There’ve been two incidents of mouse–following lately at home.
Incident 1: Return of the pest
It all started a couple of weeks ago when Mimi at home decided to constantly stare at the washing machine, and even sleep by it when she can. It happened once before when she was living at another flat at High Street Kensington. I wasn’t there, but story goes that she started to stare under the fridge, until suddenly one day she presented a nicely dead mouse to her royal owner.
And it turns out she was right again. My guess is that the cold winter drove the mouse1 into hiding indoor—probably chewed its way through where the pipes go out of the walls. You can see a video of her chasing the little creature here.
Incident 2: Stop following me around!
I can’t quite remember what i was searching for initially (as you do), but before I knew it, I found myself downloading a Java app that tracks the pointer of your mouse. So I let it run free for a day, and this is what I ended up with.
You can pretty much tell what’s happening here:
- I use the top and bottom right corners a lot because that’s the hot corners for Show desktop and Exposé
- There’re a few horizontal ‘scratches’ at the bottom, where I have a habit of hovering over the Dock before launching a particular app
- You can pretty much tell where the icons are on the dock, given a set of dots lining up nicely along the bottom, with the ones towards the left hand side being used more
- The lines at the left hand side are parallel and horizontal, because I have a second monitor on the left, which the app doesn’t capture
- There isn’t a particular area of the screen that I use more, except the general centre area
One thing I’m not too sure of, is what the size of the dots mean. I mean, there’s this large dot at the right hand side of the screen. I don’t exactly remember repetitively clicking a particular pixel on the screen, or holding it.
Well, you can find out more about the app here, and let me know if you find out anything interesting about how you use your mouse!