Gray Flannel Dwarf

9/29/2004

dirty mouse balls

On my desk here at work, I have a mousepad from E*Trade… more accurately, it’s my “The E*MOBILE by E*TRADE” mousepad, and indeed, it is from when the dot-com bubble was just simmering, and the E*Trade E*Mobile came by the corporate campus, and we all had the opportunity to sign up for E*Trade accounts.

That was probably about early 1999. I still have this mousepad sitting here on my desk, in use.

Admittedly, the thing is pretty gross looking now, but I keep using it; not sure why, except that maybe I like the precise amount of friction/resistance that the cloth-topped mousepad offers, as opposed to the thin, plastic corporate one below it that reminds me to run anti-virus software.

In any case… I will probably have to get rid of it, soon. As much as I guess I subconciously seem to like it, I really don’t have the time to, every day, open up the mouse and scrape off the cruft that tends to accumulate on the horizontal mouse wheel.

“Everyday” is not an exaggeration here, either.


cswiii @ 9:30 am

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