March 2005 Blury

TVs.

Do people still repair TVs? and is it worth doing? I came home today to find my Samsung HDTV had bit the dust, despite being well taken care of, plugged into a UPS and all of that..

When trying to get it to start, it clicks a few times and there is a moment of sound but it is never able to successfully activate the picture tube. After trying unsuccessfully to start, it clicks off. Fully removing it from power and plugging it back in hasn't done anything.

In any case, the TV is out of warranty, but it wasn't a really cheap TV when I brought it in 2002, ao I'm disinclined to replace it. It's a 27 in. flat CRT HDTV with two component inputs and a slew of regular composite inputs on the back, and I'm using all of them, so I imagine it won't be cheap to replace if I were to buy new.

Worth getting repaired? How much can I expect to spend?

Keep in mind that me looking at it myself is completely out of the question.. I deal in software, folks. Design an enterprise identity management system? Configure some servers? No problem.. but, my legally-blind self isn’t about to start poking around inside a TV with all of its capacitors and what not.. :)
March 2005 Blury

Apoligies to _yggdrasil and the CNS '06 crew...

This was the first drewuniversity graduation I haven't attended since I myself graduated in 2002. I really wanted to go and wish people the best of luck, but I found myself to be sick as a dog when I woke up this morning (strangely, I was fine when I went to bed last night..)

For future reference, I'd hesitate to recommend the following combinations of foodstuffs in succession as standard Friday night fare:
  • "The Elivis" from Peanut Butter & Co (consists of peanut butter, banana, and bacon)

  • "Understanding Vanilla" flavor rice pudding from Rice to Riches

  • A shot of Tequila and two Corona's from a nearby bar

although I'm not sure if that's what it really was.. and I did have a great time celebrating kikibird's birthday on Friday night!
March 2005 Blury

mmm... Apathy...

So.. I suppose when it has now been over a week and a half since I was in Iceland and I have failed to make even one blog entry about it, I should probably just consider this LJ dead...

That would be a waste of a permanent account though...

Perhaps I should just give myself a kick in the ass and start posting in this thing again...

Things to think about...