Christian Ross

Quick hits

Laptop update: Getting worse by the minute.

My laptop screen is dying

Updated pictures. Called Dell today, got a response I liked. Spoke to a nice gentleman who I am sure has no idea he stole a job from an American. He told me to send it in, repair time was 5-7 business days, and then they would ship it back. I proceeded to let him know how it would actually work. I should be receiving my new replacement screen in 5-10 business days. I hope mine can hold up that long.

I guess the old MacBook Pro will return to the wish list once again.



The Cavs are finished. Had a chance tonight but just couldn’t put the ball in the basket. Sorry Cleveland fans. It could be worse, you could be a Dallas sports fan.

With that, today I came across a pretty cool video. Except for the music. Turn off the sound if you are going to watch it. The music is one of those songs NBA ad-exec’s think will pump up the crowd for their team. Too forced and a wrong audience for the most part. Know your audience.

Anyways, sound or no, the video is cool. Get your own personalized one for only $7500.


Edit: for those using a reader, there is a video here that you probably can’t see. Visit the site to watch.


World Issues: Sanctions imposed on Sudan by U.S. could deprive world of Coca Cola.

In a case of ‘that guy is completely out of his mind,’ the Sudanese ambassador to the U.S. paid $600 for a room and props to be able to hold a press conference to speak out against the President and his decision to hold sanctions against Sudan.

Highlights of his speech: There is no genocide in Darfur; 400,000 people haven’t died; Darfurians love sugar and the sanctions will deprive them of it, so they will die. But the best of them all is that they will quit shipping Gum Arabic, the emulsifier in Cokes, to the western world.

So, if we stop the killing in Darfur, we will likely lose our carbonated beverages. Tough call. (From the Washington Post, and no I don’t normally read the WP)

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One response to “Quick hits”

  1. John says:

    John here, customer advocate at Dell headquarters. Just wanted to drop by to possibly save you some time. I don’t know what our representative walked you through, but this problem is sometimes caused by problems in the LCD cable connection. If it is, then simply reseating the video cable (5 minutes of effort) could fix the problem altogether, without the need to have the unit sent to our service center.

    The process is simple, and only requires the removal of the bezel below the hinges (no screws) and the keyboard (4 screws), and then you simply unplug the video cable from the board and reconnect it.

    If that doesn’t work, then the system would have to be serviced.

    If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to let me know.

    Dell Customer Advocate

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