Friday, June 14, 2013

Check Out My First Semi-Pro Work in Years!

More than two long years have passed since I've written a professional word. Now I'm (sorta) back in the saddle!

The Corsair Vengeance M65, a decent FPS mouse!
Being saddled with a disability really blows. In case you didn't know, the reason I haven't written professionally in more than two years is an extremely painful case of cauda equina, a syndrome caused by three herniated lumbar discs in my spine which team up to kindly offer force upon me spinal stenosis

I'm collecting Social Security Disability, but I'm allowed to earn a bit of money - under a certain cap. Therefore, I've contacted my old and wonderful friend Michael Brown, over at PC World, and he threw me a bone. That's right: I'm back in the real world reviewing stuff!

Take a look at my mouse roundup on PC World! Then, tell your friends about it! Tweet it, retweet it, Facebook it, Google+ it, and otherwise spread the word. Durham is not just an amateur dweeb anymore: He's a kinda-sorta professional dweeb!


  1. Great article, Joel. Glad to have you back in the tech writing world! The Razer Naga Molten is a favorite in our house. I'll be looking forward to your next articles from around the corner in Fairport.

    1. Thanks! I appreciate the compliments. The Naga is a great mouse, although I did have some compatibility difficulties with one of its iterations.

      Also, I grew up in Fairport! I live out by Manchester now, east past Farmington.

      Zwirlz - is that a business? Where is it? I'll be out that way on Tuesday, July 2nd; maybe I can stop by.

    2. In fact, Zwirlz, feel free to ping me at durhamongames (atsymbol) joeldurham (period) com if you'd like me to stop in.

  2. That was a nice roundup. I didn't know about the Gila mouse, first time I read about it.
    In the very beginning of my PC gaming life, I used the Microsoft Explorer mice (the very first ones) because they were the first mice to have optical trackers and 2 extra buttons on left and right. Then much later I moved on to Razer Diamondback and Razer Deathadder... I really liked the Deathadder, but because of some quality issue the mouse only lasted 2 years and my left click died... To be honest, I was a bit disappointed that such an expensive mouse would die on my so quickly (although some people expect to change mouse every year). I never really like Logitech mice in the past, something funny about thei shapes, but decided to give the G500 a try. I've been using it for about 6 months and I really enjoy it, plus it was cheaper than similar Razer models (or any other brand).