Here’s a brief tip: Rebind your ctrl key to capslock.
Save yourself from the pain. The contorted positions we developers strain our hands into will eventually break them - Emacs & Textmate users, you know what I’m talking about. Do yourself a favor and rebind your control key to capslock. You can do this under MacOSX by going to System Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse > Keyboard > Modifier Keys. Change the settings to look like the following and you’re set.