On Mon, Mar 10, 2003 at 12:04:34PM -0800, Peter Benjamin wrote:
> >my wrists are flaring up, so I have to drop offline
> >for a while.
> I too have wrists flare up.
> I'm a big person, broad across the shoulders and all the retail
> versions are too narrow and I need more separation between the
> left and right hand keyboards.
not being a big person, i had some success with a keybord with an
adjustable angle. but doing system administration makes it hard to carry
your own keyboard from machine to machine. or typing on notebooks...
"fortunately" though i can't even type 5 minutes the way you are
supposed to type. wrists hurt immideately so i never tried to
overcome that and instead settled with using only the indexfingers and
thumbs to type.
typing speed does not really seem to suffer from that. on the contrary,
since i am out of practice with the adjustable keyboard, that is now so
much slower that i don't bother anymore.
another interesting thing may be mouse usage.
i configured Window Maker to switch focus and bring windows forward by
just moving the mouse without needing to click.
the advantage i believe this gives is that you can just give the mouse a
kick to switch windows and don't need to stress your wrist (or whatever
is being stressed at that point :-) by clicking.
interested in doing pike programming, sTeam/caudium/pike/roxen training,
sTeam/caudium/roxen and/or unix system administration anywhere in the world.
pike programmer working in europe csl-gmbh.net
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Martin Bähr http://www.iaeste.or.at/~mbaehr/