Road Warrior, come out to play

I barely leave the house enough to qualify for the Road title, much less Warrior. Still, there are a few items I find essential when travelling with my laptop.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original blog entry at:

I’ve gotta get me one of those mice.
My current (generic) mini-laptop mouse has a VERY annoying feature where it goes to sleep. When it is idle, it takes it about a quarter-second to wake up after the first activity. The problem is, 95% of the time, this is a click or a wheel-scroll that ends up being ignored.

I could have understood this on a power-saving wireless, but when a WIRED mouse does this, you know its bad engineering.