I went to Melbourne
on the weekend. First I went to see a guy who was selling his Philips 21"
monitor on the Computer Trader
for $400. Being in the market for a new monitor myself, I thought this was too good to pass up so I paid him a little visit. It looked pretty good. It gets a little fuzzed when the contrast is too high, but after a bit of tweaking and fiddling with contrast and colour settings you can get it looking pretty snazzy
, and definately worth the $400. It even goes up to 1600x1280. The only problem is that its so freakin' huge I dont know where to put it. I might have to get a new desk.
In other news, I also went to see Mamma Mia at the Princess Theatre. I've gotta say, that if you're a chick, or into chick flicks, and can bear listning to ABBA for 2 hours, then you'll absolutely love this show! Unfortunately, I am neither of those things. The music is what makes the show. The storyline is somewhat bland, so much so that if you took out the singing, you'd be left with a massively overacted sitcom that would last about 20 minutes. If you'd like to know the storyline, then CLICK HERE
but be warned, cause it does contain spoilers. Overall, the show was well done but for it to appeal to me it needs the following:
- wise-cracking zombies
- frontal nudity
- breakdancing midgets
- Ernest Bornine
- live poultry, and
- some kind of giant squid monster.