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Setting House Clocks after Power Outage
Authored by: Mac Berry on May 04, '11 05:08:39AM

Hmm, very clever! But, it takes 2.1 seconds to announce the time, which is an error of nearly 50% over the 5 second granularity! Do I set the clock on my microwave at the start, end, or midpoint of the announcement? ;)

It needs "at the third stroke it will be…." added, as it could make all the difference when I come to heat my Horlix!

Edited on May 04, '11 05:10:24AM by Mac Berry



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Setting House Clocks after Power Outage
Authored by: jsdetwiler on May 04, '11 06:14:41AM
You're correct: you'd need to set the clock at the start of the message. Programming it to announce the time ahead of a synchronized tone would be a good challenge for a different day.

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With added beeps!
Authored by: applescripter on May 04, '11 10:49:54AM
I realise you were joking, but ask and you shall receive

sleep $((10-$(date +%S)%10)) ; while :; do t=$SECONDS; say "At the third beep the time will be $(date -v +10S "+%l %M and %S seconds")"; sleep $((10+$t-$SECONDS-2)); printf "\a"; sleep 1 ; printf "\a"; sleep 1; printf "\a"; done
Edited on May 04, '11 11:50:04AM by applescripter


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With added beeps!
Authored by: Mac Berry on May 05, '11 01:50:23AM

Ooh neat!

So next, can I have a white Aston Martin DB9 please?

Mark



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With added beeps!
Authored by: asmeurer on Jul 31, '11 06:23:33PM

You forgot to mention that you have to enable audible beeps in the Terminal preferences. Some of us have turned them off.

Also, I should note that this is better for another reason, which is that the say command takes some time to compile the string into audio before it is played, which is more of a delay.



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