Top Tips For Choosing A Computer Mouse

Speaking to a friend yesterday, I was reminded of a very simple fact: no-one knows everything that anyone else knows. Hmmm. Perhaps that needs a bit more explaining.

We were discussing how we use our computers and software – including how we decide what to use and how to choose what we buy. So I thought this might be a good idea for a series of computer using related blog posts or articles. Nothing high-brow. So here we go.


My Top Tips For choosing A Computer Mouse

First up: Mice – or should that be ‘mouses’?

Types of Mouse

There are mainly three styles, or methods of moving the cursor around the screen: mouse, trackball, touchpad. There are one or two others (finger mouse, graphics tablet), but let’s keep mainstream for this purpose.

Apart from the fact that using the keyboard is arguably more efficient in many cases (which is not the purpose of this article), you have the option of a mouse – which you move around on your desk using your hand and wrist.; a trackball – which is fairly static on the desk, you move a ball with your thumb or fingers; or a touchpad – found mostly on laptops and netbooks. (Yes, I know Apple are coming out with a new touchy-feely mouse, but I don’t do Apple!) Contine reading

Re-doing my blog

As I mentioned before, I am re-jigging this blog in a effort to make it more informatio-based and less business pushy. My other blog – acmeweblog.com – has all my old posts from in here and I will gradually delete them, or link them over.
I want to aim this blog at people using their computers; to help them get the best out of the technology.

For the time being I will keep this post at the top.

Lynda

Updating My WordPress Blog

Updating My WordPress Blog

Should I update my WordPress Blog?

Never one to hang about – “yes”, was the answer as soon as I logged in this evening and saw an update was available.

And yes, it has gone perfectly.

Having done that, I decided to change the theme – what do you think? (The old theme was one of the basic WP ones and needed a revamp anyway). I have to go through it all properly, but the other week I exported all the posts in here to my other blog. I have still to check a couple of things – plugins etc, but it’s looking OK at the moment.

Next up, for today at least, is a radical change to what I’m going to do with this blog. That’s my problem. I really have no idea where I want to specialise – what I want to be my niche. Which is why I have gone overboard with all sorts of things and ended up very steadily getting nowhere – fast!

I have quite a few blogs, including Blogger blogs. My main biz one – www.acmeweblog.com – is really for bringing all my websites together. It’s still not right, but I sort of consider it my ‘main’ blog. This one, lynda-hill.com, is going to be a bit more personal and hopefully less of a biz promo site – more of a resource. Well, let’s see how it goes.

One of the things I’ve been wanting to do for years is help folks learn how they can use their computers better. So many people are terrified of doing any more than they have been shown – I want to help them (you?) realise that you can do a lot more – and do it much more easily too.

My next post will get it started – simply called ‘The Right Click’.

While you wait with bated breath for me to do it, why don’t you start ‘right clicking’ anyway!

Until next time

— LyndaH