Updated – I stopped at the hated Wal-Mart and picked up a Dell widescreen 19″. This is sweet. It actually has a much smaller footprint than the five year old LCD I was using. Now I can close the rolltop desk it sits on. Resolution on it is 1440×900. I feel the need for a bit of gaming. Maybe after I nap for a while. It was a long day and day number seven at work for me. I only have two more to go (if I don’t kill someone in the meantime) until I get two off in a row. That will be the first two days off I have had together since December 8th and 9th. I have actually only had two off since then, not including a half-day that I took, but still had seven hours of meetings. No wonder I have been such a bastard lately.

Damned if my monitor hasn’t crapped out on me this morning. I have known for a while that it was dying but I was hoping that it would last a little while longer. Back before Christmas I gave everyone instructions not to turn it off because I wouldn’t be able to get it back on again and they have done pretty well.

I woke up this morning and have been messing with it for a while but it is completely dead. So much for that. I suppose a trip to the Wal Mart is called for this morning before I go to work. I keep a $0 balance on one card but had planned to keep it that way, so much for that.

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  1. I might need to join you in a trip for a new monitor. Hubby dropped my second monitor when moving it a couple months back, and it drives me crazy now. It still works, but every few minutes the screen goes all whack. You have to smack it a couple times to get it back in focus.

    At least maybe you have an excuse to buy one you really love now!

  2. Our old Sears riding mower crapped out right at the end of mowing season, but fortunately Home Despot had a 12-months-same-as-cash on a ZTR mower that was on close-out.

    We have a year to pay it off and two months to learn how to use it.

  3. Hi Richard,

    I got a Dell 19″ flat screen LCD from Costco online about a year ago and have been really happy with it.

    What I especially like about it, aside from Costco being considerably less expensive than ordering direct from Dell… it’s got a height adjustable monitor stand built-in. It goes up/down without propping up phone books. Sometimes, it’s the really low-tech stuff that impresses me.

    I’m a pretty tall guy, so this helps a lot. For anyone that’s ever gotten a stiff neck or other repetitive stress injury, it’s a really cool feature to have. In terms of reliability, I turn it on/off all the time and haven’t had any issues yet. (Knock on wood!)

    I’m the last one in the World who you’d expect to be rah-rah for Dell… or any large OEM or ISV for that matter.

    But all in all, I found the Dell UltraSharp 1907FP Flat Panel to meet my basic needs.

    Joshua Feinberg, author/editorial director
    Computer Consulting Kit Home Study Course

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