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Gritty Realism Keys

train your fingers to feel no pain
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For the second time in two days, this isn't strictly my idea. Anyhooo..

Make computer keyboards out of printable (for the letter names) coarse sandpaper-like material, such as the spray-on grit they use at climbing walls. Make the keystrokes sprung much harder so that you really have to go at the keys to get a letter out of them. Thus, roughen up your fingertips so that all those micro holds and features-only routes become more amenable to your otherwise office-worker-softy fingers. (the alternative is to boil your fingers in vinegar, I'm told) (or just cover your keys in sandpaper, but then you can't see what keys they are unless you never need to look at them anyway)
lewisgirl, Sep 13 2002

Callousing Cream http://www.halfbake.../callousing_20cream
All of the benefits without the pain (for us softy office workers). [DrBob, Sep 13 2002, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       I'm assuming you already wear marigolds in the bath, lewisgirl? Like Brad Pitt in that sex scene in Fight Club. I'm reckon he just didn't want Helena to soak & soften his E7 callouses...
General Washington, Sep 13 2002
  

       ...and the 'Enter' key is a 2'x4' you have to smash with the side of your hand?
Nails on the seat and back of your chair?
Have to defeat two ninjas to get to the loo?
Have to cross hot coals to reach the coffee?
phoenix, Sep 13 2002
  

       You could use the space bar to file your nails.
sild, Sep 13 2002
  

       ...and the 'Enter' key is a 2'x4' you have to smash with the side of your hand?
Nails on the seat and back of your chair?
Have to defeat two ninjas to get to the loo?
Have to cross hot coals to reach the coffee?
phoenix, Sep 13 2002
  
      
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