Need an app to kick me off the computer

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by janey, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. janey macrumors 603

    janey

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    #1
    lately i've been staying up till ridiculous times of the day replying to posts here and coding - essentially typing a lot on the computer. So, I need something that'll kick me off the computer regularly to take stretch breaks and stuff, just so i don't do some serious damage to my arms. Apparently wrist/hand pain isn't enough, because I'm still typing.

    My only requirement (ironically enough) is that it have some sort of deal where I can temporarily pause it once in a while (for those times I'm on a tight schedule, and I procrastinate, resulting in 10 page papers being churned out in a couple hours before they're due..). Not quit the app, just pause. If i quit, i might just forget about it in general..

    Also, would like recommendations in general. I've seen a couple (AntiRSI, Time Out!) and such, and dunno which one to get. Those two are freeware, and i really dont feel like paying for something like that..
     
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    :D Nice one - that deserves a medal!
     
  6. janey thread starter macrumors 603

    janey

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    Oh, you're horrible.
    It doesn't matter what OS I use, I do it anyway, especially if I absolutely need to use it.

    So yes, I have, and I still have the same problem, across Mac OS X, Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, Solaris and (names a gazillion OSs).

    :rolleyes: :p

    i'm gonna try antirsi, it looks prettier than timeout
     
  7. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    You can tell your computer to turn on/off at a certain time in the control panel. It will warn you and you can say yes or no if you need to keep working. Not sure if that helps or not.
     

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