reasons to bleach your keyboard and mouse

So they say that the stomach flu, or norovirus can be spread from computer keyboards from person to person. In an article from yahoo news / healthday

“There is evidence that shared objects and surfaces help transmit disease,” said Dr. Shua Chai, a CDC epidemiologist and co-author of the report, published in the Jan. 4 issue of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

“This is the first time that we have demonstrated that keyboards and computer mice can be a source of transmission of norovirus,” he added.

Well they suggest regular hand washing as the main way to stop the spread of viruses like this, and they suggest washing your keyboard and mouse with a bleach water as well.

keyboard protector

Of course I have other reasons to regularly wash my keyboard, just come home and find your sister picking her nose while surfing myspace and you will know that having some clorox wipes next to the computer is a good idea.

Of course there may be a new market for keyboard protectors… If I could just find them for less than $100, I think paying more than $20 for a keyboard is ridiculous.

read the fine print for free credit report

So I think everyone has seen the commercial or free credit report dot com, and I finally got a friend to get on there and get one, I think the site may have changed since the last time that I got a free credit report there. Of course there is an offer there, little is really free easily these days. Now if you read the fine print you find out that you can get a federal mandated yearly free credit report from annual credit report dot com. So save yourself a step and go there first.