I was working in the Diocesan Offices at Chelmsford yesterday. I took my Mac with me and hooked it up to a monitor there, and spent the whole day working on the web site from the other side of the desk to my boss. I don’t think we got as much done as I was hoping, but it was still a productive use of the day.
What struck me most, however, was the flat screen TFT monitor I was using. It was so much nicer to look at than my CRT monitor, crisper, cleaner, brighter, and less demanding on the eyes. I have found myself squinting quite often on my CRT to see clearly what’s going on, which isn’t ideal. It’s not the size of the screen, I think they were the same, I just found the TFT much easier on the eye. I’m told TFTs are also better for your eyes, something to do with radiation emission from CRTs. I certainly found that I could look at the TFT for longer without my glasses than with my CRT! So that’s another thing I’d like to get – a 19″ TFT monitor. That, combined with a new Mac, and a new air filter for the Mini, plus an effects unit for my guitar, all mounts up to an awful lot of money I’d like to be able to spend!!
In other news, I went to see Pirates of the Caribbean 2 last night with AM, Alex and Chris. It was a lot of fun! I personally don’t think it was as good as the first one, the plot was rather messy in places. The special effects were fantastic, especially the main baddy, and there were some classic quotes in there too, but I don’t think it had quite the same feel as the previous one. Then again, it wouldn’t have been any good if it was exactly the same as the previous one… It was good though, and I’d still thoroughly recommend it to anyone who is thinking of going to see it.