For the last 6 years or so, I have been very observant about my workplace ergonomics, especially related to typing, since as an IT professional my ability to type is a key requirement.
I've invested both at home and at work in great keyboards, chairs, desk layouts, and Handeze gloves (which I highly recommend). I also use a text short cut tool both on my Mac (Textpander - no longer free) and on my Windows (Short Keys - free version still available) systems.
But apparently that has not been enough to ward of potential problems.
About three weeks ago I noticed a lump in my left hand, right at the base of my thumb but above my wrist. A quick visit to the doctor came back with good news - Ganglion Cyst - which is not cancerous and unless there is pain, is probably something to just monitor. I don't have any pain, so I'm going to just monitor it for the time being as suggested by my doctor.
Mean while, I have loaded up Dragon Naturally Speaking 9.0 on my TabletPC and using it a lot when I'm in my office or at home. It seems to be working very well. In fact, most of this blog post was done with me speaking vice typing.
I noticed that IBM's ViaVoice for the Macintosh is available but I can't seem to tell if it has any support since the last version posted is from 2005. Comments?