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Multi-monitor called multi-display and multi-head, is the use of multiple physical display devices, such as monitors and projectors, in order to increase the area available for computer programs running on a single computer system. Research studies show that, depending on the type of work, multi-head may increase the productivity by 50–70%. Multiple computers can be connected to provide a single display, e.g. over Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet to drive a large video wall. One way to extend the number of displays on one computer is to add displays via USB. Starting in 2006, DisplayLink released several chips for USB support on VGA/DVI/LVDS and other interfaces. In many professions, including graphic design, communications, accounting and video editing, the idea of two or more monitors being driven from one machine is not a new one. While in the past, it has meant multiple graphics adapters and specialized software, it was common for engineers to have at least two, if not more, displays to enhance productivity.

Multi-monitor gaming/simulation is becoming more common. The rising popularity of using multiple monitors to game is leading to websites being introduced which allow for smooth and easy configuration from outside sources from the original one screen option given by developers to a new multiple screen option. Early versions of Doom permitted a three-monitor display mode, using three networked machines to show left and center views. More games have used multiple monitors to show a more absorbing interface to the player or to display game information. Various flight simulators can use these monitor setups to create an artificial cockpit with more realistic interfaces. Others such as Supreme Commander and World in Conflict can use an additional monitor for a large scale map of the battlefield. A large number of older games support multi-monitor set-ups by treating the total screen space as a single monitor to the game, a technique known as spanning. Many games without inherent multi-monitor support such as Guild Wars and World of Warcraft can be made to run in multi-monitor set-ups, with this technique or in conjunction with addition of third-party software A larger list of games that support dual/multi-screen modes is available at WSGF.

The concept of "multi-monitor" games is not limited to games that can be played on personal computers. As arcade technology entered the 1990s, larger cabinets were being built which in turn housed larger monitors such as the 3 28" screen version of Namco's Ridge Racer from 1993. Although large screen technology such as CRT rear projection was beginning to be used more multi-monitor games were still released, such as Sega's F355 Challenge from 1999 which again used 3 28" monitors for the sit-down cockpit version; the most recent use of a multi-monitor setup in arcades occurred with Taito's Dariusburst: Another Chronicle game, released in Japan in December 2010 and worldwide the following year. It uses 2 32" LCD screens and an angled mirror to create a seamless widescreen. Nintendo demonstrated the feasibility of playing multi-monitor games on handheld game consoles in designing the Nintendo DS and its successor, the Nintendo 3DS, which both became successful consoles in their own right. Games on these systems take advantage of the two screens available by displaying gameplay on the upper screen, while showing useful information on the bottom screen.

There are a number of games for the Nintendo DS, whose gameplay spans across both screens, combining them into one tall screen for a more unique and larger view of the action. Ordinary software does not need special support for multiple screens if it uses the graphic accelerator. At the usual application level, multihead is presented just as a single larger monitor spanning over all screens. However, some special approaches may increase the multithread performance. With multiple monitors present, each screen will have its own graphics buffer. One possible scenario for programming is to present to OpenGL or DirectX a continuous, virtual frame buffer in which the OS or graphics driver writes out to each individual buffer. With some graphics cards, it's possible to enable a mode called "horizontal span" which accomplishes this; the OpenGL/DirectX programmer renders to a large frame buffer for output. In practice, with recent cards, this mode is being phased out because it does not make good use of GPU parallelism and does not support arbitrary arrangements of monitors.

A more recent technique uses the wglShareLists feature of OpenGL to share data across multiple GPUs, render to each individual monitor's frame buffer. Android supports an additional monitor as of version 4.2 but additional software is needed to multi-task/use both at once. Dual-touchscreen Multiseat configuration Video wall Elliott, John C.. "Dual-Head Operation on a Vintage PC". Archived from the original on 2016-11-23. Retrieved 2016-11-23


Eneslow is a chain of shoe stores in New York City founded by the Low family in 1909. They are America’s largest pedorthic retailer; as well as its retail stores, Eneslow manages the Eneslow Pedorthic Institute, a pedorthic education and training center at its Park Avenue headquarters. Eneslow known N. S. Low, was founded by Edward and Nellie Stone Low in 1909, selling trusses surgical products and shoes on Avenue A. In 1914, Nat Low joined Edward Low, the business was incorporated; the shoe department flourished and by 1926 the shoe department became so big they decided to make it its own company - Eneslow. The shoe department introduction had been possible; the same year, Eneslow moved to 220 East 23rd Street. By the 1940s, the company had attracted the attention of Paul Schwartz, a custom orthotics maker, who owned the wholesale business Apex Foot Health Industries, which sold foot products orthotics and arch supports; as a wholeseller, he sold his products to Eneslow. His goal was to have a package of feet and shoes as a one stop shop.

In 1968, Paul and Charles Schwartz bought the company Eneslow and moved its headquarters to 695 6th Avenue. At that time, Eneslow has two other locations, one in Brooklyn since 1949 and one in the Bronx since 1937. In 1973, Robert S. Schwartz joined Eneslow after a 10-year career in sales and marketing. In 1975, Robert S. Schwartz and his brother Richard B. Schwartz, each owned 50 percent of Apex. By the mid-1980s, when he and his brother, split the company he became the sole owner of the retail division and turned Eneslow into a regional chain with eight stores, but when New York State slashed Medicaid reimbursements for medical shoes and orthotics, the company lost 50 percent of its business and Schwartz shut all but his flagship store located at 924 Broadway, NYC. In 1983, the two businesses – Eneslow and Apex – were split. In 1985, Eneslow bought Classic Mold Shoe Company, makers of custom molded and custom orthopedic dress shoes and sandals and merged it into the company. In 1995, Eneslow Pedorthic Institute was founded by Dr. Justin Wernick, DPM and Robert S. Schwartz, C.

Ped. In 2003, the company bought a retail store from Selby Fifth Avenue at Horace Harding Expressway in Little Neck, Queens. In 2006, the company moved its long-time Broadway headquarters location to Park Avenue South at 32nd Street. In 2009 Eneslow opened a third store on the Upper East Side of Manhattan on Second Avenue between 78th and 79th streets. In 2016, Michael and Rachel Schwartz - son and daughter of Robert Schwartz are in the business with him, as the next generation of Schwartz's are celebrating both 50 years of Schwartz Family Ownership and 110 years of Eneslow. Eneslow’s headquarters has been located at 470 Park Avenue South at 32nd Street since 2006; the premises include the company’s biggest store, the Eneslow Pedorthic Institute classroom, a custom shoe department. Eneslow owns premises on the Upper East Side and in Little Neck. Uptown:- 1504 2nd Ave. at 79th St. New York, NY 10075- 1319 3rd Ave. at 75th St. New York, NY 10021Queens / Long Island- 249-38 Horace Harding Expwy. Little Neck, NY 11362 at Marathon Pkwy.

The Eneslow Pedorthic Institute was founded in 1995 by Eneslow and Dr. Justin Wernick, DPM and CEO Robert S. Schwartz for the design, manufacture and proper fit of shoes and foot orthoses. EPI hosts pedorthic courses and seminars; the institute trains pedorthists. In addition to pre-certification courses, it offers reviews for the pre-certification exam and teaches certified shoe-fitter courses. Podiatry students and orthopedic surgeons have attended the institute; the classes, which are accredited by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Pedorthics and the Board of Certification/Accreditation, International, as pedorthic pre-certification courses, are taught by Robert S. Schwartz, C. Ped. Michael Schwartz, C. Ped. Sarah Goldberg, C. Ped. Eneslow staff and pedorthists, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, shoe designers and diabetes educators; the Eneslow Custom Department is a place. Structural and cosmetic modifications are done to all kinds of shoes. Eneslow’s main factory is located at 470 Park Avenue @ 32nd Street flagship store.

Eneslow is a supporter of the charity Soles4Souls. Eneslow provides free footwear and insoles for relief workers, disaster victims, the homeless. Official website

Albia, Iowa

Albia is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County, United States. The population was 3,766 at the 2010 census. Albia was incorporated as a town in 1856; the town was named after the former home of an early settler. On Feb. 14, 1893, there was a coal mine explosion in Chicago and Iowa mine, about 2.5 miles west of Albia. This room and pillar mine opened around 1877, by the time of the explosion, mining extended more than 1,000 yards from the hoisting shaft and the mine employed 60 miners and 20 other men. One miner was killed outright and seven died of their injuries, after a "shot" ignited a dust explosion in the mine; this was one of only two major mine disasters in Iowa between 1888 and 1913. In the early 20th century, the region around Albia was dotted with coal mining camps and company towns. Of these, Buxton, 9 miles north, is the most studied. Other former coal camps in the area include Hiteman, Bluff Creek, Coalfield and Hynes. Membership in the United Mine Workers union is a useful measure of the importance of mining in the region.

In 1902, UMW Locals 692 and 793 in Albia had an aggregate membership of 216. By 1912, UMW Locals 407, 782 and 793 in Albia had an aggregate membership of 338. Miners in Hiteman, 5 miles northwest of town, joined the UMWA in 1898. Miners in Hynes, 7 miles east, joined the UMWA in 1896. Albia's longitude and latitude coordinates in decimal form are 41.026600, −92.805262. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.19 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2010, there were 3,766 people, 1,540 households, 960 families living in the city; the population density was 1,180.6 inhabitants per square mile. There were 1,763 housing units at an average density of 552.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.4% from other races, 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population. There were 1,540 households of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, 37.7% were non-families.

32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.98. The median age in the city was 40 years. 25.1% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 51.5 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,706 people, 1,531 households, 943 families living in the city; the population density was 1,184.8 people per square mile. There were 1,708 housing units at an average density of 546.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 97.92% White, 0.32% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.24% from other races, 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.84% of the population. There were 1,531 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.4% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.97. Age spread: 25.1% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, 22.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.5 males. The median income for a household in the city was $31,728, the median income for a family was $41,607. Males had a median income of $33,025 versus $20,933 for females; the per capita income for the city was $16,843. About 4.3% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.1% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over. Albia Community School District operates public schools serving the community. In Albia, there's the "Monroe Aquatic Center", "Washington Park", the "City Park"; the aquatic center has two water slides, low dive, high dive, children's area, basketball hoops above the water, lockers. The city park includes a basketball court, a baseball field, a tennis court, a playground with swings.

Albia Chamber of Commerce Albia school district website

Jimmy Butts

Jimmy Butts was an American jazz double-bassist. Early in his career Butts played with local groups Dr. Sausage and His Pork Chops and Daisy Mae's Hepcats. Early in the 1940s he played in the orchestras of Chris Columbus, he accompanied Frances Brock on USO tours during World War II, played with Don Redman, Art Hodes, Lem Johnson, Tiny Grimes, Noble Sissle in the 1940s. Late in the decade he played in a duo with Doles Dickens and had his own ensemble, continuing with it into the early 1950s. In the 1960s Butts emigrated to Canada. In the 1970s he returned to New York City and played with his own small group, working up until his death, his band remained together under the name Friends of Jimmy Butts after his death. Eugene Chadbourne, Jimmy Butts at Allmusic Jimmy Butts Collection, ca. 1935-1990s Institute of Jazz Studies, Dana Library, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ


Fake? is a Japanese rock musical project led by vocalist Ken Lloyd. A duo, guitarist Inoran left in 2005. Lyrics are in English and sometimes in Japanese. In late 2001 Oblivion Dust vocalist Ken Lloyd joined up with Luna Sea guitarist Inoran and formed Fake?. They didn't go public until early 2002, where the two of them held a secret two-day "Show Case" event at Liquidroom Shinjuku. A short time they released their first single "Taste Maximum." They released another single "Someday" and their first album "Breathe In..." which reached the top 30 in the Oricon charts despite a lack of promotion, major magazine interviews, or photo-sessions. Their respective musical influences can be heard throughout the album: more trip hop songs were composed by Inoran more Punk rock songs composed by Ken, they took part at the Summer Sonic Festival 2002 in Tokyo and Hong Kong. They played in gigs at Nagoya Diamond Hall, Osaka Namba Hatch and the Akasaka BLITZ. On November 2, the band started its Live Tour; the final concert of this tour on November 24 at Zepp Tokyo, was broadcast in Japan by WOWOW.

In January 2003 they released the album "Tomorrow Today" and they toured for the rest of the year. Besides, due to differences about the direction of their careers, they changed their label from Warner Music Japan to Tokuma Japan Communications. In the beginning of 2004, they performed the concert Stepping Stone Extra Date, to be released as their first DVD. On March 13, they released the mini album "New Skin". Shortly thereafter, they released another single "Praise" and another album titled The Art of Losing Touch, they began their Tour of Losing Touch. The last event of this tour was on July 6 at the Shibuya-AX, where their Tour of Losing Touch DVD was recorded. Subsequent tours were titled Tour of Losing Touch: Live Like Billy and the Tour of Losing Touch: Final. In 2005 they released the single "Pulse" along with an English version and released the album Made With Air. After the Tour of, Inoran left the band in October, due to musical differences. Ken Lloyd announced that the group would continue and short time released the Live Tour?

Final at Shibuya-AX DVD, recorded from the last live performance of Tour of together with a best album titled Fake? In mid-2006 they released "Songs From Beelzebub", their tour Live From Beelzebub Tour finished its Japanese leg on July 4 at the Ebisu Liquid Room and was followed by a show at Pentaport rock festival in South Korea on July 29. In late 2006 "Marilyn Is A Bubble" was released with contributions by Anna Tsuchiya, Hide and U-Ta, "Ali" and others. K. A. Z, "d-kiku" and "Shigeo" each contributed a remix song, released on the internet as a bonus to those who bought the albums "Songs From Beelzebub" and "Marilyn Is A Bubble". After the band's "Live With Marilyn'" tour in early 2007, along with a concert on July 28 at the Ebisu Liquid Room in Tokyo, the band took a break because Ken Lloyd was concentrated on the return of Oblivion Dust. In early 2009 Ken Lloyd announced that a new Fake? Album is in the process of being written and on June 12, 2009 the band performed in New Jersey, United States at AnimeNEXT, where Ken announced that he hope bring his music to the US by next year.

On February 24, 2010 Ken released the third endeavor of post-Inoran Fake?, entitled "Switching On X" under the label Music Taste and being produced by Martin Glover. A suspected lack of promotion, as indicated by the band's switch in management led to the album reaching the band's worst Oricon ranking ever. Around the time of the album release, Ken Lloyd created his first English official Facebook page and Twitter account. On his Facebook page he answered questions from fans around the world in video messages. In April 2012, Ken announced he was working on new Fake? stuff, thing confirmed with the news about a new album compilation entitled "Fake? 2002-2012 Decade Selection" under Tokuma Japan Communications, this album going to include an exclusive song called "Feel it". At November 19 the band kept a gig at "Daikanyama Unit" in Tokyo, where released an exclusive and brand new EP called "Nail" and announced a new gig at Febrery 23, 2013 called "Fake? Live -Decade-" where Inoran comes back to play with Fake? in live.

This gig with Inoran was recorded and released as DVD on October 2, 2013. DJ Bass – DJ known as "Gyutang Clan", he started with Fake? in 2002 and has a solo career. He collaborated with Inoran on his solo career in the last years. Mine – guitar, collaborator from 2009 works with Anna Tsuchiya. Fire – bass, collaborator in 2009 works with Sugizo Kife – programming, collaborator from 2009. Masuo – drums, he started with Fake? in 2008. DJ Uppercut – DJ Ju-ken – bass Hiko – bass Hasegawa Akihiko – bass Kaoru Noguchi – drums Shibuya Ken – drums, he participated on the album Songs From Beelzebub in 2006 and was a support member in 2007. Morrissey – bass, used to be the bassist for Camino. In the past, he's played support for Shuubi and Breath and is playing in his own band, Stray Pig Vangard. Pablo – guitar in Giraffe in 1999, he was a support guitarist for Fake? and Takui Naka