Warning or alert signal?


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Antares 531

Is there any way to set my computer such that it will beep at me or
flash an alert on the screen. I need this to remind me to take my meds
and other things that I frequently forget to do while I'm bogged down
on my computer.

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1
 
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Zaidy036

Is there any way to set my computer such that it will beep at me or
flash an alert on the screen. I need this to remind me to take my meds
and other things that I frequently forget to do while I'm bogged down
on my computer.

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1
Have Task Scheduler pop up a message.
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

Antares 531 said:
Is there any way to set my computer such that it will beep at me or
flash an alert on the screen. I need this to remind me to take my meds
and other things that I frequently forget to do while I'm bogged down
on my computer.

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1
I think there's something built-in, though not sure if it (a) needs
administrator privileges (b) is only there on some versions of 7.

However, as another has said, there are hundreds of free ones out there
- the one I use is http://www.splinterware.com/products/wincron.htm -
does the job. It will either pop up a message or run something (such as
a sound file) at intervals and/or times you can set: I have it set to do
alarm clock duty (sound files at set times), remind me to put out my
recycling box (popup at set interval - in this case fortnightly), and
remind me of birthdays (popups on certain dates). I'm sure others have
similar facilities.
 
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Seth

Antares 531 said:
Is there any way to set my computer such that it will beep at me or
flash an alert on the screen. I need this to remind me to take my meds
and other things that I frequently forget to do while I'm bogged down
on my computer.

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1
Task Scheduler or download any of a million clock apps or widgets.

Personally, I would do this using my cell phone as that goes with me and is
on 24x7, my PC doesn't and isn't.
 
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Joe91735

Antares 531 wrote:
: Is there any way to set my computer such that it will beep at me or
: flash an alert on the screen. I need this to remind me to take my meds
: and other things that I frequently forget to do while I'm bogged down
: on my computer.
:
: Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1

This is one i use for exactly that purpose;
http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/index.html

It will pop up a message when you want
It will do it as often as you want
 
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Yousuf Khan

Is there any way to set my computer such that it will beep at me or
flash an alert on the screen. I need this to remind me to take my meds
and other things that I frequently forget to do while I'm bogged down
on my computer.

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1
I use the "Events and Tasks" menu of Thunderbird to send reminders to
me. If you keep T-bird open all of the time, then it'll be useful to you.

Yousuf Khan
 
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Antares 531

Is there any way to set my computer such that it will beep at me or
flash an alert on the screen. I need this to remind me to take my meds
and other things that I frequently forget to do while I'm bogged down
on my computer.

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1
Thanks to each of you for your responses. I'll try some of these and
see which one works best for me. My main problem is that the
time/event changes each time. I don't always take my diabetes meds at
the same time, depending upon when I ate my last meal. But, if I
forget to take the meds or get a blood glucose reading at the
appropriate time I am in trouble.

Gordon
 
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John Williamson

Antares said:
Thanks to each of you for your responses. I'll try some of these and
see which one works best for me. My main problem is that the
time/event changes each time. I don't always take my diabetes meds at
the same time, depending upon when I ate my last meal. But, if I
forget to take the meds or get a blood glucose reading at the
appropriate time I am in trouble.
Going totally off topic for a Windows group, have you thought of trying
one of the continuous blood glucose monitors?
 
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Antares 531

Task Scheduler or download any of a million clock apps or widgets.

Personally, I would do this using my cell phone as that goes with me and is
on 24x7, my PC doesn't and isn't.
The problem here is that I'm deaf and can not use a cell phone...don't
even have one that I could use for this reminder.
 
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Antares 531

Going totally off topic for a Windows group, have you thought of trying
one of the continuous blood glucose monitors?
I've been considering this but I'm not convinced that I could cope
with having the transmitter in my flesh day and night, 24/7. Those
continuous monitors that use a contact lens might work but I don't use
glasses or contact lenses. My vision is very good with no glasses.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

On Wed, 25 Jan 2012 18:37:28 -0600, Antares 531

Thanks to each of you for your responses. I'll try some of these and
see which one works best for me. My main problem is that the
time/event changes each time. I don't always take my diabetes meds at
the same time, depending upon when I ate my last meal. But, if I
forget to take the meds or get a blood glucose reading at the
appropriate time I am in trouble.
I wonder if there is a count-down timer available that will flash your
screen after X minutes.

I have a free one on my cell phone, but it only makes noise (I read
your post about deafness). You can restart the timer for the original
interval, or restart a different preset timer, so if something like
that exists for the PC it could be just what you need.
 
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Antares 531

Task Scheduler or download any of a million clock apps or widgets.

Personally, I would do this using my cell phone as that goes with me and is
on 24x7, my PC doesn't and isn't.
I just checked Task Scheduler out and it would do what I need, but it
seems a bit too tedious, since I need to set a new reminder, each time
I eat a meal. What I need is something like an oven timer that I can
easily set to sound the alarm 90 minutes after I set it. Maybe I
should go to Office Depot or some other such store and see if they
carry any little convenient alarm devices like this.
 
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Antares 531

I wonder if there is a count-down timer available that will flash your
screen after X minutes.

I have a free one on my cell phone, but it only makes noise (I read
your post about deafness). You can restart the timer for the original
interval, or restart a different preset timer, so if something like
that exists for the PC it could be just what you need.
I guess what I really need is something like a wrist watch that would
vibrate when the alarm setting goes off. Maybe I can find one at a
local store.
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

Antares 531 said:
I guess what I really need is something like a wrist watch that would
vibrate when the alarm setting goes off. Maybe I can find one at a
local store.
Ask your friends if any of them (or their offspring, partners, etc.) can
solder; I would have thought it would be a trivial matter to open up a
cheap oven/kitchen timer and replace the internal bleeper with a few
bright LEDs. Your local amateur radio society will have someone, or a
project for local technical college/nightclass/whatever ...

(Or learn yourself; though becoming less so, since home repair of
electronics is a disappearing art, soldering is still a useful skill.)

Sorry, getting OT for the 'group ... as I said in a previous post,
System Scheduler from Splinterware serves me for assorted reminders.
 
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Zaidy036

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There migt be a Win 7 Gadget that would be easy to set but what do you
do if you are NOT at your PC?
 
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Antares 531

Ask your friends if any of them (or their offspring, partners, etc.) can
solder; I would have thought it would be a trivial matter to open up a
cheap oven/kitchen timer and replace the internal bleeper with a few
bright LEDs. Your local amateur radio society will have someone, or a
project for local technical college/nightclass/whatever ...

(Or learn yourself; though becoming less so, since home repair of
electronics is a disappearing art, soldering is still a useful skill.)

Sorry, getting OT for the 'group ... as I said in a previous post,
System Scheduler from Splinterware serves me for assorted reminders.
I can hear, minimally, and can usually catch the oven bleeper and the
door bell, but I can not talk over a phone or understand recorded
messages of any kind.

All I need is something like a stopwatch that I can easily set to
alert me after, say 90 minutes. I need to be able to use this several
times a day so I don't forget to take my meds or get a blood glucose
reading. I'm getting into the years and my memory doesn't function as
well as it once did!!!
 
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Gene E. Bloch

On Thu, 26 Jan 2012 11:51:37 -0800, Gene E. Bloch

I guess what I really need is something like a wrist watch that would
vibrate when the alarm setting goes off. Maybe I can find one at a
local store.
Mosat cell phones have a vibrate mode, in fact. You'd need to wear it
in such a way that you feel the vibrations, but that is probably easy.
 
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