I bitch a lot about MS hardware. Their mouse with the hump in the wrong place... Their keyboard with the keys in the wrong place... Their game pad with everything in the wrong place...
But i must say, the trackball rocks. It's large, comfortable, and has lots of buttons in mostly the right places. After a couple weeks of switching to it at work (i've been using it at home for close to a year now), the pain in my wrist has diminished greatly.
Now, if they'd just steal some ideas from IBM, and do a decent keyboard...
Let your mercy spill / On all these burning hearts in hell
If it be your will / To make us well...
I had a brush with this a couple of years ago... Shooting pains in my right arm, accompanied with general numbness. A doctor recommended a chiropractor, and after a year of regular 'adjustments' with no results, he recommended massage. Three weeks later, all symptoms began to dissolve, and after 3 months, none remained. Karate and darts have caused some minor pain since, but nothing like what I experienced from RSI. I strongly recommend deep tissue massage, and it might just be covered by any insurance you have - mine was, without a co-pay!
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Funny how i can barely tear myself away from the forums here most days, but in hindsight can't figure out why. Just got back from a short weekend+1 vacation, and am reading back on the Lounge and Soapbox. Although it's very interesting to read the posts, i have no desire to reply.
But, for what it's worth, i believe discipline is vital to a child's upbringing, and smacking can be useful in this regard (but must be done only to discipline, never in anger). I think children should be taught by their parents, whether they also are in public schools or no, and what the parents should be teaching them is how to learn.
And no matter how many hours i get in a night, i'm never getting too much sleep.