A Flick of the Wrist

3 thoughts on “A Flick of the Wrist”

  1. What about those headphones where you speak and it writes for you? Don’t know if it can work but why not experiment?

    Welcome! Well, for one thing, I’ve never been able to speak as well as I write. I think my writing would suffer if I did that, and I’m NOT interested in doing it by hand to read into the computer. Ick! But, you’re right — experimentation is the key. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. To be honest, it seems like the ergonomic keyboards aren’t as helpful as they’re supposed to be. Which is weird. Guess I’ll think twice before buying a spiffy keyboard.

    Well, it did help. Honestly. Having your hands so far apart when typing, I found, helped me eliminate typos. You really can’t cheat and look down at the keys. With my hands closer together, I misjudge the keys sometimes, and I think it just slows me down. The main problem — outside my twitching thumb, of course — was the space bar. But I found other ergs which had a split space bar. The one from Adesso seemed likely and had a built in touch pad. Which I hate. But users say one it’s gotten used to you have a hard time switching back and the speed can’t be beat. *Shrugs* Maybe I’ll have one of those later.

    As for me, I just played Assassin’s Creed II all weekend. You know, being a couch potato and never seeing sunlight. Good fun. And today my husband and I are just relaxing. It’s his day off (now that he finally has a job =D). I’m getting some writing done myself — finally. Life is good.

    It certainly can be. I just went out and blew about $1800. You don’t get to do that everyday. At least, not at MY income level. 🙂

  3. I get pain from my ergo keyboard when I have it up on the desk. Are you using a keyboard drawer? Actually, I had some neck, arm, and wrist pain issues when I worked in IT from a poor desk setup. I was amazed at the relief I experienced with a downward slanting keyboard drawer and some other minor changes. Does the company you work for have a risk assessment group that can send out someone for ergo adjustments? It might not be the keyboard.

    Thanks, Jaymie. It’s not the keyboard, just as it is. It’s the keyboard and the elbows on the desk, I’m almost sure. The wrists are in a different position, and it’s just enough. Just. When I replaced the ergo keyboard at home with my regular Comfort Curve, the twitching stopped altogether. Today at work I swapped my erg for a flattie and guess what? No twitches. 😦 I’ll try going back to my erg at home later to see if I have the same issues arise, but at this point I’m staring down the barrel of really missing my ergs until I get a desk with a keyboard slide, or just trying to find a good, hefty flat keyboard.

    The problem I’m having is, the erg held my hands nice and far apart, and the keys were just a touch bigger and better placed for me, so my hands could relax. With a regular keyboard, it feels like my hands are on top of each other when I type. So I need a slightly oversized one but the ones I’ve seen with one inch keys are HORRIBLE. So forget it. 😥 Oh well. I’ll manage. I’d rather use the Comfort Curve than have the annoying twitches. 🙂

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