Uh oh... got this weird bright spot on my laptop screen...
Ok, so I've heard of dead pixels... got one of the damned things on my digital camera screen... but a patch of glowing, overbright, white, pixels?? If I rub the area 'just right' with a fingertip the overbright patch goes away, but only for a few seconds. Wassup with that? It doesn't show up in a screen scrape, so I can't even show it to you... its the weirdest thing... its like somebody is shining a really tiny torch at the screen. I wonder if this laptop is still under warranty ((oy Peter, let's talk about that laptop you sold me!!!! Damn, he's overseas)
Just what I need... more hardware problems... what with the UPS committing seppuku (also known as "hari kari" for the benefit of you gaijin), and nearly losing my RAID1 when a hard drive failed, and the lift (aka elevator) at the office refusing to move as soon as I stepped into the flipping thing (I swear, that building hates me), and I/0 hardware errors affecting my backup tape drive, and schizophrenic printer drivers on the network, the last thing I need is weirdly funky screen issues on my laptop.
Yes, yes, I know.. you read this blog for more important stuff than weird display glitches on my laptop and an impromptu lesson in Japanese lingo ... I promise I'm in the middle of completing a very cool article on IE's phishing filter for the Internet Explorer Community at microsoft.com, so hang in there - there are statistics and everything ;o)