Monthly Archives: February 2006

Display Wars: The Saga Continues

Good as new, right?

“New” and “Used” are the same thing, apparently.

Yeah, OK, I jinxed it. I got my new 23″ display last Friday, and it has a whole slew of issues. There’s about 22 dead pixels, luminosity is from the top-left to middle-right, and the LCD panel wobbles forward and backward inside its metal bezel when I tilt the display back and forth.

Call me crazy, but it doesn’t seem like the best idea to send a refurbished (read: “used”) product to someone who’s spent the last month and a half straight dealing with a lemon. Seems like that might be tempting fate. Oh, but it gets better.

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Display Wars: Return of the Replacement

Last Rights for the Lucky

All good things must… be supplanted by shinier things.

Well, boys and girls, after all of that effort trying to get them to repair the display, it turns out that there are no more replacement LCD panels with which to repair it.

And after all those times (including four years ago) that I asked them to skip yet another fruitless repair, and just replace this lemon of a display, that’s exactly what they’re doing. And that’s pronounced “do-ing”, not “doing” (like the sounds springs make in cartoons).

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What’s Your Battle Cry?

WoW with Leroy

Leroy’s is better than yours.

One thing I’ve learned from my World-of-Warcraft-playing friends: it’s damned tough to get a raid together. That’s what makes this clip so amazingly funny. You’ve got a couple of people looking at the situation analytically, and one even using a calculator to find the odds of survival. Then, without warning, “LEEROOOOYYY JENNNNKINS!” The reactions are priceless.

This is old enough to have been turned into a question on Jeopardy, but I’m sure there’s enough people who haven’t seen it to make it blog-worthy. Besides, I think it’s one of the funniest damned things I’ve seen in a long time, and I don’t need your approval.