Why Am I Seeing Red?

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Geekery | Posted on 16-11-2007

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I went to bed, leav­ing the com­put­er on because I was in the mid­dle of some­thing.

I got up to find every­thing dis­play­ing washed in red.

Meep.

I haven’t had a dis­play prob­lem like this since 1992 or so, when I had a crap­py Gate­way mon­i­tor with a pro­pri­etary cable that went weird.

I’ve checked all the con­nec­tions, of course. And the set­tings. Noth­ing changed from before, and when I reset the set­tings to default, it does­n’t fix the prob­lem.

I’m no longer strong enough to move the mon­i­tors or the PC around to test and see if it’s the mon­i­tor. I don’t think we have a spare video card, either. I’m sure we don’t have a spare mon­i­tor.

I guess I’ll have to wake Sam ear­ly, as this isn’t real­ly very usable, and I need to fin­ish some stuff today.

Ick.

Color Clues, or Why Four Blue Sweaters Isn’t Enough

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Art | Posted on 06-11-2007

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“Anoth­er blue sweater? You have four of those. Why not get some­thing dif­fer­ent for a change?”

“No, I have navy, corn­flower, Williams­burg, and baby blue sweaters. This one is roy­al blue. That’s total­ly dif­fer­ent!”

Okay guys, I know that you thought women were mak­ing up some of the col­or names we use. Char­treuse? Why not say green? And garnet—that’s red, right? What’s this about plum, amethyst, grape, vio­let, mauve, and fuschia all being dif­fer­ent? They’re all pur­ple, aren’t they?

No, real­ly, they aren’t. We don’t make them up just to vex you. They’re all very, very dif­fer­ent, which is why we would nev­er con­sid­er wear­ing brick red lip­stick with a cher­ry red sweater. Ick!

Now there’s help for you. Free help, even!