My 19" ViewSonic monitor had gotten so dim and murky that it was almost impossible to read black text on a white background, so this morning I sadly unplugged it and (*heave!*) lugged it back into storage. Luckily, a fresh monitor (*heft!*) was only as far away as the "guest PC", an old Celeron that sits on a desk back to back with the big machine at VFTP Command Central. Only one problem: The backup monitor is a Mitsubishi 17" tube. I hadn't quite realized how spoiled I'd gotten over the last few years. I remember when a 17" monitor was a big deal; now, after four years of the 19" screen, the little Mitsu feels like squinting at a postage stamp.
I'd run out and buy a new big monitor, but that'll have to wait; I'm taking my disposable cash and my '43 Remington 03A3 to the shop to trade them in on something cool that walked in the door yesterday. What could make Tam trade off a classic bolt-action military rifle? Watch This Space for details. :)