Workrave has a really elegant solution for those of you interested in extending your pain and injury-free working career. If you visit their site with ie they have a lovely response as well….use a browser

“Workrave is a program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). The program frequently alerts you to take micro-pauses, rest breaks and restricts you to your daily limit. Please refer to the feature comparison for a complete list of features, and how the program performs with respect to other programs on the market. The program runs on GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows.”  from | on 20071009