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I am back in action, but have sad news

By Rick
Oct 18, 2002
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  1. If you don't know, I moved from Kentucky to California and behold.. I finally have my computer! I've missed this place a lot!

    Unfortunately, my monitor is totally trashed.... The plastic casing is all bent up, smashed and torn. Surprisingly, it still works fairly well (albeit the color has changed a bit and the corners are blurrier).. But my computer is indeed usable and I shall use it!

    Fortunately, I paid a little extra for shipping insurance.. My monitor is insured for 700 dollars so I'm hoping to get this thing fixed, replaced or refunded. I'm very sad about this though because I love my monitor so much.

    Anyhow, glad to be back! Hopefully, I will start replying regularly soon.
     
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    It's good to have you back Rick. That sucks about your monitor though. I am sure the shipping company will do something about it, especially since it is insured. And just curious, but how much was your monitor? 700$ seems like quite a bit for a monitor, so it must have been a nice one. Anyway, you WERE missed and it is good to see you back in action.

    How is life in Cali compared to Kentucky?
     
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 4,573   +65

    It's a 22" NEC flatscreen.. Rather nice monitor I believe, but I got it on sale for something in the neighborhood of 400 dollars.

    The guy that looked at it to insure it appraised it as 700 dollars, so I got the 700 dollar insurance for it.

    Life in Cali is a little different, but not a whole lot. I live downtown in Santa Cruz, as opposed to a field 20 miles away from the nearest store. ;)
     
  4. ss1

    ss1 TS Rookie Posts: 94

    Great to see you back :).


    ss1.
     
  5. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,929   +186

    Sorry to hear that about your monitor, but anyway:

    Welcome back!
     
  6. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    glad to have you back :)
     
  7. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,608   +295

    Now that your not living in the sticks is the possibility of broadband finally available to you? Glad your back since the has been quite a few people whose lives have meant they have not been around the forums as much as they would have liked... :)
     
  8. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 4,573   +65

    I'm on quite a fast connection right now... The equivelent of about 1.4Mbps ADSL from what I've seen ;) ANd I must say it is glorious!
     
  9. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    WB and nice to see you again... (Not that I noticed you were gone, but ;) :D)


    As for the net connection.. :mad: I want one too!
     
  10. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    I thought you meant like your cat died or something...

    Welcome back :D
     
  11. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    Welcome back Rick.

    I'll again offer my condolences on your monitor and hope that the UPS man meets an unfortunate fate at the hands of an angry pitbull. :evil:
     
  12. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 TS Rookie Posts: 593

    LOL SB. Yeah, good to have you back Rick, you were MIA for quite a while! You know...AZ is right next to Cali, you should come out here, its a little dry and I can't gaurentee that my family is as warm as your girlfriend. :D
     
  13. RustyZip

    RustyZip TechSpot Paladin Posts: 322

    Welcome back Rick...

    I propose we have a 1 minutes silence in respect for Rick's Monitor...;) :p
     
  14. cabrone

    cabrone TS Rookie Posts: 153

    Good to have you back.... Try and take some pics of the area and post em, id love to see where you live in california.... I never have been to Santa Cruz....
     
  15. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Erm Rick...I don't think you're "Far away from the majority of civilization" anymore ;)
     
  16. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 4,573   +65

    Oh.. Good point!
     
  17. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    lol, I didn't really expect you to put a real place. Good choice though.
     
  18. Whack0

    Whack0 TS Rookie Posts: 166

    heh, everybody loves rick

    so who was gone longer? me or rick? :rolleyes:
     
  19. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    you

    Unless you count the Rick to Jellobones transformation. Remember that?
     
  20. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I remeber that, that was quite a while ago....I remember moving to the new boards and wondering who Rick was :confused:
    Then I figured it out from SNGX
     
  21. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    I remember being in the new forums, and looking in the old forums for reference and wondering who Jellobones was...
     
  22. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    lol

    I am sure there are only a select few that remember JelloBones
     
  23. Elcarion

    Elcarion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 169

    Welcome back! I'm glad to see you're closer to civilization AND no longer bandwidth challenged!
     
  24. RustyZip

    RustyZip TechSpot Paladin Posts: 322

    Hey - I remember Jellobones...

    And i never knew Jellobones & Rick were one and the same...

    Mind you i changed my name too, when the forums changed...
     

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