Ergonomics update: mouse placement

A slight update to my previous post on ergonomics:  when I changed the location of my monitor (by mounting it to the wall) I moved my keyboard closer to the edge of the desk, thinking that was a good distance from my eyes to the monitor.  However, after a few weeks of unconsciously moving the mouse to the edge of the desk to match where the keyboard was, I realized that my wrist was hurting.  When the mouse is close to the edge, my wrist rests on the edge and isn’t at a good angle.  Oops!  I moved the keyboard a bit further back and am conscious to keep the mouse even further from the edge, and things are much more comfortable.

I expect that the whole thing will be more comfortable when I get to shortening the desk, but I haven’t finished that yet!

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I am a software engineer that escaped the cubicle world at a large company to go solo with Android app development. My attention to detail and quality applies both to my apps and to my research on how to make money with Android. Now that I have the freedom to work on my own projects, I am documenting my efforts in the hopes that it will help other current or aspiring independent Android developers get the income they desire.

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