10.31.2008

Scrolling Bliss

So a week or so ago... my Mighty Mouse scroll wheel decided to stop working. I tried all the tricks of cleaning the scroll ball and nothing seemed to work. So I was forced to swap it out for an old Dell mouse... uggghhh. I quickly realized how much I scroll left and right inside of Mac OS X... and how lame this old mouse was.

A new mouse was going to cost $50... but what I really want is a new Mac Pro! I figured I'd get a new mouse if I bought a whole new computer... right?!?!? My old G5 is just that... 3 years old! That's like 90 in computer years! And it doesn't have an Intel processor... which would allow me to run both Windows and OS X... which I could actually use at this point for testing of Showit Sites.

So I actually had my sandals on to head down to the Mac store and buy myself a new computer (which I definitely can't afford)... when I figured I'd perform some surgery on my Might Mouse. Heck... it was useless anyhow. I had been hesitant before because you actually have to break the darn thing to get into it. They actually glue it together as the last step in manufacturing... stupid.

But alas... after a minor surgery and a little TLC... I saved myself $3000 by giving it one last go. And now I'm back to all of my left-to-right scrolling bliss!

6 Comments:

Blogger Annemarie said...

You're such a dork.....but I love that you took it apart, FIXED it, AND took pics, AND blogged it, AND didn't buy a new computer. :)

Now get to work....scroll your might little heart out, in any direction you wish.

10/31/2008 7:11 PM  
Blogger Autie said...

Is this why I still have not heard from you?

11/01/2008 10:25 AM  
Blogger || davidjay || said...

haha Awesome!

11/02/2008 4:02 PM  
Blogger All About the Arredondos said...

So impressed!!! I love the pics!

11/02/2008 7:32 PM  
OpenID tghurst0 said...

I love that your logical conclusion for replacing a broken mouse was to buy a whole new machine. That is now my solution to fixing everything.

11/03/2008 12:15 PM  
Blogger Risa said...

i would have to agree with annemarie - you're a dork.

11/03/2008 8:12 PM  

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