Description of Gadget - This can be used to preset Five Alarms with a small text memo, The Alarm will remind after set time elapses with musical sounds. It also shows the Time and date. The Alarms once set, repeat every day.
When the user visits the page containing this gadget, it reminds him of
the missed memos for the past three hours. Web Gadget for Google
Homepage or Website. A study of the Alarm Clock Instructions Video may
help understand points below.
Controls and Display
A - Buttons
Select Alarm - Click this to start the setting of the Alarm Clock, The button lights up green and remains lit for two minutes, this is the set mode (Figure-2). This button will scroll the Alarm Number on the left of this button from 1-5 as you click repeatedly. Select the Alarm you want to set. After two minutes the setting mode ends automatically and the changes you made are saved. You can continue setting or modifying the alarms by clicking this button again.
Select Digit - Once an Alarm Number is selected, set the Alarm Timefor that, Click this button to Select a Digit you want to set, A Grey Arrow (Figure-2) will appear on the top of the digits, it will move left till the end and then move right as you click more.
Scroll Value - Now that the Grey Arrow is above a particular Digit or the AM-PM indicator in Alarm Time, Click this button to Increment or change the value. Now repeat this for every Digit and the AM-PM, for setting the Alarm Time you want. Do this by using the Select Digit and Scroll Value Buttons as explained.
Save Memo - This Save button and Enter Memo in Figure-2 come to view only when you are setting the alarm, Key the text into Enter Memo box and press the Save Memo button. When the Alarm goes off on a later visit to the page (within 3hrs of set time) or on the Desktop at exactly the alarm time. The memo and time will remind you the task.
Enter Memo - When alarm is being set, this Text Edit Box Appears along with the a Save Memo button, Enter a short memo of Task to remind on Alarm.This is a memo to remind you what this alarm is for, like "Go to the Market".
Music - This comes up, as soon as you have saved the Memo (Figure 3), there are 10 short tunes, 0-9, which can be played and chosen by pressing the button beside the tune number.
Ok Done - This button is pressed to stop the Alarm sound after you see the message or Hear the sound, it will not sound again on that day. But if you make any new settings the Alarms within the last three hours will sound again. This happen in Normal run mode.
B - Outputs
Time Display - This shows the time, the hours and minutes as per your computer clock, The AM-PM indication too.
Alarm Time - This displays the Alarm Time that is being set with four small orange digits and a small yellow AM-PM display. In the Run mode it comes up, when alarm sounds.
Alarm Number - This shows the Alarm number Being Set, When an alarm sounds this will show the alarm that is playing.
Seconds - This is the seconds display of the Actual time on your Computer,
Memo - This Show the Task or To-Do that the alarm was set for, like "Visit Dentist" , this will show with the Alarm Time and Alarm Number.
Sound - The Music or Sound set, will be played when Alarm turns on at the set Alarm Time.
After Starting up, The Alarm Clock Time Display shows the time Hours, Minutes and the Seconds display the seconds. (Figure-4). The Set Mode is not active. A Text display show the Day, Weekday, Month and Year.
The Week Number of the year also is shown. If the Alarm was set and cookies enabled in your browser, the Alarm sounds at the set time, even if you visit the Homepage within three hours of the set time, the Alarm sounds. If an alarm has been set at 1.00 PM and you visit the HomePage at 2.00PM it will Sound. Alarms cannot be deleted, if you do not want an alarm set it for sometime in the Night when you have the computer off. New settings overwrite old.
If Sound is enabled in your system, with System Volume and External Volume Controls at Medium and the browser plugin for your browser set correctly, the alarm music sounds will be Audible. The computer Clock should be set correctly and the Small Battery in the Computer must be replaced when this clock stops. This is a Hardware requirement and is not a problem most computers.
Computer's clock can be set accurate using an atomic clock server. All Alarm and note settings are lost when cookies are deleted from your browser, the settings you made are on your own computer browser. Cookies Issue - This gadget uses 18 Cookies nearing the Limit of 20 per Domain for IE and others also have limits.
If the gadget says "On Cookies", for Firefox go to Tools->Options->Privacy, Check Mark the "Keep until they Expire" In Internet Explorer Tools;Internet Options-;Privacy, set it to "Accept all Cookies" or "Low"
The three hours of alarm remind duration works oddly at the 12.00AM and 12.00PM vicinity, i am setting this right later. That means if you set the Alarm for Night 10.00 PM or 11.00 PM it will sound when you visit the page at 12.10 Noon.
The Cookies 18 will be brought down to Five or less in my next improvement, this way it will not use much Cookie space which is sparse.
The next update will take time, it may not be visible to you, you may not need to make any changes or upgrade, it will happen in the background.
Suggestion - Get rid of the number "shadows" in the background of the clock. Put in colored skins, colored lettering [red, lavender, green, orange, purple], colored borders, background, etc. for us to adjust the clock. Allow us to CHOOSE these elements of design for our desktop. -- EA -US
Complaint - The alarm clock is keeping correct time, but it doesn't sound off an alarm after being set. Do you have a tutorial for users? - COG - US
Answer - Enable cookies, read this page cookies enabled. If you still have problems i suggest you use the Firefox Browser.
Question - How do i delete an alarm? - AP
Answer - Just set a new alarm in its place, it will overwrite. In case you dont want to use an alarm, out of the five available, set it to 00.00 PM or any time at night. The set mode turns off after 3 minutes automatically, just press select again to start setting.
Suggestion - Thanks, I'm checking out your alarm., why don't you post the User Manual address and the youtube video example in the description of your gadget? You will get a lot more users if you do. I will tell you how it works for me. - AL
Jot-A-Note also supports HTML inside notes. That means you can have Simple HTML and CSS formatting. Images and iframe-gadgets. Jot a Note is now Jot Desktop .
Hover the mouse over the icons (in the Jot a Note Gadget) and you can see what it can do, see the Tool Tip. The Image on right, shows all that you need to know and these can be verified by Moving the Mouse over every control/icon and reading the Tool Tip.
Browsette is just a Browser in a SSD riding over a Skeletal Firmware
Extension, just enough to help a browser fire a screen and link up with
Probably with Linux it may be possible. A tablet like
device, when touched, a browser that is live always. No OS, No Desktop,
No wallpaper.All Web.
a Browsette. You can Browse and Nothing else. It is the file manager,
it is the desktop. It is just a Browser glued on to hardware and Rom.
This will bring down the cost, it could be sold at 200 $. People may buy
it as an additional gadget even if they own a computer. It can be used
as an ebook reader, media player or communicator, even a newspaper. All
thru the Browser.
A console, a terminal, a status or
ticker indicator. It may be used in nice numbers, like each home may
need around five or six Browsettes.
All Applications are Online and are WebApps and Live Widgets. Nothing to Install and No Upgrades. Applications and Virtual Dashboard will be Streaming from a Remote Server.
Devices with Screen Sizes Seven Inches and above in any OS are usable and practical for Viewing Websites, Blogs, CMS and WebApps. Hence it may not be practical to make your websites or blogs to work on small screens, as not much work can be done.
Dedicated versions of sites with summaries or updates, like it was long ago, may be useful . In other words smaller devices like your Five inch smartphone on a Slim Battery with no mouse or large keyboard, on an expensive data network, is not a full fledged business or browsing tool. The way to approach this is only with Sites suited for such screens, usability and networks.
5-6 inch and Less Use Fast Lean Website --|||-- 7 inch to 30 inch Responsive with Font Zoom -- |||-- TV Zoom All & Font Zoom+
Vital Needs for Tablets to move Ahead
HardDisk makers could make a Disk for Tablets. Think of MEMS, Linear Array Movements, CCD Heads.
HDD Brainstorm - Tangential Thinking is needed to create a new Hard-disc for Tablets to Augment the flash disk.
Power Base - Gadget with Storage, Power Pack, Dock, DVD drive for easy integration with tablet or smartphone.
Bluetooth or "Wireless USB" Speakers can be in "Power Base".
Tablet OS to detect more peripherals like DVD and run applications of a Network Drive so utility expands.
Tablets on March 2015
Claustrophobia - This is a common idea solution to all types of tablets. Today we have Home Cloud Drives that have Wi-Fi and 1-3 TeraBytes of Space.
Let us say we carve out an WebApp-Server in this and download and cache 100 WebApps. Now with a "Portable WebApps" launcher in your SmartPhone or Tablet. Launch your favorite WebApp, it Streams to the RAM, no flash is used.
This is safe, does not use flash and a Home Wi-Fi Media and Server makes you feel the WebApp is right in the phone. One day with Fiber-Optic Networks and Super Speed Internet, these WebApps can even stream from the clouds. That is far away. The practical way to enhance storage or your portable devices is this WiFi Mini Intranet Private Clouds. You could do that even today. Three Power States 2012
Other than the Wide Awake fully functional state, there has to be a 'Nap' and the 'Sleep' State.(It is Partial Implement in most tablets)
Nap or Sleep in Device
The Sleep State like Standby will not allow the WebApps in memory to continue running and Background tasks like GPS, Pinging, Status Check or alerts must not happen. The battery consumption must be close to the 'Off' State. Using only power for that Quick Awake in place of full boot.
In the Awake State WebApps in background like Inactive Games must either close by themselves or consume no power. Many people will forget to close the webapps, some consume power even when there is no activity in the apps.
The Nap State is a Sleep of a Dog, means half awake, then some background apps can run. Giving alerts by beeps/Led flash if so wanted without the system turning on. This is a Low Power Consumption state which means the Tablet is working - low Resources.
One could have a option to Turn Off, Nap or Sleep. Even the Timed Auto Off can be set to Nap, Sleep or Shutdown as the user Prefers. Default being Sleep with a Alert saying all Background activities are suspended with no alerts. It is the Battery that needs to last. Tablet Power Nov 13
Battery charge condition reporting like 85% should be on a good load. That is we pulse a electronic load and see the battery voltage. Else the battery will show full charge on small loads, even if it is 80% charge. Some hardware take care of this, some do not. Battery full charge can be ensured by an hour of charging after it shows charged on such devices. Butter Fingers and Ironman Thumb Issues 2012
Not all Men/Women/Neumen are alike. Some have movements with less control and others like Hands-on Miners or Blacksmiths have fingers with a layer of Tough Corny Coat to protect it.
We need 'Touch Gloves' or 'Touch Thimble'. (Made of Soft Silicones )These will empower even Ironman and 'The Hulk' to use a Tablet, Then only a Military Grade Space Ruggedized Version will do.
Too Slim is not Sensible
Let us not make tablets too slim just for fancy, Battery can be a bit bigger and tablet more sturdy. We need more 10 inch and 12 Inch versions. Tablets are the future and serious business. We have to make it the Ultimate Client Computing Instrument. Need to Dock 2012
Tablets like 10 inch types must come with a Desktop Dock like the Notebook Computers have. Placing in Dock, should just be dropping in a slot and snapping into place. An Integrated Keyboard and USB hub is also needed. The Tablet Battery Charger Circuitry must be designed to go into float or trickle charge when the Tablet is left in the dock for days. No Overcharge fear nor a battery dead tablet due to no charging.
An ability to use the Tablet as Monitor if possible. Means HDMI in/out both, maybe some have these. The Dock can also have the Taskbar Mini LCD using USB. This gives a Clutter free Screen and Desktop Computing Usage. The Dock can have Ampli-Speakers. Do not forget Bass Boost.
We can also build Battery Packs in some of the Tablet-Keyboard Case/Dock. In case of power failure (docks) or in the situation of battery going low during travel (cases)... The Battery Pack can recharge the tablet at least twice.
Tablet Things 2012
Internet Independent WebApps/Textbooks for Education with entire School bag and Integrated Education Calender.
A WiMax Network in Rural Areas also by Private Companies to make Affordable Internet for Students and Schools.
A Tablet, a Pen and a Notepad is all that a Student will carry to his School or College other than the Lunch-Box. Tablet Ideas
From my "Ideas of delabs" dated around 2011
A webapp to interface with Sonar, Micro-Camera-Matrix or Micro-Radar Walking Sticks for the aged or people having an impairment. This can communicate with another user's device, so that a family member or friend can keep a track of him.
It could be just a walk in the park, Another can sit on the bench and keep him alerted of any tricky negotiations. It also can be computed by a webapp which can Voice-Guide him to safety.
Wikipedia Search Results combined with an AI Query and Data-mining Engine integrated with a High Quality Text-to-Speech; can help people hear Answers to Questions they ask. Optional pictures and video on a concealed LCD Screen, Packed into a Feather Bag called "Dolly the Know-all Dodo". A witty, impertinent, extra-smart Bird-Bot.
I listen to music that was created in the Mono Age. You know about Pseudo Stereo, DSP Sound Synthesis too. What if it was a Live Mono-to-Stereo Player Option, That can be be like a filter or effect like in some of the Computer Music Player. This needs to use Touch Screen.
Play your Mono mp3, run this App. A Hall with all the Music Instruments thrown at one end and a Guy-icon representing you Appears.
Set the size of the Hall and Acoustic Type. Now for the Ambiance Simulation. Drag Drop the Guy (Listener) to some point in the hall. Similarly move the various instruments to suitable locations. Put the Vocalists on the Stage. This Software uses DSP and Fuzzy Logic to Separate and Phase/Delay the sounds. Every time you play the same Song, the Stereo Improves.
Low frequency, 1hz means One cycle per second, the pendulum in the grandfather clock vibrates at one hertz, earthquakes and tremors are low frequency vibrations.
This was once a page in my tripod or Netscape free homepage, created a little before y2k, later improved and posted in my earlier blogs. This idea may not be practical, some ideas derived from it may be of some scientific interest / tangential thinking
High frequency, vibration of matter above 20Khz (20,000Hz) slowly takes the form of electromagnetic radiations upto even giga hertz ranges. Light also is a vibration sensed and interpreted by the eye in vivid colors.
Now back to Sound, just like color can be resolved to three basic colors (eg. RYB), sound also could be resolved to seven or more distinct/basic harmonics (pure sine wave) with their intensity or pitch values.
Then there is a possibility of converting a sample of sound as a set of pitch information for the seven basic sounds, as the ear is more sensitive to harmonics this may be more accurate and melodious too.
This can be recreated as music by a smart music card, in other words the card should have a seven real time sine generators with pitch control, only the pitch information is given to them sequentially, it is like an hardware orchestra.
As the Hardware itself knows a bit of music, software will be less stressed. the possible advantage Hi-fi music at the speed of text transmission. For example a 10mS sound sample can be represented like this 02, 3B,1A, 22, 4F, 00, F0, in Hex. The hex values give the pitch of that particular note of the seven basic notes(similar to HTML color #04FF3B for R Y B).
If logical the above will need a sound card which is extra fast and generates true basic seven analog sine tones with smooth pitch control, and this may make music files a bit smaller.
Voice for telephony can be sent in real time in ASCII form, but this will mean the sound card to become more independent of the computer, as PC clock speeds may have reached saturation points (1Ghz), The only way PC can grow is to make its peripherals like sound card autonomous and intelligent so also the monitor, modem, HDD etc.
The sound card could relate itself directly to the modem and the CPU can do some real multi threading for a change, this implies the CPU has to be the manager now, so far it has been a very hardworker and does everything itself.
This in short means if the modem is downloading some file to the HDD, or winamp is playing a song the CPU should not even be aware of that, this is true multitasking and it has to be done by hardware not software.
This post was made when i found 'midi' sound format in small sizes, play better music than many other formats for that size or compression. The speed of internet was slow in those days and storing music in the web was a popular usage then.
After this post, some unrelated concepts were developed by others, appeared to be triggered by this. May be just a coincidence. One of which i suspect is in the cpu and pc hardware area. the other ... portable music players !
Oh my goodness, my ideas and ip, may have made me trillions. If i had only Blanket Patented all my unproven and vague concepts.
First Recorded around 1998 - Part of my Y2K Notes