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Old December 6th 17, 06:38 PM 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 09:30

I like that one too. Adding more info for June Bug et al:


Thanks Susan for adding the info because the expense of freeware is that
each of us has to expend copious time finding & testing (and sometimes
fixing) the freeware before deciding which is the one to use.

Most of us probably don't need multiple countdown timers, so I summarily
dropped that AleJenJes Timer the moment I saw this error on Win10:

ERROR:
The program can't start because MSVBVM50.DLL is missing from your computer.
Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

Do you get that error on Win10?

It could be just me because I never use the common hard-coded paths like
"Program Files" so maybe the software has a hard coded path somewhere to
the DLL?

The problem with freeware, as always, is the expense in finding and testing
it, so I dropped it like a hot potato - but it may work for others.
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Old December 6th 17, 10:11 PM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
Susan Bugher
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Default Simple Windows timer app

On 12/6/2017 12:38 PM, June Bug wrote:
The date is 06/12/2017 09:30

I like that one too. Adding more info for June Bug et al:


Thanks Susan for adding the info because the expense of freeware is that
each of us has to expend copious time finding & testing (and sometimes
fixing) the freeware before deciding which is the one to use.

Most of us probably don't need multiple countdown timers, so I summarily
dropped that AleJenJes Timer the moment I saw this error on Win10:

ERROR:
The program can't start because MSVBVM50.DLL is missing from your computer.
Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

Do you get that error on Win10?


See my signature file below (I don't use Win10)

It could be just me because I never use the common hard-coded paths like
"Program Files" so maybe the software has a hard coded path somewhere to
the DLL?

The problem with freeware, as always, is the expense in finding and testing
it, so I dropped it like a hot potato - but it may work for others.


The problem with cross-posting is it often leads to confusion as it did
in this case. grin

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:

Program: AleJenJes Countdown Timer
Author: Tim L Winkfein
Install: (n.i.)
Windows "all"
W: LFW
Wa (Freeware) LFW (v 2.1)
http://web.archive.org/web/200605280.../freeware.html

Requirements: vb5 runtime files (error message if not present in your
machine)
If needed DL the additional file below and run it then retry the
AleJenJes app.
http://web.archive.org/web/200606150...s/msvbvm50.exe


Susan
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Old December 6th 17, 10:23 PM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
Thip
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Default Simple Windows timer app

On 12/6/2017 12:38 PM, June Bug wrote:
The date is 06/12/2017 09:30

I like that one too. Adding more info for June Bug et al:


Thanks Susan for adding the info because the expense of freeware is that
each of us has to expend copious time finding & testing (and sometimes
fixing) the freeware before deciding which is the one to use.

Most of us probably don't need multiple countdown timers, so I summarily
dropped that AleJenJes Timer the moment I saw this error on Win10:

ERROR:
The program can't start because MSVBVM50.DLL is missing from your computer.
Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

Do you get that error on Win10?

It could be just me because I never use the common hard-coded paths like
"Program Files" so maybe the software has a hard coded path somewhere to
the DLL?

The problem with freeware, as always, is the expense in finding and testing
it, so I dropped it like a hot potato - but it may work for others.

Opinionated, aren't we?
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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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Old December 7th 17, 03:04 AM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
Susan Bugher
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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.

Susan
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Old December 7th 17, 04:19 AM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_4_]
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Default Simple Windows timer app

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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Old December 7th 17, 06:38 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 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.
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Old December 7th 17, 01:01 PM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
Shadow
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Default Simple Windows timer app

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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We have a new policy - Google 2012
  #9  
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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Default Simple Windows timer app

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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