By the start of 2016 I figured it was probably about time to invest in a new mousemat, as my original from 1999/2000 was starting to look a bit grotty + the rubber/neoprene stuff it was made of was starting to come to bits.
After poking around on a well known popular online mail order shopping emporium, I opted for the Fellowes Crystals Gel Mouse Mat with Wrist Support thing in black, and ordered it at the end of January.
It still appears to be available for around a tenner.
Earlier on this morning I was playing CS:GO (as I often do), and discovered it had developed a slight technical problem.
It had sprung a leak, and covered my right wrist with ‘orrible gloopy memo gel stuff that was an absolute tw*t to get off (took 3 or 4 attempts to get rid of it).
I attempted to make a “redneck repair job” on it, which turned out to not really make much difference after an hour of testing it out, and having to wash my hands again before I could upload the video at the bottom of the page and write this blog entry about it.
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1x “redneck repair job” later….. cleaned the goop out the hole with an empty bag of Happy Shopper Fruit pastilles to mop it up, then taped an an empty printer ink cartridge wrapper over the hole to stop my wrist getting covered in gloopy memory gel again. Stickytape was a bit of a wasted effort ‘cos half of it had come unstuck by time I got back to the computer after nipping downstairs for a chocolate bar….