Houston, We Have Tulip

Day’s Verse:
Instead of looking at the fashions, walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp or shop, but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them.
Matthew 6:28-29

In typical can-do fashion, Ian has overcome the original technical difficulties that plagued his recent computer purchases. He installed the new video card a while ago, having ordered a cable online, and today his replacement monitor arrived (at 6 pm, as late as we’ve ever gotten a UPS delivery — of course, just when you’re anxiously waiting!).
Ian & Monitors
The replacement monitor tested out perfectly and I quickly heard happy noises from Ian’s office. I figure I might as well write off seeing him for, oh, a few weeks until the shine wears off a bit. Continue Reading >>

Monitor, Video Card, Smiles

Day’s Verse:
God doesn’t want us to be shy with his gifts, but bold and loving and sensible.
2 Timothy 1:7

For some time Ian’s been eyeing these amazing $5,000+ monitor setups that have vast screen acreage in amazing configurations. Eventually he realized that he could achieve the setup he craved at a much lower cost by assembling it himself in parts. I readily agreed because, let’s be honest, Ian’s spent next to nothing on his hobbies while willingly facilitating my spending thousands of dollars on my hobbies. Besides, he’s had the same monitor since 2001 — it’s practically an antique, and he even repaired it once himself — and his video card is 6 years old, too. As a reward for surviving ITP Phase 2 (his most recent work project, which was rocky to say the least), he finally ordered a new monitor and video card for himself, the first step in his Grand Monitor Plan. Continue Reading >>