I’ve been doing a LOT of web development work lately. It’s strange how you can end up working harder for yourself when you’re self employed than you ever worked for anyone else. With all of the banging away at the keyboard I managed to pick up a bit of a repetitive stress injury in my right hand. One quick trip to Fry’s and a new ergonomic keyboard later and it seems to be going away though.
Along with the need to make sure my work area is physically set up properly I also had to take care of a few things with my development environment. The biggest issue that I had on my main linux dev box was that in Eclipse I was getting all sorts of weird errors with cut and paste. Sometimes it would work and sometimes it would pick up strange fragments of the desired text or I would have to do it 3-4 times to get it work. I did a bit of googling and got a good hint in the Eclipse bug reports that there may be an issue on linux with interactions between Eclipse and Klipper in KDE when doing cut and paste. Since I have no real idea what Klipper is supposed to be doing in the first place I simply disabled it and now everything works great.