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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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brentdax
Dec. 27th, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC)
Cordless mice as a whole are fairly heavy, but you really get used to them—my last mouse was extremely heavy, but after a month or two it simply felt solid, and I was glad I could drink six cups of coffee and use the mouse without the cursor vibrating.

Hand size, however, is another issue. I have small hands for a guy my size, but this mouse is a tiny bit small for me.
chiave_trust
Dec. 27th, 2005 07:55 pm (UTC)
And then there's me, who has tiny tiny hands. ^^;;

*hugs the Brent-chan*