# Notes from the Library

## Sun, 22 Feb 2015

Most programming languages are line-oriented and Vim’s visual-line mode suits this very well. In Vim I can press V and then j three times and I will have selected three whole lines for acting upon. In Emacs I have to first move to the beginning of the line with C-a, then start selecting with C-SPC, then go down three lines by pressing C-n three times, and finally press C-e C-f to move to a position such that three complete lines are selected. This is uncomfortable.

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## Tue, 17 Feb 2015

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## Mon, 16 Feb 2015

In the mid 90s I had bad hand pain, so bad that most of the day I could only type with one finger. The FSF hired typists for me part of the day, and part of the day I tolerated the pain. After a few years I found out that this was due to the hard keys of my keyboard. I switched to a keyboard with lighter key pressure and the problem mostly went away.

My problem was not carpal tunnel syndrome: I avoid that by keeping my wrists pretty straight as I type. There are several kinds of hand pain that can be caused by repetitive stress; don’t assume you have the one you heard of. (source)

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