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Discussion on: What's one thing you wish you knew before you started programming?

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Ale Fernandez

take breaks regularly. Don't overwork your tendons. Using the CLI helps. Now I have RSI and am lucky to be ambidextrous so I can switch the mouse to the other hand every week or whenever it starts hurting. We are not made to spend 20-40 years hunched over a computer for 8 hours a day... The problem is you don't get the symptoms until about 10 years in.. It can be terrible as some friends had to abandon their careers when it started getting too painful.