We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Today, new big flat monitor, new potent Dell box/server, new everything -perfect for a blog editor and busy human being (but one who is a bred-in-the-bone Yankee and hates to spend money). Thanks to the Mrs. Bird Dog and to Larry The Local Tech Genius for the delightful surprise. I did not know what "fast" meant until this afternoon. Backed up automatically too, on the accessory hard drive, which has been a major headache in the past for some of my projects.
A moment of silence. Evel Knievel is dead. We won't see the like of him again. Sanke River Canyon Jump. Caesar's Palace. Host, Evel Knievel Days, Butte, Montana. Accepted Christ at the Crystal Cathedral.
The trick with an LCD monitor is cleaning it without harming the surface. Anything with ammonia in it, like Windex, is a big no-no. Also, one of the biggest destroyers of flat-screen monitors is spraying the screen with too much liquid and having it seep down into the crack along the bottom. Unlike a CRT monitor, which is sealed, the liquid will wick up between the layers of laminate and it's goodbye, monitor.
The answer is to use Windex Wipes. They're moist towelettes and work perfectly. After the screen is clean, you can use it to give the rest of the system a quick wipe-down.
I get mine at the local grocery store. One local chain (Publix) doesn't carry them, but the other one (Winn-Dixie) does, so they're around. Or maybe K-Mart, Wal-Mart, etc.