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AEMINAL
May 22, 2015

spin to win


Methanar posted:

That window faces west .

It gets extremely hot in there and I haven't had a good opportunity to find blinds. It's a non standard sized window.

Ikea has really cheap sun blocking roll down blinds in tons of widths, check it out

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IUG
Jul 14, 2007

Without me, there is no mission.
I am the mission!


Blinds.com

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

About 10 gigs worth of women's butts


Rumors about Nigerian My Little Zebra pornography should be forwarded to:


Methanar posted:

That window faces west .

It gets extremely hot in there and I haven't had a good opportunity to find blinds. It's a non standard sized window.

Most hardware stores will also cut blinds to size for you.

n0tqu1tesane
May 7, 2003

She was rubbing her ass all over my hands. They don't just do that for everyone.

Grimey Drawer

Also you can buy window tint that will block a good bit of the heat.

AEMINAL
May 22, 2015

spin to win


gently caress yeah just got a 21:9 monitor, LG 34UC88

It's replacing two samsung monitors @ 27" 1920x1080 and 19" 1650x1050 each (19" was vertical), I don't miss them at all.

Got this software called Divvy where you can set global hotkeys and instantly send the active window to a certain position/size, it even lets you set DMZ-ish border zones between windows. It and WindowSpace (universal window snapping) scratches my dual monitor itch very well.

The only thing I miss somewhat is having a small vertical monitor for mumble/irc/music when I'm gaming, but the insane FOV in games makes up for it. I wish I had a wider desk, oh well!



edit: plz don't cable shame i intend to re-route them all on sunday

AEMINAL fucked around with this message at May 12, 2017 around 16:56

Photex
Apr 6, 2009



AEMINAL posted:

gently caress yeah just got a 21:9 monitor, LG 34UC88

It's replacing two samsung monitors @ 27" 1920x1080 and 19" 1650x1050 each (19" was vertical), I don't miss them at all.

Got this software called Divvy where you can set global hotkeys and instantly send the active window to a certain position/size, it even lets you set DMZ-ish border zones between windows. It and WindowSpace (universal window snapping) scratches my dual monitor itch very well.

The only thing I miss somewhat is having a small vertical monitor for mumble/irc/music when I'm gaming, but the insane FOV in games makes up for it. I wish I had a wider desk, oh well!



edit: plz don't cable shame i intend to re-route them all on sunday

#gbs on irc

FAT32 SHAMER
Aug 16, 2012





I'm the AIM icon pinned to the taskbar in tyool 2017

AEMINAL
May 22, 2015

spin to win


funny Star Wars parody posted:

I'm the AIM icon pinned to the taskbar in tyool 2017

AIM disabled 3:rd party protocol usage (RIP PIDGIN)

also yes join #GBS IRC, bitches, see my sig for more deets!!!

its the kewl place 2 be


join the friendly #gbs irc!! on irc.synirc.net

GreatGreen
Jul 3, 2007

THIS IS HOW YOU REMIND ME OF WHAT I REALLY AM

The best program I've ever used for automatic hotkey window resizing is called Winsplit Revolution and it's as integral to my Windows workflow as the task bar. I use it constantly.

I bind this grid of hotkeys to Ctrl + Alt:
QWE
ASD
ZXC

And I'm set. Ctrl + Alt + S centers the active window and sets it to a pre-allocated size. Hitting it again does the same thing but makes the window smaller. Hitting it again centers the window and gives it full vertical height and 1/3rd of the monitor's width. Ctrl + Alt + E puts the window in the upper right quarter of the screen and hitting it again puts it in the upper right corner of the screen taking half the vertical space and 1/3rd of the horizontal monitor space, etc. You can fully setup any custom window size and placement setting to any of nine grid buttons you can also rebind, and as far as I know you can have an infinite number of customizations to cycle through per button.

If you don't like messing with manual window resizing, definitely check it out. I think the last version is 11.6 or something like that. Whoever made it stopped supporting it a while back so it might be a little bit hard to find now, but it works perfectly well on windows 7 and 10.

GreatGreen fucked around with this message at May 13, 2017 around 00:21

spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
Does not give a damn


That's great. Can a single ultrawide monitor like that host two video feeds from two sources? I have a PC and a Mac Pro so am using two monitors. Would be nice to switch to a single screen, but there are times when I'm working on both machines at once.

FAT32 SHAMER
Aug 16, 2012





spookygonk posted:

That's great. Can a single ultrawide monitor like that host two video feeds from two sources? I have a PC and a Mac Pro so am using two monitors. Would be nice to switch to a single screen, but there are times when I'm working on both machines at once.

I've heard of some picture in picture kind of thingos but I haven't heard great things about them. Check into that maybe?

Decius
Oct 14, 2005



Dinosaur Gum

spookygonk posted:

That's great. Can a single ultrawide monitor like that host two video feeds from two sources? I have a PC and a Mac Pro so am using two monitors. Would be nice to switch to a single screen, but there are times when I'm working on both machines at once.

Some can (like my LG). It's the equivalent of two 16" 5:4 screens however, you lose quite a bit of space compared to two 2560x1440 or even 1920x1080 screens. Personally it was too much loss for me and I use a 3440x1440 screen as main and a 2560x1440 (actually a 4k monitor with Windows scaling set at 1.5 which is basically this) as secondary, which is the best of both worlds if you have the space. A separate screen somehow makes stuff I put there also feel more separate than stuff I put next to the main window on the main screen, but I might be odd in this regard.

Decius fucked around with this message at May 13, 2017 around 10:00

FAT32 SHAMER
Aug 16, 2012









I finished my desk today. Waxed a 6'x3' butch block countertop with a satin wax, then screwed it to two filing cabinets using 8 1.25" nails and bracketed it to the studs. Plenty of space for my absurdly large tower (or a 3rd screen one day ). I'd have to buy a bunch of 8ft cables to make it work on the floor so this will do for now

I just have to cable manage and it'll be dandy

FAT32 SHAMER fucked around with this message at May 21, 2017 around 23:22

Papal Mainframe
May 3, 2017


I like the black cabinet, natural wood pairing with the white tower

(please don't put your tower directly on the carpet when you get a third monitor)

Parachute
May 18, 2003



i can't stand having my tower next to my face, but i have one of those little stands that keeps my tower like 5" above the carpet. is that an ok thing to do?

Deviant
Sep 26, 2003

I wanted orange.

It gave me lemon-lime.




Fun Shoe

Papal Mainframe posted:

I like the black cabinet, natural wood pairing with the white tower

This is exactly what I'm planning to do when I move, so that's good to see.

spookygonk
Apr 3, 2005
Does not give a damn

funny Star Wars parody posted:

I've heard of some picture in picture kind of thingos but I haven't heard great things about them. Check into that maybe?

Decius posted:

Some can (like my LG). It's the equivalent of two 16" 5:4 screens however, you lose quite a bit of space compared to two 2560x1440 or even 1920x1080 screens. Personally it was too much loss for me and I use a 3440x1440 screen as main and a 2560x1440 (actually a 4k monitor with Windows scaling set at 1.5 which is basically this) as secondary, which is the best of both worlds if you have the space. A separate screen somehow makes stuff I put there also feel more separate than stuff I put next to the main window on the main screen, but I might be odd in this regard.

Thanks, I'll stick with two monitors then.

FAT32 SHAMER
Aug 16, 2012





protip for all of you guys planning on doing what I did: even if the wood is dry let it dry for 24 hours or else you will have spots where your computer legs and mousepad are. I had to do a quick touchup last night because I didnt read the instructions and I had eight white spots where the tower legs and monitor legs were and a giant white square where my mousepad was

edit: I was thinking about sticking the tower behind the monitors because I really shouldnt have it on the ground due to my giant fluff of a husky getting hair everywhere

Deviant
Sep 26, 2003

I wanted orange.

It gave me lemon-lime.




Fun Shoe

funny Star Wars parody posted:

protip for all of you guys planning on doing what I did: even if the wood is dry let it dry for 24 hours or else you will have spots where your computer legs and mousepad are. I had to do a quick touchup last night because I didnt read the instructions and I had eight white spots where the tower legs and monitor legs were and a giant white square where my mousepad was

I had plannned on using an ikea solid butcher countertop, but not sealing or finishing it at all, really think it's necessary?

FAT32 SHAMER
Aug 16, 2012





You are going to want to seal it with at least something like this



Unless you plan on never having a glass or liquid near it. Your butcherblock will have rings and stains in no time, and it took me about 30 minutes and $11 to buy and apply this + the 24hr drying time. I wasn't planning on sealing it originally either but turns out that is probably not a good idea

If anything this will make it not as course and easier to slide a mouse across, as well as not rub your arms raw after long enough

FAT32 SHAMER fucked around with this message at May 22, 2017 around 15:29

Magnus Praeda
Jul 18, 2003
The largess in the land.

Is a barmat actually comfortable as a wrist rest?

FAT32 SHAMER
Aug 16, 2012





Magnus Praeda posted:

Is a barmat actually comfortable as a wrist rest?

I find it to be extremely comfortable because I'm pretty tall and it keeps my wrists from floating below the keyboard. It's like those adidas sandals with the spiky things too.

Also it's handy because you can wash it out in the sink when too many dorito crumbs get in there

Coredump
Dec 1, 2002
All I'm saying is that should be enough to arouse some suspicion is all.


GreatGreen posted:

The best program I've ever used for automatic hotkey window resizing is called Winsplit Revolution and it's as integral to my Windows workflow as the task bar. I use it constantly.

I bind this grid of hotkeys to Ctrl + Alt:
QWE
ASD
ZXC

And I'm set. Ctrl + Alt + S centers the active window and sets it to a pre-allocated size. Hitting it again does the same thing but makes the window smaller. Hitting it again centers the window and gives it full vertical height and 1/3rd of the monitor's width. Ctrl + Alt + E puts the window in the upper right quarter of the screen and hitting it again puts it in the upper right corner of the screen taking half the vertical space and 1/3rd of the horizontal monitor space, etc. You can fully setup any custom window size and placement setting to any of nine grid buttons you can also rebind, and as far as I know you can have an infinite number of customizations to cycle through per button.

If you don't like messing with manual window resizing, definitely check it out. I think the last version is 11.6 or something like that. Whoever made it stopped supporting it a while back so it might be a little bit hard to find now, but it works perfectly well on windows 7 and 10.

Listen to this goon, WinSplit is so pro.

Tedronai66
Aug 24, 2006
Better to Reign in Hell...

Coredump posted:

Listen to this goon, WinSplit is so pro.

And so discontinued =(

AEMINAL
May 22, 2015

spin to win


i used divvy for a while with my new 21:9, but i ended up reverting back to WindowSpace

it's a utility that lets you snap any window to other windows, snaps to edges etc.

so i just size my main window to a preferred size, let the snapping make it clean, then resize and snap my IRC/uTorrent/foobar2k in equal sizes to the main one, with some space left so i can still see my single column of desktop icons.

HalloKitty
Sep 30, 2005

Adjust the bass and let the Alpine blast


Tedronai66 posted:

And so discontinued =(

Doesn't stop it from working...

HP Artsandcrafts
Oct 3, 2012



When I got back into pc gaming, I really got back into pc gaming.



Wistful of Dollars
Aug 25, 2009



How are you enjoying Minecraft?

HP Artsandcrafts
Oct 3, 2012



Wistful of Dollars posted:

How are you enjoying Minecraft?

It's beautiful!

Does spreadsheets like a champ too.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




HP Artsandcrafts posted:

When I got back into pc gaming, I really got back into pc gaming.




Is that an NZXT HSF? The case is a Phanteks so... ?

Are those speakers any good? Are they wireless with that antenna on the left one?

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HP Artsandcrafts
Oct 3, 2012



Josh Lyman posted:

Is that an NZXT HSF? The case is a Phanteks so... ?

Are those speakers any good? Are they wireless with that antenna on the left one?

It's a NZXT Kraken X62 AIO. There's also a Corsair PSU in there. Phanteks makes really nice cases but rest of what they make isn't quite on par with their cases.

I think the Audioengine HD3's are probably the best desktop speakers you can buy right now. The built in DAC is amazing and it has Bluetooth (that's what the little antenna is for) so I can just stream music off my phone if I don't want to turn the computer on.

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