I’m a big fan of pair programming. The one issue I have is that it’s a bit harder to set up the ergonomics for two persons with one computer.
At work I have one computer with two keyboards, two mice and two monitors.… Fortsätt läsa “Computer ergonomics and pair programming”
I just finished reading the great book; It’s Not Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by Suparna and Jack. The book contains different questions that all helps to open your mind about RSI and ergonomics.
Here follows some questions that I think is important.… Fortsätt läsa “RSI: Are you in the danger zone?”
When I grew up I had some issues with my back. Nothing special, more normal bad posture and spending too much by the computer. When I got my first RSI problems. I forgot my back problems until I talked to a therapist one and a half years ago that got me thinking about RSI as a secondary effect from bad posture and back problems.… Fortsätt läsa “RSI, back problems and bad posture”
Update: I’ve added the layouts I use to MyDvorakLayouts at Github
I have been using Svorak (a Swedish variant of the Dvorak keyboard layout) for some years, so I’ve had the chance to use it under some different operative systems. The standard Dvorak layout is available in all (?) operative systems but the Swedish variant is available out of the box in Linux only.… Fortsätt läsa “AutoHotkey: Swedish Dvorak (Svorak) in Windows”
Coffee Driven Development introduced me to the personal productivity technique Pomodoro and it feels a bit familiar with how I usually work.
Some years ago I started to use Workrave as a break reminder to ease the pains in my hands.… Fortsätt läsa “Workrave as productivity tool”
I have been using a Kinesis Advantage keyboard for half a year now and I think it’s a great keyboard. My hands feels more relaxed now than before and my RSI symptoms have decreased dramatically.
Since I mostly use a Swedish variant of Dvorak (Svorak-A1) I had some problems finding the built in shortcuts for selecting different settings on the layout (the shortcuts mentioned in the manual doesn’t work the same way on a Swedish layout as on a En/Us layout).… Fortsätt läsa “Kinesis Advantage – Customization for International Layouts”
AntiRSI is a program that helps you to take breaks by reminding you about them. When I used MacOSX I really loved AntiRSI and now, it seems to be available for Gnome (or at least almost available for Gnome ^_^)!… Fortsätt läsa “Break Reminder Program for MacOSX and now Gnome!”
In the end of 2005 I wrote about stretching. I have now found some other exercises that I do instead. The new exercises includes both moving your hands gently, to increase blood flow, and stretching afterwards.
Note! Before you do any of these, please consult your doctor!… Fortsätt läsa “RSI – Stretching Pt. 2”
In the beginning of this summer I contacted Patrick from the Linux Link Tech Show and suggested them to talk about RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury). Last week, I was rewarded! In episode 152 they interview Deborah Quilter and it’s a very informative talk, so listen to it!… Fortsätt läsa “RSI Talk on Linux Link Tech Show”
I finaly went to the doctor (1.5 weeks ago) to get advices about my wrist problems. In our house we have this private hospital thingie (akutkliniken) that I went to and it was the best visit to a hospital ever. It took 1 minute to get to the doctor!… Fortsätt läsa “Stretching”
Two weeks ago I decided that I couldn’t continue to have a pain in my wrists any more. So I had some different opportunities where the two closest where to:
- stop using computers more or less or,
- really try to start caring about how I use my computer
I chose the last one, which at first thought seemed to hinder me from being into the software engineering or being into Linux and open source.… Fortsätt läsa “RSI: two weeks later”
Today I extended my keyboard to include svorak (swedish dvorak) keys as well as qwerty keys! I also added colors to not cheat with my fingers (ok, most because i like colors)!
I’m looking for similar stickers but with white letters.… Fortsätt läsa “Extended keyboard”