Essential Development Equipment: The Mouse Pad

A while ago I did a post about mech keyboards and how it’s important to make a good investment into one. I got motivated to do some articles over all the random equipment that I would have a hard time developing without. One of my most recent purchases was a new mouse mat. I needed to replace one I had been heavily using for two years.

Your mouse pad is a piece of equipment that I bet you don’t think about very much. Your mouse pad is just as important as the tires on your car. You can go cheap and get some tires that will wear out fast and require frequent replacement, or you can get a good set that will last a while and provide a smooth ride. A lot of things have changed over the years with mice and monitors that justify a good mouse mat.

When looking for a new mouse pad, you will want to pay close attention to the size of the pad, what material the pad is made out of, and the surface or texture of the top of the pad.
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I’m a Technology Architect for Rockfish Digital. I’ve been there since 2007. I love coding and spend most of my time in C# and JavaScript. I’m a firm believer in the Full Stack Developer.

Just an update

As you may know, I’m a developer for Rockfish Interactive. Well, I’m a senior developer. I got promoted a few months ago. Regardless, I code all day and I love it. Why do I love it? I get to do different stuff all the time. I get to do cut out, javascript, database work, and good ole C#. It’s never a dull moment, but can get a little stressful. I’m currently on a project that has web, mobile web, and facebook components. It’s been a great opportunity to learn how to share content and site components across platforms. I’m still trying to figure out the best way to share across mobile web and web. It still seems to be a case by case basis. I ran into some frustrations on my current project. Main issues were multiple people on the same project. I have issues with source control. I dislike Mercurial, SVN, and all the other version controls I’ve used. Need to try GIT I guess.

Haven’t had much time to blog lately. Heh, haven’t had much time to do scouting, much gaming, or anything. I’m going to make more of an effort when I come up with better ideas and make time. Until then I’m just going to keep Minecrafting!

I’m a Technology Architect for Rockfish Digital. I’ve been there since 2007. I love coding and spend most of my time in C# and JavaScript. I’m a firm believer in the Full Stack Developer.