I swapped out the Compaq S910 monitor (19" monitor, not too shabby) with a Sun (Sony, really) CPD-4410 perfectly flat 19" monitor (the same screen I work with at home). Sorry, but there's really no comparison; my eyes are thanking me profusely for the upgrade.
In other news, a co-worker (the one I was concerned about being cut during the recent layoff) is >this< close to finalizing an offer at another company, which means he's giving notice on Monday. It's a good move for him; better pay, far more interesting environment in terms of the stuff he gets to work with compared to here, and far less stress about "Will the company be here next week?". On the flip side, it sucks for those of us staying behind, because that's the entire NT administration workload falling on us. I'm happy for him, and I'm looking for another job. ;-)
Stayed out too late last night with co-workers and friends at a local club; got to bed at 2:00 AM to be greeted with >bzzrt< >bzzrt< this morning at 7:00 AM. Why in the hell do places have Ladies' Night and $1.75 you-call-it drink specials (no, I don't drink, but everyone I was with does ;-) on a Thursday? Have some pity on the poor male bastards who get dragged along for the fun...
Of course, we're all going out again tonight to a nearby comedy club, so I guess I'm doing it to myself. This was so much easier when I was back in school,...;-) It's fun being back in the swing of going out with friends again, though; I've been keeping my nose buried behind a monitor far too long.