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  #31  
Old December 7th 17, 01:28 AM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
June Bug
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Default Simple Windows timer app

The date is 06/12/2017 13:11

It helps if you specify your OS. I hadn't tested the app on my Win7
machine but have done so now and found I did need the runtimes - dunno
if you'll be able to run it on Win10 fi you get the runtimes which were
archived by the Wayback Machine. Revised description below:


Thanks Susan.

The thing with freeware is you give it one chance and one chance only.

Then you move on.

Otherwise, the expense of making freeware work is too great.

If it fails for me, it will fail for millions of others too.

The program doesn't employ basic coding 101 standards.
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  #32  
Old December 7th 17, 01:29 AM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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Default Simple Windows timer app

The date is 06/12/2017 12:05

There is no 'should', it's free.


That's a ridiculous statement.

Just because it's free, it shouldn't not employ basic coding standards.

If an installer needs something to work, it shouldn't wait for a cryptic
error message.

It should just check for what it needs, and then ask to install what it
needs.

That's basic coding 101.
  #33  
Old December 7th 17, 01:29 AM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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The date is 06/12/2017 11:58

That's a matter of opinion. You failed to read the system requirements -
which are stated on the download page.


My opinion is that a program checks & asks to install what it needs.
If not, it stinks.

I deleted it.
You're welcome to keep it.

I'm only speaking the truth of what happened.
If you don't like that truth, you're welcome to say so.

But it doesn't change the truth.
  #34  
Old December 7th 17, 03:04 AM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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Default Simple Windows timer app

On 12/6/2017 7:28 PM, June Bug wrote:

snip

The thing with freeware is you give it one chance and one chance only.

Then you move on.

Otherwise, the expense of making freeware work is too great.


snip

Many of us here in alt.comp.freeware feel differently and expend time
and energy testing programs, warning others about the pitfalls in some
so-called "freeware" programs that contain malware or bundleware,
testing LFW (last freeware) versions of programs to see if they work in
newer versions of Windows and answering requests for programs etc.

changing the subject. . .

Another small program that I've been meaning to mention is:

Program: Micro Egg Timer
Author: Michael Rohde
Windows 95; 98; NT; 2000; XP
Wa (Freeware)
http://www.mic-ro.com/eggtimer/
download link:
http://mic-ro.com/eggtimer/mr-egg-z.exe

dunno if it will work in Win10

Some more reminder/timer programs that have been mentioned in
alt.comp.freeware are larchived he
http://web.archive.org/web/20120119105440/http://www.pricelesswarehome.org:80/acf/P_ORGANIZERS.php#2.13Reminder:Timer

The OS the apps WERE KNOWN to work in when the web page was created are
listed. Dunno if the links are still good.

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  #35  
Old December 7th 17, 03:20 AM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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On Thu, 7 Dec 2017 00:29:00 +0000 (UTC), June Bug
wrote:

The date is 06/12/2017 12:05

There is no 'should', it's free.


That's a ridiculous statement.


Nope, you didn't pay the piper, so you don't get to call the tune.

Just because it's free, it shouldn't not employ basic coding standards.


Should it not, I'm not sure it should. Should I fall upon a copy of
these standards should I read them. I'm not sure whether I should or I
shouldn't.

If an installer needs something to work, it shouldn't wait for a cryptic
error message.


Blimey, non cryptic error messages. That's still a dream only half
fulfilled. Back then what you received was state of the art. We all knew
what to do.

It should just check for what it needs, and then ask to install what it
needs.


That's basic coding 101.


Talk to the hand.

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  #36  
Old December 7th 17, 03:58 AM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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On 12/6/2017 9:20 PM, p-0''0-h the cat (coder) wrote:
On Thu, 7 Dec 2017 00:29:00 +0000 (UTC), June Bug
wrote:
The date is 06/12/2017 12:05


There is no 'should', it's free.


That's a ridiculous statement.


Nope, you didn't pay the piper, so you don't get to call the tune.

Just because it's free, it shouldn't not employ basic coding standards.


Should it not, I'm not sure it should. Should I fall upon a copy of
these standards should I read them. I'm not sure whether I should or I
shouldn't.


They might be in this app. . .

Program: Babya Logic
Company: Babya Software Group
Author: A. A. Fussy

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  #37  
Old December 7th 17, 04:19 AM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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In message , June Bug
writes:
The date is 06/12/2017 13:11

It helps if you specify your OS. I hadn't tested the app on my Win7
machine but have done so now and found I did need the runtimes - dunno
if you'll be able to run it on Win10 fi you get the runtimes which were
archived by the Wayback Machine. Revised description below:


Thanks Susan.

The thing with freeware is you give it one chance and one chance only.

Then you move on.

Otherwise, the expense of making freeware work is too great.


You're not an alias of that chap who liked VI, are you?

If it fails for me, it will fail for millions of others too.

The program doesn't employ basic coding 101 standards.

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  #39  
Old December 7th 17, 05:54 AM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows10,alt.windows7.general
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On 12/6/2017 7:51 AM, Thip wrote:
On 12/4/2017 6:48 PM, June Bug wrote:
Sometimes I forget I have stuff to do in 10 or 15 minutes while I'm on
the
computer.

Is there a good ten-minute free desktop timer app for Windows that you
already use and like?

Googling finds these
http://freetimersoftware.com/
http://www.ilovefreesoftware.com/13/...-timerpro.html

https://support.toggl.com/toggl-desktop-for-windows/
https://chris.dziemborowicz.com/apps/hourglass/
http://download.cnet.com/Free-Countd...-75330413.html
http://www.howto-connect.com/windows...-in-alarm-app/

https://dan.hersam.com/software/snaptimer/

Rather than test every one, have you ALREADY done that search and found a
timer to your liking?


Which one do you use and like best?


I have a tiny and very basic one called AleJenJes Timer. Does the trick.

https://alejenjes-countdown-timer.en...wn.com/windows

Kitchen timer works great.
And it still works if your computer, or you, fall asleep.
  #40  
Old December 7th 17, 06:38 AM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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Default Simple Windows timer app

The date is 06/12/2017 18:04

Many of us here in alt.comp.freeware feel differently and expend time
and energy testing programs, warning others about the pitfalls in some
so-called "freeware" programs that contain malware or bundleware,
testing LFW (last freeware) versions of programs to see if they work in
newer versions of Windows and answering requests for programs etc.


I've been on Usenet since Netscape and Dejanews days using rn and tin on
SunOS and Solaris machines.

I used to frequent a.c.f when it wasn't infested.

For privacy reasons, for decades, my nym automatically changes using a
dictionary lookup, as do all the headers except the subject line. I don't
even know what NNTP IP address I'm using or what the date is or the time
zone or even what the newreader is, as they are all set on various
dictionary switches that change randomly and even the actual newsreader is
a one-of-a-kind custom job written long ago before Linux was a thing.

I type up everything using vi and the program does the rest.
So my interface to you is, literally, vi.

The rest is magic.

However, I know and revere the concept of freeware as well as anyone does.

We all have to decide when to cut our losses while testing freeware.
You may put your kill switch in a different spot than I do.

I'm just explaining to you where mine is, where the kill switch location
depends on the need and the number of alternatives.

For something as simple as an egg timer, the kill switch is set low.
Any program that fails to run out of the box, gets killed.
Period.

It's not any more complicated than that.
Your algorithm may differ and apparently does differ.

It's the same as if it required NET framework. Or Visual Basic. Or Java.
  #41  
Old December 7th 17, 01:01 PM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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On Thu, 7 Dec 2017 00:28:59 +0000 (UTC), June Bug
wrote:

The date is 06/12/2017 13:11

It helps if you specify your OS. I hadn't tested the app on my Win7
machine but have done so now and found I did need the runtimes - dunno
if you'll be able to run it on Win10 fi you get the runtimes which were
archived by the Wayback Machine. Revised description below:


Thanks Susan.

The thing with freeware is you give it one chance and one chance only.


Payware, OTOH, you're stuck with. So you have to put up with
any quirks.

Then you move on.



The program doesn't employ basic coding 101 standards.


You probably didn't notice, but recent versions of Windows
break so many "101" coding standards that even their patches crash
them. Sht, some of them require run-arounds to update... and third
party programs that have worked for ages stop working.
The fact you are looking for a "simple timer" probably means
that M$ broke your favorite one.
But if you paid for M$, I suppose you can't "move on".
PS Was this intended as a troll thread ? If so, please put an
[OT] up.
TY
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  #42  
Old December 7th 17, 01:05 PM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
Shadow
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On Thu, 7 Dec 2017 00:29:00 +0000 (UTC), June Bug
wrote:

That's a ridiculous statement.

Just because it's free, it shouldn't not employ basic coding standards.

If an installer needs something to work, it shouldn't wait for a cryptic
error message.

It should just check for what it needs, and then ask to install what it
needs.


It does in the docs.
Reading them is basic user 101.
PS Your Usenet client software is not quoting correctly, so I
have no idea who you are replying to. Set it up correctly. IOW, read
the docs.
[]'s

That's basic coding 101.

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  #43  
Old December 7th 17, 01:07 PM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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On Thu, 7 Dec 2017 00:29:02 +0000 (UTC), June Bug
wrote:

no idea what opinion, but WTF

That's a matter of opinion. You failed to read the system requirements -
which are stated on the download page.


My opinion is that a program checks & asks to install what it needs.
If not, it stinks.


You must really love malware. Almost all of them "install what
they need"
And it's automatic !!!! No user 101 required.
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Old December 7th 17, 02:10 PM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
June Bug
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The date is 07/12/2017 04:05

It does in the docs.
Reading them is basic user 101.
PS Your Usenet client software is not quoting correctly, so I
have no idea who you are replying to. Set it up correctly. IOW, read
the docs.


You and the person pooh the cad seem to be so very angry, and probably are
socks of the same person given the writing style of both of you and the
anger is similar.

I don't use a newsreader. My client is a Linux amalgam written at the time
that Linux was a new word - and as such is just "vi" with a back end that
pulls and pushes nntp news articles. It throws in headers that are
generated from a dictionary lookup, and tied to the thread.

Anyway, you are perfectly correct that not only does the documentation
state clearly the requirements, but the author provides the tarball on his
website for the necessary coding tools.
  #45  
Old December 7th 17, 02:10 PM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
June Bug
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The date is 07/12/2017 04:07

You must really love malware. Almost all of them "install what
they need"
And it's automatic !!!! No user 101 required.


Why are you so angry?
 




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