15 April 2007
After this week's mouse incident, which seemed to have been solved by the ever-popular System Restore function and what in the name of Douglas Engelbart did I install Tuesday, anyway? I noticed that the Logitech optical I'd been using had suffered greatly by being dragged back and forth across my hardwoods-from-the-forest-primeval desktop, and while I had spares on hand, they had been stocked mostly by virtue of cheapness: they worked well enough, but they lacked heft.
(Aside: Geez, that was one sentence?)
So yesterday I spent a Jackson for Microsoft's Comfort Optical Mouse 3000, which comes with a CD full of toolishness. It also has one button I hadn't seen before, which brings up a magnifier window. What's more, the infamous scroll wheel not only goes up and down, but left and right. It trails the old Logitech and, for that matter, the older MS mouse I use at work in fluidity of motion, but it's still pretty decent, and inexplicably, it's not particularly overpriced. They, um, "recommend" you use a USB port if you have no USB port open, they tell you "Consider purchasing a USB hub" but they throw in a PS/2 adapter anyway.
And oh, yes, it's supposed to work with a Mac.Posted at 9:26 AM to PEBKAC