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Tuesday, January 30, 2007



Take a break


Workrave is one piece of software I use all the time. It's a program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). The program frequently alerts you to take micro-pauses, rest breaks and restricts you to your daily limit. Great stuff and it saves my eyesight from getting any worse (beside other things).

The only problem is the one I have with Linux version. When it pops up micro-break, I can click the rest break button. However, at my job, I allowed rest break to be cut off, as I could have a client on the phone, and it's not a good idea to keep them waiting. So, basically I can kill off the micro break, which is bad. I'd like program to force me to have that microbreak. So, it's O.K. for micro break to have a rest break button, when when I enter rest break from there I should only be able to go back to micro break, and in no condition be able to break from it completely.

2 Comments:

At 12:55 PM, Blogger bryfee said...

Try Desk Doctor - it has a more advanced approach to breaks and rehabilitation. I work for the company, and believe it's at new level.

 
At 1:14 PM, Blogger Milan Babuskov said...

Doesn't work on Linux?

Next to useless for me in that case.

 

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