Monday, September 17, 2007

Bloghopping goes on + computing pain remedies

Who knew there was this much poetry news? And why doesn't the San Francisco Chronicle carry it anymore? Thank heavens (Part 3,128) for the Internet, for providing po-bloggers to relieve my fingers from doing all that keyboard walking:

Dumbfoundry (check the extensive links -- divided by country and individual or group blogs)
Books, Inq. - always readable, link-through-able, quippy, provocative

In continuing computer-related issues, I'm on the trail of a setup to relieve symptoms of incipient carpal tunnel -- a disaster for a writer. I've investigated keyboard commands (a very good thing), the fully articulated keyboard tray arm, the Rollermouse (using it as I speak), and various other ergonomic considerations = beaucoup bucks (fancy chairs, keyboards, input devices, etc.)

But one of the very best two devices I've discovered I bought at my local drugstore for under $10 for both. A wrist supporter with a built-in palm pad, and one of those silly squishy balls you squeeze while doing something besides computing.

In two days, significant relief. Anyone have any other ideas?