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wake up scheduler

Message #1 - Posted 2007/03/23 - Peter

Hi everyone
I'm looking for some way to wake my Mac (10.4.9) up at the time and date I want it to. I have a program that makes last second bids on eBay for me but if my Mac is asleep then the bid won't happen. Anyone have a solution? I can use the energy saver preferences but that isn't convenient at times.

Peter

Message #2 - Posted 2007/03/23 - Mike Dee

p5m8@REMOVE.THIS.yahoo.com.au (Peter) wrote in news:1hvfa39.1xx28z2b2nxo7N%p5m8@REMOVE.THIS.yahoo.com.au:

I'm looking for some way to wake my Mac (10.4.9) up at the time and date I want it to. I have a program that makes last second bids on eBay for me but if my Mac is asleep then the bid won't happen. Anyone have a solution? I can use the energy saver preferences but that isn't convenient at times.

How so? If you use the Energy Saver pane you can schedule it to automatically start up just before the bidding time when your auto- bidder needs to kick in. This works even if your computer is asleep (essentially it wakes up your computer).

To be on the safe side you can run "Wake Assist" as well. http://www.dssw.co.uk/wakeassist/index.html

dee

Message #3 - Posted 2007/03/23 - Peter

Mike Dee wrote:

p5m8@REMOVE.THIS.yahoo.com.au (Peter) wrote in news:1hvfa39.1xx28z2b2nxo7N%p5m8@REMOVE.THIS.yahoo.com.au:

I'm looking for some way to wake my Mac (10.4.9) up at the time and date I want it to. I have a program that makes last second bids on eBay for me but if my Mac is asleep then the bid won't happen. Anyone have a solution? I can use the energy saver preferences but that isn't convenient at times.

How so? If you use the Energy Saver pane you can schedule it to automatically start up just before the bidding time when your auto- bidder needs to kick in. This works even if your computer is asleep (essentially it wakes up your computer).

To be on the safe side you can run "Wake Assist" as well. http://www.dssw.co.uk/wakeassist/index.html

Yeah, the scheduler in Energy Saver works but if I have a couple of auctions 3 hours apart ending in the wee hours it's a pain. And if the auction I'm interested in ends in five days then I have to wake the computer every day for the next five days. It would be good to find a one off wake up sheduler. I'll have a look at the other one you recommended.

Peter

Message #4 - Posted 2007/03/23 - Mike Dee

p5m8@REMOVE.THIS.yahoo.com.au (Peter) wrote in news:1hvg29j.ngqwqi1684q2hN%p5m8@REMOVE.THIS.yahoo.com.au:

Mike Dee wrote:

p5m8@REMOVE.THIS.yahoo.com.au (Peter) wrote:

I'm looking for some way to wake my Mac (10.4.9) up at the time and date I want it to. I have a program that makes last second bids on eBay for me but if my Mac is asleep then the bid won't happen. Anyone have a solution? I can use the energy saver preferences but that isn't convenient at times.

How so? If you use the Energy Saver pane you can schedule it to automatically start up just before the bidding time when your auto- bidder needs to kick in. This works even if your computer is asleep (essentially it wakes up your computer).

To be on the safe side you can run "Wake Assist" as well. http://www.dssw.co.uk/wakeassist/index.html

Yeah, the scheduler in Energy Saver works but if I have a couple of auctions 3 hours apart ending in the wee hours it's a pain. And if the auction I'm interested in ends in five days then I have to wake the computer every day for the next five days. It would be good to find a one off wake up sheduler. I'll have a look at the other one you recommended.

Well that program is only to make sure your Mac will wake up properly, I don't think that it can do much else.

If this is for a single computer you (still using the above + Energy Saver's schedule), may also want to look at "Lingon" which is a front end for Tiger's launchd program http://lingon.sourceforge.net/ You could set your Mac to wake up, run off a few orders let it go back to sleep and schedule itself to start up again at some other ungodly time of day and so on, etc.

dee

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