Inspired by Chris Eidhof’s “I USE THIS” post, I decided to post about where the magic behind my apps happens.
Dual monitors is a god send for me. I spend most of my day in Xcode and its usually on the left monitor and whatever I’m making is on the right. Safari on the right when I’m looking something up. Also when using inkscape I can edit the XML in one monitor and see the visual changes in the other.
The only downside from having a dual monitor setup is my system’s video performance is a bit slower but I don’t use my Mac for gaming and video playback is sufficiently good. The productivity gains more than make up for it.
I used to have a Power Mac (Dual G5s) that performed great for 8 years but was a bit noisy in summer when all the fans would turn on (burning G5s!). This Mac mini is ninja-silent and fits directly under/between my monitors.
* I try to support indie developers as much as possible. They go above and beyond and I want to reward them for it. The developers in question here are all stand up guys.