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New Monitor

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

So it’s official, this morning I woke up and face the music – I killed another monitor.

This one, my 19 inch Viewsonic A90f+ died a horrible death. First the image lost its sharpness on the outside edges. That went on for about a week, no big deal but very annoying. Next came the death blow when the screen would randomly shift and jump around. It’s hard to describe but the screen would just move left or right for no reason which combined with the blurry edges gave me terrible headaches. So I put it on my dead monitor list.

I’ve lost count but the list has no less than 5 other monitors.

I know I have a bad habit of breaking monitors and the worst part is it extends to all aspects of my life. I’ve killed 2 monitors that I didn’t even own; one was my best friend’s and the other from work. Well actually it didn’t break the monitor it just decided to stop working when I was near by. Yep that’s right, anytime I got within close proximity the screen would shut off. I know it doesn’t make sense so I went so far as to test it. And sure enough it knew when I was less than 3 feet away it would shut down. I think I must have damned it in a previous life or something. That monitor ended up going to another employee and I got a new and bigger one.

Anyways, I went out and bought me a new 22inch flat widescreen monitor from Samsung. It’s a 226bw and it’s really slick. You can switch between HDMI and analog inputs with a touch of the button so I can easily hook up multiple computers. Even better it has 2ms refresh rate which means no ghost images for those intense first person games and it’s got a ultra high resolution. Right now it’s set to 1680 by 1050, which translate to an impressive amount of desktop real estate.

I fully anticipate buying a new monitor in the near future. I’ll be happy if this one lasts me a year. And no I didn’t buy the warranty because with my luck it would break the day after expiration.

1680×1050 screenshot