August 9th, 2012

Monitors and car chains

Two things:

(1) I'm thinking of buying a new monitor. My current setup is two 1600x1200 20" monitors side-by-side-- I use the same setup at work. I'm thinking about switching both to one larger monitor. Currently, I'm thinking of the Dell 27" with a resolution of 2560x1440. It's an IPS monitor, which means that it has a huge color gamut-- that's important for me at home, but I couldn't care less at work.

Thoughts?

(2) We had a car stolen out of our garage while I was at BARGE. There's a giant concrete pole in the garage right next to my car, and I have a chain with a padlock wrapped around the pole from when I had a motorcycle parked down there.

It occurred to me the other day that my car has nice sturdy tow hooks. Is there any reason that I couldn't or shouldn't chain my car to the pole in much the same way that I would a bike? I'm guessing most car thieves wouldn't carry bolt cutters, and/or would be likely to just try some other car.