This is the first time I've used this forum (recommended by a Lockergnome forum user), so here goes.....
I'm looking for a way to run a program at a random time within a given period each day. I've searched the web but I can't find anything suitable
The user would supply the time of the start of the period, the time of the end of the period and the path/name of the program to rum.
So for example, if the start time was 1am and the end time was 5am, the "timer" software would run the given programme once a day, at some random time between 1 and 5am, with the time that the program runs being different each day
It doesn't need a fancy interface - just a functional program which isn't user hostile.
Also, the definition of "random" is fairly loose. I gather that Excel uses a formula like
random_number=fractional part of (9821 * r + 0.211327),
where r = the previous random number
The results of this are random enough for most everyday purposes.
Any programmers feel like taking up the idea?
Thanks in advance