I awoke this morning, to hear from my lovely wife that "something is wrong with the computer, the screen is all white!". Sure enough, the Dell LCD monitor that I had purchased via eBay two years ago, had given up the ghost. I knew that it had to be the monitor and not the "brand new" computer; but to double check, I plugged it into the netbook to get the same display .... nothing.
I had to go to Target to buy a piece of poster board, so that Joey could finish up his science fair project. While I was there, I decided to see what they had in the way of monitors; and it so happened that they had a very nice Acer 19" monitor on sale. There was one left; so I swapped it up. I very distinctly remembered last year, when they had the great deal on Acer netbooks; and I hesitated, only to lose out. So I guess the old saying is true, "He who hesitates is lost."
We desperately needed the monitor, anyway, as Joey and I had to come onto the Web to print out a nice chart of the electromagnetic spectrum for his science fair display. The project is all done now and is ready to be taken to school tomorrow morning. I hope the first fledgling steps towards a radio hobby have begun. At least the seeds have been planted .... even if they take years to germinate, it will have been well worth it.
72 de Larry W2LJ