Peter Benjamin wrote:
> Just to re-iterate to those reading this thread, the original
> post is to get help with lalugs.org that I know for a fact is
> a very visited web site and is now mentioned in most major
> linux and even unix portal and community web sites as the
> place to find a meeting if you are visiting LA or OC or even
> SoCal. Dan has done a fine job creating this site, which on
> its own is now highly linked to for its focus. Most LA LUGS
> now link to it. If you are in another part of LA looking
> for similar minded folks, then LALUGS.org gives you the
> fastest route to find the meeting day and location.
> I enjoyed my 6 months of maintaining LULA.org the other year.
And we enjoyed it too!
> I would do LALUGS for 6 months, but...
I have a volunteer already, so you're off the hook. Thanks for the sentiment, though.
>>No, but I'm fairly happy with my datahand (http://www.datahand.com).
> But Dan are your wrists not hurting with this unit?
After a year and a third of hacking like the dickens, yes.
It gave me quite a respite. It's not a cure, but it helped.
> A very fine machine for $1300.00 US.
> Is it adjustable? Mechanical angles?
Yes. I don't adjust it much, though, which is probably bad.
> Perhaps a different key layout might help?
I found Dvorak very painful for typing 'ls', which I do often :-)
> Actually I found the site had many interesting insights into
> the mechanics of RSI and pain. Stuff I had not found on
> other sites. Thanks Dan. I can use this stuff to better
> analyze and arrange my low cost DIY attempt.
> I agree that RSI is inflammation for 95% of the pain.
> Cause the inflammation to go down and the pain goes away.
> What cures do I know about? Three of them.
> Massage, special type of the bad blood out and good blood in.
> Aspirin cream applied directly the to muscle. Get the good
> 30% aspirin cream for 20 second results. Apply many times
> during the day, and the inflammation goes way down, and so
> does the pain the next day when not using the cream.
> Raise your hands above your head. Drain out the blood.
Another one that seems to help me: plunge arms alternately into
very warm water and very cold water (hold for 30 seconds each).