Saturday, February 18, 2012

Your flat panel... He's not dead yet!

I've been using a Samsung Syncmaster 2232GW for around 4 years now and love it.  The glossy screen makes its colors more vibrant than any other flat panel I've used.

Unfortunately for the past 8 months or so, it's been on a slow decline.  When coming out of sleep the light in the display would flicker on for a moment and then off.  This could usually be remedied by turning it off, then on again.  Of course this slowly grew into having to do it 3, 4, 7 or more times.  Until I found myself cycling it for 10 or so minutes to get it to stay on.  So I did the next logical thing, and set it to never turn off.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Review: Asics Kayano-18 vs GT-2160

Upgrade, or not to upgrade......

I've only been running for 4 years.  But the majority of that time has been spent in Asics GTs. 2140s, 2150s, 2160s.  They've treated me well, and are certainly my 'go to' shoe.

However, when the marathon training starts hitting 15+ mile runs, it seems I'm always wishing for just a little more cushion.  I'm not setting any records, so a couple additional ounces of weight in exchange for less foot pain is OK by me.