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Furbs
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Is there, a decent, no frills, non-shitty looking alarm clock I can download that'll integrate itself with the Tray Clock in XP?

I dont need a stop watch, I dont need to be able to change the font. I dont even need it to play an MP3 (although that'd be nice). I just want to type in a time and leave it at that.

Why have MS not thought of that?
#1 at 13:33:50 - 14/02/2007
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Why not use your cell phone?
#2 at 13:35:46 - 14/02/2007
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They probably have but alarm clock manufacturers around the world would go bonkers.
#3 at 13:35:53 - 14/02/2007
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Pike said:Why not use your cell phone?

Cos PC's are nicer.
#4 at 13:39:19 - 14/02/2007
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Use the task scheduler - gets me up every morning with whatever playlist I pointed it at.
#5 at 13:40:52 - 14/02/2007
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Furbs said:
Pike said:Why not use your cell phone?

Cos PC's are nicer.


But not as portable.
#6 at 13:44:20 - 14/02/2007
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MetalDog said:Use the task scheduler - gets me up every morning with whatever playlist I pointed it at.

That'd be not so great if it crashed and you over slept though :P
#7 at 13:45:48 - 14/02/2007
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So does this mean leaving your PC running over night every night so it can wake you up in the morning rather than plugging in one of these to do the job?
Or does the thing hibernate and then come on again to wake you up?

Not sure how it works but it sounds a bit like leaving the car running overnight to avoid having to get into a cold car in the morning.


oh ... on the topic of alarm clock.
flying alarm clock!!
#8 at 13:46:55 - 14/02/2007
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Pike said:Why not use your cell phone?

I usually use my phone as an alarm clock.

The battery went dead last night and I ended up getting woken at 11:40 this morning by the phone!

:o

Fucking thing...
#9 at 16:59:05 - 14/02/2007
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Retroid said:
Fucking thing...

Tut tut, it's not the phones fault you didn't charge it Retroid... :)
#10 at 16:59:55 - 14/02/2007
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It's the phone's fault I'd charged it the previous morning! ;p
#11 at 17:21:06 - 14/02/2007
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Yeah, the PC stays on overnight. Partially to keep the chill off the air (no central heating) and partially because my hearing is bad and I need quite a lot of volume to wake me up of a morning - more than most alarm clocks are capable of producing. Thirdly, my brain gets used to alarms and ignores them regardless of volume, so I have to keep changing the 'ring', as it were.

I torrent overnight anyway and turn it off before I go to work, get off my case! =)
#12 at 17:37:50 - 14/02/2007
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Retroid said:It's the phone's fault I'd charged it the previous morning! ;p
Can't you turn it off? It should have auto power on for the alarm.
#13 at 17:44:30 - 14/02/2007
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Furbs - what's wrong with Outlook's reminders?
#14 at 17:59:31 - 14/02/2007
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MetalDog said:Yeah, the PC stays on overnight. Partially to keep the chill off the air (no central heating) and partially because my hearing is bad and I need quite a lot of volume to wake me up of a morning - more than most alarm clocks are capable of producing. Thirdly, my brain gets used to alarms and ignores them regardless of volume, so I have to keep changing the 'ring', as it were.

I torrent overnight anyway and turn it off before I go to work, get off my case! =)


Just wondering.

/doodles size of forest that goes up in smoke each year

Just kidding.
#15 at 18:07:44 - 14/02/2007
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Nothing, same as scheduled tasks would work well (hadnt thought of that one). It'd just be quick and easy to double click the clock, type in a time and away it goes. Quicker even than setting my phone (since I hate them).

I'm just really surprised noone has done it (that I can see from Google), or MS not released it as a power tool. They even have a tutorial on their visual basic website of how to write one but no download for it :P
#16 at 18:08:30 - 14/02/2007

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