• Subject: Re: Beep when the screen changes
  • From: Jim Langston <jlangston@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 08:32:46 -0800
  • Organization: Conex Global Logistics Services, Inc.

Reminds me of the time I had to do a scratch reinstall, after
a DASD failure.  Was using reel to reel tapes, would put a
tape in, start it going, then go to the conference room right
across the hallway and fall asleep.

When a tape was finished it would rewind and unload with a
very audible "CLICK!" which would wake me up.  If that
tape drive hadn't had such a loud click I would of had to sit
there and watch it.

This would be a very valuable tool, I think.


Jim Langston

Gary Kuznitz wrote:

> Maybe someone with VB would like a little fun project.  Maybe they have
> wasted as much time as I have watching the screen during upgrades.  I
> would think it would be a pretty small program to watch for maybe a key
> on the keyboard to toggle turning on and off the wake up feature.  When
> it's turned on if there is any change in the screen buffer it should run a
> bat file once.  I can show everyone how to handle the rest.
> Thanks,
> Gary Kuznitz

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