The Zen Timer
On needing a reminder
In a blog article, I wrote 10 suggestions for Zen Living. This was one of the points:
The whole 'pay attention' thing caused me to think. I decided to have a programmer create a little program that runs on your computer, in the background, and randomly pops up a window with a reminder to pay attention. It also sounds chimes (from our Buddha Hall no less!!) You can download it for free, unzip it, and click 'setup.exe.' It will then run as you set it to.
Download Zen Timer here (right click and save)
Once the program is installed, there's the option to run the program. Or you can launch it manually.
Once you do, you'll see a small window, with our copyright information in the box.
At the top of the little window is a category, "File." CLICK on it! You'll see a drop-down menu:
Clicking "Start with windows" puts the program in your startup group. Leaving it unchecked means you'll manually start the program.
Clicking on "Start minimized" means the program will start with only an icon showing in the Tray. If you leave this option unchecked, the little window will appear when the program is launched. You can minimize it using the minimize button.
After the alarm goes off, the following window will pop up on top:
Options: The pop up alarm window has two buttons:
Again: which resets the timer to another random number
Close: exits the program
Enjoy the program!