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17, 20 or 24

Posted: 09/28/2006 in Web/Tech

I am saving for a new computer and I have my eye on a desktop, an iMac. I don’t really move about enough to warrant upgrading to a fancy new wide screen laptop, and my mini-me is only two and a bit years old. But, what I really desire is a larger screen because 12″ doesn’t cut it and I am sure my grades will increase along side monitor size. I am fed up with being restricted to only looking at one application at a time, and long for the day when I can have my browser AND a word document open side by side. My notes will be that much better than before, and I wont use the extra inches to have my browser and iTunes open next to one another. Given that my PowerBook is holding strong I should really just buy a monitor. But where’s the fun in that and Alex is planning on upgrading later this year and I wont be left behind!!!

So all that I am left with is having to choose between the 17, 20 or 24 inch models. I went down to the Apple store in SoHo and tested out the different screens: 17″ is still too small, 20″ should be just right and 24″ scared me. I felt like a digital Goldilocks flitting between Macs.


Posted: 07/10/2005 in Web/Tech



CSI-ER TiVo Paradox

Posted: 02/03/2005 in Web/Tech

I know this one has been raging in cyberspace for a while. But, up until tonight we had clumsily managed to get around it. Season Pass for CSI, and then at 9:58 real eastern time I’d manually record ER. This is not a particularly satisfactory arrangement. Whilst I was on vacation we missed one episode, as it is a hard thing to remember to do if you are not watching television at the time or like tonight, watching something from TiVo. Because you have to remember to pause TiVo, switch to live, stop recording CSI and switch channels to record ER. Dull. Tonight we forgot and have lost the first 8 minutes or so. In the future I think we are going to have set up one SP and one pre-set manual record, but there is no true satisfactory way around it – either you risk missing finding out who did it or how they got sick. But, I am willing to take one for the team, unless some bright spark has a way around it that doesn’t involve VHS or multiply TiVos.

NB. Despite this minor hiccup I would not swap TiVo for all the tea in China, and I think this might be my first ‘web/tech’ category post 🙂