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On Fri, 4 Feb 2005, Skip Montanaro mused:
I've suffered from mild carpal tunnel syndrome for several years
the warm weather when the soft tissue in my wrists swells or when I get
Interesting: I get it most in *cold* weather...
problem in typical programmer fashion by writing some software.
Well, Noah Friedman had written it (type-break.el) already; I just had
to hack it a little bit (to make it stricter and remove the code that
let me skip typing breaks).
On Windows and Mac it can't directly track keypresses,
but I have a
little chunk of XEmacs code that will jiggle the mouse enough to trigger the
mouse motion sensor (I assume most people on this list do most of their
typing inside XEmacs, so lack of true keypress info is probably not a major
shortcoming). It has a server mode as well so if you have multiple
computers you can start it on one (it will create a server automatically),
then start it on the others telling them where to find the server. That way
you can't cheat and just start typing on your Windows machine when your
Linux machine's screen blanks. ;-)
That really does look nifty.
I think I might try to tie it into type-break, if I could think of a
Use it in good health. (Don't view the code as an example of my
I welcome feedback and questions.
I may well have a look at it: it looks more developed than what I'm
Thanks for the pointer!
`Blish is clearly in love with language. Unfortunately,
language dislikes him intensely.' --- Russ Allbery