Friday, July 07, 2006

More on the Scroll Wheel

I just remembered something I forgot to mention in my previous post about killing my mouse. I thought I could dry it out by taking it apart. No luck. There are no screws like on the old ones. I remember when you could open up a mouse and clean all the dirty fuzz and bits out of there. It worked like new after a thorough cleaning. Although after cleaning the ickies out of there, I felt dirty, because I knew most of those fuzzies were mine.

During this recent mouse-wetting incident, I noticed lots of ugly stuff packed into the recesses of the mouse. I cleaned them out with the edge of a business card. I felt as if I were cleaning my ears with my car keys. Pretty disgusting to most people.

Do you clip your fingernails at work? How about your toenails?


Eclectchick said...

Actually, on more than one occasion, I have heard the telltale sounds of nail-clipping going on in attorneys' offices. I'm not kidding. Helloooo, you charging those nails by the hour?

rigtenzin said...

There must be some kind of lawyer/nail clipper joke that could come from this, but I can't think of one.

Gordy said...

Gee, my mouse can be opened without tools. There is a round section where the ball is held in place and you can rotate it with your thumbs. Then you can dig out the grime and naughty bits. This should also expose the screw holding the rest together so you could have dried out the scroll wheel faster. I have a basic wire Dell mouse.

rigtenzin said...

I have an optical mouse -- no ball, no opening. During it's recovery I found I've grown accustomed to it's shape also. The backup mouse felt like an awkward chunk of stuff in my hand.

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