February 21, 2010

My Kingdom for a Mous

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:56 pm

Coming to you (while a signal remains available) from the future permanent House by the Parkway (South), which means that I am typing directly on the laptop (at home I use a docking station and a real grown-up keyboard). I can handle typing on the laptop (even though I hate it), but I cannot get comfortable using the cursed farookin’ pressure pad and clicky things on the laptop. I cannot tell you how many things I have opened and occasionally deleted, or drastically changed because of the rotten pressure pad and clicky things on the laptop. All you have to do is look at the clicky things and they CLICK, thereby creating all sorts of havoc. I spent about 45 minutes fixing the mess caused by accidental clicks on my email app.

Memo to Self: Buy a goddamned mouse to use while away from the docking station.

That is necessarily all, lest I fling the computer out the window.


  1. I think one of these would probably take up less space in your pocket than a really small cell phone.

    Comment by Erica — February 21, 2010 @ 10:33 pm

  2. Make that a wireless mouse. They’re the bomb!

    Comment by Omnibus Driver — February 21, 2010 @ 10:33 pm

  3. Sure…we all know you’re actually on your mega yacht somewhere in the Caribbean.

    Comment by Mr. Bingley — February 22, 2010 @ 7:40 am

  4. I carry a trackball in my laptop case. You don’t need a flat surface to move it around. that’s a real plus when I use this thing in the field.


    Comment by mostly cajun — February 22, 2010 @ 9:25 am

  5. Man up, Jimbo. Tap in your update with a telegraph key. Use binary code.

    Comment by Cappy — February 22, 2010 @ 7:16 pm

  6. Agree with MC. I stopped with the mouse a couple of years ago and went to a trackball. Should have done so a lot earlier. Love the things.

    Comment by dick — February 22, 2010 @ 9:05 pm

  7. Yo, trackballs rule…I have been using one at work for about three or four years now…and it’s really funny when people who aren’t used to them try to use it…it’s like a righty trying to write lefty. If someone needs to do something on my computer, they usually have to sit in my chair and tell me where to move the cursor / pointer. Putzes. You should definitely get one.

    Comment by Erica — February 22, 2010 @ 10:03 pm

  8. I always carry an USB mouse on my travels so I don’t have to use the stupid touchpad on my laptop.

    Comment by Denny — February 23, 2010 @ 3:18 pm

  9. Shoot. I was looking for a mouse shaped like an alligator and I didn’t find anyone who makes one. Dang.

    Comment by Bou — February 23, 2010 @ 7:11 pm

  10. You can turn that touchpad off when you don’t need it.

    Comment by Kurt P — February 25, 2010 @ 10:08 am

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