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Second night

Second night of Hanukkah.

Okay, the first night, I got a rather nice Logitech cordless keyboard/mouse set. The keyboard has a wonderfully thought-out layout—most notably, the Ins/Del/Home/End/PgUp/PgDn area has been completely reorganized to be much more logical, but there are all sorts of other things involving the spacing and shape of the keys which simply make it a beautiful keyboard. The mouse is a laser optical mouse, so it's better at picking up the surface it's being used on, but is otherwise unexciting. I really like it, though.

Tonight I got a $15 iTunes gift card and half of a weekend characterization seminar in March. (It's expensive enough that Mom felt it had to be spread over two nights.) Blake, Dev, and Mom will be going too. Should be very interesting.

I also made a purchase today: a USB 5.1 surround sound "card". I hooked it and the keyboard up to my laptop and took my desktop off my desk. If I don't have problems with this configuration (and I am having a couple, but I think they're solvable, although one may require me to get a more expensive sound thingy), I may repurpose my desktop—perhaps as a household media server or something.

Other than that, I helped my grandparents with the last of their heavy-stuff moving today. This included a TV so heavy we all agreed it must've been made behind the Iron Curtain. That observation inevitably led to a joke that would make a Slashdotter cringe:

In America, you turn off the TV when you're done with it. In Soviet Russia, TV offs you!

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haibane_rachan
Dec. 27th, 2005 12:28 pm (UTC)
That mouse IS rather awesome, and I'd like to have one, except for the fact that it's a bit heavy and it's too big for my girl hand. ;_; So when the left click button on my old Microsoft Intellipoint mouse broke and I went out searching for a new mouse, I ended up having to track down the now very outdated Microsoft Intellipoint because I couldn't find the same features I wanted from anywhere else. I really dislike wireless mice and they're all just so big. I suppose if you have man hands, though, it's not such a problem. xP

I don't know anything about the keyboard, but yeah, that is a really sweet mouse.