Monday, September 5, 2016

Monitoring Cookie: Going BIG

Well, its been six years of looking at a teeny, tiny squashed bug trapped between my LED panel and the front screen of the HP monitor that I had, and Cookie decided it was time for a change up.  Actually, there is that AND I have been working on a cataloging project that required me to have four programs open at once and the clicking back and forth was getting on my nerves.

So I asked my friends, what would you do?  And the chorus was to GO BIG or don't go at all.

So we went monitor shopping.


The old monitor was 25", but the new ones are really BIG.  One was four feet wide, curved, two sets of stands to keep it up.  And nine hundred dollars!  That 25" inch screen set me back around $325 in 2010.  But now a 25" inch monitor is under $150.

Actually, when we went shopping my husband said that we had 22" monitors.  So I chose a prudent 25" one.  Didn't want to jump to much at once.  When we got home and unpacked it I was like "Hey...its the same size!"

And he was like "Nah, can't be."

And I was like "Yeah."

And he was like "Let me see that," and what do you know.  He was wrong, I was right.

So back to the store.  Monitors are something Cookie has to see.

And so I picked up a 27" monitor and it is HEAVEN.  Not too big, not too small.  1/4" border all around and 1/4" tick.  Remember the old CRT monitors?  A 19" one was a whopping 18" thick.

The husband also got a win out of this.  I gave him my old screen and then bought him a dual video card.  So not he can work with all his spread sheets, and music, and market tickers all going at once.

Yee Hah!


  1. happy labor day, cookie! back to the old bullshit tomorrow. :(

    1. I know. If there is any consolation, this is the beginning of Long Weekend Season, Now though Presidents Day.

    2. fuck, I don't even get next holiday is thanksgiving thursday and friday. :(

    3. In the UK we don't have any bank holidays between August and Xmas, and then nothing between NY Day and Easter... It's OK, though. It always rains. Jx

  2. A 25" monitor would seem ginormous to me ... ours is just 16" ... I think.

    But four feet? That's overcompensating for shortages elsewhere.

    1. I think that, by the time I get to eighty that a HUGE monitor will make more sense. But 16"? You really do need to size up.

  3. I have a 42-incher. I like 'em big.

    1. Oops, I was talking about my TV, not my computer monitor.

      *rummages around for ruler*