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Best Mouse For Programming? 569

LosManos writes "Which is the best programming mouse? Mandatory musts are wireless, and that it doesn't clog up like old mechanical mice. Present personal preferences are for: lots of buttons, since if I have moved my hand away from the keyboard I can at least do something more than move the pointer; sturdy feeling; not too light, so it doesn't move around by me accidentally looking at it." What would you recommend?

Comment Amazon used books (Score 1) 987

instead of blaming pirates, look at Amazon's listing of used books. there are 11 copies that are cheaper than the new one from Amazon that you would get a royalty from. until those 11 copies sell (many of which are in new condition, many of which appear to be remaindered = new condition except for the black mark), you aren't going to sell many new ones. and some of those merchants are jobbers who probably have *multiple* remaindered copies that they will be selling. face it - any book that has that many high quality used (and cheap) copies isn't going to sell very many new ones. you don't have to think very hard to understand that it's amazon's used book/cd/dvd marketplace that is depressing a lot of royalties.

Comment Quick Launch icons (Score 1) 311

Haven't installed IE8, but I do know that they like to make sure that their icons are where they want them to be. I changed the name of my Quick Launch icon for Outlook to "email". After i did that, almost every time i do a Windows Update, i get an extra icon in my Quick Launch bar for Outlook -- with the words that they want to be on it (i forget what they are). i guess they can't tell that i already have an icon for Outlook ...

Comment Re:They're setting themselves up for a lawsuit (Score 1) 675

and try to get your manager "on the record". complain about the tactic and how unethical it is and try to reason with him/her, all the while getting the conversation on tape with a hidden recorder. then if they try to act on it, you have something. doesn't really matter if it's admissible in court. the threat of putting their actions in your blog (or other social media) may get them to back down quick.

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