Walnut Room this way

Walnut Room this way

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Dueling Monitors

 I have been glued to the computer screens this week, analyzing data.  My first draft of results and discussion is due....tomorrow!  I have been glad of two things this week: that the University of Texas at Arlington required us to take a full semester course dedicated to qualitative research, and that I have dual monitors, which is so efficient when one needs several documents open at the same time.  It is good to be married to a computer genius.  I used to secretly snicker at R and J (the son who is also a computer genius) for having 2, 3, 5, or more monitors.  If I had a bigger desk, I would get a third one! I am almost done with all the coding, trending, patterning, aggregation, meaning-making, interpretation, triangulating, fact-checking, reviewing, reflexivity, linking and so on and so on and so on, and ready to start writing up the results (what the data tells me/us) and the discussion (what it means and what we need to do with it).  I love playing in the midst of words, trying to make sense of them.
I took a little break to sit out on the porch and watch the kitties play (new pics coming soon!) and then prepare dinner.  Lamb chops with wilted power greens and home-made from scratch basil pesto with fettuccine, made from the basil I grow--yeah, I know it is not that hard to grow basil, but it is the closest I come to gardening, and fresh grated parmesan cheese.  I love to eat pretty food.


Anonymous said...

I can barely handle one monitor, much less two or three, but I can see how they would really come in handy! Good work and good food--nice!

Suzassippi said...

I had that same thought, but after constantly resizing windows to fit on my giant screen, it occurred to me why they used 2 or more monitors!

Lana Pugh said...

Dual monitors are the way to go! Techy, nerdy love on my part. And the basil pesto looks to die for. Yummy!

Suzassippi said...

Techy nerdy love! You just have to love that comment! The pesto was really good, by the way. :)