Hump day and a new monitor

By , April 23, 2008 11:14 pm

Looked at the 20″ Acer on the Wallyworld website again this am and they had dropped the price to 184.88. Decided to go out and about and see what was available in the stores around here. First stop was at J’ville where they had the same one as online but the price tag was 228.88. Pass. Next stop was the one in Lenlock. Same thing. Had them in stock but 228.88. Southward we go. Next stop Office Max. I had tried their website and the prices were higher than Wallyworld so this stop was just to verify what I had seen online. Well I got a shock! They had a 22″ Soyo for 199.99 and a 20″ for 169.99 among others. All sale prices but still. The 22″ was a hundred dollars off! Went next door to Circuit City to take a quick look and went back and got the 22″. Added their 1 year screw it up and they still replace it warranty for another 25 bucks and walked out 250 poorer but with a super nice monitor. Model is MT-NI-DYLM2286 for anyone interested. Wallyworlds online price is 229.88. So glad I didn’t end up getting one through them.

SOYO 22\

And it’s got built in speakers. Not the greatest but they’ll do, and I don’t have a pair taking up desk space anymore. 🙂 🙂 🙂 Now I just got to get busy and do some website work to pay for it… Tis late so am gonna do just a bit more reading feeds (on my nice new BIG monitor) and then call it a night. Till tomorrow…

Tectonic » South Africa adopts ODF as a national standard

By , April 23, 2008 10:33 pm

Tectonic » South Africa adopts ODF as a national standard

After all the BS about OOXML here in the states and in Europe, I’m glad to see that South Africa has made a sane choice and is making ODF the national standard. Good going guys!

Victorian All-in-One PC | The Steampunk Workshop

By , April 23, 2008 10:24 pm

Victorian All-in-One PC | The Steampunk Workshop

Jake von Slatt does it again.  This time with a 24 inch flat screen.  Interestingly enough the one he chose is the same brand that I picked up today, a SOYO, though I ended up with a 22″ model.  Still a super nice monitor, especially for the price.  But mine doesn’t look quite as nice.

Victorian All In One PC by Jake von Slatt

David Hembrow, basketmaker – Wheelie shopping basket

By , April 23, 2008 3:58 pm

David Hembrow, basketmaker – Wheelie shopping basket

I really like this design. Gonna have to try making one for myself.

Wheeled woven willow shopping basket

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