Monday, 11 February 2013

R. I. P.


It is hushed and sad and silent in the office in my house
A requiem is taking place - for my computer mouse

New batteries were tried in vain, to save him how I tried
Till it became apparent that my little mouse had died.

No red light blinks, no wheel revolves
I must admit I cried

His little nose is cold and still
because my mouse has died.

12 comments:

  1. Aw, bless, ray. You may get another mouse, but things will never be the same.....

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  2. Sniff sniff, true, so true. Love is never the same the second time a round.
    The real problem is of course, that I don,t seem able to scroll down using the keyboard si this is typed on the IPad. Very slow!

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    1. You should have up/down/left/right arrow buttons on your keyboard, Ray. These will take your cursor where you want it to go. For longer periods of reading, use the PgUp/PgDn buttons to move you down a whole chunk.

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  3. You will enjoy choosing a new one! My new one glows electric blue and pink (a gift), in the middle of the night I can always tell if the computer has been left on. It is very cheery and in such girly bad taste I love it.

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  4. We had a battery one once but I prefer to have one plugged in directly so that the power comes via the USB port. Tesco do a reasonable one for six quid.

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  5. I live my life mouse free
    A laptop with a touch pad
    Will always be for meeee!

    ;-)

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  6. Thanks for the info Perpetua (you'll train me yet), very useful.
    I have no idea what three quarters of the buttons on my keyboard are for.
    Another 40 years and I may begin to get some idea.

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  7. Hi Margaret, your mouse sounds very exotic I must say, though all I really want is one that works.

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  8. Colin, thanks for the suggestion, it sounds a good idea. The only problem then will be that I don't know how or where to plug it in.
    Sadly I really am as dim as I sound.

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  9. At the moment Broad, that is how I am working, but it is so slow it will drive me barmy (barmier), if I have to do it for long.

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  10. So sorry that nothing could revive your mouse - you'll soon get used to the new one! Freda from Dalamory (www.freda.org.uk)

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  11. I have to acquire him before I can get used to him Freda, but this time I think I'll take the advice so many people have given me and get one who is permanently plugged in.
    Hopefully then he might be longer lived.

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