For many, many moons now, the monitor tarx and I have been using has been in a process of dying. At first, the red laser would occasionally die, and it wasn't much of a problem. These days, the red laser rarely works, making it a rather big problem. The display has been fuzzy for quite some time, and has been putting a strain on my eyes. The latest issue is what I call the 'green pull', wherein the green laser goes haywire and makes everything look like it's been put through a chartreuse 'Wind' filter in Photoshop.
I hope one of my belated gifts is a monitor. If not, I'm gonna start rounding up shit to sell. Circuit City has some on sale for $150 plus tax (8.4%).