Having multiple monitors makes working on almost any task easier. The additional displays allow a great number of windows to be visible concurrently thus obviating the need to waste time looking through the taskbar for them. There are a few disadvantages though the chief being the consumption of vast amounts of desk real estate. To address this issue I constructed a monitor stand to hold all of my displays above the desk. This allows the utilization of space under the monitor for something more useful than a monitor stand.
  This stand is constructed of 32 feet of steel U channel, 16 feet of angle iron, 4 triple jointed monitor mounts, and 73 bolts. The U channel is SuperStrut which may be found at Home Depot. The frame utilizes two 80 inch segments of SuperStrut as its primary upright members. These vertical members reside on the outside of the desk and connect via ½ inch bolts through the desk to parallel elements on the inside of the desk. Tightening these bolts compresses the back plane of the desk between these parallel vertical members. This lets the desk take the load transferred from the stand and distribute it over a larger area than would be possible with bolts and washers alone.
Three 60 inch horizontal members connect the outer vertical supports together via right angle brackets. This forms two rectangles above the level of the desk. Spaces within these areas are candidates for monitor mount locations. When the horizontal location of a mount is determined two strips of angle iron are attached via angle brackets to the upper and lower horizontal members which define the area the monitor is being mounted in. These strips run vertically and parallel to each other with a ¾ inch gap between them.
   The arms I choose to use for this stand each have 4 holes which would conventionally provide a means of mounting the arm to a wall. In my case they are mounted to the vertical angle iron strips. A rectangular piece of 1/8 inch steel is drilled to match the hole pattern in the base of the mount. The steel plate is placed behind the strips of angle iron while the mount is attached to it via bolts from the front. These bolts pass through the gap between the strips. When these bolts are tightened the mount and steel plate compress the sides of the angle iron securing the mount.
 In addition to the monitor mounts this stand has also been fitted with a pair of backlights. Four monitors put out a considerable quantity of light and the presence of a dark background behind them can be uncomfortable over time. These lights are simple 18 inch under cabinet lights normally used in kitchens. Plywood was cut, glued, and painted in the form of a J hook which rests on the center
horizontal member of the frame.  
I am fond of writing with my Mont Blanc Meisterstuck rollerball however my fear of it coming to harm prevents it from leaving my desk at home. So the idea occurred to me to attempt to replace my Pilot G2 Limited’s internal refill with a Mont Blanc refill.
The process of changing out the refill was disappointingly simple. In fact further study revealed many fine pen refills would fit my G2 Limited body with little modification(Mont Blanc rollerballs and ball points) or no modification(Pelikan rollerballs). In the case of the Mont Blanc rollerball it is only necessary to remove a small portion of the plastic nub at the far end of the refill. The shoulder of the pen will fit into the pilot with no changes.

I started writing with my Mont Blanc modified pilot at the office and after some time I began to notice difficulty in discerning between my modified pen and my conventional G2. Curiosity struck and I decided to conduct an ad hoc survey to see if the occupants of my office could tell a difference between the modified and conventional G2.

Fifteen people were presented with a silver G2 Limited which contained a Mont Blanc rollerball refill as well as an unmodified coal gray G2 Limited. Each was simply asked which they would prefer to write with and why. Eight preferred the conventional G2 with the balance more favorable to the modified pen. Of especial interest was the language used to describe individual preferences. Regardless of which pen was preferred it was described as smoother than the other.
Line preference was evenly distributed between the G2’s thicker line and the Mont Banc’s thinner line. To be technically accurate here I must comment that these pens both produce lines of a around 16 thousandths of an inch. The G2’s line appears thicker because it is darker due to its greater ink deposition rate.
Of additional interest were comments made of each pen’s weight. Several users immediately noted the greater weight of the modified pen doing so instantly upon lifting the second pen without going back to the first for comparison. The normal G2 has a mass of 24.6 grams while the modified pen comes in at 27.4 grams. While this makes the modified pen 10% heavier than its counterpart I was still impressed with the ability of an individual to detect a 2.8 gram difference in mass with such speed.
Presently I find myself alternating between them based on task. When taking swift notes I make use of the G2 while reserving the Mont Blanc for slower tasks.