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Life Skills

I have been in the education system for something like 21 years now. Do you know what the most valuable skill is that I have learned in all of that time?

To drink coffee with my left hand.

It's true. This low level ambidexterity is the only thing worthwhile I have to show from all that time wasted studying. I can drink coffee while operating a mouse or writing. That's about it.



Apr. 13th, 2005 02:49 pm (UTC)
I was in the education system for 28 years...

Whats *really* useful, is instead, learning to use your left hand for the mouse. Then you can mouse and type right handed at the same time.

I actually did this because of wear and tear on my wrists...the left has less mileage and the right was hurting almost every day.

In my office I have two computers side by side...my PC is on the left, with the mouse on the left, and my Unix workstation is on the right, with the mouse on the right (because I need finer control for modelling). I've made some visitors eyes bug out of their heads when they've walked in the door to find me using both mice at the same time :P

Apr. 14th, 2005 01:17 pm (UTC)
*laughs* I just might have to learn myself that skill.
Apr. 14th, 2005 11:10 pm (UTC)
Just put the mouse on the other side and swap the buttons in the control panel. Then just perservere with it.
Apr. 15th, 2005 01:19 am (UTC)