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Old December 7th 17, 02:10 PM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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The date is 07/12/2017 04:01

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...


Why are you so angry?
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  #47  
Old December 7th 17, 03:39 PM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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On Thu, 7 Dec 2017 13:10:23 +0000 (UTC), June Bug
wrote:

It does in the docs.
Reading them is basic user 101.


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.


OK, fair enough. It makes me angry when someone belittles
hundreds of hours of work someone put into writing freeware just
because they can't be bothered to read the docs.
Which I suppose, answers all your other posts to me....
And, FYI, I'm not Pooh. His English is better than mine.
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Old December 7th 17, 03:51 PM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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On Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:39:50 -0200, Shadow wrote:

On Thu, 7 Dec 2017 13:10:23 +0000 (UTC), June Bug
wrote:

It does in the docs.
Reading them is basic user 101.


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.


OK, fair enough. It makes me angry when someone belittles
hundreds of hours of work someone put into writing freeware just
because they can't be bothered to read the docs.
Which I suppose, answers all your other posts to me....
And, FYI, I'm not Pooh. His English is better than mine.


I wasn't 'so very angry' not even when he called me a cad. I dunno about
cad. I quite like it. Shame it wasn't a cad and a bounder. That for
definite would make my sig.

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Old December 7th 17, 04:49 PM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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On 12/5/2017 9:36 PM, June Bug wrote:
The date is 05/12/2017 10:55
She who is Susan Bugher said on Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:55:28 -0500:

Download Egg Timer v2.12 (10K zip file) "
http://www.bttsoftware.co.uk/download/eggtimer.zip


Thanks Susan,

The high price of freeware is the expensive effort finding the good ones!

To give back to the team, as always, here's my write up in my readme that
accompanies each software download that passes my initial test.

1. Download http://www.bttsoftware.co.uk/download/eggtimer.zip
and archive into C:\software\hardware\alarm\eggtimer\eggtimer.zip
2. Extract to C:\apps\hardware\alarm\eggtimer\EggTimer.exe
3. Add shortcut in Start Apps Alarm EggTimer.lnk

The software does not appear to phone home (I didn't check with Wireshark,
but nothing popped up).

Up pops a simple 2" by 1/2" tiny "00:00:00" GUI with four bottom buttons:
[Start] [Clear] [Exit] [Options]

And the ability to set hours, mins, and secs on the right.

The options can beep & pop up a message, shut down Windows, play a wav
file, or pop up a user-defined message.

The default bling & pop-up message is "The count down time has elapsed!"

It's "almost perfect".
What I love is that it's tiny, quick, easy, doesn't pollute the registry,
etc., and it has "enough" options like playing custom files and messages.

The only thing missing, which I admit, I didn't say in the beginning, and
which isn't critical, is that you can't just type "15" for 15 minutes.

You have to click 15 times on the minutes arrow.
No big deal because that is the *only* flaw in the otherwise GREAT choice!

Thanks!

Write your own batch program and run it from an icon START "" "path to
_MyTimer" or from within another batch.
1. Interval set by variable "SET _INT=x" where x= s(econds), m(inutes),
or h(ours)
2. Length set by variable "SET /A _LEN=xx"
3. If _INT="" or NOT s, m, or h then batch asks operator to input _INT
and _LEN
4. If _INT= s, m, or h and:
A. _LEN NOT 0 batch runs
B. _LEN=0 batch asks for input
NOTE: Run from icon = 3 and 4B above.
5. The batch uses TIMEOUT %seconds% for the timing and the makes a beep
or other sound or displays a message when time completes. During the
TIMEOUT it could display blinking "." or another symbol to show it is
running or add " NUL" for no display.

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Old December 7th 17, 07:13 PM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows10,alt.windows7.general
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On 12/6/2017 11:54 PM, mike 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?


Kitchen timer works great.
And it still works if your computer, or you, fall asleep.


And a springwound kitchen timer is portable and works even when your
computer doesn't

but but but . . . (rats and phooey). . it's not freeware.

Susan (who thinks it's a good solution)
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Old December 7th 17, 07:34 PM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
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The date is 07/12/2017 06:51

I wasn't 'so very angry' not even when he called me a cad. I dunno about
cad. I quite like it. Shame it wasn't a cad and a bounder. That for
definite would make my sig.


I apologize that the cad was a typo. It really was. It was supposed to be a
cat.

You guys are angry but I've been in freeware for as long as you have (hint,
I was born in the early fifties) but we all have our ways.

For me, freeware has to be fast first time.
Any errors in a first-time install are indications of issues later.

If there was NO OTHER OPTION then I would spend hours, days, weeks, months,
etc., as I did when I built my custom newsreader which basically just puts
vi on front of telnet with a dictionary lookup for the random headers.

But if there's another option, and with freeware, that other option is
almost always the *next* freeware in the lineup, then I throw them out like
I threw out resumes when I was going through a stack of them.

How do you go through resumes?
Same way you go through freeware.

You don't have time to interview every one so you throw out any that have
warning signs.

Then you test the few that had no warning signs, and that's when you find
more.

In the end, you only one to hire one person where you then spend your
energy training them to do what you want them to do.

Same with freeware.
 




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