Archive for June 13th, 2009

Adding a Docking Station with Two Monitors to the Site Office

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Managing this project is becoming more difficult and taking more time.  Driving from our home office to the project site takes time so we decided to invest in additional on-site infrastructure to increase Bryan’s productivity.

Adding a Docking Station with Two Monitors

After scanning the Fry’s advertisements, we decided to buy two 23 inch monitors and use an idle docking station for Bryan’s Dell D-630 notebook.  This would allow Bryan to use a full-size keyboard and have a full 48 inches of screen available.

Having two monitors is easy with a Dell docking station.  The monitors need to be identical and have both a digital and analog input.  The Dell docking stations come with both an analog and digital output so a couple cables and a few minutes of configuration and —voila— you have two monitors.

Two monitors with the docking station should help to improve productivity while allowing Bryan to be on site.

Two monitors with the docking station should help to improve productivity while allowing Bryan to be on site.

Of course, Canon was generous and bundled a PIXMA MX 330 all-in-one color printer/scanner/copier with the purchase of an LCD monitor and offered a $50 rebate off the low, low price of $79.  Yes, we bought one.

Our Meyer Lemon Tree Needs Some Love

We noticed that our cherished Meyer Lemon tree is not looking very healthy and it needs some love.  Or, maybe some water and a feeding.

All of the trees on site need feeding so we contacted Tree Solutions to assess what to feed the trees.  Jim Neve is away on vacation so our trees will be anxiously awaiting his return.  Also, we will put the Meyer Lemon tree on a watering program immediately.

Time to get the Meyer Lemon tree on a watering program.

Time to get the Meyer Lemon tree on a watering program.

Jim O’Brien Reviews the Job Site

It is always nice to host visitors and Jim O’Brien saw that our U.S. flag was flying so he dropped by for a quick visit.  AS you may recall, we got the dirt on the O’Briens.

Jim O'Brien stops in for a visit.  Cheers Jim!

Jim O'Brien stops in for a visit. Cheers Jim!