If you normally mouse right-handed, try learning to mouse with your left hand. I use to have a lot of pain in my right hand because that hand was doing all the work. I switched my mouse to the left side, and eliminated my problems. I also got a MS Natural split keyboard, which I love, and an ergonomic mouse. I also have a lot of foam balls, Koosh balls, and similar things I play with when I am staring at the monitor thinking. They seem to help. I've been pounding out code for ten years, and had a lot of problems until a couple of years ago. I haven't had any problems since then. This is anecdotal, and your mileage may vary. Chris Evans chris at fuseware.com http://www.fuseware.com -----Original Message----- From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Chris Montgomery Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2001 10:34 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: RE: [thelist] rsi Man, what a bunch of flaming liberals...where am I...California? Washington DC? Austin? hehe Actually, I think there were *some* good intentions in the OSHA law, particularly regarding RSI, but the details of implementing the law probably need to be revisited. <tip type="preventing stress injury"> Actually, I've had pretty bad problems with RSI too. A couple of things I've done is try to be more aware to not grip the mouse so hard when I'm concentrating (use a lighter touch instead of death grip) and make a concerted effort to learn and use keyboard shortcuts. Keeping a compiled list of keyboard shortcuts from your most often used programs helps to learn them quicker. </tip> Chris Montgomery monty at astutia.com Web Development & Consulting http://www.astutia.com Allaire Consulting Partner 210-490-3249/888-745-7603 Fax 210-490-4692 AIM: astutiaweb; ICQ: 7381282 > -----Original Message----- > Also, don't consider getting any help from your employer or the gub'mint - > the rumblings I've heard is that the Bush administration and the > Republican > party, in all its wisdom, has repealed the RSI part of the OSHA > laws. First > time an OSHA regulation has been struck down by the Congress, or > so I hear. > > It's good to know our government is working for the Good Ol' Bo- > oh, I mean > the people. > --------------------------------------- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !