I wanted to let you all know that I got a wonderful addition to my accessibility tools as a gift this weekend! My wonderful lifemate gave me a delightful 7″ USB monitor as an accessory to my workstation. This Mimo UM-710S USB Monitor rotates between landscape and portrait mode, works as an additional monitor under Vista and other operating systems, and lets me run my productivity tools on the side so I’m not forever digging under my artwork to find things.
I put my Google Chat, Winamp, and Workrave RSI timer on it, so I don’t have to have them on my main screen. I can even put a small video popout there, or shrink a Second Life screen and move it there so I can idle and keep an eye on any messages that might come in while I’m working. It helps me handle interruptions more smoothly, and keeps my level of tension down. Lower tension and stress means less pain and easier work!
Remember, no comic this week, but I had to share this great gift with you! All of you currently in the Northeast U. S. and being buried by the blizzard, stay safe!