John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey

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Gah. This Thing Hurts My Eyes. :P

I dunno, for all that CRT's are bad for your eyes and LCD's aren't, this thing sure it poking me in the eye. I did some more tweaking to it; I found out that its native resolution was 1280x1024 (gah) and switched it, which helped with the fuzziness issue, but the color wonkiness (and the added issue of moire effects depending on the angle at which I hold my head, and so forth) are not really fixable.

I looked at a variety of other monitors this evening; tomorrow, I'm taking this monitor back and exchanging it for a big honkin' CRT that will be $100 less and 2" larger, not to mention allowing me to keep my preferred 1024x768 and not poking me in the eye.

My conclusion: flat panels are still only half baked.

Also, I bought myself a new non-wireless trackball for the new system. Mmm ... non-wireless trackball... I used to have one long ago, and I can't even remember what happened to it. Either it was on the old Mac, or it just got old and died, I can't remember which. But I've always preferred trackballs to mice for most applications, so it'll be nice to go back to that.

That's all for now; g'nite, everybody! Have a great tomorrow!

-The Gneech
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