13th September, 2006

New Toys

Filed under: General — admin @ 2:58 pm

Today I snapped and decided to unplug the mouse that was supplied with my work computer, it was rubbish. I’ve now replaced it with a shiny new wireless mouse. It is smashing and I highly recommend that particular model to anyone who like me has normal sized hands and doesn’t need micro-millimetre mousing precision. It was very reasonably priced too.

I was tempted to write a diatribe about why the equipment I am supplied with for eight or more hours of work a day is so poor but, you know, why bother? I think the fact that I’ve gone out and spent my own money on what is an essential work tool says it all really.

8 Comments

  1. Funny, I have just done the same thing, buying the same mouse, for the same reasons, with same thoughts.

    Comment by Matt — 14/09/2006 @ 12:52 am

  2. Funny, I have just done the same thing, buying the same mouse, for the same reasons, with same thoughts.

    Comment by Matt — 14/09/2006 @ 12:52 am

  3. My work gave me a nice mouse, but I ended up replacing the work-provided computer out of my own money.

    Comment by Alan Green — 29/09/2006 @ 4:55 pm

  4. My work gave me a nice mouse, but I ended up replacing the work-provided computer out of my own money.

    Comment by Alan Green — 29/09/2006 @ 4:55 pm

  5. [...] I know I’m late to the party here, but thanks to a mention at O’Reilly and a tutorial at Kuro5hin I’m learning to love GNU Screen more and more each day. It truly is the swiss army knife of command line utilities. Allowing me to have a shell, iPython and a couple of database sessions running at the same time is really useful as I’m always switching between them. Not only that but everything is keyboard driven and I found myself more and more avoiding the mouse where it is possible. Not that I don’t like my mouse, in fact I praised it only last month but I find that not having to move my hands too much is a great productivity boost. [...]

    Pingback by Andrew Channels Dexter Pinion » In Praise — 04/12/2006 @ 10:24 am

  6. [...] I know I’m late to the party here, but thanks to a mention at O’Reilly and a tutorial at Kuro5hin I’m learning to love GNU Screen more and more each day. It truly is the swiss army knife of command line utilities. Allowing me to have a shell, iPython and a couple of database sessions running at the same time is really useful as I’m always switching between them. Not only that but everything is keyboard driven and I found myself more and more avoiding the mouse where it is possible. Not that I don’t like my mouse, in fact I praised it only last month but I find that not having to move my hands too much is a great productivity boost. [...]

    Pingback by Andrew Channels Dexter Pinion » In Praise — 04/12/2006 @ 10:24 am

  7. [...] of months ago. Sadly the IT policies are a little restrictive, they won’t even let me use my own mouse with the company supplied computer. So I’ve gone rogue. I bought a new MacBook (black, [...]

    Pingback by Andrew Channels Dexter Pinion » Desktop Software isn’t Dead — 07/01/2008 @ 9:00 pm

  8. [...] of months ago. Sadly the IT policies are a little restrictive, they won’t even let me use my own mouse with the company supplied computer. So I’ve gone rogue. I bought a new MacBook (black, [...]

    Pingback by Andrew Channels Dexter Pinion » Desktop Software isn’t Dead — 07/01/2008 @ 9:00 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Powered by WordPress