Thursday, October 27, 2016

I voted.






Starting to think about policies for 2018 and 2020 to better balance a) staying informed with b) defending the remaining hours and days of my life from the toxic wasteland of American political news and culture with c) defending my values from the kinds of people who make intentionally pollute American political culture in order to suppress participation in order to promote their policies.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

What's a millionaire?

1821, from French millionnaire (1762) .... The first in America is said to have been John Jacob Astor (1763-1848). —etymonline.com
What cost $1,000,000 in 1848 would cost $27,656,549.61 in 2015.  —The Inflation Calculator


Saturday, September 3, 2016

Friday, September 2, 2016

A space-saving redesign plus more megapixels for the Sit/Stand/Walk Desk

I rebuilt the Sit/Stand/Walk desk from an A-frame to a foot-deep rectangle so that it takes up a few feet less space back-to-front.  I also replaced the main 30" monitors with slightly smaller 4K monitors.  I have mounts for the laptop and phone but haven't figured out a good place to put them, since the sliding up and down of the main monitors really takes up a lot of space.  The only realistic option is knee-level, but then they are useless in Stand/Walk mode.



Total pixel count:

MonitorWidthHeightTotal
HP 30" 2560 1600 4,096,000
LG 27" UHD 3840 2160 8,294,400
LG 27" UHD 3840 2160 8,294,400
Samsung 23” TV 1920 1080 2,073,600
Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2560 1440 3,686,400
OnePlus One 1080 1920 2,073,600
Total     28,518,400