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I started a Library Research class at College of San Mateo today. I took the train and biked up and up and up to get here. Initially I cursed the trip but it is so freaking beautiful here! Water fountains and grand promenades and big windows and great spaces and the view and the view and the view! And I was going to ask how I could get on the wifi but it’s open and the table I am sitting at was teetering so I fixed it with the built-in screws on the table legs to for fixing such things!
I was on campus just once before trying to get a class but it was at night and I only saw the registration department. I remember that was even a good experience with their nice people and beautifully laid out space with these big comfy chairs with these awesome fold-out work surfaces.
It’s so pretty here I want to cry!
It’s so easy… once you know how!
In the image above, my laptop computer is running everything. Screen number 2 is plugged into my laptop. Screen number 3 is on my desktop computer. I made another “display” on my laptop and I’m showing that 3rd display using Teamviewer!
How I made it work: On the laptop, go to Windows 7′s “Screen Resolution” screen. Click “Detect” and Windows 7 will claim “Another display not detected”. That’s ok. On the properties for that display, under Multiple Displays click “try to connect anyway on: VGA”, and click Apply. Then under Multiple Displays click “Extend desktop to this display” and click Apply. You are done on your laptop!
Now go to your desktop computer. Connect to your laptop with Teamviewer (this will probably work with other VNC-like programs). Choose to view the 3rd display.
Tada! You now have multiple monitors on one computer, with the help of your other computers.
I have also used Synergy to connect two nearby computers to one another. You can use both Synergy and this Teamviewer trick at the same time. The mouse movements get a bit confusing but it works!
In this installation art, you walk through a room where it is pouring rain everywhere… except in the spot where you are standing. Freaking awesome.
“It is one of the most incredible exhibits I’ve ever seen in my life. And I’ve seen a lot… It’s transcendent, it really is a transcendent experience. It’s like church.”
Here is a good news story about it
And a long form “art” video about it
I found out about this from a great site and mailing list, The Creators Project. Sign up!
Here is my email to the Stitcher.com folks:
In April I wrote that I was uninstalling Stitcher “because the only “daily update” news I ever get is of horror, death, and pain. Sure, if it bleeds it leads, but not on my phone.”
You guys wrote back and showed me how to disable notifications in the Settings so I reinstalled Stitcher and disabled notifications. Today the app chimed in out of the blue telling me about a multiple murder “deadly shooting rampage” in St. Louis complete with a photo of a man in a gurney being rushing into an ambulance by paramedics.
I am guessing Stitcher updated itself and the settings didn’t carry over from the previous install.
Please answer this: why should I subject myself to such persistent negativity when I have clearly asked you and your app to stop?
Since I am done feeling bad, I am happy to report that it is time to feel good.