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Where's the mouse wheel? - Blather, Rinse, Repeat
November 3rd, 2004
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Where's the mouse wheel?
I expect that some of you already may know this, but I'm a little bit of a geek.

Phew.


I mention this to tell you I just blew a bunch of cash on a 64bit liquid cooled dual processor monster.

All this, and it's only got one mouse button. Crazy. I'm sure I'll figure out some way to survive. Fairly sure, anyway. Let's put it this way. If you don't hear from me in a couple weeks, come to the house. Bring a crowbar. Remove me from this machine and reintroduce me to the light of day.

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From:scoreboard
Date:November 3rd, 2004 09:45 pm (UTC)

MORE POWER

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So are you keeping the OS that came with it, installing some Linux variant, or just rolling your own from spare code around the house? ;]

And just remember, ctrl-click is your friend...
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From:tsmaster
Date:November 3rd, 2004 11:52 pm (UTC)

Re: MORE POWER

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Keeping the OS for the time being. The rationale for the purchase was to port my games to this platform, this OS. Maybe when that makes me oodles of cash, I can turn this into a webserver running Linux.

I'm a little baffled that the iTunes visualization wasn't running at a couple hundred frames per second. I know I didn't by the absolutely most expensive graphics card, but it should be able to keep up with a little bit of graphics.
From:ericasco
Date:November 4th, 2004 08:26 am (UTC)

For the love of all that is good and holy...

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Go to Kensington or Logitech and get yourself a decent mouse with at least two buttons and a scroll wheel.

I mean, come on, if your BMW left off half the transmission gears, and someone offered to give you the rest of them for $20, you'd probably pay it, right?
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From:roghawk
Date:November 4th, 2004 01:43 pm (UTC)

Re: For the love of all that is good and holy...

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see... i read BMW and totally was all about movies and the transmission reference threw me
From:ericasco
Date:November 4th, 2004 08:26 am (UTC)

For the love of all that is good and holy...

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Go to Kensington or Logitech and get yourself a decent mouse with at least two buttons and a scroll wheel.

I mean, come on, if your BMW left off half the transmission gears, and someone offered to give you the rest of them for $20, you'd probably pay it, right?
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From:tsmaster
Date:November 4th, 2004 09:16 am (UTC)

Re: For the love of all that is good and holy...

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I've been thinking of unplugging the Kensington trackball I have on my Windows machine and walking it across the house to the Mac.

Or any of the large number of MS optical mice I have scattered about this place.


I'll probably stop by SleazyComputerMall on the way home from work, though, and get a shiny Mac-Appliance-Appearance-Compliant device.


So far, I've downloaded the source to Emacs from CVS, built and installed. I've installed Python (woohoo). I've even gone so far as to figure out /sbin/mount-smbfs, which allows me access to my Linux fileserver.


iTunes and my MP3 server get along passably well.

So. So far, things are working well enough. I've managed to crash a Python module update facility already. Good fun.
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From:roghawk
Date:November 4th, 2004 01:45 pm (UTC)
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is Apple still in business? at a profit?
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From:tsmaster
Date:November 4th, 2004 01:47 pm (UTC)
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Appearantly, people like the iPods.

And if they're willing to sell me a chunk of aluminum and plexiglass at a loss, that's cool, too.
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