[Chicago] trying to find old post on wrist therapy for RSI

Amber Doctor amberdoctor at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 20:23:37 CET 2013

Consider a track ball instead of a mouse.  Since my father was an
electronics engineer and had problems, I grew up using one.  I was at a
position for a while where I only had access to a mouse and I noticed that
it was harder on my wrist.  For me logitech makes a great wireless one with
a thumb ball but you might stop by a best buy to see if a thumb scroll or a
center ball is better for you.  It'll take a little bit to get used to it
but it might be worth it.

Also see about turning up the sensitivity on your control tool (mouse or
track ball) so that small motions move the cursor further.

On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 12:39 PM, Daniel Peters <danieltpeters at gmail.com>wrote:

> Coding by voice would be *amazing.  *Thanks everybody, I tried the
> exercises from the first link I've set a timer to force me to take off time
> every hour on the hour.  Very, very much appreciated.
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 9:01 AM, sheila miguez <shekay at pobox.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 9:21 PM, Daniel Peters <danieltpeters at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > if anyone could dredge it up.....?  Or simply re-comment? I tried
>> searching
>> > through my archive but can't seem to find it......
>> this came up in another mailing list recently, and here's a recap of
>> the discussion re books, hardware, software, and an upcoming talk at
>> pycon where you could possibly get advice on using voice for coding
>> http://www.amazon.com/Its-Carpal-Tunnel-Syndrome-Professionals/dp/0965510999/
>> http://www.amazon.com/Conquering-Carpal-Syndrome-Repetitive-Injuries/dp/1572240393
>> http://www.amazon.com/Trigger-Point-Therapy-Workbook-Self-Treatment/dp/1572243759
>> http://www.workrave.org/
>> http://tech.inhelsinki.nl/antirsi/
>> hardware
>> http://www.kinesis-ergo.com/advantage.htm
>> http://www.datahand.com/
>> http://www.logitech.com/en-hk/product/156?crid=8
>> dictation stuff
>> http://www.nuance.com/for-individuals/by-product/dragon-for-mac/dragon-dictate/index.htm
>> http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/VoiceCoder/ community
>> Using Python to Code by Voice
>> @tavisrudd kk
>> https://us.pycon.org/2013/schedule/presentation/43/
>> [...] Two years ago I developed a case of Emacs Pinkie (RSI) so severe
>> my hands went numb and I could no longer type or work. Desperate, I
>> tried voice recognition. At first programming with it was painfully
>> slow but, as I couldn’t type, I persevered. After several months of
>> vocab tweaking and duct-tape coding in Python and Emacs Lisp, I had a
>> system that enabled me to code faster and more efficiently by voice
>> than I ever had by hand. [...]
>> --
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