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Add alarms to all existing iCal birthday events
Authored by: jdfrankl on Oct 13, '09 11:15:54AM
The following script creates a message alarm with sound. The problem with this is that since birthdays are all-day events, setting the alarm to go off exactly 10 days in advance means the alarm gets set to go off at midnight. Since I sync my calendar to my iPhone I don't want a sound alarm going off at midnight for a birthday 10 days in the future. To fix that I also changed the alarm interval to 9 days and 16 hours so the alarm gets set to go off at 8 AM instead of midnight.
tell application "iCal"
	tell calendar "Birthdays"
		set all_events to every event
		repeat with this_event in all_events
			tell this_event
				delete every sound alarm
				delete every display alarm
				make new sound alarm at end with properties {trigger interval:-13920}
			end tell
		end repeat
	end tell
end tell


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