This comic summarizes EverQuest and other MMORPG’s in a nutshell to me. Am I wrong? Are there possibly MMORPG’s out there that are fulfilling? Possibly, but I’m not going to pay monthly fees to find out.

Something I’ve noticed. I’ve told a few people about my new monitor and after I tell them the size and the price we paid for it, they ask the brand name. Now, this one stops me because I’m not sure. The monitor has a “TTR” on it, but I’m not sure if TTR is the manufacturer or the name of some incarnation of some company that UCS own/owned and they put their name on it. I know one company UCS owns is Rentsys, who rents out computer systems, so TTR may have been a former name of theirs (I know KeyTrak, the company I worked for for two weeks brands their own PC’s and monitors this way). Even if TTR is the company though, it’s not like Sony or Samsung or some company you’ve ever heard of. Then I realized – I don’t know who manufactured the monitor I had before – it was just the right size and price in Best Buy (yeah I know, BB sucks). I’ve never had any conversations about monitor makers with people. I would imagine if I had a $3000 plasma flatscreen then I would be interested, but I’m not. So, at what size do people start to wonder about manufacturer? I guess it’s 21″ because after that the size gets rediculous (not to say 21″ isn’t already rediculous) and so people start to wonder about other things.

I wonder how feasible it would be to install an older card in a PCI slot and get my dual monitor on…

Oh, what’s sadder than someone paying $14,000 for one of the few remaining 200 Apple I computers? When it’s seen as a disappointment because old Apples used to go for $50,000 or more.