I plugged it in to edit this reply. After a week my thumb dexterity is
improving. I've been using the end of my thumb for coarse motion and
the joint or middle pad to put the cursor between letters.
I just noticed that I can position the cursor more precisely with my
clumsier left hand on this Dell Latitude's touchpad than with my right
hand on either the trackball or the mouse. The touchpad resolves 9
separate cursor positions across a lower case 'w'. I'm still much
quicker with the mouse though.
On 2/25/2013 12:41 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Put your hands on a Logitech M570. it rests under my hand as my hand
naturally would rest on the desk surface. Fingers only do the clicking
as they would with a regular mouse. Your thumb moves the ball, which it
Michael, I did notice the deterioration right from the start. So
what's your point? Obviously, being such a cheap plastic membrane, the
deterioration just kept on. I suppose I could have 'sprayed' a sealer
coating over the membrane switch or RTV'd it or put that PCB gunk on
it to preserve the integrity of whatever seal the manufacturer was
seeking, but come on, this was a cheap microwave.
I have a 20+ year old JC Penny microwave oven with a membrane
keyboard that don't show any wear. It would have been junked long ago,
if the keypad was damaged. It's in storage at the moment because it's
too tall to sit on the kitchen counter. It will be put back in the
kitchen after the handicap modifications are finished. IN the meantime
I've had two smaller microwaves fail. A Samsung had the controller fail,
and a brand new Westinghouse failed with less than five minutes use and
the power cord was so hot I couldn't touch it. A real POS. Right now I
am using a stainless steel piece of junk that was dropped when it was
new. I straightened the door so the latch would operate, but it's
nothing to brag about. I will say that I have only bought one microwave
in the last 30 years, and I paid $2 for it at a thrift store with a bad
interlock switch that was repaired with a used microswitch. The rest
were all picked up as junk & repaired.
On Feb 23, 3:37 pm, email@example.com wrote:
Uh, say what?! How'd you get into a personal attack? Why do you
consider me "...pretty dull,...."? Boring, probably, Dense, no.
Especially, not so 'dull' as to expect the $46 microwave oven to last
very long. I simply was sharing my experience, reinforcing someone's
tongue in cheek comment about how it is not necessary to clean the
microwave surfaces because the microwave will fail first! The
poster's joke was like all good humour, based in truth.
Don't know why YOU assume a leftie, member of the Republican National
Committee, personally invited by Bob Dole to join the Republican Inner
Circle. More details witheld because this IS a public forum regarding
home repair and most importantly, this is NOT a political forum.
On Feb 24, 8:27 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Again for the denseness you have been displaying. Not dumb, either.
As I said, I didn't expect much from the product, but was surprised
the Chinese didn't have decent plastics. Active circuitry I expected
to fail, not passive housing.
With your last statement, you show your true character. You are
describing yourself when you try to call me a liar. Upon rereading my
last paragraph, perhaps I am lying to myself that this is not a
political forum. Other statements are true.
Also, end of this discussion.
On Fri, 22 Feb 2013 06:52:28 -0800 (PST), Robert Macy
My wife found some wipes that work really well on stainless. They're
expensive but I was amazed how well they polished the sink (I lived in
the house six months before she moved - she gets the honors now ;-).
I don't have a problem with Windex but it does have to be taken off
before it dries. A last swipe with a little Windex on a paper towel
takes the last bit of streaks off. Watch the paper towels, though.
Some of the pretty printing dissolves in Windex and makes a mess of
Interesting. I'll have to try it. It does make sense.
Like I said, our appliances don't show finger prints at all. There
seems to be an oleophobic coating on them (the non-contractor grade
Have you tried cleaning them properly and applying a good coat of
automotive paste wax on (the non-contractor grade ones)? I use the old
standard, 'Turtle Wax, hard shell pates wax' to keep things clean. I
started doing that when I was selling used computers about 20 years
ago. People would leave dirty spots on the ones on display, but it just
took a quick wipe with a damp rag to clean most them if they were waxed.
Logically, open for stuff that is used with great frequency, cabinets - or a
pantry - for the rest.
Undeniably, glass can be attractive. Also indeniably, it seems to be a
magnet for grease, streaks, dust and assorted crud.
My own feeling re a kitchen - or any workspace - are that it should minimize
the effort to use it. That means thought about where things are placed and
the amount of space between them. It also means easy accessibility to the
How many people will be working in it at the same time? If just one, you
need about 36" minimum for aisles; 42" is better, more than 48" and you are
wasting space. If more than one, I would think 60" or a bit more would be
The things that are used in a particular area need to be convenient to that
area; eg, pots/pans/skillets should be accesible to the stove area, not
require traipsing across the kitchen to get one. Dish cabinets should be
very near the sink or diswasher. I know that seems fundamental but I've
seen many instances of it not being considered.
Again personally, I don't like frame and panel cabinet doors in a kitchen
for the same reason I wouldn't like glass...the edges attract crud and are
hard to clean. When I built ours I made full overlay, solid wood doors.
The edges are rounded but no other profiles to catch dust.
Getting back to open shelves vs cabinets, I think a lot would depend upon
the people involved; if they are willing to dust/clean very frequently, open
shelves could be nice; if not - we are not - I would eschew them in favor of
I'm pretty much with you on the granite but not with glass on top of
something else. My only experience with same was a glass covered dining
table in a rented apartment when we were living in Mexico. It was a
pain...any spilled liguid wicked underneath; assorted crumbs and crud
managed to find a way under.
BTW & FWIW, your posts would be more readable without the folksy spellings.
No kidding. I couldn't get through all the cute spellings, the almost
urban street slang, and ghetto speak to finish the post. Not sure
what this guy wants, but it isn't interesting enough to read through
all that crap.
I got this far because I saw that you and Karl responded....
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