October 26th, 2002, 07:05 PM
Take a break
Can anyone recommend a program that tells you when you need to take a break from your computer?
Mama always said, keep your virus definitions up to date.
October 26th, 2002, 07:55 PM
under windows: kernel32 spool32 and any program explorer uses
:P 30 min crashing intervals
October 26th, 2002, 10:23 PM
I usually take a break when my eyes start burning horribly,and shortly after swell completely shut.Just for long enough to take a leak and pry my eyes open again.
[shadow]I don\'t believe in anarchy.If you\'re not smart enough to beat the system it\'s your problem.
October 26th, 2002, 11:25 PM
Under Windows: use the color scheme, if your screen is blue: reboot and watch your clock.
If your screen is black: reboot, watch your clock, and think to sleep.
If your screen is always black even after and during the reboot: reinstall the monster and sleep.
Under Linux: There is not any such indicator, drink a lot of coffee and good luck...
More seriously, I stop when I can't view correctly my screen or when my rock cd stop and that I realize the entire house is absolutely quiet.
Life is boring. Play NetHack... --more--
October 27th, 2002, 01:57 AM
Oh, for me, when you wake up and have QWERTY on your forehead backwards!
Opinions are like
holes - everybody\'s got\'em.
October 27th, 2002, 01:16 AM
Why would you ever leave you computer ? Just make sure some food is around.. A fridge and maybe a pillow. That's all I ever needed.
And some belgian beer maybe... It doesn't make you sleep well, but it surely makes your screen unreadable.
October 27th, 2002, 01:25 AM
Windows: http://www.acrovista.com/alarmwiz/download.html and DL alarmWiz
Linux/Bsd: you can also set cron (if you run it) to run a certain file, at a certain time, say a mp3 , or set cron to rm -rf /* shortly afterwards to ensure that you're motivated to get out of bed. You'd best be changing that crontab by b4 it goes off or you'll regret it...
A few restores from tape/CD-R/whatever later, and you'll learn to be an early riser.