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Looking for a good countdown timer

by Cindi Haynes / April 9, 2006 11:34 AM PDT

computer utility. Non-spyware, preferably a freebie. I'd like to be able to set 2 different timers at once, like overall 4 hours, but maybe have it beep every hour, too.

I've been browsing downloads, but you never know what you're getting nowadays, so I'm hoping someone here already knows of a good one. Happy

In the meantime, if you're a Weatherbug fan, but hate choosing an advertiser every other day, WeatherPulse has a good freebie, spyware-free.

TIA, I hope!

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Cindy, I don't know of one,...
by Paul C / April 9, 2006 7:50 PM PDT

...but I suspect that there might be one here.

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Thanks, Paul.
by Cindi Haynes / April 10, 2006 11:27 AM PDT

I might just make do with the kitchen timer off my fridge. Wink


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(NT) (NT) Do you have trouble staying awake, or...? ;-)
by Dragon / April 10, 2006 11:43 AM PDT
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LOL, no.
by Cindi Haynes / April 11, 2006 3:35 AM PDT

Just got a new job doing Medical Transcription, and I need a reminder to get out of the computer chair and stretch every so often. Also will help me keep track of how much I'm working, and how much I'm futzing about. Happy


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Ahso! :)
by Dragon / April 11, 2006 4:58 AM PDT
In reply to: LOL, no.

"Futzing" -- a new word for me. I had to look it up with my DictionarySearch 1.5 Amazing how once in awhile, you see a word that pops up that's apparently in common use in one place or another but maybe not where I live.

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Re: timer
by C1ay / April 11, 2006 6:22 AM PDT

You could always use the "at" command to run a batch file every hour or so that echoes something to the screen...

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Nap and Coffee - v.2.0
by wwerts / April 11, 2006 1:41 PM PDT
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(NT) (NT) P.S. I found this site from a link on Wayne Hardy's site
by wwerts / April 11, 2006 1:42 PM PDT
In reply to: Nap and Coffee - v.2.0
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Thanks, Clay and Steven!
by Cindi Haynes / April 12, 2006 4:10 AM PDT

Although, Steven, that link doesn't tell a thing about the program or even what it does. I'm a little reluctant to download...is it something safe you've used, or no experience?


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I use it at the office whenever I feel I need a coffee break
by wwerts / April 12, 2006 4:22 AM PDT

Most of my investigative work is done online these days. For the subject line I type in "Please wait while Windows performs routine maintenance tasks, and I set it for 15 minutes. It puts a countdown bar, with that message on the screen, making it appear as if the computer is running a maintenance task, when really it is just idly counting down 15 minutes. It makes it appear that I can't do any work on the computer for 15 minutes, since I must please wait, which gives me time for a coffee break (due to the danger of spills on valuable company equipment we are not allowed to have drinks at our desks.)

So it's basically a blind to fool the boss into letting me grab a coffee.

Indeed, the programs people will write.

Totally safe.

Unless your boss finds out what the program really does of course, but I'm certain she'll never visit the speakeasy, she doesn't have the charming personality that all of you have Happy

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(NT) (NT) LOL Okay, thanks!
by Cindi Haynes / April 12, 2006 6:11 AM PDT
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