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Chewing gum, paperclips, and duct tape.
« on: December 03, 2016, 06:05:56 PM »
[No autocorrect, I did not mean richard tape, nor do I have any idea what richard tape is!]

Ever been in a tech spot where "spend money" isn't an option, and you need a solution now?

Well I just hit one. The best display I currently have is a 19 inch LCD that probably wouldn't look out of place in a cubicle farm.

And it's only VGA. My computer only has DVI, and my adapters are buried under the fake christmas tree. (Mom grabbed random boxes to use as the base.)

I don't much see the point, Christmas sure as poo isn't in the budget.

Anyway, the solution came from Apple. I had bought a VGA to DVI adapter years ago, for who knows why? I sure don't.

So in a sea or black and dell, there is a rather nice looking white dongle.

That reminds me, I need to peel the face off my computer and replace the usb ports, something else that isn't in the budget.

[Update: Well poo, that didn't work. Now I have to figure out if it's the Monitor or the VGA adapter. lovely.]
« Last Edit: December 03, 2016, 10:43:26 PM by 8ullfrog »
just one little time change so a draft board in 1968 turns down the bribe to accept "bone spurs" and we are home-free.