Pro guide to avoiding repetitive strain injury

Hello, my name is Lorna, and I don't use a mouse. No, I don't use a trackpad either. No, nor a trackball or tablet. I literally use my computer all day, every day, in my job as a web development consultant, without taking my hands off the external keyboard (this isn't strictly true. I lean across my desk to my laptop glidepad in order to interact with Skype and to see the tooltip on an xkcd cartoon).

I didn't throw away my mouse out of choice, but I have acquired a repetitive strain injury which doesn't hurt enough to stop me from working - if I keep my hands on the keyboard. I often get comments when I'm co-working somewhere, when you see me with my hands on the keyboard, but I'm surfing - I can quite appreciate that it does look a bit weird! While I'm not sure everyone wants to go quite as far on the no-pointing-device journey as I have, we're quicker on the keyboard than switching between that and a mouse, so I thought I'd share the way I work.

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