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5 of The Most Useful Mouse Macros for Work (on Windows 10)

5 of The Most Useful Mouse Macros for Work (on Windows 10)

Why You Need Macro Buttons on a Mouse

When I say give me all of your useful mouse macros, you might just jump up and scream:

Razer Orbweaver Chroma: A keypad of programmable macro buttons

“I love my countless programmable mouse buttons because they let me 360 no-scope that fool in Penguin Simulator 1995.”

Unfortunately for you, this is a place of work and productivity.

It’s not just “gamers” who benefit from having macro buttons on their mouse; conversely, programmers, computer enthusiasts alongside other power users can equally gain from such a treat.

32 weeks ago, you read about my take on the Logitech G502 Mouse. Despite its clear focus on the gaming demographic, it has—ironically—made my workflow more productive.

How come? To clarify, it has a multitude of useful macro buttons, which are easily accessible by your thumb. Accordingly, you can assign countless useful macro functions to the mouse.

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Laptop or Desktop for Programming: Which is The Best?

Laptop or Desktop for Programming: Which is The Best?

That Challenging Question When Buying a New Computer

If you’re anything like me, you would want to guarantee yourself the best return on investment when making a purchase. Accordingly, you may spend a considerable amount of time pondering over the question of a laptop or desktop for programming.

Otherwise, deciding between a laptop or desktop for programming is something you should consider—at the minimum.

Laptop or desktop for programming

It is, indeed, relatively effortless to select computer hardware for the mere mortals. (The gamers, web surfers, document-fixated employees etc, that is to say.)

But, for power users, the situation isn’t invariably easy as evaluating what’s going to give you the best framerates. If you’re here to choose a laptop or desktop for programming, you’re probably concerned with the speed of compilation.

Moreover, this becomes exceedingly deep when the idea of a budget—especially a limited one—is thrown into the mix.

The last point—budget—will have an indisputable, immense impact on the decision between a laptop or desktop for programming. Not to mention, the differences between the characteristics of laptops and desktops for programming only add to the complication.

So, what is the best configuration for you?

Of course, as with many things, this decision ultimately depends on you and your needs.

As a result, the well-justified decision is one in which this is appreciated as well as thoroughly considered.

In this article, I’ll merely guide you through the advantages and disadvantages of laptops and desktops for programmers. We’ll consider the various use-cases a power user—not necessarily a programmer—could experience.

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Best Mouse for Programming 2018? You Need to See This!

Best Mouse for Programming 2018? You Need to See This!

The Best Mouse for Programmers of 2018

Logitech G502: The Best Mouse for Programming

The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB (Wired) Mouse

Verdict of the Logitech G502

Boasting excellent value, This is the best mouse for programmers and power users in general: a must-try if you’re right-handed (or willing to use your right hand) and haven’t experienced a mouse quite like it.

Why You’ll Love It:

  • Very durable and sturdy
  • Comfortable to use
  • Plenty of customisation (and productivity) with programmable buttons
  • Hyper-fast scrolling
  • Good quality laser tracker
  • Adjustable weight

The negatives:

  • Right-handed only
  • Only ideal for stationary desktop work environments (wired)
  • Suboptimal feel of the scroll wheel
  • Middle click requires some good force
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Programming Benefits: Should You Join in on The Fun?

Programming Benefits: Should You Join in on The Fun?

Why You Should Care About the Computer Programming Benefits

Hacker

That hacker is up to no good…

When you hear the words “computer programming” or “coding”, what comes to mind? Is it a mad hacker sitting in his mother’s dimly-lit basement, typing away on a laptop screen consumed by vivid green characters on a deadly black background? Or perhaps you envision a team of computer professionals behind approximately eighty 700-inch displays.

Code

This is really scary stuff…

On the less extreme side of things, you might imagine a computer hobbyist programming a miniature robotic car. Innocently or, rather, maliciously—that choice is up to you.

No matter how you currently perceive computer programming, you must accept one fundamental truth: it is a broad field of many sports.

For this reason, you could never learn to programme and subsequently know how to do absolutely everything; there are a multitude of programming languages as well as platforms on which you develop software, algorithms, and whatnot. However, to keep this simple, we won’t delve too deep into the programming intricacies.

Instead, we will explore the programming benefits—and how you can benefit from programming as a computer enthusiast.

But don’t be mistaken. The programming benefits don’t necessarily require tireless days of continuous, laborious learning; conversely, depending on what your goal is, you might not need to learn much to do a lot.

Also, it’s—fortunately—not exceptionally difficult to get started with programming. This is because all you really need is a computer, some software, and some quality learning resources. Never, therefore, believe that you can never take advantage of the benefits of programming.

As a matter of fact, it’s super-easy to get started with programming, and the programming benefits are well worth your struggles.

So, let’s see why programming is such a useful skill.

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