January 23, 2007

Where's Robbo?

Office moves today.

My old office looked out on an alley with a tall condo block right across the way.

My new office looks out on....a side street with a tall office block right across the way. However, at least some sunlight gets into it.

The orientation of my new digs is a mirror image of the old, meaning that my computer is now on the left side of my desk instead of the right. Either I am going to have to have the mouse pad right smack dab in the middle of the desk, or else I am going to have to train myself to click left-handed.



The mirror image layout of my new digs is proving quite disorienting. I'd been so used to working with everything in its particular place that it's going to take a while to get used to the switch to its exact opposite.

As for the mouse issue, still no resolution yet. I tried clicking left-handed, but that doesn't seem to work very well. (I can only do two things southpawed, one of which is driving a car.) Yet I'm still resisting having the thing slap in the middle of what they like to call my "work space." So for now, I have it on one of those pull-out flap thingies directly in front of the keyboard. Problem with that is I can't get into the drawer just underneath.

UPDATE: The other thing is catching a baseball, of course. Yeesh.

Posted by Robert at January 23, 2007 12:17 PM | TrackBack

Robbo, to hell with the mouse.

Two words: MIND CONTROL!

Posted by: Gary at January 23, 2007 04:35 PM

Can you just swap everything over to the other side of the desk...?

Posted by: STEVE at January 24, 2007 03:14 PM

I'm right-handed, but I've been left-mousing for years. I started doing it because I had shooting pains in my right wrist and shoulder that my doctor told me were from overwork. I found that I really liked it, because it keeps other people from messing with my computer.

It took several days to get used to it, but one thing that helps is that I don't think "right-click" and "left-click" I think "innner-click" and "outer-click".

The mind is pretty good at the mirroring thing once you get used to it. You'll even not be bothered by instructions that say "left-click" and "right-click" because you'll just automatically translate "left-click" to "inner-click" and "right-click" to "outer-click".

Perhaps it helps that I spent many years on piano lessons so that the mirroring of right and left is engraved on my little heart . . .

Oh, and you do want to switch the mouse buttons on the computer. I know people who don't and still use the mouse in the left hand, but that's just wrong.

Posted by: Teri at January 28, 2007 10:00 PM