>In response to Dave’s post: http://gnuisance.net/blog/t/2007/workrave-article.html
I’ve been using Workrave for quite some time at home and (when I found out they had a Windows version) at my previous co-op. It never helped me much at home, but at work it made the day much easier to get through and less stressful (I was a unix admin and did a lot of typing).
However you don’t always have the ability to install software on machines. I have Ubuntu in the CS lab I am at now and workrave isn’t installed. A built-in (Gnome) Typing Break can be found at System ->
Preferences -> Keyboard | Typing Break.