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.
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.
“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!
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