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"Murphy was an optimist!"

A negative of installing a new motherboard December 20, 2008 11:57 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Hardware, Software, Technology
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I am pleased to have my workstation working again. I miss the portability of working on Tommy’s laptop but nothing compares to having multiple monitors for productivity. When will they make a laptop with a screen that can fold out so that the laptop itself will have 2 or 3 screens? Imagine. Fold up to reveal the keyboard and one screen. Need more real estate? Fold the screen to the left and you now have 2 screens and a keyboard. Need more? A 3rd section folds out to the right and now you have a keyboard and 3 screens and portability! Oh how I dream.

Anyhow, seems my machine is still not up to par. Windows just informed me that I have to install service pack 3, again. (since installing the new motherboard required reinstalling Windows core files)

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1. Steve Skinner - December 20, 2008

I think your dream machine might weight a ton!

2. Cathy - December 20, 2008

What if, instead of monitors, it had multiple projectors?

3. Doug McCaughan - December 20, 2008

Steve Skinner- I thought of that. What if the left and right screens were lcd that rolled up (ala epaper) with no frame but instead was supported by a single firm rod that extended from the main frame. Of course, Cathy’s projector idea works.

What I really want, is 5 pens. (See also)

4. Doug TML (UTK'91) - December 24, 2008

Well, since you’re not running a “real” OS, this might work for you, though I think calling it a “laptop” might be generous.


5. Doug McCaughan - December 24, 2008

That’s cool! You don’t think we could get Ubuntu on that?

6. Doug TML (UTK'91) - December 24, 2008

No idea. Would make it halfway usable. Shoot, would be interesting to see OS X on it too! Tell you what, send me one and I’ll see what I can do!

7. Doug McCaughan - December 24, 2008

Haha. Now that’s funny!