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Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: Window shutdowner
« on: November 24, 2005, 02:59 PM »
Hi,
You could try the following

System Scheduler (http://www.splinterware.com/) is a multi event timer which can run programmes at a given time. (It's far better than the built in Windows timer and it's free)

WinOff (http://www.ampsoft.net/) can automatically switch off your computer and can be run from System Scheduler. (it's also free)

Incidentally you can get your PC to switch itself on from cold using the BIOS timer for totally unattended operation.

Hope this helps

Cheers

Tony

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Hi,

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

Tony

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