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April 2013

Toshiba mini retractable laser mouse

This is a brief review on the Toshiba mini retractable laser mouse (part number PA3569E-1ETA). There's not really much information out there about this mouse. I picked it up through Amazon for just over £10 with free delivery. For use with Ubuntu GNU/Linux, I wanted something that would work out of the box without requiring pointless drivers. It also needed the middle button to work (most mice are sold as only two-button).


Audio recording onto vinyl

Slashdot reports that vinyl recording may be making a comeback. Looking at the available parts on, you'll need a turntable, cutter head, RIAA encoder, and 000s of €. The cutter gear clamps onto the turntable. Also for sale are kits to halve the angular velocity of the turntable.