Feb 022015

This was a nice ASUS monitor with IPS panel and a resolution of 1920×1200. I used it as secondary monitor for my Macbook and as primary for the small computer that acts as my secondary computer for working remotely. The Mac is a great machine, but running a Windows remote desktop on it via Citrix is inconvenient, because the Citrix plugin has all sorts of problems with keys on the Mac. Keys like “@” or “[” or a few more. Keys that programmers need all the time.

Attaching a PC keyboard does not help either. I tried it, but then it’s the PC keyboard that sends the offending keycodes. There may be a solution to that, but I decided to solve it in hardware instead. The computer on my secondary desk is a tiny ZOTAC Z-Box MA320, running on an AMD quad core 1.5 GHz Kabini, utilizing a 60 GB SSD and 16 GB of RAM. It runs Linux, is completely silent, looks like a small WiFi router and sits in a bookshelf. That’s where this monitor was attached.

Gamer didn’t like it.

The Song of the Day is one more time “Mischief” by Beoga. Hear it on YouTube.

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