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Mike Meier
Roses are red, violets are blue
Everything's possible, nothing is true.

Size Does Matter

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 8:10 AM

I think it was about seven years ago when I decided to finally upgrade from my trusty 15" LCD that had cost a fortune and was about twice the size of its actual display to a 20". Dells were already all the rage back then and not all that expensive, so that's what I bought. That damn thing has lasted until today, and the only real hitch I've ever had was the USB hub crapping out - the display still worked like on day one. That's, you know, pretty damn cool.

But the USB hub having died was a bit of a problem for me, and given that a 27" monitor would now cost a little over half of what I paid for the 15" (make unknown, by the way - I still have it, but I can't remember and the company had such faith in their future that they didn't put a logo anywhere on the device), it was getting hard to justify keeping the old warhorse around. So this week I finally splurged on a Dell U2711 27", and I've basically been sitting at my desk with a boner ever since. I guess it's just this thing where if you skip over three generations of technology, buying a new gadget feels like you've travelled to the future.

In all honesty, the new monitor is the reason why I finally got up off my butt and colored that Juri piece I posted today - I really just wanted to see what working on it would be like. Turns out it's exactly what I was hoping for. I think I've literally sliced my coloring time in half because I'm not spending half an eternity zooming in and out anymore. Set to 50%, color most of it, zoom in to 100-150%, take care of details, done.

I just might actually start posting fully colored stuff on a semi-regular basis here again. But I've said that before, so wait and see, huh? ;p

In other news, you should all be reading Storm Dogs. Really. Now. Go and buy it.

  • Listening to: Katalepsy - Autopsychosis
  • Reading: Storm Dogs
  • Watching: Breaking Bad
  • Playing: Crysis 2
  • Eating: Shrimp
  • Drinking: Water


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Lemniskate Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Habe einen einseitigen Fancomic für Bulletproof:…
Kid-Eternity Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Thank you for the :+fav:
spacehamster Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
You're very welcome, sir, and now keep up the good work! :)
David-Dennis Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Just amazing...
spacehamster Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Thank you!
LostonWallace Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Thanks for the Watch, Mike! Right back at ya!
spacehamster Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Kromdor Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fav' ! ;)
spacehamster Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
You're very welcome, sir, and keep up the good work! :)
ChrisMcJunkin Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Merry Christmas! Clickity click ====> [link]
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