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Old 04-04-2012, 11:56 AM
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I love this office sometimes. I cannot buy a $24 MOUSE with office supply money so I had to buy it out of pocket; I need an ambidextrius MOUSE due to nerve and soft tissue problems with my right hand.

Howver, we have funds to spend $1193 on 7 iPads for management, after we bought them $2700 computers about 2-months ago, $130 sleeves for those computers, $110 bags for those computers, and then because they were so heavy we needed $210 roller bags for them. ---- THE GOVERNMENT!!!
I heard a rumor somewhere that the original microsoft ball mouse design was shown in left- and right-handed versions. some bigwig saw the left handed one and thought it looked better for the mass market and it became the right-handed microsoft product.

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Old 04-04-2012, 01:25 PM
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I'm left handed, and I absolutely hate mice that are anything but symetrical. Makes using one so much more problematic.

I'm also a computer operator, and have had carpal tunnel problems for the past several years. I'm getting worried because they are getting bad enough that I think surgery may be forthcoming.

I may have to learn to beat off with my other hand.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:37 PM
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i use this at work:

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with my fingers touching the spacebar of my keyboard, my elbows are both resting on the desk. i dont hold my arms up. and I shove my keyboard WAYYYY back.

I then slide my chair forward and lean back like a boss. i lay back at about a 45 degree angle.

never have back, neck, or wrist problems.
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That's a funny story. I never wanted anyone to pay for anything, just let me go to my sports therapist guy and get on with my life. Well, once HR lady saw that I was taking leave for this, she found some policy that says I must seek medical treatment for it. So that's what I did yesterday and of course the sports therapist was not enough, so I they made me visit a surgeon and guess what, I need surgery!!! lol. I will not be cut on for this, I'll just take vacation or something.
Hah, avoid the knife man! I ended up having to wear braces at night to keep my arms straight. They are like the waders kids wear in the pool. I feel like a penguin at night. I also got a nice keyboard tray that is lower and tilts up, the idea is keeping my arms as straight as possible. It has made a difference and I have avoided the knife so far. I have just heard of too many surgeries that have gone wrong. Ofcourse, I need new knees as well. Maybe I'm just a -----.
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Brain, be honest, that's not for your mouse is it?
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Originally Posted by y8s View Post
with my fingers touching the spacebar of my keyboard, my elbows are both resting on the desk. i dont hold my arms up. and I shove my keyboard WAYYYY back.

I then slide my chair forward and lean back like a boss. i lay back at about a 45 degree angle.

never have back, neck, or wrist problems.
Thats the correct way to do it
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Originally Posted by flying_solo View Post
Brain, be honest, that's not for your mouse is it?

the roller wheels on my chair hurt, dude.
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Lol
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I can't get my chair high enough to get my wrists off the desk. I also have my monitor sitting on a stack of boxes so I can't scoot the keyboard back, lol. This kind of sucks.
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i have to prop my keyboard on my laptop due to docking station...i guess i could move to one of the other 2 montiors...in fact, i might do that!
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slide that keyboard back, mothereffer.

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I can't because my monitor is sitting on boxes to get it up high enough, lulz.
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I can't because my monitor is sitting on boxes to get it up high enough, lulz.
not an issue if you do the relax laid bax seat method. the top of my shoulder is about 7 inches above the top of my desk. eye leve is about 60% up from the bottom of my monitors--which are 5" off the desk.
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went to my buddy's house whos an auto body guy, got to work. 8hrs worth of work probably another 2 tomorrow wet sanding and buffing.
Start

hammer time

after some more hammering, and some bondo

winning son
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Boy, you work fast.

I just started into this little abomination today:



Found about 15 years worth of rust and one very crappy patch job behind a lot more bondo than I'd expected. It looks like they used a brazing torch to weld a plate over the hole. And I can't even imagine how the hole got there in the first place.
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My new CHRA:
The bearings and bearing races are made from M50 and the retainer from silicon-bronze for high temperature capability. The gas piston rings will be Inconel so they will also last forever. The only thing that will kill this turbo in the next 10-years is a foreign object or oil starvation. Its not experimental, it's standard issue in the TR30R rally car spec turbo.
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Boy, you work fast.
yes sir, one of the few in my generation that do so.
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