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I'm just curious what sort of desk toys do you guys prefer?
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I'm right handed, but I use a left hand mouse. People try to grab it with their right hands but get completely lost when the buttons don't do what they want. Secretly, hidden among all the clutter on my desk, is another mouse they can use if I show them.
Besides the actual hardware I use to do my job - 2 external monitors hooked up to a laptop - giving me 3 screens of virtual desktop, I usually only have my coffee, lunch and a Rubik's cube to keep me company.
Other developers in the office have various doodads, including trolls and desk plants, but I prefer my trusty cube.
I do think desk toys makes working a bit less stressful so I always try to keep a few on mine. Currently, my desk sports a magic 8 ball, a burned giraffe baby toy (I told my wife I'd frame it after she burned it but it's still here), a die-cast metal white Power Ranger, a Lego of my first computer and a cookie jar in the shape of a question box from Mario.