also, i don't get it - richard plugged the old laptop into the monitor and it displayed immediately. this new one, we've tried everything, even installing new "second display" drivers from the cd that came with the tv, and it won't. i am unsure whether to blame microsoft, sony or samsung. or richard - having bought this vaio because he was impressed with one that one of his cow-orkers has, he JUST remembered that his cow-orker spent an entire day trying to get it to talk to an external display. hrm! and, of course, he rememebred this at 10.40pm, when it was too late to ring said cow-orker to find out what he'd had to do. i wouldn't mind, except i want to play the sims, and the old laptop can't even manage sims 1 anymore.
this is a good post, doing the rounds of my flist. it explains why i can never get involved with someone who isn't already a friend, and why i boggle at people who say they can't possibly date a friend. if you don't already like someone, how can you love them? r was my best friend before we got involved, and he still is. we both think if we no longer had a romantic r'ship, we'd probably still live together.