i think im developing an rsi of some sort. ive had minor
arthritis in my hands for a few years, but over the last
month my wrists and fingers have really begun to
i use the classic ibm ps2 keyboard, which is probably one of
the major problems. if i had the money, id really like to
get one of these, but
im a poor student. can anyone suggest a really nice,
ergonomic/comfortable keyboard that is relativly
inexpensive. and dont say the microsoft natural thingy, ive
used it, it sucks for me.
i think some of the problem also lies in the furtniture university provides. the
desks are too high, so my hands are about 4-6 inches above
my elbows usually. the chairs arent high enough for the
desks, and rock, so i cant get into a stable typing position
without some back discomfort. and, because drawers are
obviously the coolest thing other (personally, i dont care
for them *at all*), our desks have drawers taking up about
60% of the underdesk area on one side. so, if youre pushed
up against the wall (like i am), you get about 2.5 feet of
underdesk space for your 2.4 foot wide chair and legs.
ive swiped a chair from dining services, which is a bit
higher and not so wide, so i think itll be a bit better.
ive also started using xwrits (30minutes of
typing, 10 minute break) and moved my keyboard,monitor &
mouse around a bit to get in a more proper position.
hopefully this will lead to less pain in my arms.
does anyone else have any advice to offer on this whole
more work on my gsql program (gtk sql client), its actually
ive also become quite fed up with xmms. i tried fixing a
lot of the problems ive found with it by writing an
alternative playlist (gxpl),
but its still too fucked to use, imho. so, i think im going
to write my own client thatll use the xmms input/output
plugins. that is, just write a nicer interface to most of
the xmms code.