Do all the things like ++ or -- rants, post your own rants, comment on others' rants and build your customized dev avatarSign Up
Get a devDuck
Rubber duck debugging has never been so cute! Get your favorite coding language devDuckBuy Now
Search - "mousepad"
This is “Güero” (Blondie), the only cat I know who can use a computer.
I was at university. I couldn’t take my laptop to class because it was too huge, so I had to use remote connection.
One day, I connected to my laptop from the library, and everything was ok except that I couldn’t move the mouse! 😱 It was like somebody on the other side was using the mousepad. There was nobody in my house, just Blondie.
My solution? I called to my house. The cat heard the ring and left my laptop. It sounds stupid but, believe it or not, it worked! 😂
Blondie, the informatic cat.13
Just finished my new desk setup!
Acer r11 Chromebook
Custom built laptop
Novation launchkey mini
Novation launchpad mini
GoPro hero 5
Hp 27" monitor
Ender's game (xenocide)
Letter from @dfox as mousepad20
everyone got the same hardware because senior dev liked it
So my project team was allowed to buy some hardware (monitors/keyboards/mouses etc.) so teamleader asked what we want.
senior dev: i need 1 monitor because i like to work with 1 monitor. i prefer this 27' zoll 4k monitor for around 1k dollars. since i work with multiple pc's i like this bluetooth keyboard and mouse because u can pair them with them and switch witch a click between the pc's costs around 300 dollar (1 setup of this costs 1'300 dollars)
me: so i like to use 2 monitors because i tried out multiple setups and this works for me the best (also what i have at home). but they dont need to be fancy. 2x 24' zoll montitors for each 200 dollar are enaugh (together 400 doller)
i also only work with 1 laptop and would like to have just a simple keyboard and mouse with cable because everytime they dont respons or battry runs out im fk triggered. so for me its okey if its this 30 dollar keyboard and 20 dollar mouse. it would be cool if i could get this mechanical keyboard for 80 dollars but not really needed. i only prefer mechanical keyboards a little bit more. and also i would like this mousepad i really like. it makes the mouse super responsive it's also just 10 dollars (this setup cost 510)
so at the end the teamleader was like. ah u know what senior dev has more xp and knows whats better for coding so we only buy this for every dev. but that 10 dollar mouse pad is okey u can get this extra its not that expensive.
WTF why u dont give me the cheaper setup which i more like. and why u even ask.5
This morning I received an image of my custom mouse pad. I almost cried tears of joy. Now for the long wait as it comes from China...18
Mom bought me this mousepad... Written in visual basic...
What's worse is that the code has five lines that have been commented out5
Old setup vs new setup! Is the new one better? Got a mechanical keyboard and a mousepad from Sharkoon, a new retro lamp and a ryuk pop figure :) I also just bought a Zenwatch 3 by ASUS. I wonder if I can make any personalized apps for it. It will arrive tomorrow lets see.Do you have/use/like smart watches?16
As lots of you share your home || work space here’s mine (work) :
- Mitel 6867i
- 2HP EliteDisplay E242 (negotiating for a 3rd one)
- Fujitsu Esprimo, 256GB SSD, i5 vPro, 8GB RAM
- hoco. Induction charger
- Jabra Headset to send fucks while on the phone
- Jake from Adventure Time
- Turtle Beach Impact 100 keyboard
- a mousepad that isn’t that shitty
- a Logitech 5 bucks mouse because it pissed me off that I had to pay a decent one myself. I will anyways at some point.
Working on Windows 10 with Ubuntu 18.04 WSL because I have to, but honestly WSL is pretty helpful.
Wallpaper is a picture I took while being in Ibiza
I wanted to say something else but I forgot :)10
I use a MacBook Pro at home and a Windows laptop at work. The trackpad on the Windows laptop is flaky, so I prefer to use it with an external mouse.
However, my desk at home is kind of glossy/reflective, so if I’m working at home on the Windows laptop and trying to use the mouse, it doesn’t work well at all.
Since I don’t actually have a mousepad (I only ever use the trackpad on the MacBook Pro), I started looking around the house for something I could use instead that would make the mouse work better. I needed something large, rectangular, non-reflective, heavy enough that it wouldn’t slide around the desk as I moved the mouse...5
I just want to say, I was sceptical to start using linux, and did researxh for about a month and decided on xubuntu as my first linux on my laptop, beacuse it was sleek and fast and no amazon clutter from ubuntu, and it uses apt-get that I already know from my raspberry pi.
I just don't like windows 10, there are many things they changed, and as a coder and a gamer I have seen them all. The crashes, the freezes, the BSODs and just being slow, many times chrome doesn't respond or even task manager stops responding, so I lost my shit and download xubuntu. Windows 7 was amazing, I have been using it since the day it came out and it will always be one of my favourite OSs, but Microsoft lost me now!
After 2 and a half months my experience is amazing, it's fast, it's elegant and looks exactly how I want it. The only time linux ever froze on me was when I tried to open a massive, and when I say massive, I mean gigantic 6mb 12000 line json file in mousepad, since I started opening stuff like that in PyCharm I haven't experienced a crash again.
Thanks for introducing me to linux devrant!!!14
Upgrading RAM in a customer's laptop, pretty easy, right?
Well not in the Asus VivoBook Max. You have to disassemble everything just to get to the slot under the motherboard because it was too hard to put a fucking hole in the bottom for that. 20 minutes to complete the job and you know what? I also managed to break a flex cable so now I have to fix that or buy a replacement for the whole keyboard/mousepad assembly.
I got told I lift my mouse a lot and I noticed, I actually do, does anybody else here lift the mouse to reset to the center of the mousepad, to a more neutral position or to just soften the drag from the cable often?10
Motherfucking windows 10 upgrades. Fucking hell no! They added that piece of shit that they sell as a browser again. Edge? More fucking end me. And why the fuck that shit have all permissions my default. Even those I don't want the OS to have.
But what's even worse...
THE FUCKING MOUSEPAD DRIVER DOESN'T SUPPORT MULTITOUCH AGAIN
I wish I had the time to finally configure get away Form these micro$uckers.3
After months and months of waiting for the devRant mousepad to become available again in their store ... it turns out it's going to be ducking expensive to get that item (shipping costs as much as the product itself... and it could take 6 more weeks to arrive!) Came on, 1-6 weeks ... the variance of the estimation is huge ... I have lost the motivation :(10
after 3 yers of Linux ( Ubuntu 16.04, 10 then Gnome on Debian ) i felt like i was missing something in life ( some asshole gave me an adove indesign file ), so i switched to Windows 10 and here's my review,
Windows is like KDE but even worse, KDE adds new features and is not intutive.
while gnome seems to have the philosophy of "Do one thing and do it correctly"
*Note - KDE is pretty good on default setup but i could never understand it, it is not intutive.
My mom who never used a computer started working with gnome in less than 5 minuted.
while W10 doesn't even support it, things that perfectly work on Gnome, partially work on KDE and do not even respond on W10.
about something as simple as the mousepad gesture scroll, you need to install a driver from OEM's website and is not available on its store.
the worst part, drivers and their shitty UI
Whindows users listen, there's a reason why people switching to linux dont want to use windows again.
Try Ubuntu, it might be a slight learning curve but i promise bash and git will make your life much simpler.
I hate the recent Ubuntu one shit and its memory managment but it has good community support.21
The moment when you scratch your mousepad or take off your keyboard keys, and you find out how horrible your living conditions are...
I wish I could invite the me of 3-4 years ago to my room and prove him wrong.
Basically, the me of 3-4 years ago thought: "What do I need a home PC for? I got a laptop."; hell, he always forgot to put the laptop with the plural 's', because understandably, for his study life, he took low-cost PCs that would only last like one year.
But my boy, laptops are cool and all, but have you ever experienced the complete comfort of a proper desktop? In addition to the bonuses of a home PC in terms of performance, it leaves a much better space for work than just a portable terminal in front of you and pretty up close to compose. The accessories didn't even cost me much. And it feels great to have everything in its own, right place: the screen at the bottom, the phone standing on its holder, the earphones on your head, your left hand on a mat with papers potentially on it, your right hand on the mouse, which is on the mousepad and also on that mousepad, that character you adore so much, when both said hands are not on the keyboard, beneath the whole table, or on it when no papers are on the way.
Seriously, that pleasure I longed for was something you could have started, me of 3-4 years ago, right when I began with my studies.
But I have no rancor over you, I'm still onto my studies, so this is still something I can take profit of, during my student life, thankfully ;)
I'll just take note at your stead, of not being too stubborn over things that can do oneself a greater good, objectively. :)6
Searching for the best mousepad in terms of most silent mouse movement... No idea what it could be. Plastic ones are noisy, aluminium depends on the mouse and textile is most times no noise difference...
Any ideas? Same for keyboards. The most silent keyboard without loosing keypress feelings...
I need a proper mousepad that is affordable, soft and possibly washable. I have been able to find a good one around my way. Any advice???2