No Llamas please
My journal about 3 back was referring to a great day I had... Since then, things have not been so good. I still have not had the money from the insurance deal... Yet I have been notified that my rent will be subject to an increase of £16 a week, more than 4 times my pension rise. £64 a month, that is more than 2 weeks food money, so I really need to sell some of my art. Or I could lose my house.
I paid £100 off my credit card; thinking I would be getting the money back from the insurance deal; then my 22inch monitor packed up. As I need to access all the stuff on that PC I ordered another, yes you guessed it with the £100 I had just knocked off my credit card, plus a bit extra for tax and postage.. Well I got it all plugged in and was amazed at it's brilliance. I think the old one must have been fading away for a while...
Well when you buy a new monitor to replace a broken one you kind of expect it to be the same size as the old one if in fact you have actually ordered one that is the same size to start with. Yes; the prices have come down, well so has the size... The new 22" monitor now measures on the diagonal 21.5" and 10.5" height. The old one measures 22" corner to corner however it is 12" deep... That's rather a lot of screen space I have lost for my money if you think about it, not going to do the maths right now. I am sure you get the drift...
This is supposed to be in line with all the wide screen TV's and games. Fair enough, however I do fractals not many games... My fractals fit in a smaller space in the middle of the beautiful much smaller screen.
The next step was to see if the old monitor could be repaired... Good news is that it can, however the kit producers don't ship to the UK, so a friend is getting one for me and posting it on. My son will sort it out next time he visits, I cannot solder as I am allergic to flux, despite being a computer builder. It looks pretty easy to do, I think the hardest part will be taking it all to bits to get at the capacitors. The repair kit for all of you who are interested is just $11... So if your monitor dies, don't give up on it, it is possible to get them repaired. You just need to look for the right kit and have someone who can solder.
Well hope you are all having a good day. Sorry I have not been very enthusiastic about all the hearts and love messages. This Valentine stuff makes me miss my ex even more. In 1984 on Valentines day we decided to get married...
Thanks for being there.
Listening to: Muse, VNV Nation, Sphongle
Reading: Ra The Law of One
Watching: The Pillars of the Earth. Brilliant.
Playing: With fractals
Drinking: Moroccan peppermint spiced tea