Is there a way to hack a Mac Book Pro to allow higher monitor resolution? Currently 1220x800, and its way too low.
(Doubt it's possible)
I have a MacBook that has comparable resolution to yours - perhaps the same, but I use an external LCD monitor when I am at home. It connects with a mini-DVI to HDMI adapter and an HDMI cable. With this, I use 1680x1050 resolution and this is very good for most programming, browsing, etc. The MacBook supports external only or external + internal displays.
Out of my home office, I am stuck with a small screen and low resolution - just like you.