• 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.

Regards,

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

+---
| This is the Midrange System Mailing List!
| To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com.
| To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com.
| To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com.
| Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: david@midrange.com
+---

This thread ...

Replies:

Follow On AppleNews
Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page

This mailing list archive is Copyright 1997-2019 by midrange.com and David Gibbs as a compilation work. Use of the archive is restricted to research of a business or technical nature. Any other uses are prohibited. Full details are available on our policy page. If you have questions about this, please contact [javascript protected email address].