Today was super-productive!
Productive happening 1: Busted open the 3D Mouse Telephone (henceforth known as HW-2032) packaging:
Plugged HW-2032 in. Nothing.
Rebooted. Right button works! But otherwise: nothing!
Installed drivers via complicated process of J/F (only computer in the haus with a floppy drive) sharing his A:\ drive and copying contents across to my PC. Maus works! Unfortunately maus only works horizontally – there is no vertical movement.
Searched InformationSuperHighway for XP drivers. Discover that the maus-phone is still being manufactured! Unfortunately no XP drivers to be found.
Decided to disconnect from computer, plug HW-2032 into phone-line and call Joan. Success!
Sure, I was confined to the kitchen (where the phone line and splitter are located) and the tres-stylin’ call-centresque head-set gave me a subsequent, persistent ear-ache, but I was using a maus-phone!
Unplug. Consider options.
Time was I would have searched and searched for drivers and then would have spent considerable time to discover how to bend the existing drivers to my will (and all manner of insanity – busting out a ye olde PC running an elderly OS). All that I might have a wacky mouse.
Now? Not so much.
I came. I tried. I photographed. I admitted defeat.
Will repackage and drop back in the St Vinnies bin.
Productive happening 2: rocked down to the local coffee purveyor for some compare/contrast photographic opportunities.
I feel ridiculously delighted with my discovery!
Quite marvellous coffee too. If you are in the neighbourhood you should totally do yourself a favour&etc.
Productive happening 3: Walking to our fave purveyor of meat and then up to GPR for veggies – we’re endeavouring to support the locals and are trying to eschew the horrid Broadway (apologies to Harris Farm Markets, whom we adore without measure).
All in all a quite delightful day.