20 September 2009

Good News and Bad News

First, the bad (and it's not all terrible or anything, but... well, you'll see)

Devotees of the Cold War will remember the Domino Theory.

I had a shining example of that this morning that resulted in my computer desk overturning and my monitor going bang on the floor.

And my coffee press.

On a tile floor (like most all floors in Costa Rica).

The press is smashed.

The monitor, which is LCD, still "works", but approximately 1/3 of it is ... no more. A nice diagonal from the top right of the screen to the bottom center -- and everything to the right of that diagonal is blank.

Which makes it tough to do ... a lot of computer things.

Like edit and post a photo of the smashed coffee press. Which is why there isn't an accompanying photo for this post.


Oh, and the good news is, I can still use the monitor enough to write this post.

So, anyone know where the best place in Costa Rica is to find both a coffee press and LCD monitor cheap?


Unknown said...

well shit...that sucks dude!

I just got my laptop back after it caught a malware cold which quickly escalated to pneumonia.

Steve said...

i'm pretty positive someone will be able to help you with your quest!

The Cunning Runt said...

I don't know about Costa Rican monitor deals, but I have a press I'm not using...

...I just saw it this past week, I can't remember where, but I'll doubtless find it in the moving process, and when I do, it's yours.

I mean, if you haven't replaced it before that.

When I find it I'll email you for your mailing address, and tell me how to write "Fragile, Glass" in Spanish (I know the English version:) )

Dick said...

Uh...Craig's list?


Mauigirl said...

So sorry to hear of this disaster!