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.

Ninite.com- Easy PC Setup!

I was fortunate enough to get a new laptop at work the past week. I had a friend point me to Ninite.com. Go to their site, select the apps you want on your PC, download their installer and run the installer after its done downloading.

The installer will install the first application that is fully downloaded and continue downloading the other applications. It took a while to install the 30 apps I wanted, but I never had to do anything after running the installer. The absolute best part is that no toolbars are installed!

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.