I of course spend a lot of my time on a computer of one description or another, banging away at the keys, clicking and moving the mouse, and generally giving my wrists and fingers hell. This has proven to be an issue recently. I’ve started having pains across the back of my hands and in my wrists. Nothing major, but it’s a sign of potential problems to come.
I started thinking about why this was occurring. I have worked on computers for many years, and nothing of this type has happened before. I haven’t changed position even: I work at the same desk that I have for a long time. That could be part of the problem.
I did notice though that the left button on my mouse had started to resist more than before. I had to press harder to click. Even the slightest change in the force needed to click the left mouse button is enough to notice, because clicking the left button is something I do thousands of times a day.
I got in touch with Logitech, the makers of my mouse. They were absolutely amazing. It turns out that my mouse has a five year warranty on it, and so they would send out a replacement mouse for me. My old mouse was an MX500, and their suggested replacement was a G5 laser mouse. So, after a little exchange where I sent them a photo of my old mouse, they posted me out a new one.
Now THAT’s customer service for you. Next post: A new keyboard.
Jason posted this on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 2:43 pm.
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I notice I’ve left a pretty big gap since my last post. I don’t know the reason why. I’ve been ticking over, and have been working on a few projects and have learnt some bits and bobs. I’ll have to reserve those for later posts.
I’ve had a bit of trouble with my son. He’s a baby, and has been a little ill with an ear infection. Although that hasn’t really been a burden time-wise, it’s certainly been a mental one. Thankfully now, though he’s much happier and getting better.
I launched a new version of my website last week. It’s an interim step, which is obvious if you look at it. Previously, all I had up there was a holding page with a contact form. Now it’s a bit better in that at least I have some blurb about what it is I offer, and some examples of work up there. It needs looking at graphically though; the logo is almost non-existent among many other problems. What will probably happen, though, is that I will get a load of project work in and leave it the way it is until next year when I’ll build a totally new one.
This has been very much a non-event of a post, hasn’t it? It’s what happens when I start writing a post with no clear idea of direction or structure.
Until next time, you stay classy.
Jason posted this on Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 7:56 pm.
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