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PowerBook Alarm-Clock

Message #1 - Posted 2005/08/09 - roboboticus

Is anyone aware of a way to schedule OS X to wake at a particular time of day? I've used iCal to create my own musical alarm clock (scheduled opening of mp3's to wake ME up in the morning), but it does me no good if the computer is asleep at the time.

While I'm on the subject, is there a better way to automate the opening of mp3's at particular times? maybe something with scripting? i know nothing.

thanks

Message #2 - Posted 2005/08/09 - nospam

Previously, roboboticus wrote:

Is anyone aware of a way to schedule OS X to wake at a particular time of day? I've used iCal to create my own musical alarm clock (scheduled opening of mp3's to wake ME up in the morning), but it does me no good if the computer is asleep at the time.

system preferences, energy saver preference panel, schedule tab. pick days and time.

Message #3 - Posted 2005/08/30 - Verne Arase

On Wed, 10 Aug 2005 01:05:50 -0500, roboboticus wrote (in a previous article):

Is anyone aware of a way to schedule OS X to wake at a particular time of day? I've used iCal to create my own musical alarm clock (scheduled opening of mp3's to wake ME up in the morning), but it does me no good if the computer is asleep at the time.

Yeah, at one time I thought I'd want an alarm which would wake my Powerbook too.

Then I thought some more, and remembered all those times my Powerbook was riding in the back seat of my car, bouncing around in sleep mode.

Do I really want it to wake up and announce itself at that time (when I probably won't hear it)?

-- Verne

Message #4 - Posted 2005/08/31 - Terrence

On 2005-08-30 15:20:32 -0500, Verne Arase said:

On Wed, 10 Aug 2005 01:05:50 -0500, roboboticus wrote (in a previous article):

Is anyone aware of a way to schedule OS X to wake at a particular time of day? I've used iCal to create my own musical alarm clock (scheduled opening of mp3's to wake ME up in the morning), but it does me no good if the computer is asleep at the time.

Yeah, at one time I thought I'd want an alarm which would wake my Powerbook too.

Then I thought some more, and remembered all those times my Powerbook was riding in the back seat of my car, bouncing around in sleep mode.

Do I really want it to wake up and announce itself at that time (when I probably won't hear it)?

-- Verne

I use this program --- Meridian.

http://www.recurringdream.com/Meridian.html

To use, leave your powerbook lid open, put the powerbook to sleep manually, and Meridian will awaken your powerbook using alarm sounds or your iTunes library.

If you have your lid closed, it will NOT awaken your powerbook, so you don't burn it up in your back pack.

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