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12/08/2002 Archived Entry: "My Expert Mouse Rulz, Again"

The order of the day today was studying. But don't worry, I didn't actually allowed myself to study all day. ^_^ I did get some work in though and I'm slightly more ready for my calc final.

Did some video editing today. My friend wanted to do some video editing and Powerpoint for her final, but she doesn't have the equipment or programs, so she came over here. Pretty simple stuff. In the end, she dropped the Powerpoint and only made a two minute movie clip, which she said would be sufficient for her report/final thing. This reminded me just how little I actually do video editing. I tell you, my computer's not made for video editing. I need more RAM! 256 just doesn't cut it! ;_; I guess I've been putting off getting more RAM for too long. I gotta consider investing some of my upcoming Christmas money on some. I need 512 at the very least. Come on, when you bog down the computer sometimes working in Photoshop you know something's wrong. And I'm not even working in a high resolution or with 100+MB files either (I think my largest project was 80 something megs)!

For a little while now, maybe a few weeks, my Expert Mouse has been acting up. It's nothing horribly bad, but recently, the ball's been getting slightly harder to roll. Ideally and normally, the ball rolls effortlessly. Mine hasn't. Occasionally, the ball gets kinda hard to roll, so I have to make some kind of effort to roll it. I tried cleaning it out more throughly than usual recently, but that didn't work entirely; the ball was still hard to move at times. With really nothing left to do, I decided to contact customer support at Kensington. They said it was a hardware problem and that they'd send me a new one. Yes, they're actually sending me a new replacement! That's amazing. What's even more amazing is that they said that I don't have to return this one! Needless to say, I'm just awe struck. Never before have I gotten this kind of support for anything I've bought. Granted, I shelled out a good $100 for it in the first place, but for them to actually say "here, take another one because your unit is just slightly defective and you don't have to send anything back" is a bit much for me. I'm not complaining though. ^_^ I'll be getting it this week because apparently it'll take 5-7 business days. Man, as if I didn't have enough reason to love my Expert Mouse before. I tell you, after five years (the warranty period), if my unit decides to go all defective on me again, I'll be proud to shell out another $100 for another one. They're just that good. So yes folks, I recommend that you pick up the Kensington Expert Mouse Pro. It may be pricey, but it's the finest input device I've ever had the pleasure of using and I'm darn proud to own one. And it may just be me, but I think it's helped me improve my designing.

Thanks everyone who wished me luck on finals. I'll try not to let you all down. *determination*

You ask a good question. Actually, my dad hasn't brought it up again. I thought he was serious, but he never seems to be serious enough to truly follow through with his really sever threats. My mom, who talked to him about it, told me that apparently he'll be appeased if I don't buy new stuffs. That's fine with me because I can always do that in secret. ^_^ It just takes a little ingenuity and several friends who allow me to keep stuff at their houses to get things by him. Hey, they never know the balance of my checking account, so I'm covered. ^_^ Just in case, I haven't been letting him see anything anime related on the computer monitor ever since. I just wait til he's gone and then I start looking at whatever I want. ^_^

You think philosophy's a cool class? Well... so do I! ^_^ Why do I get to have such a cool class? Because I'm in college. -_- Although there's plenty of variety in classes, let me tell you, I personally don't think it's anywhere near as fun as high school.

Log Crew note:
Sorry peoples who inquired about the Furuba log crew. The positions you've asked for are already filled. The crew isn't mine. It's Tec's. I've just been extremely lazy in updating. Take a look over there and make a request with Tec if you're interested.

Replies: 2 comments

hohoho... I feel foolish now

XD I need more RAM too... but I'm afraid to tamper with my computer.

Posted by Steph @ 12/09/2002 11:57 PM PST

yay nice of u to help chirstine
umm good luck

Posted by Cinti @ 12/08/2002 10:55 PM PST

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