General Technology

Seeing Double

Today I started work for the summer. All went well and I’m especially pleased not to have to be doing any formal logic/grammar/etc for a long while! After I got home I mowed the lawn (which was looking more like a meadow before hand) and then had tea. After that I had a play with setting up a dual screen system on my Linux box. It was actually surprisingly easy and only simple modifications were needed to the “Screen” section of my xorg.conf file as below:

Option “TwinView” “true”
Option “TwinViewOrientation” “RightOf”
Option “MetaModes” “1024×768,1024×768”

N.B. This will only work for newer Nvidia graphics cards (using the official drivers), different options will be needed for other makes.

Dual Screen

I also picked up my new sunglasses at lunchtime, even though they were only cheap (as far as prescription ones go anyway) I’m pretty pleased with them. Apparently I look like ‘Agent Smith‘ in them, I’m not convinced though, my glasses aren’t nearly as cool as his!


Remember – “There is no spoon”, not if your a psychotic computer program anyway.


Originally from the UK, David is designer and wanderer currently based in Kamakura. Prior to this, he lived in China and longs to explore more of this vast and varied land. He started Randomwire in 2003 to chronicle his travels and occasional musings. Feel free to drop him a line.

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