Jan
8

My Office Gets Awesomer

Posted by Aaron West at 9:56 PM in Personal

I recently jettisoned the last Windows machine in my life when I replaced my work computer with a new MacBook Pro running Leopard. The last change to make to completely overhaul my office at work was to replace dual 17'' Dell monitors. Today, the new 27'' Dell display I ordered came in and it took roughly 15 minutes to get it set up. I was really surprised at how freaking huge it is; it almost dwarfs the rather large desk I have. The pictures below don't accurately showcase its size, but even with it's large footprint it is going to make a great addition to my productivity nest away from home. The built-in color profile looks fantastic when connected to my MacBook Pro with zero adjustment or calibration. With such a large display there really is no need to keep the laptop opened. It simple looks ridiculous sitting next to the large Dell.

I'm really happy with the new setup as I've got much better equipment and I've been able to create additional desk space to use for more worthwhile things.


View from my desk chair




View a little further back

Jan
8

Flipping through the February 2008 edition of Macworld tonight I noticed an add by MacHeist touting $400 worth of software for $49. I didn't know anything about this, but last year MacHeist ran this same deal selling 10 different Mac apps for $49 over a one week period. Last years deal included TextMate, ShapeShifter, Disco, Pangea, RapidWeaver and more.

This year, starting tomorrow actually, the sale begins again. The MacHeist Web site is already beginning to list the applications they will be selling in a few hours. So far, 1Password, CoverSutra, Cha-Ching, iStopMotion, Awaken, and TaskPaper have been announced. Best of all, 25% of your purchase goes to the charity of choice (charity options are listed on their Web site). If you're interested in a good deal, check out the offer. Even if you would use a few of the apps it'd be worth $49.