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Author Topic: NANY 2014 Pledge: Progress Bars of Live V2 feature - Zeno's Alarm  (Read 5912 times)

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    NANY 2014 Pledge: Zeno's Alarm

    Ok, well I am ending up incorporating this into my Progress Bars of Life utility, but this addition will bring that to version 2, so I'm still considering it a NANY.

    Download from the main Progress Bars of Life webpage:
      Anyway, so let me tell you what Zeno's Alarm is all about.

    Zeno's Paradox (of the Tortoise and Achilles) is a philosophical/mathematical thought experiment concerning the idea that if you always divide up a distance to a goal in half, then no matter how fast you travel the first half, you will always have further to travel... and thus will never arrive at your destination.



    Inspired by this, Zeno's Alarm lets you set future events, and it will alert you every time you cover half of the remaining duration.

    So where a normal event system would let you set an alarm/alert to tell you when a deadline OCCURS.. Zeno's Alarm is designed to remind you at increasingly frequent intervals as the event approaches.

    This might be useful for events when it's important to make sure you don't leave it until the last minute.



    As an example:

    So if you set an event that is a year away, you'll get your first alert on screen after 182 days, and the next 90 days after that, and then after 45, then 22, then 11, then 5, then 2, then 1 day, then after 12 hours, then after 6 hours, 3 hours, 1.5 hours, 45 minutes, etc.

    (you can of course silence the alerts for an event at any time).



    Sample alert screenshot:

    Screenshot - 12_21_2013 , 9_28_35 PM.png[/list][/list]
    « Last Edit: January 13, 2014, 07:18:49 AM by mouser »

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    Re: NANY 2014 Pledge: Progress Bars of Live V2 feature - Zeno's Alarm
    « Reply #1 on: November 24, 2013, 08:12:13 PM »
    presumably to be used in conjunction with Zeno Clash.. :P

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    Re: NANY 2014 Pledge: Progress Bars of Live V2 feature - Zeno's Alarm
    « Reply #2 on: November 25, 2013, 05:21:55 PM »
    Cool!

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    Re: NANY 2014 Pledge: Progress Bars of Live V2 feature - Zeno's Alarm
    « Reply #3 on: December 21, 2013, 09:43:17 PM »
    I've updated the first post in the thread to describe what it is and show a screenshot.

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    Re: NANY 2014 Pledge: Progress Bars of Live V2 feature - Zeno's Alarm
    « Reply #4 on: January 03, 2014, 04:39:54 PM »
    Screencast video of Progress Bars of Life v2 with Zeno Alert feature:

    Screenshot - 1_3_2014 , 4_40_58 PM.png
    http://www.donationc...c/3ds/pbol/pbol.html


    Or watch on youtube:

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    Re: NANY 2014 Pledge: Progress Bars of Live V2 feature - Zeno's Alarm
    « Reply #5 on: January 03, 2014, 07:34:51 PM »
    I just realized that up until now the link on the first post of this page was pointing to an old beta!

    If you want to try PBOL v2 please redownload from the official corrected link now.

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    Re: NANY 2014 Pledge: Progress Bars of Live V2 feature - Zeno's Alarm
    « Reply #6 on: January 03, 2014, 09:31:38 PM »
    FWIW, on my system the version from the new link shows its 'About' box behind the main window. I don't know if that was true of the previous version. W7-64.

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    Re: NANY 2014 Pledge: Progress Bars of Live V2 feature - Zeno's Alarm
    « Reply #7 on: January 03, 2014, 09:34:00 PM »
    thanks, will fix.