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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Monday, August 29, 2011

I thought that little creature was tamed?

I guess you could say I am hard on mice. Not the furry little ones but the plastic ones we use with our computers. I happen to love the wireless laser types, which have greatly improved in recent years. No cable between computer and mouse, battery power lasting much longer than it used to, no mouse ball to be cleaned after collecting lint.

However, like all things, they break down. In my case, the left button stops acting properly. I suspect this may be a singular problem with Logitech mice but I cannot be sure. I just happen to use Logitech mice more than any other and it always seems to their mice under my palm when the problem starts up.

It's also possible that it has something to do with my frugality. I buy cheap mice. Under $15, preferably $10 or less if I can find them.

What happens is that the button doesn't hold. Or it double clicks on its own. To be honest, I use the heck out of a mouse. I play a lot of games with them, I use them on online jigsaw puzzles (drag and drop) and I navigate through folders with them almost exclusively, so I suppose it is to be expected. I wasn't always like this. There was a time where I would rather use a command line interface on a computer. But I eventually succumbed and now hate it when the mouse starts acting up.

This means another trip to the computer store or to WalMart for some little item. And that often leads to the purchase of a larger item that I don't really need. Maybe it's all part of a plot to make us buy more computer stuff than we really need...


pearlvz said...

Do they make hardier mice?  :-)


The Jules said...

I'm the same.

Only with real mice . . .

Douglas4517 said...

I have solved the problem. First, I swapped buttons in the mouse setup and then I ordered two mice online to be shipped post haste.