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My Favorite DELL Mouse

My favorite mouse is this wired mouse from Dell.  I use exact same mouse for work, home, and notebook computer (I own 3 total).  Below is the picture of my mouse.  Sadly this mouse was replaced today.  It worn out.  I had to buy another one from eBay for $20.00.  Check out the finger mark on this mouse.

Note: I use a cheap point and shoot camera for my blog. (more)

I like my computer mouse as light as possible.  Also, I want my mouse to be absolutely trouble free and simple.  I don’t want track ball, super mini mouse, or any other funky alternative input devices.  I don’t use wireless mouse.  Wireless mouse has a cute concept.  But they are heavy.  Those 2 AA batteries add significant weight on the mouse.  After 12 hours of web designing, you will wish your mouse will be lighter.

I use computer 10-12 hours minimum every day.  To me, it’s very important that I have the best mouse and keyboard that will fit me perfectly.   I want the best keyboard and mouse money can buy.  Money is no object when it comes to computer parts.  That’s why I own 2 Das Keyboards ($130.00 each).  These are the tools that will help me make money.  Good equipment will make me work faster.  Good equipment will make web design easier on my body.  I bought an expensive mattress, because I spend 25% of my life in bed.  I spend 40-50% of my life using computer.  so, it only makes sense to buy the most comfortable keyboard and  mouse for my body.  That’s my philosophy as a computer geek.

And when it comes to mouse?  My favorite is this cheap Dell mouse.  I use this mouse with a smooth mouse-pad made out of waxed wood.  With my wooden mouse-pad, my mouse feels almost weightless like an air hockey puck.  I use very light touch to move my mouse.  That’s how I like it.

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I do a lot of web design work, and I use mouse a lot.  This 3 years old mouse was showing signs of aging.  For example, “click” was not accurate.   So, I was afraid to work fast when I handle customers’ files/data.   I wouldn’t clean or maintain the mouse.  Mouse is cheap.  I just ordered a new one from eBay.  I’m not sure if any store in Ventura County sells this.

I’m back in business now.  My new mouse feels good.


Pagoda at Oxnard Plaza Park (Bandstand)

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Oxnard Pagoda (AKA Bandstand) is owned by the City of Oxnard.

It’s located at 300 W Third St, Oxnard California, 93030

The plaza park was built in 1898 by Colonia Improvement Company as a part of the Oxnard town-site.  City of Oxnard purchased the park in 1908 and hired William David Cook to design a new landscape for Plaza Park.

Cook’s plan included a Pagoda with a tile roof.  Architect Alfred Priest and contractor Thomas Carroll constructed a pagoda with water feature.  Plaza Pagoda was completed 1910.  At that time the Pagoda was shorter.  We don’t know the exact reason why they chose Asian style pagoda.

Oxnard had a band at that time.  City of Oxnard wanted to support their band by providing a bandstand at the pagoda.  City of Oxnard called back the same architect and contractor to raise the roof so the band can play music under the roof.

Alfred Priest:
Alfred Priest was born in Nebraska (1888) and moved to Los Angeles when he was 18 years old.  He resided in Glendale and designed many houses, schools, businesses, and clubhouses around Los Angles and Ventura County.

In 1971, the Pagoda was designated as Ventura County Landmark No. 17.  The entire Plaza Park is a strong candidate to become a registered historic location.

The pagoda was restored in the 1990s.


Camarillo PETSMART Opens June 4, 2011

New PETSMART will open in Camarillo where All Pet Headquarters used to be.   I hope PetSmart will not hire groomers who smoke a lot.  Everytime I visited All Pet Headquaters in the past I saw employees smoking.   That bothered me.   Imagine poor animals who stayed with them all day.  I hope this new store will benefit all of us.

PETSMART is located right next to Right Aid (Camarillo).

On opening day, they will give away gift cards and stuff.

PS. I do not own pets.

2530 Las Posas Camarillo, CA


Camarillo Farmers Market

I go to Camarillo Farmers Market* every Saturday morning.  I get fresh fruits, vegetables, and bread.  And I always buy one lemon.  I like to put a slice of lemon in my water.

I go to Camarillo Farmers Market as early as possible, around 8am, to beat the crowd (parking lot gets full).  I wear the same shirt I wore the night before in the bed.  I splash some water on my face… and I am out.   I hope I don’t meet anyone at Camarillo Farmers Market because I don’t look clean.  I haven’t brushed my teeth yet.  It’s a farmers market, not a beauty competition.

I often see some good looking people at Camarillo Farmers Market.  Their hair is perfect and their sweat pants are immaculate.  Some of them carry coffee mugs in their hands.  You know it’s not practical to carry a coffee mug at farmers market.   I guess they enjoy looking hip and trendy.  More power to them for looking beautiful and living healthy lives.

But I think coffee mug is a little too phony.  But, it’s still cute.  I enjoy seeing them.   🙂

We always have some kind of live music at Camarillo Farmers Market.  Local musicians around Camarillo & Ventura County make appearance.  Camarillo High School Jazz Band was pretty good.

I don’t spend much time shopping.   I come back home in about 30 minutes.  Then I take shower and get ready for a glorious Saturday.

*Camarillo Farmers Market:
Every Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon.
2220 Ventura Boulevard in Old Town, Camarillo

Related Post:
Camarillo Farmers Market – Revisited (July 7, 2013)