New Toys

Dec. 11th, 2008 10:59 pm
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Today I bought myself a new monitor because the old one SUCKED. I've been doing a fair bit of research, and I knew I wanted an IPS based monitor. I plumped for the Apple 20" Cinema Display. It seemed to be one of the more cost effective IPS LCD monitors that has a reasonable colour gamut.

I am not dissapointed. It's sharp as a pin, and the colours are gorgeous. Totally awesome buy. I would have liked the 24", but there is no adapter for mini-display port to DVI yet. And the 24" screen is like $300 more, and I really didn't want to spend that much on a new screen. This one is big enough for now.

Also it comes with a cloth in a box to clean it with. How wanky is that?
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I so love Adobe Illustrator. It totally r0x0rs. I'm putting together a new layout for my website, which is sorely in need of an update. I picked up a couple of images from iStockPhoto.com (which is also totally awesome and cheap) for a couple of bucks, which look cool, and I'm still debating on the colour of things. I have a blue version and a red version. Maybe I'll post 'em and see what people think.

In other news my keyboard is starting to act up. The 'l' key is not responding as well as it should. Why is it that laptop keyboards never seem to last? The good part is that I have the super dooper warranty that will cover anything for two years, so if it really does give up the ghost, I will get a replacement keyboard. Warranties rule.

I'm thinking about picking up a firewire card for my laptop so that I can make some more music (Sarah decided that she would start using the computer with all my music on it for some reason I can't quite fathom - it's a piece of shit otherwise, it's an old Mac mini, with bugger all RAM and a crappy hard disc, but it runs Cubase okay). Ever since we put the music gear in the living room, I've been playing a lot more than I have for months. Even Riordon is showing some interest every so often, which is very happy.

Our Christmas cards are coming along. We have most of the pieces cut out now, and it's [livejournal.com profile] firinel's turn to sew things together. After that we have some stamping and some gluing to happen. Not sure who's been assigned what exactly, but I'm sure we'll figure that out when we get to it.

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