Have you ever wondered why your mouse cursor rests ever so slightly to the left? Chances are, that little arrow on an incline is so ubiquitous that you've never even thought twice about its 45-degree angle. As it turns out, there's a very good reason for it. Or was, anyway, back in a more pixelated age.
Touchpads? Meh. Touchscreens? Bleh. Powergloves? Oh hell yes. Unfortunately/Obviously no one is in the business of making powerglove pointer devices for your computer right now, but don't let that stop you from hacking together your own, you wonderful psycho.
If you're particularly paranoid about someone peeping your computer's password while working in a public place, Japanese researchers have come up with a clever solution to the problem. Instead of using your laptop's keyboard, you use an on-screen pin pad to type your password. But the cursor movement is completely…
If being apart from the familiar accoutrements of your preferred desktop environment leaves you anxious and disoriented, these 8-Bit Hangers should make that loathsome meatspace you reluctantly call "home" a little more tolerable.
All it takes is a display of repetitive stupidity to make an animal endearing. See: Dogs chasing laser pointers; cats swatting at bugs through glass; and this here praying mantis, misunderstanding the modern cursor metaphor. Stupid mantis! (I love you.)