November 21st, 2006


When realisation smacks you in the face with a sledgehammer.

The downstairs computer (with which I update this journal), has two screens. This is because it was intended to be used as a photo-editing workstation. The main monitor is a massive Dell flat panel deal, with a smaller KOGi monitor to the right intended to move non-essential toolboxes and such to. A couple of weeks ago, there was a fairly large thunderstorm, which gave us a nicely-sized powersurge. This means that the primary monitor no longer worked. It received power, yes, but it would not display anything. Anything, that is, except for a "Check Signal Cable" error message. In looking at the cable and noting that it was, in fact, still connected to the monitor, I attempted to puzzle out what was causing it to deny me any images. I sat, and I thought.
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