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Timed Shutdown

Filed under: General — 19day @ 21:10:48

Been working on a little program the past while, see the files section. I call it, excitingly, Timed Shutdown. It started as just a little window that could count down seconds until it shut down my DVD player on the computer, to keep it from spinning at the menu and keeping me from sleeping with irritating music.

Now it’s a proggy that can terminate any window, process, or logoff, restart or shutdown the computer itself. Can optionally have the program self-terminate (no real reason not to really) and have the screensaver come on.
files section
Timed Shut Down executable
shot 1 shot 2 shot 3

Anyway, just a handy utility for me that has been way overdeveloped (except… still doesn’t send email yet… hmmmmmm) and I put it online and the source too. Written in VB.NET so you’ll need the bloated framework, unfortunately. Was thinking of backporting it to VB6 but I’m just that too much lazy.

Now I need something else to occupy my time… been thinking of working on Asylum again, but my last decision was porting it to C# to benefit from managed DirectX, but as Nintendo has patented a key aspect of the game, I’m suddenly lacking in interest in continuing.

Also been thinking of porting zygote to windows, but I dunno, I’d have to figure out how to get OpenGL working on windows, and probably rewrite half the libraries we got in cs488 and totally hack things up majorly. But it’s still the more likely project… just need the will.

And the time


  1. Hmm…that’s a nifty little thing!
    It’s almost tempting to use…

    Comment by Sana'a — 2005-10-09 @ 16:12:48

  2. hehe, a glowing review, “almost tempting to use” :)

    Comment by 19day — 2005-10-11 @ 23:28:08

  3. I don’t have a use for iiiit! So it’s almost tempting to use. :)

    Comment by Sana'a — 2005-10-15 @ 09:55:38

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