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An AppleScript for timers using Quicksilver and Growl
Authored by: tedw on Sep 15, '09 01:07:06PM
you can stop QuickSilver hanging with a unix trick, I think. replace the last bit of the tell block (starting with delay sleepTime) with the following code:
    tell application "GrowlHelperApp" to register as application "QuGrTimer" all notifications {"Timer"} default notifications {"Timer"} icon of application "Quicksilver"

	set theScriptText to "delay " & sleepTime & "
	tell application \"GrowlHelperApp\"
		notify with name \"Timer\" title \"Time's up!\" description \"Your QuGrTimer has finished!\" application name \"QuGrTimer\"
   	end tell"

	set cmd to "echo " & quoted form of theScriptText & " | osascript -"
	ignoring application responses
		do shell script cmd
	end ignoring
Basically, this puts the timing delay loop into a text string, and runs the text string as an applescript via unix without waiting for it to complete. This should set the timer running in the background as an independent process, and free up quicksilver to get back to it's normal business. I haven't actually tested it (don't have growl OR quicksilver installed), but it should work.

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