The Logitech Touch Mouse T620

Well, let’s start by saying this mouse is interesting. It was something new and different, from the design to the touch-factor.  The results? As an innovative product idea, it was impressive, but as a day-to-day piece of gear it’s definitely not ready for prime time.


  • It looks cool
  • Don’t have 2 batteries, that’s OK it can work on just one
  • universal dongle (that sounds like a really bad adult movie, but it is a handy idea)


  • The touch interface is…well… touchy! Sometimes it doesn’t interact as expected
  • By far the biggest issue for “real-world” use is addressing several ergonomic concerns
    • The mouse does not have a high enough arch to support the weight of a hand without invoking an accidental click
    • Using the mouse requires that a person moves their hand from the base to the tip of the mouse while grasping the mouse to move the pointer – this doesn’t feel as awkward as it looks in writing, but after 8 hours, it will be become evident
    • And finally, because the mouse is touch sensitive, it requires the user to not rest their hand on it – constantly hovering their fingers over the surface of the unit – that really adds up over a day’s work
  • With such an awesome surface, I kinda expected a second battery might be able to illuminate it, just a little bit (make it an option so people don’t complain)… I think it would just look cool.

Basically I would only recommend buying a T620 mouse if you are curious and already have access to a known, comfy mouse in case this one doesn’t do it for you!

Happy Mousing!


Repo Men – Choppy Throughout

Gah. Gross! OK, now that I got that out of the way…

What’s to not like about the movie “Repo Men?”  It was OK, but still painful to watch (not just the carving scenes either).  It is a movie about people who repossess bio-mechanical organs when the recipients fail to make the payments.  So, if I whine about it being too bloody…that’s kinda my own darn fault.

The Mark of a Geipo Man

The Union, Pwnd by Geipo (Part of the Berkshire Hathaway Empire)

I think what I found most frustrating, other than the strange bloody romance scene at the end (which must be some sadomasochist’s orgasm scene or something – bletch), was that there was an opportunity for some serious characterdevelopment under a set of complex situations, and it just always seemed to fall short.  The bitchy wife was the bitchy wife, the son was a flat-lined clever-on-cue device, the 2 lead buddies were grown men who acted like children as they slaughtered delinquent patients, and at EVERY point where a little communication might have gone a long way, the characters were held silent so as not to disrupt the plot.  Even the hero’s new love interest who I really wanted to like, was just a pretty face with a high pain threshold.

Another thing that annoyed me was how choppy the movie was – there was the notion of the main character writing a memoir, and the movie would freeze for a digression, then move forward, then go back, then fade out, then fade in, then he’d be with his wife, then not so much, then at his friend’s house, then homeless – it was just cut up all over the place…the movie seemed assembled as a metaphoric representation of the plot.

Silly of me to try and hold a movie that sits indecisively across the action-gore-comedy-drama spectrum to a standard of delivering a deep revelation.  But the action would slow down, like the movie was TRYING to have a deep moment, and then it just sort-of wouldn’t.  I wish they had just thought it through a little more and decided to either be action or drama…or to do a better job when trying both.

Were there any words of wisdom, or statements of character?  Anything redeeming about the movie? Well,  the story of the cat in the poison box was lost on me, so I’ll write that one off.  The change of heart (no pun intended) of the main character was believable, I thought…but still a bit too sudden.  The end of the memoirs when he wrote about your job being part of who you are…I thought that rang true.  “If you want to change who you are, change what you do.” Fair…but I didn’t need to live through this warped tale to learn that.

And what happens to the bionic girl that stuck by his side? Is it game over for her? Who knows… it was cool she got him a typewriter and all, but did I miss some reference to him wanting to be a writer? Oh, bullocks, let’s just not go there. I will tell you this – there’s something about the main character’s voice that makes me not want to by car insurance from Geico!!

Gecko for Geipo?

I hope that's paid for, bloke

Ronald Jenkees, 2007 CD

Mr. Super Fun

Mr. Super Fun

I F***ING DID IT! I caved and bought Jenkees’ CD. It’s Matt’s fault for showing me the “56K RAP,” and then when I saw him plop the camera down and launch into some nice live electronica, it was game over.

I won’t lie… I am bummed that his YouTube electronica tracks aren’t on it.

My tastes come from a freak-blend of Trance, Grunge, and who knows what else, so for me the first track, “Derty,” is the war hammer. It crushed everything in its path – even tho I am not a “synth horn” person, the rest of the layers in that track are so wicked, I played it like 19 times in a row. Heck, I skipped logging into DDO to play it 19 times in a row while writing this!

The rest of the CD is cool – just not my style overall. He has a fabulous blend of musical elements, styles, sounds – he’s not scared to try anything and I wouldn’t be surprised if some other tracks grow on me.  The “Rocky Song Remixed” and “Canon in D Remix” definitely breathed a new spin into those melodies.

“Derty” and the infamous “56K RAP” are worth the $10, but you can buy them separate for a $1 each. I would pay another $10 just to have his YouTube jams in higher quality…not even studio grade, just not YouTube grade!