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Re: Alarm Programs

  • Subject: Re: Alarm Programs
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@schestowitz.com>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2005 09:49:07 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.sys.palmtops.pilot
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / Manchester University
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dave wrote:

> Thanks for those comments. I didn't know you could set alarms in the
> notepad. That's very useful. But I hardly ever use the notepad as I
> still find scribbling anything legible on the screen very hard :)

Implementing this functionality is easy so many applications have it
built-in. Winamp, for example, has had a suitable plug-in since I was a
teenager so you could play your favourite songs too once you were awoken.
The downside, if not obvious, is that the computer must remain switched on.
I don't know if stand-by, hibernation and energy savings schemes always
honour signals from an alarm.

> I've decided to go for Big Clock and the LCD theme as Roy suggests. It
> does look much better with the theme.

Thanks. That's wonderful to hear.

> btw- Did you know that at Palmgear there's a clock called 9.95 clock
> which looks _exactly_ like BigClock - except you have to pay for it. Is
> it the same thing or is it an improved version or something. Just
> curious.
> Thanks again for all your help. -david

There are many projects that exploit other successful projects or just clone
them. They then try to gain financial rewards too. New Yanoff appears to be
one such example as it extends Yanoff which is GPL but has a cost. The Open
Source spirit is not in its healthiest state unfortunately.


Roy S. Schestowitz

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