A good break is…

Even when you have an ergonomically sound workstation, you need to do more for prevention. Some precautions on your part will help prevent strain and/or overuse syndromes. There is something very simple you can do to help prevent overuse:  just take a break!  It’s that simple, and your computer can even help you do it! I…

Index for “The Polar Times”

It’s a relief to have a cat-proof computer as I’m now editing/proofreading scanned excerpts from The Polar Times for a 75th anniversary publication.  The excerpts are coming to me as MS Word documents.  I’m doing some formatting and checking for OCR errors, and preparing an index. My indexing software, CINDEX®, is making the embedding easy!  It’s a…

I’m a computer addict!

I’m not only dependent on my computer for work, I’m a computer addict, not because I know what HID is, or occasionally babble about a “cold boot” or “packet loss”, but because the computer has inveigled its way into even everyday shopping for things like cat litter!  For  years I used the “World’s Best Cat Litter” and…

Take a break–preventing RSI/MSD.

Perhaps it’s because I’ve had to wear them that I’m aware of wrist splints–but I couldn’t help noticing at the ASI convention that there seemed to be a number of them in evidence, which was not surprising given that we do spend a lot of time at the computer. Since I’m a veteran of bilateral hand…