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i bought a new mouse today. my old microsoft standard scroll mouse was behaving badly. one moment the cursor would be somewhere in my bookmarks drop-down list, searching for the next blog to visit; a nanomoment later it would be somewhere in the next room, leaving me to wonder if i was losing my mind.

so, i installed my logitech cordless optical mouse [not more than half an hour ago, i might add], and, oh my. apparently the default for this device is set for somewhere around seventeen times the speed of light. i breathed on it and the cursor shot to the edge of the screen, presumably seeking escape. i felt like i was on speed. have you ever used a laser pointer to entertain a cat? if you haven't, you should try sometime. if you have, then you know exactly what i'm talking about. and i was the cat, my eyes darting around trying to follow this stupid cursor in a state of near hysteria. i was starting to feel ill and in need of dramamine before i finally made it to the control panel and mouse properties.

i am happy to report that the mouse is now functioning, and sufficiently slowed for my mental and visual processing abilities.

addendum: if you're bored and not prone to motion sickness, go to control panel > mouse > motion. set speed to "fast" and acceleration to "high". move mouse around in a normal fashion. find tylenol. sleep.
Posted on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at 10:35PM by Registered Commentermdog | Comments3 Comments

Reader Comments (3)

You got a new mouse, I got a new mac.
Feb 16, 2005 at 10:41PM | Unregistered Commenterpaul
somehow, i think you got the better deal here.
Feb 16, 2005 at 10:42PM | Registered Commentermdog
My mouse actually squeaks. Not a special feature, it's just really cheap.
Feb 17, 2005 at 09:16PM | Unregistered Commenterhappyhearn

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