Alleviate RSI the Hacker Way. A few years ago when she was teaching strings, Kiara did serious and permanent damage to her hands and wrists by tuning 100 violins a day. I should have learned from her experience, but I still have poor habits that I need to break. Posture’s my big problem, far more than keyboard or mouse misuse. Fortunately, I’ve yet to experience any serious RSI symptoms, and if I keep stumbling into little reminders like this article, maybe I never will.