Adam Fields (weblog)

This blog is largely deprecated, but is being preserved here for historical interest. Check out my index page at for more up to date info. My main trade is technology strategy, process/project management, and performance optimization consulting, with a focus on enterprise and open source CMS and related technologies. More information. I write periodic long pieces here, shorter stuff goes on twitter or


Guild Wars and two screens

Filed under: — adam @ 2:39 pm

I’ve been playing Guild Wars. I like it. More later on that.

But, there’s a very important thing.

Unlike most games, it lets you play full screen, spread out across two monitors.

Some may find it distracting, since your avatar and some of the text screens are split along the divider line (yes, I know – buy another video board and do three screens), but I found that pretty easy to ignore, pretty quickly. Other than that, it is jaw droppingly beautiful.


Most modern video boards support two monitors easily, monitor prices are always dropping, and it’s no longer just a fringe feature.

Building a lockpicking gun out of an old hard drive

Filed under: — adam @ 11:28 am

Now >that< is hacking.

Time traveler convention at MIT

Filed under: — adam @ 11:06 am


What is it?

Technically, you would only need one time traveler convention. Time travelers from all eras could meet at a specific place at a specific time, and they could make as many repeat visits as they wanted. We are hosting the first and only Time Traveler Convention at MIT in one week, and WE NEED YOUR HELP!

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