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83 Coffee Break (shareware)




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This article is from the Ergonomics and Typing Injury FAQ, by Dan Wallach dwallach@cs.princeton.edu with numerous contributions by others.

83 Coffee Break (shareware)

Available via anonymous ftp
+ ftp://sumex.stanford.edu
+ (mirror of Stanford) ftp://ftp.hawaii.edu
+ (author's site) ftp://thomas_mac.wustl.edu
Platforms
Macintosh
Price
$5 registration fee

"This locks you out of your program for X minutes every Y minutes. The X
and Y are set by you. You can always see how many minutes you have to go
till your break by looking at the digital countdown clock in the corner of
your screen. You can also set a warning message to be displayed Z minutes
before the break starts, to give yourself an added reminder. The program
seems very stable, it's never crashed my computer (and I have a loaded
system- always > 4 programs running in memory in addition to the 20 or so
CDEVs and INITs), and it even lets serial file transfers run in the
background while it's locked you out (if you were transferring a large
file over the modem, say). I think the author, Thomas Reed, has done an
excellent job, and I urge you to send in your shareware fee, if you are
using this program." - Amara Graps

Comments
Some people like to be completely locked out of their computer when
the break occurs, other people would hate this. Still, since Coffee
Break is shareware you can see how you feel about it in practice
before you pay for it.

 

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