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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Monday brought me back to work, and I thought I should look at options to reduce the risk of recurrence of the pain. For two reasons - the pain was real bad, and the doctor said that repeated occurrences of RSI would lead to the much-dreaded Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and perhaps permanent numbness of the digits in my hands.
GNOME is very advanced when it comes to providing methods to save your hands.
There is the Typing Break in GNOME’s keyboard preferences dialog.
It is easy enough to ask you computer to lock up every once in an hour or so for 5 minutes to enforce a break.
But for those of us who are not satisfied with a fly swatter to swat flies, there is workrave, with the little sheep for a mascot.