Re: Chin up, you

Subject: Re: Chin up, you
From: Janet Swisher <jmswisher -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Mike McCallister <mike -dot- mccallister -at- pkware -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 16:59:46 -0600

I second the endorsement for WorkRave. No more eyestrain or tension
headaches.

Now that I'm on a Mac, I use MacBreakZ (
http://www.publicspace.net/MacBreakZ/). Not open source like WorkRave, but
similar in functionality, and still a good investment of $25.

--Janet

On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 8:30 AM, Mike McCallister <
mike -dot- mccallister -at- pkware -dot- com> wrote:

> I really like Workrave, software that enforces breaks and gives you a
> few exercises to do. If you type for five minutes continuously, it tells
> you to take a 30-second break; after 50 minutes it pops up a series of
> three semi-random exercises (emphasizing neck, arms and fingers) and
> then tells you to walk away for 10 minutes.
>
> These timings are configurable, and you can postpone or skip a break if
> you need to. I have enough movement in my day so that Workrave only pops
> up the long break once or twice.
>
> http://www.workrave.org/welcome/
>
>
>
> Mike McCallister
> Document Architect
> PKWARE, Inc.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+mike -dot- mccallister=pkware -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+mike.mccallister<techwr-l-bounces%2Bmike.mccallister>
> =pkware -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com]
> On Behalf Of McLauchlan, Kevin
> Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 8:19 AM
> To: kathleen -at- writefortheuser -dot- com
> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Chin up, you
>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: kathleen -at- writefortheuser -dot- com
> >
> > In the same vein, we should probably take turns sending out a similar
> > note to our list buddies and ourselves. It's like new year resolutions
>
> > for me; makes sense, helps, but I never follow through for very long.
> >
> > Another reminder: add some walking to your schedule, even if only for
> > 5 minutes (unless you're one of those wonderful peeps who exercises
> > regularly or bikes to work :-)
>
> I sorta stopped biking to anywhere a few years ago, after a fall (and a
> big thanks to the woman who stopped her car inches from rolling over
> me).
>
> I've now got my eyes on a RANS Street model, cruiser-style,
> "crank-forward" bike with a Fallbrook Nuvinci CVT hub instead of
> derailleurs. Or maybe the RANS Citi - can't decide between them. Must
> find my special flipping coin... it's in a mover's box, somewhere.
>
> Meanwhile, I use "Stickies" (v6.7a) to pop up little yellow - and other
> color - stickies to remind to do things, like sit up or perform the neck
> exercises the Physio assigned to me.
> I have the Stickies set to be 'always in front' when they appear, until
> I actively dismiss them, and to vibrate with a red flashing border when
> they first pop up.
>
> My current challenge is to change the color sufficiently and
> sufficiently often, that I continue to pay attention when they appear.
>
> Ok, my current challenge is to take my own advice and keep improving my
> posture while I work. My current _method_ is to keep the stickies fresh
> and noticable.
>
> http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/
>
> - Kevin (sitting erect and almost awake, just now)
>
>
>
>
> The information contained in this electronic mail transmission may be
> privileged and confidential, and therefore, protected from disclosure.
> If you have received this communication in error, please notify us
> immediately by replying to this message and deleting it from your
> computer without copying or disclosing it.
>
>
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>
> Use Doc-To-Help's XML-based editor, Microsoft Word, or HTML and produce
> desktop, Web, or print deliverables. Just write (or import) and
> Doc-To-Help does the rest. Free trial: http://www.doctohelp.com
>
> Explore CAREER options and paths related to Technical Writing, learn to
> create SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS documents, and get tips on FUNCTIONAL
> SPECIFICATION best practices. Free at:
> http://www.ModernAnalyst.com
>
> ---
> You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as mike -dot- mccallister -at- pkware -dot- com -dot-
>
> To unsubscribe send a blank email to
> techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> or visit
> http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/mike.mccallister%40pk
> ware.com<http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/mike.mccallister%40pk%0Aware.com>
>
>
> To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>
> Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
> http://www.techwr-l.com/ for more resources and info.
>
> Please move off-topic discussions to the Chat list, at:
> http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/listinfo/techwr-l-chat
>
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>
> Use Doc-To-Help's XML-based editor, Microsoft Word, or HTML and
> produce desktop, Web, or print deliverables. Just write (or import)
> and Doc-To-Help does the rest. Free trial: http://www.doctohelp.com
>
> Explore CAREER options and paths related to Technical Writing,
> learn to create SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS documents, and
> get tips on FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATION best practices. Free at:
> http://www.ModernAnalyst.com
>
> ---
> You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as JMSwisher -at- gmail -dot- com -dot-
>
> To unsubscribe send a blank email to
> techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> or visit
> http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/jmswisher%40gmail.com
>
>
> To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>
> Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
> http://www.techwr-l.com/ for more resources and info.
>
> Please move off-topic discussions to the Chat list, at:
> http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/listinfo/techwr-l-chat
>
>
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Use Doc-To-Help's XML-based editor, Microsoft Word, or HTML and
produce desktop, Web, or print deliverables. Just write (or import)
and Doc-To-Help does the rest. Free trial: http://www.doctohelp.com

Explore CAREER options and paths related to Technical Writing,
learn to create SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS documents, and
get tips on FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATION best practices. Free at:
http://www.ModernAnalyst.com

---
You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/archive%40web.techwr-l.com


To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwr-l.com/ for more resources and info.

Please move off-topic discussions to the Chat list, at:
http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/listinfo/techwr-l-chat


References:
RE: Chin up, you: From: kathleen
RE: Chin up, you: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: Chin up, you: From: Mike McCallister

Previous by Author: Re: Humanity?
Next by Author: Re: Collaborative authoring, production, and CMS?
Previous by Thread: RE: Chin up, you
Next by Thread: RE: Chin up, you


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads