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sawbona@gmx.net
Wed, Jan 12, 2022 2:14 PM

Hello:

Never thought the time would come but it has.

I arrived at that age where I need to take a pill every 8 hours a few years ago, which taking into account where we all are in these pandemic days, is not a big deal.

The problem I have now is that I frequenly forget to take one of them or worse, both.

I found a PalmOS application to deal with this and it works  … … when I can hear it.

One problem is that the alarms in the Tunsten T|X are decidedly a pos, not to mention corny.

ie: alarm, bumble bee, reveille, wake up, warbler.

Palm really splurged on this.  8^|

The other problem is that they are rather subtle and on top of that, short.

I have not been able to find alarm sounds which will play on the Tungsten.

Any suggestion on how to deal with this?

Yes, I know.

But get a nurse/secretary/wife is much more expensive.

Thanks in advance.

S.

Hello: Never thought the time would come but it has. I arrived at that age where I need to take a pill every 8 hours a few years ago, which taking into account where we all are in these pandemic days, is not a big deal. The problem I have now is that I frequenly forget to take one of them or worse, both. I found a PalmOS application to deal with this and it works … … when I can hear it. One problem is that the alarms in the Tunsten T|X are decidedly a pos, not to mention *corny*. ie: alarm, bumble bee, reveille, wake up, warbler. Palm really splurged on this. 8^| The other problem is that they are rather subtle and on top of that, short. I have not been able to find alarm sounds which will play on the Tungsten. Any suggestion on how to deal with this? Yes, I know. But get a nurse/secretary/wife is much more expensive. Thanks in advance. S.
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unforgettableid
Thu, Feb 10, 2022 1:20 AM

On Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 9:15 AM sawbona@gmx.net wrote:

I arrived at that age where I need to take a pill every 8 hours a few years ago, which taking into account where we all are in these pandemic days, is not a big deal.

The problem I have now is that I frequenly forget to take one of them or worse, both.

I found a PalmOS application to deal with this and it works  … … when I can hear it.

One problem is that the alarms in the Tunsten T|X are decidedly a pos, not to mention corny.

ie: alarm, bumble bee, reveille, wake up, warbler.  [...]

The other problem is that they are rather subtle and on top of that, short.

I have not been able to find alarm sounds which will play on the Tungsten.

Any suggestion on how to deal with this?

Most Palm OS apps which play alarms use system MIDI sounds (not WAV or
MP3 files) as alarm tones.

A.)  You could try increasing whichever volume control affects the
volume of these sounds.  I don't know which volume control this is.

B.)  You could install some longer system MIDI sounds.  Go to
https://palmdb.net/ and click the tiny link to Gingerbeardman's Palm
app search engine.  Search for [ MIDI sounds ].  You'll find lots of
downloadable tones.

C.)  Perhaps you could use some app which can play alarms at
pre-chosen times, and repeat them multiple times unless they are
acknowledged.  For example, you could create daily repeating events in
the stock Calendar app.  On your device, you can set alarms in your
Calendar app to repeat up to 10 times; see
https://web.archive.org/web/20151010015545/http://www.hpwebos.com/us/support/handbooks/tx/en/tx_ug.pdf
page 204.  On certain newer OS devices, you can set them to repeat up
to 100 times, by opening the "Prefs" app and choosing "Sound & Alerts"

"Calendar" and setting the "Repeat" option.

D.)  Perhaps you could find some app which can play WAV or MP3 files
instead of system MIDI sounds, as repeating reminders.

E.)  You could do what I do, and carry both a Palm OS plus a newer
device all the time.  Android or iPhone.  Then you could install a
pill reminder app on the newer device.

Might any of the above ideas work for you?

P.S.  I wonder which pill you must take every eight hours.

On Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 9:15 AM <sawbona@gmx.net> wrote: > > I arrived at that age where I need to take a pill every 8 hours a few years ago, which taking into account where we all are in these pandemic days, is not a big deal. > > The problem I have now is that I frequenly forget to take one of them or worse, both. > > I found a PalmOS application to deal with this and it works … … when I can hear it. > > One problem is that the alarms in the Tunsten T|X are decidedly a pos, not to mention *corny*. > > ie: alarm, bumble bee, reveille, wake up, warbler. [...] > > The other problem is that they are rather subtle and on top of that, short. > > I have not been able to find alarm sounds which will play on the Tungsten. > > Any suggestion on how to deal with this? Most Palm OS apps which play alarms use system MIDI sounds (not WAV or MP3 files) as alarm tones. A.) You could try increasing whichever volume control affects the volume of these sounds. I don't know which volume control this is. B.) You could install some longer system MIDI sounds. Go to https://palmdb.net/ and click the tiny link to Gingerbeardman's Palm app search engine. Search for [ MIDI sounds ]. You'll find lots of downloadable tones. C.) Perhaps you could use some app which can play alarms at pre-chosen times, and repeat them multiple times unless they are acknowledged. For example, you could create daily repeating events in the stock Calendar app. On your device, you can set alarms in your Calendar app to repeat up to 10 times; see https://web.archive.org/web/20151010015545/http://www.hpwebos.com/us/support/handbooks/tx/en/tx_ug.pdf page 204. On certain newer OS devices, you can set them to repeat up to 100 times, by opening the "Prefs" app and choosing "Sound & Alerts" > "Calendar" and setting the "Repeat" option. D.) Perhaps you could find some app which can play WAV or MP3 files instead of system MIDI sounds, as repeating reminders. E.) You could do what I do, and carry both a Palm OS plus a newer device all the time. Android or iPhone. Then you could install a pill reminder app on the newer device. Might any of the above ideas work for you? P.S. I wonder which pill you must take every eight hours.
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sawbona@gmx.net
Thu, Feb 10, 2022 5:06 PM

Hello:

On 9 Feb 2022 at 20:20, unforgettableid wrote:

Most Palm OS apps ...
... system MIDI sounds ...

Yes.

Indeed, what I need a longer/repeating MIDI sound.
But have not been able to find one, probably been to all known sources.
Did not find an application to generate one either.

The PalmOS MIDI database left much to be desired when it came out.
I think the term used in the US would be 'corny'.

... you could use some app ...

I already have a nice one which is specific to the task.
The freeware version of MedTime 1.50, but the authors are not replying to the
support/registration emails.

... carry both a Palm OS plus a newer device ...

Hmm ...

No thanks.
I'm fine with my Palm T|X and my Blackberry 9320.

... which pill you must take every eight hours.

Ahh ...

It's actually every 12 hours.
At 08:00 am  and 08:00 pm.

It was too early, not enough coffee.

Thank you very much for taking the time to write up your suggestions for me. 8^)
Much appreciated.

Best,

JHM

Hello: On 9 Feb 2022 at 20:20, unforgettableid wrote: > Most Palm OS apps ... > ... system MIDI sounds ... Yes. Indeed, what I need a longer/repeating MIDI sound. But have not been able to find one, probably been to all known sources. Did not find an application to generate one either. The PalmOS MIDI database left much to be desired when it came out. I think the term used in the US would be 'corny'. > ... you could use some app ... I already have a nice one which is specific to the task. The freeware version of MedTime 1.50, but the authors are not replying to the support/registration emails. > ... carry both a Palm OS plus a newer device ... Hmm ... No thanks. I'm fine with my Palm T|X and my Blackberry 9320. > ... which pill you must take every eight hours. Ahh ... It's actually every 12 hours. At 08:00 am and 08:00 pm. It was too early, not enough coffee. Thank you very much for taking the time to write up your suggestions for me. 8^) Much appreciated. Best, JHM