Wednesday, October 22, 2008

How do people live with only one monitor?

In case you've been spending all your free time wondering why I'm not blogging, then I have an answer for you: busto. I've been having computer issues. Turns out that the fan on my video card stopped working, so my video card fried, but because the video card was occasionally working, I didn't think of trying the computer sans video card. So I paid $60 pesos for them to remove my video card.

I bought that video card back when I bought my dual monitors (something ridiculous like $2500 or so, but still a great purchase), so I suppose that 4 years of service wasn't terribly horrible. It's an open question as to how much I'm going to have to pay for a new video card. Electronics are expensive here: yay socialism!

So I'm back to the onboard video card that came with the computer. And it's pretty bad. It's pretty weird to only have one monitor too. As I have admitted before, I'm mildly ascetic, but two monitors is just one of those things that I have to have.

In other news, I have some various writing projects to finish up, including my trip report from Santa Roses/Oktoberfest, so that should be up soon.

I've also gotten a Skype account, so search for me using my email address if you have it.

1 comment:

Jenn said...

I hate using one monitor. Although currently I use a laptop monitor and an external; at my old office it was two externals which is the best.