scheduling mutliple times to wake up mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mooney47, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. mooney47 macrumors newbie

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    Is there any way to configure Leopard to automatically wake up at SEVERAL times during the day?

    Right now, I have my laptop set up so every morning it does the following things:
    1) 6:30 am - computer automatically wakes itself up (via System Preferences)
    2) 6:35 am - cron job kicks off that runs some Applescript to check for new podcasts
    3) 6:40 am - cron job kicks off that sends new podcasts to iPhone
    4) 6:45 am - computer puts itself back to sleep (also via System Preferences)
    5) 7:00 am - I get up and phone is ready with latest podcasts

    What I would like to do is keep that working like it is and also have the computer run through the same sequence right before I get home from work, so that by the time I arrive home from work, I can plug my phone in, sync the phone up and not have to wait for more stuff to download.

    The problem is I can only set up one time via System Preferences to automatically have the computer wake itself up. Any ideas?
     
  2. deneenco macrumors member

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  3. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    How about iCal events? That's what I use for my alarms.
     
  4. mooney47 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the ideas. I think iCal would be the ideal solution, but, I think I remember looking into this before and I think the computer needs to be awake in order for an iCal event to trigger. Anyways, I'll doublecheck tonight.

    The third-party software option I think should work. I'll give the app linked to above a shot.

    Thanks for the idears.
     

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