SuperJail Warden
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The book came in.




I was not expecting such a beautiful cover. I don't want to put the book on the shelf and will instead keep it with my other rare stuff. Can anyone give me an idea of something to store it in that I can buy off of Amazon?
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
unnamednewbie13
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Zeek already shotgunned the basics on this: store in cool, dry place, do not expose to sunlight.

archivalmethods repeats this, and more, and has a shop for storage tools. I would add that if you're particularly concerned about skin oils, just wash and dry your hands. On gloves, with books (still dirt carrying, danger of damage from reduced haptics).

Avoid contact with acidic stuff like ink, newspaper, or even certain bookmarks. Sealed mylar bags you would use for comics might trap condensation? You could google that to be sure. Instead, maybe fold some mylar covers for them. The custom clamshell bookcovers are pretty cool if you want to have the title on display.
SuperJail Warden
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So I got a plastic book cover like the ones people store comic books in. I also bought a fire proof document bag. Good stuff.
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
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New Space Navigator, the old one was a bit too worn and manky to hand over to IT to get checked - any USB device has to be checked before its plugged into a networked computer - apart from IP we do defence stuff, the company is hoping for an order to ukraine atm.

https://www.leapaust.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Spacemouse-Compact-Webshop-Main-Image.png

I'll think about a 'cad-optimised' conventional mouse, the standard logitech whatever wheel thing seems to have a mind of its own.

https://www.leapaust.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/05_Product-Gallery_Image-720x504-937b0d20-cb39-43e3-ab20-b16d9aa979ac.png
Do I need the 'cad-optimised' mousemat too?
https://www.leapaust.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/01_Product-Gallery_Image-720x504-b994ef97-8d90-4be2-928f-15241d20c87a.png

I don't expect to be doing much CAD but when I do I can't be without a spacemouse

Last edited by Dilbert_X (2022-04-26 03:36:35)

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uziq
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oh yeah, a black hard mat, definitely 'CAD optimized' and not, erm, just the basically most responsive surface for any optical/laser sensor, period.

is this like the engineering equivalent of teenagers having their first pre-cum over RGB lights and 'gam0r el1te' gear.

a 'CAD optimized' mouse and mousepad. lmfao. yeah you need some cutting-edge tech to do all that pointing on screen!
Dilbert_X
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uziq wrote:

yeah you need some cutting-edge tech to do all that pointing on screen
Thank you for your support, I think I'll get them both.
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uziq
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if professional gamers opt for 400 DPI mice and seek-out avago sensors from the 1990s, you can connect the dots with what that says about the marketing behind modern mice and their ultra-high bajillion DPI mice. you don't need it to do pointy things on a screen. it is total bunkum.

i'll grant that you need a welll-functioning mouse/pad setup, of course. something ergonomic and comfortable and that is responsive. just as i need a good mouse in my day-to-day work marking up proofs with hand annotations. but a 'CAD optimized' mouse ... lmfao.
Dilbert_X
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We've had this conversation before, I literally need to be able to pick a pixel on a 3840x2160 screen

I don't care anyway, 'cad-optimised' does it for me and it should look stylish next to my space mouse.
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uziq
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yeah, having a 2000 DPI mouse isn't going to help you isolate a single pixel. i can do that on my avago sensor mouse at just about any DPI setting. it's called having a mouse/pad that isn't fundamentally shit.

i love how you make interacting with design/CAD software sound like long-distance robot remote control brain surgery. jesus, you are a boomer. 'son, i'll have you know i need to select individual pixels!'

man of science gets duped by marketing gobbledigook into buying the most common type of mousepad. 'wow! it's made just for my work!'

Last edited by uziq (2022-04-26 04:44:17)

Dilbert_X
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Well I'm buying one and nothing you say can stop me.
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Dilbert_X
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And the mouse mat
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uziq
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ok so you bought a basic mouse that perhaps has a few extra notches on its extra-clunky middle mouse-wheel.

i mean, a fine purchase but ... lolll.
SuperJail Warden
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Dilbert_X wrote:

New Space Navigator, the old one was a bit too worn and manky to hand over to IT to get checked - any USB device has to be checked before its plugged into a networked computer - apart from IP we do defence stuff, the company is hoping for an order to ukraine atm.

https://www.leapaust.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Spacemouse-Compact-Webshop-Main-Image.png

I'll think about a 'cad-optimised' conventional mouse, the standard logitech whatever wheel thing seems to have a mind of its own.

https://www.leapaust.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/05_Product-Gallery_Image-720x504-937b0d20-cb39-43e3-ab20-b16d9aa979ac.png
Do I need the 'cad-optimised' mousemat too?
https://www.leapaust.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/01_Product-Gallery_Image-720x504-b994ef97-8d90-4be2-928f-15241d20c87a.png

I don't expect to be doing much CAD but when I do I can't be without a spacemouse
People who play card games like MTG use playmates. The surfaces feel just like mousepad surfaces and you can use them as mousepads. I used to have some before I denerded my living space. What is cool about the playmat as mousepads is that you can find some really cool fantasy art.
https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/91WU1YaH60L._AC_SX425_.jpg
https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/51RGUqh9rXL._AC_.jpg
Consider it
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
uziq
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you definitely don't want printed or mixed-colour surfaces if mouse performance is your thing. the printed surfaces are often made of crappy reflective material and the changing colours can fuck with some mouse sensors.
SuperJail Warden
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I don't know about the effects of color but the surfaces aren't glossy and reflective. They are fabric.
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
Dilbert_X
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This is an actual workplace we're talking about.
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SuperJail Warden
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Dilbert_X wrote:

This is an actual workplace we're talking about.
Oh. Then you should get this playmat so your coworkers won't think you are gay.
https://www.dhresource.com/0x0/f2/albu/g5/M01/E7/EB/rBVaJFlV6WaAeED2AAHtU0SicYM351.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
unnamednewbie13
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Stop bullying Dilbert.
RTHKI
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My 970 came with a mousepad. I brought it to work cause they had none and have been using it for 3.5 years now.
https://i.imgur.com/tMvdWFG.png
SuperJail Warden
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You should have gotten a mousepad with a car on it so your coworkers will know you like vroom vroom
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
unnamednewbie13
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I would resent being asked to personalize an office or cubicle. Anything short of spontaneous workplace decoration always seems forced. I would add a large, grey mousepad in response. Maybe some nondescript postcards of state parks. If asked, "I like my overcast state." Why should work want to know about your hobbies or what your family looks like. I'm not opposed to creature comforts at the workplace, but I don't really want to regard it as a second home, as a part of some weird exec/HR project. The "make yourself at home" stuff is nonsense anyway. They don't really want people to make themselves at home. There'd be portable stoves and people walking around in their underwear.
DesertFox-
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I worked in the same area for 8 years and still kept my desk clear enough that I could carry out everything in one small trip if I got walked out (however unlikely that was). I collected maybe a couple stress ball sorts of tat, but that was about it. Now I am taken aback as I see a lot of people have a crapload of personal stuff and even store a non-insignificant amount of food at their workstations.

I don't feel any need to "express" my personality through my desk but if I did, I wouldn't bring anything to work that I wasn't okay with getting stolen/broken.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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I want to decorate my classroom(s) all fancy but I have to share the rooms with others because a lack of space and the classes are special education so things get stolen and destroyed.
https://i0.wp.com/peacefieldhistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/ClassroomDecor.jpg?fit=800%2C464&ssl=1
I personally made fancy hall passes at the start of the year and they were all stolen by October. After that I said "fuck it. They aren't worth nice things".
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,726|6165|Oxferd Ohire
I'm in an office so mousepad isnt seen much. I do have photos I've taken on display. Yes 4/5 are cars
https://i.imgur.com/tMvdWFG.png
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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Do you sleep in a racing car?
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg

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