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ankit
24-06-2009, 01:27 AM
Tips for those working long hours on computers!!

1. Give a break to your eyes every 20 minutes this will help improve your productivity too.
2. While writing with the right hand, ensure light is on the left side so that the shadow does not fall on the writing material.

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Metla
24-06-2009, 01:29 AM
:spam:spam:spam

Rob99
24-06-2009, 01:30 AM
I also find sitting in a slouched position very comfortable

Chilling_Silence
24-06-2009, 02:19 AM
Im still keen for Tips though, will leave thread open, interesting topic IMO

Greg
24-06-2009, 05:15 AM
Im still keen for Tips thoughThe complete cure for those working too long on their PCs is... sell the damn computer!

davidmmac
24-06-2009, 07:16 AM
I had a small case of RSI in my wrist after using the computer a while back, and decided to give this (http://www.workrave.org/welcome/)a go. It seemed to help, as my small case of RSI has now gone :).

The only problem now is that I am somewhat immune to the prompts to take a break every 3 minutes :o.

pcuser42
24-06-2009, 08:41 AM
I just sit there and never look away from the screen until I either realise I need to or until I've finished what I'm doing :lol:

nofam
24-06-2009, 09:19 AM
Sounds a bit airy-fairy, but consider a consultant ergonomist; we have them come around twice a year, and they can make a massive difference.

Also, my slightly low-tech trick is to drink lots of water - this is good for keeping you healthy anyway, but it also makes you need to pee a lot, so you're always getting up for a walk to the WC, resting your eyes, and stretching your legs!!

:thumbs:

wratterus
24-06-2009, 09:39 AM
Definitely. Lots of water, not lots of coffee. Much more productive. I tend to live off the stuff, I'm sure it makes my hands shake. :o

Blam
24-06-2009, 09:43 AM
My tip is sleep alot.

Makes me sooo tired in the mornings going to bed at 3am:p

Blam

Deane F
24-06-2009, 10:07 AM
Definitely. Lots of water, not lots of coffee. Much more productive. I tend to live off the stuff, I'm sure it makes my hands shake. :o

Isn't it the classic sign of a good sysad - that they spend most of their time drinking coffee with their feet up on the desk?

R2x1
24-06-2009, 10:14 AM
Make sure your beer glass is in an uncluttered area, as any spills could be upsetting.

wratterus
24-06-2009, 10:18 AM
Isn't it the classic sign of a good sysad - that they spend most of their time drinking coffee with their feet up on the desk?

:thumbs:

Metla
24-06-2009, 10:24 AM
Frequent diversions into porn.

ronyville
24-06-2009, 10:26 AM
Frequent diversions into porn.

:lol: those frequent diversions do tend to become permanent at times

Rob99
24-06-2009, 10:30 AM
Make sure your beer glass is in an uncluttered area, as any spills could be upsetting.

And embarrasing when someone catches you licking it up off the desk.

wratterus
24-06-2009, 12:23 PM
Make sure your beer glass is in an uncluttered area, as any spills could be upsetting.

Has anyone ever spilt beer on their desk?

I've done it at home, definitely not at work though. :p Great stuff, very sticky.

bob_doe_nz
24-06-2009, 12:30 PM
Roll up a pillow, tie it. Place where the chair back and base meet. It helps with posture so your not bending your back all the time.

johcar
24-06-2009, 02:06 PM
Make sure you position your computer near a window (natural light) and preferably where there is a view. That way you can change the focal length of your eyes by looking at the view occasionally, instead of staring at the screen all day.

pctek
24-06-2009, 03:48 PM
I had a small case of RSI

I have a small case of annoying husband. Busy at present, I leave the phone as he's just watching TV and drinking beer, and he can't get up to answer it.

Grrrr..........

<smack>

braindead
25-06-2009, 09:34 PM
Avoid sitting for long periods in one of those ratsh*t Chinese-made computer/office chairs, especially if you are in the older (30+) age bracket. Most of these have a sharp edge - even if they look 'contoured' - just about at the back of the knees or upper leg.

I know of a number of cases (including mine) where the blood vessel constriction caused by these chairs have triggered deep vein thrombosis (blood clots), leading to severe problems including near-death events when a bit of the clot breaks off and makes its way to the heart, lungs or brain. Not nice and to be avoided at all costs!!

The best kind of chair can often be bought for around $150 or less in a sale from places like the Stationery Warehouse. They are usually black leather upholstered, have a high back with a slight bulge that sits in the lower back, with armrests and the seat is well padded in that critical under-knee area. They can be raised-lowered to suit, tilt, swivel and have roller castors.

This is one of the best investments if you work on computers for long periods. Trust me - I came back after a near-death DVT experience and eventually traced it to a cr*p chair.

BTW, these blood clots are often up to 12" long, not like a pea size as commonly imagined. Symptoms are: your calf in the affected leg will swell up like a balloon. If this happens to you, avoid excercise, movement and get help immediately!

Greg
25-06-2009, 10:07 PM
Definitely. Lots of water,
Fair advice, however.... It's fine if you're in the desert, but what you may not know is that too much will flush vital vitamins and minerals from your body, which has a detrimental affect.

hueybot3000
25-06-2009, 11:03 PM
Frequent diversions into porn.


:lol: those frequent diversions do tend to become permanent at times


And embarrasing when someone catches you licking it up off the desk.

I had to read that twice, first time had me gobsmacked :eek:

and personally I recline while spending long times on computer, more comfortable. and when i finally go to bed my back recovers

forrest44
26-06-2009, 12:03 AM
as others have said, keep drinking water. You have to get up to pee all the time, but it keeps your brain functioning and gives you a bit of exercise every so often.

I know some people that learn to use the mouse with the left hand. I spose if you could use the mouse with both hands it reduces risk of RSI in your right hand

R2x1
26-06-2009, 12:45 AM
And embarrasing when someone catches you licking it up off the desk.
Drinking spilled beer off the desk is a filthy habit and rightly frowned on by SWMBO. What etiquette requires is to gently mop up the beer with your pizza, then quietly nibble your pizza. Much more refined.

Digby
27-06-2009, 01:32 PM
If you're like most people and like to drink (water, coffee, tea or milo or beer) while you at at your computer get one of those new Adkaf desktop coffee mug holders. You can Google for them. They will save your papers, desk, laptop, keyboard, carpet etc and give you peace of mind.

Blam
27-06-2009, 01:35 PM
This makes interesting reading...

http://dustincurtis.com/sleep.html

ZapperBoy10647
27-06-2009, 10:11 PM
what was the link about?!

Chilling_Silence
27-06-2009, 10:15 PM
Click it and find out ;)

R2x1
28-06-2009, 10:28 AM
You may need to spell out how to click in some detail, using short words. In TXT. ;)