey, it works.
Why two monitors?
I open Scrivener on my main screen. On the secondary monitor I have several WORD documents open: a name chart, a calendar of what happens when, a list of threads to keep track of, and an INSPIRATION mind map that shows my character relationships.
Add a cup of coffee to this setup, and I am in my perfect writing place.
I have a helpful husband. A long time ago, he installed an 8 outlet surge protector under my desk to deal with the computer wires but since then I have found more things to plug in. So yesterday he installed another bar. This one has 7 outlets, giving me a total of 15. I’m only using 11 of them. Maybe I should buy another lamp? (just kidding!)
What’s under there?
I have power for:
- main monitor
- secondary monitor
- USB splitter
- inkjet printer
- laserjet printer
- external hard drive
- backup hard drive
- really bright lamp
- cell phone charger
And this is the final configuration.
Kudos to Rolf. Gotta love a hubby with power tools!