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Apr. 18th, 2003 | 02:26 pm

So I finally found a calendar application that runs on my system--KOrganizer. When running OS X I discovered how useful iCal was. When using it I was actually able to avoid scheduling multiple things at the same time as well as plan more than a week in the future. I hope that korganizer will allow me to return to that place.

Actually many years ago I started trying to use software to track how I was spending my money, which was really useful when I didn't have any. The couple of bounced check fees encouraged me to keep better track.

I think at this point since there are so many things to occupy my time with similarly tracking my time is really useful. (And because I have a computer addiction, I couldn't actually use paper.)

Also KOrganizer has a really neat feature called the Marcus Bains Line. Every software calendar program should have that feature. (it's a thin little line showing the current time on your schedule).

Now if I can just get my alarm clock to read my schedule and automatically set the alarm based on when I need to get up...

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from: irilyth
date: Apr. 18th, 2003 03:17 pm (UTC)

I use my handheld for this (Treo 270, so it doubles as my phone), and it's great. It even does the alarm clock business, sort of: You can set an alarm for any event, so I can have it beep an hour before the first thing in the morning to wake me up. It's not a super shrill alarm, so if you're a heavy sleeper, it might not work out so well... Alternatively, if your house is X10 heavy, you could conceivably have your calendar application fire an X10 trigger to turn on whatever noisemaking device you prefer. :^)

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from: alienghic
date: Apr. 20th, 2003 10:51 pm (UTC)

Currently I want to combine streaming music through my apartment with this alarm function.

My current idea is having some widget in my bedroom that can play music and respond to commands from the server to control when and what it plays. (which would pretty easily turned into an alarm).

Though since I suffer from a tendency to want the most complex solution possible, I rarely manage to make much progress. Like currently I have some code that can play music. It's currently controllable through jabber IM messages, and was very close to being able to do jabber XML-RPC messages.

However I'm now trying to learn CORBA so I can take advantage of the event service. Since I suspect that being able to have several different clients send a "next song" event would be rather nifty. Even better if some other code can recognize other events (like my laptop coming out of sleep) and then send the "play" event. (And it doesn't hurt that being able to use CORBA would be useful at work)

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