What is a widget? you might ask. Something cool. Something fun. Sometimes useful. Sometimes not. It’s a small application that does something . . . like countdown until you go on vacation or retire, like track NCAA basketball scores, or like keeping track of your bids on eBay. Or, like one of my favorites — track how many miles your computer mouse travels.
The Mouse Odometer can display the distance in inches, feet, yards, or miles. My trusty little mouse has trekked 322.430 miles since I installed it. That’s quite a feat for such a teeny little critter. . .
It’s rather fun to see the distance your mouse travels in a day. What a great visual way to prove to your boss that you worked hard . . . but then there isn’t any way that shows what your mouse was doing — whether racking up the miles in Excel or at YouTube . . . For your job’s sake, I hope it’s not all YouTube miles . . .
Happy trails to you.