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True ... but it seems easier to buy a $10 adapter than a $60 switch.

Try a 2+ monitor kvm for cost... They're still rather pricy.
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B&H delivered the new monitor ... it is sitting on my other desk growling at me ... and it is huge. I am not sure if it is too big yet.

Amazon ... on the other hand ... dropped the ball and my DVI / HDMI adapter is delayed ... bistards! Should have been here yesterday ... now expected Friday! According to Amazon, I can order a new one right now, pay $4 and get it tomorrow. This is when you miss the local electronic store ... you just cannot pick these sorts of things up anymore. Are we getting to dependent on these sorts of services? What happens when the singularity occurs?

Amazon finally delivered the adapter ... 1 day late. I guess I am not toooo angry at them.

I'm using the new monitor ... and it isn't too big for me. Yet to see any others reaction to it (if you know what I mean). The resolution is the same as my 20" monitor so the only real impact is everything is bigger.

Civ4 certainly allows me to see more of my land that before ... so that is a plus.

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Try a 2+ monitor kvm for cost... They're still rather pricy.

I don't think I can get away with 2 monitors at home. I would certainly like the additional real estate that would give (I am using 2 monitors at work) ... but I just couldn't justify it.frown.gif

________________________________________________________________________________________

In other news, the pictures in my build log disappeared because I had used my bandwidth for the month. I guess its one of ...
- lots of people are looking at the pics
- my pics aren't web optimized
- March is a long month

Edited by ruffhi - 3/31/16 at 3:08pm
post #143 of 601
I can't live without multiple mo Igor's myself, and really cannot wait until I upgrade to a wonderful triple screen setup with an ultrawide in the middle ^_^

Just too used to being able to do more than one thing at a time I guess.
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I am really undecided about the power / reset switch. I really don't like that it sticks out sooooo far with the S5. with the S8, you can bury it in the mid-chassis section ... not so much with the S5. I am either going to ...

a) leave it and have it bug me for ever
b) move the power / reset buttons to some other location
c) get shorter switches

Wait ... wait ... here is a fourth option ...

d) leave it but resleeve the cables in my black / white / yellow / green / orange color scheme

... ooh ooh ...

e) I was actually thinking today that I might dye some white in patches so that you get a single strand of sleeving that is multi-colored.

You can resleeve it with out dye using the below and have multicolor, even reflective, glow in the dark or zombie colors

http://www.paracordplanet.com/paracord/550-nylon-paracord/all-colors/

I sleeve with this and like it better than the other. If you need to I can make you some cables PM me!!

Filed away for future reference.
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I've just found out that PAX East is on this weekend in Boston, MA. I just happen to live in Boston, MA and ... according to my calendar ... I have absolutely nothing to do on Saturday. The weather forecast is for a cool, sunny 59°F ... so ... should I go or should I stay?

Hmm ... I think they decided for me as I can't seem to purchase a ticket (sold out). Do they sell tickets on the day?

Edit: The power of facebook has put me in contact with a friend of a friend and I should have a ticket by Friday smile.gif.


Edited by ruffhi - 4/19/16 at 1:27pm
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I've just found out that PAX East is on this weekend in Boston, MA. I just happen to live in Boston, MA and ... according to my calendar ... I have absolutely nothing to do on Saturday. The weather forecast is for a cool, sunny 59°F ... so ... should I go or should I stay?

Hmm ... I think they decided for me as I can't seem to purchase a ticket (sold out). Do they sell tickets on the day?

Edit: The power of facebook has put me in contact with a friend of a friend and I should have a ticket by Friday smile.gif.


Oh definitely go! And report back!
 
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Do it, they're totally worth it!

.... Says the guy who's lived within half an hour of Fragapalooza for yeaaaaaaaah and has never gone. Sad face.
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post #148 of 601
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Tracking number for my ticket is working ... shows ETA for Friday.

I haven't ever been to a PAX. What should I expect? Any suggestions on what I should do? I've d/l the app and there are a number of panels on Settlers of Catan ... I've heard a little about this game. There is
no ...
  • Firaxis
  • Civ4 (or Civ5 ... but who cares about 5)
  • monsoon
  • CaseLabs

There is cosplay ... which kills me everytime I see someone dressed up.

I will have a phone camera and take some pics ... I'll also type up a post or two. Let me know if you want info any anything in particular ... before Friday night as I don't have my time machine fully operational yet.
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iBruce posted the item below during a conversation about sleeving color.
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Remember to ask CL to send you the all-black front panel pwr/reset cables with your S5, and not the ketchup mustard ones. smile.gif

The all-black will look better in your S5. thumb.gif

I included it on my email to CL re my order and parts color and got the following reply from KC (Kevin?) ...
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We haven’t used the red and yellow wiring for the switches in years, so you will be receiving the black wiring.
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KC is a Kevin, but he's a different Kevin than the one here on the forums. KC is, for lack of better words, one of the maestros of the shop, or master of chaos and all the cosmos. Or something. Don't let him find out I said that, it might go to his head lol
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