Tuesday links

by Giles Turnbull

Would you like a 23-inch MacBook? Of course you would. Jeff Porten knows how you can use an old PowerBook as a secondary screen for another, newer notebook. It’s a hack, but it works, and might be a good option if you don’t mind lugging two laptops around:

I’ll answer the question that I’m sure many of you have been pondering: yes, this setup is entirely portable. I toss both laptops into my Brenthaven backpack and I’m good to go. My guess is that the total weight I’m carrying is in the ballpark of 25 pounds; in any case, the bag doesn’t feel any heavier than it usually used to when I was just carrying around my 17-inch PowerBook (and maybe a book or two).


Georg Klein
2007-02-06 15:52:13
Giles, the link to Jeff Porten's hack is missing. Could you correct that, as it sounds interesting to me.
2007-02-06 15:55:29
Georg: apologies. The link has now been added.