Dec 172017
Sounds Westminister Chimes every 15 minutes with or w/o a message.
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Category Music and Digitized Voice
Sounds Westminister Chimes every 15 minutes with or w/o a message.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
ALARM.DAT 131 113 deflated
ALARM.DOC 5054 1915 deflated
ALARM.EXE 13296 7943 deflated

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Contents of the ALARM.DOC file

TITLE: Westminster Chimes w/alarm ver 1.3A

PURPOSE: Quarter-hour chime with optional alarm sets

DATE: 8-09-90

AUTHOR: Thomas A. Lundin
c/o Graphics Unlimited Inc.
3000 Second St. North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
day phone: (612) 588-7571

DESCRIPTION: ALARM is a TSR which provides your computer with the
distinctive tones of the chimes of Westminster Abbey each
quarter-hour. Additionally, you are given up to 10
user-settable alarms which will be sounded and displayed on
screen. The frequency and tempo of the tones will be the same
regardless of the speed of your CPU. ALARM does not conflict
with communications software, since it performs its
interruptions every two seconds.

OPERATION: The command line invocation is:

C>alarm [-set]

-set will cause the alarms to be set from the file ALARM.DAT.
The ALARM program should be run first without the
optional word "-set" to make it memory-resident. The
word "-set" must be entered in lower case.

Each quarter-hour, a different set of tones will sound from
your speaker. The bottom line of the screen will also
display the current time in 24-hour format for one
minute each quarter-hour.

SETTING You can set up to 10 alarms by entering them in an ASCII text
ALARMS: file named ALARM.DAT. This file must be accessible from the
PATH, or it must be in the current subdirectory. The format of
the ALARM.DAT file is:


...where "hh:mm" indicates an hour/minute alarm time in
military (24-hour) notation (e.g, 1:00pm is 13:00). One space
separates the time from the 40-character message which follows.
Alarms do not have to be entered in chronological sequence.
When the alarm is triggered, the message will be displayed on
line 25 of your monitor, and will remain until something else
overwrites it (could be a while, could be immediately). The
alarm tones are of a lower frequency and faster tempo than the
quarter-hour chimes. The alarm sequence is played twice.

Once an alarm has been triggered, it is erased from memory. The
only way to re-set it is with the "-set" option.

Since ALARM is a TSR, the PATH it searches for the ALARM.DAT
file is the PATH which is in use at the time ALARM is first
run. If you change the PATH after ALARM has been loaded into
memory, that change will not be known to ALARM. You'd have to
reboot the computer, change your PATH, and then run ALARM.

NOTES: The program is written in Turbo C++ 2.0, using the ANSI C
compiler (no assembly required!). The TSR requires about 14K of

MACHINE: The program will run on any MS-DOS compatible computer using
MS-DOS 2.x or higher, with a minimum of 128K RAM.

DISCLAIMER: This program is distributed as shareware. Use it, copy
it, give it to your friends. No warranties, either
expressed or implied, are given by the author or
distributor of the program, and the user accepts all risk
of damage arising out of the application and use of the

CONTRIBUTION: If you find this program to be of value, contributions in any
amount ($5 suggested) will be gratefully accepted. Please make
checks payable to Thomas Lundin.

Send comments/bug reports/contributions to:

Thomas A. Lundin
c/o Graphics Unlimited Inc.
3000 Second Street North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
day phone (612) 588-7571

You can also reach me at my BBS home base:

If you can't find a program here,
it probably doesn't exist!
(914) 353-2538
(Leave msg. for "Tom Lundin")

Thank you for using ALARM.

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