Someplace to stash my stuff
my Chrissy present to me.....
Published on December 26, 2007 By starkers In Personal Computing
Yeah, was out earlier and noticed my fav puter store was open....huh, on Boxing Day??? Well I went in to wish Pat, the owner, a great day and a happy New Year if I didn't get to see him beforehand, etc, etc.

Well, as always, the conversation gravitated towards computers and etc... and the next thing I know I'm walking out with a new ViewSonic 19' LCD monitor for AU$250. I think Pat was just as surprised as I was... he was showing/telling me about this new Gigabyte mobo that'd go perfectly with an Intel Core Duo I've had my eye on for a while now... and the next thing he knows is that I'm handing over the cash for the monitor... no warning or indication I was even interested....

OK, so it was an impulse buy, but I'm as happy as a hog in muck with my purchase and just had to come crow about it here cos I felt like so much crap yesterday.

Oh, and before anyone says: "Why didn't you get a bigger one?"...my eyes are real close together and I wouldn't be able to see both sides of the screen...'specially when I gits meself all cross eyed on the Playboy site.

Nah, truth is, a larger one wouldn't fit in the pigeon hole on my desk, not with my speakers as well, so the 19" is perfect and just what I wanted... and my regular 19" Samsung is now hooked up to another rig I just finished assembling from mostly old parts, just got to load XP Home and Ubuntu on it and I have me a spare to play with.

Well that just about covers it for now, so see ya's 'round like a cartwheel.
Comments (Page 1)
on Dec 26, 2007
Oh, and before anyone says: "Why didn't you get a bigger one?"...my eyes are real close together and I wouldn't be able to see both sides of the screen...'specially when I gits meself all cross eyed on the Playboy site.


Yeah, there's nothing worse than making a set of "A's" look like "DD's". I mean, sure it's good for a time, but when you get to the "DD's", it gives you dain bramage.

Congrats on the new monitor.



on Dec 26, 2007
Congrats!

I've got a 19" Viewsonic LCD too and I love it. Great color and clarity on it.
on Dec 26, 2007
Yeah, there's nothing worse than making a set of "A's" look like "DD's".


So very true...so there'll be no way any silicon is getting pumped into my monitor... me, I'll wait 'til a 44 incher comes along naturally.

BTW, I know a pair of nice DD's... Diane and Delvene Delaney, lovely girls they are, too.

I've got a 19" Viewsonic LCD too and I love it. Great color and clarity on it.


Yep, I'm enjoying mine a lot as well... absolutely perfect at the 1300 x 900 resolution.
on Dec 26, 2007

Step up to the leaque of the big boys....

Philips 220ws (22" at 1600X1200)

on Dec 26, 2007
Pales in comparison to my 24" widescreen. And hey....1600x1200 isn't widescreen...
on Dec 26, 2007
I have Dell 19" 1600x1200 at work and Gateway 21" 1680x1050 at home. Haven't tried connecting the PC to 60" Plasma @1920x1080.
on Dec 26, 2007
Pales in comparison to my 24" widescreen.


Ditto   24' 1920X1200   

Glad you got a new screen tho Starkers, 19' is really big enough, main reason I went so big was for work and because I got a killer deal on it.
on Dec 26, 2007
Anyone wants to dpnate to the Zubaz fund for anythign bigger than a 17" CRT with a corner starting to go a bit red . . Let me know.  (

Congrats Starkers (and everyone else apparently)    
on Dec 27, 2007
Sounds like a battle of who has the biggest you know what in here.

I really don't care what you guys have.

Thanks for once again rubbing it in my face.

on Dec 27, 2007
We really feel sorry for you and your possum's pecker...   
on Dec 27, 2007

Thanks for once again rubbing it in my face.

*sigh*

ok... 22" widescreen

^^ mine 

on Dec 27, 2007
It's not how big it is, it's how you use it, right? LOL!

Leave me alone with my lousy 17 inch flat screen! LOL! At least it ain't a CRT!
on Dec 27, 2007
OK so I should have added this -
on Dec 27, 2007
Yeah, I'm happy with my 22" Samsung SyncMaster.....NON-widescreen......

It's not the shiznits, but like Gideon said....
At least it ain't a CRT!


on Dec 27, 2007
The 19 inchers have become almost commodities. Buy a dell and get a free 19" upgrade! I remember when they were selling 15" for $1k USD!

I bought a 19" when they were pricier, but have never regretted it. Until now. I have a 24" at work (long story on that one), and want one at home now!

Perhaps next year.

Now about those double Ds of yours......What do Ms. Starkers say about them?