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    Alarm clock wanted

    Who is using a software utility that does what I want, and works?

    I have a need for an alarm clock that holds up to a dozen entries.

    I need to perform a specific task once an hour - so I need an alarm to go off/pop up once every 60 minutes, and to recur every 60 minutes..

    I need to take the cookies out of the oven in exactly 12 minutes, so I need a one-off alert that will disappear once it is sounded.

    But I want the one-off and the recurring alarms to co-exist in the clock - up to about a dozen entries.

    Nothing fancy, no skins or d/l MP3 files. Just a beep and a text note that will trigger my activity if I'm chattering away on the 'phone when I should be doing something useful.


    Years ago I had a nice DOS utility, but it seems to have been vacumned up during a system-rebuild.

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    Re: Alarm clock wanted

    I would suggest Karens Countdown Timer . I think it works great and seems to do everything you've asked...
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    Re: Alarm clock wanted

    > Karens Countdown Timer .
    Thanks. I've d/l it and am now checking DLL versions prior to installation

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    Re: Alarm clock wanted

    >Litespring's Daily Alarm Clock Free
    Thanks. I've d/l it and am now checking DLL versions prior to installation

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    Re: Alarm clock wanted

    OK. I installed it today, but from what I can see it doesn't support RECURRING alarms, that is, to issue an alarm on the hour every hour.
    Unless I've missed something.

    I can see 5 alarms, but no Options that will allow me to specify that one of them goes off every (say) 60 minutes.

    Do you use it as a recurring signal?

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    Re: Alarm clock wanted

    Hi Chris

    I think the FREE version of Peter's Ultimate Alarm Clock, PUAC ver 2 should do everything you are looking for.

    Have a Great day!!!
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    Re: Alarm clock wanted

    http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showflat.p...sb=5&o=0&fpart=

    Why did no-one send me to The Water Cooler?

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    Re: Alarm clock wanted

    > Peter's Ultimate Alarm Clock

    This looked good, but i got annoyed by the pop-up registration reminder windows. They SEEMED to appear every ten minutes, but it was probably only every hour. Until I got rid of the package.

    A once-per-day pop-up might be acceptable.


    FWIW I'm enjoying the supposedly-stupid coffee maker. Each hour it pops up, and if I don't respond in a matter of seconds, it disappears, all by itself. Rather like the secretary I wish I had. It is just enough to remind me to perform my hourly task.

    http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showflat.p...sb=5&o=0&fpart=

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    Re: Alarm clock wanted

    What hourly task is this, Chris? <img src=/S/thinks.gif border=0 alt=thinks width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Alarm clock wanted

    > What hourly task is this, Chris?

    No, it's NOT what you think (grin!).

    I'm checking a web site every hour. I have automated part of the task, but wanted to trigger the polling myself.

    If I'm at the computer (and hence in a position to DO something about the web site if it has changed), then i get this "nudge".

    Crude, but effective.

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    Re: Alarm clock wanted

    Chris

    Have you looked at IE => Tools => Synchronize?

    If so, can you work out how it works?!

    Also, I came across a "tell me if this web page has changed" pointer somewhere on http://grc.com ages ago, but am too lazy to look for it again...!
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    Re: Alarm clock wanted

    > IE => Tools => Synchronize?

    I try not to look at IE at all. I followed the commands until i got to the button that said 'Synchronise", and chickened out.

    What i have is a reasonably stable system. newly re-installed.

    What I'd like is well-behaved application software that lets me choose whether or not to overwrite today's DLL with last year's DLL.

    I run Mozilla (more robust than netscape) and wonder what IE would do to Mozilla's DLL.

    I don't trust Bill Gates.

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    Re: Alarm clock wanted

    Chris, I don't know if this helps, but I use the Plus! Alarm Clock that came with the Plus! Digital Media edition for XP. It doesn't support launching of programs (so far as I know) but it's very flexible insofar as setting recurring alarms. The down side? It only works with WinXP, and you have to shell out for the entire Plus! package - which isn't a bad idea anyway, for all the nice things it has.
    -Mark

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    Re: Alarm clock wanted

    You should look at PTBSync v4.3g found at http://elmue.de.vu/ This is a <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> progam. I installed it last night in a response to some unknown need to change the clock in the systray. It has a lot of custom possiblities. It replaces the Windows clock and needs no additional screen space.

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