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When multi-tasking goes bad...

JoeDesktop.JPGSometimes I am absolutely amazed at how much modern software allows us to achieve.  In years past I would have had to choose between watching TV (red), ftp'ing files to the DotNetNuke servers (green), or configuring a new server for tesing DotNetNuke modules and skins (blue), or browsing the internet (yellow - browser minimized).  My 24" monitor allows me to have picture-in-picture (red) so that I can catch my favorite shows while working.  Using remote desktop (green) I can have my laptop ftp files.  Running VMWare server (blue) allows me to have multiple server/desktop environments configured for conducting DotNetNuke testing.  Finally, while all of this occurs in the background, I can write this blog entry (yellow) from my physical desktop machine. 

In the past I would have tried to run all of these applications from a single machine.  Now through virtualization and remote desktops I can have different environments which are optimized for specific tasks.  With a large enough monitor, it becomes possible to monitor all of these tasks even while catching up on my blogging.  I wonder how much more I could do if I just had one of the new Dell 30" LCDs sitting alongside my current 24" monitor..   


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