Miphee wrote on 2022-12-23, 16:34:
I have to lie down and get away from all this for a while. I'm done.
Oh my... yeah, I know the feeling.
A few years back I had FedEx pack and ship a Sony GDM-FW900 to me and it ended up with a broken bezel because they only used three or four of those expanding foam bags... yes, in a 3d dimensional box with six sides, containing a nearly 100lb monitor. Thankfully it still worked and the screen was intact, but ugh... that involved much fighting with them to get the huge insurance payout for that. Very stressful.
Then, a couple years ago I got a fantastic deal on a Sony CPD- 1302 13" Multisync VGA\EGA monitor from the late '80s... absolutely beautiful little thing, capable of running pretty much any old computer due to the flexible switches and settings on the back. The seller ensured me he knew how to pack and ship a monitor... then proceeded to literally wrap it in a bubble wrap bag and shoved it in a single-walled cardboard box wedged between a few other items I purchased from him. The CRT neck was shattered and the entire metal frame inside the thing was bent. I still have it in storage because it's just such a rare monitor I haven't been able to get myself to junk it.
It is truly baffling just how bad some people's understanding of physics is.
Now for some blitting from the back buffer.