December 28th, 2005


Movin' Out Of This Old Mouse

So recently my mouse started giving me trouble. Doing a click-drag, it would occasionally act as if I released and re-clicked the button. If I opened a paint program and quickly drew a bunch of lines, one of the lines would occasionally have a gap in it.

So I switched to a new optical mouse that Mom got for her computer recently but didn't like. Unfortunately I found out why she didn't like it; it often misread my single clicks as double clicks. It made using most programs a PAIN in the SITTING-DOWN body part. My friends on IRC told me the brand of the mouse, Inland, is a "don't buy this brand because it is crap" sort of brand. Well, fishsticks.

So today I went to Micro Center to get a new mouse. And I did. It's an optical mouse. It's wireless. And it's included with my brand-new Intuos DIGITAL TABLET! I been wantin' one of those.

Wish me luck hooking it up!
  • Current Music
    Peter Gabriel - Big Time
yaay, three arms

It works!

The new tablet (with stylus & wireless mouse) works!

I had a bit of a problem installing it, because the first port I plugged it into apparently doesn't work (aargh). And since it's a serial port, I had to shut down the computer before plugging it into the other one. (At least I assumed I had to. I dunno.)

But anyway once I did that, installation was a breeze. Now I can still mouse around, but I can also, like, DRAW. Bow down to my mighty stylus!
  • Current Music
    Nena - 99 Luftballons