I remember many years ago seeing a humorous description of the New Zealand accent. Various phrases were written as pronounced, one of them being “Emma cheesit?”, or as others may say: “How much is it?”
This springs to mind particularly today as I rediscover one of my per Internet peeves: software authors (and other merchants) who can’t bring themselves to tell you how much their product costs, forcing the potential buyer to click through several pages to an online store simply to find the price.
One of my clients is struggling with OS X. Her vision isn’t the sharpest and her memory seems liable to the odd failure. After her dial-up connection was accidentally left on recently (chewing through half her monthly allocation of hours) I’m trying to locate something to augment the built-in disconnect timeout and which allows her to actually see that she’s connected. The wee numbers in the menu bar aren’t sufficient and who knows why the timeout didn’t happen!
Ideally an AppleScript would trigger when the dial-up connection is made and display the time in large numbers on screen, perhaps with an annoying chime after 20 minutes or so, which she could “snooze” if she were still actively using the connection. We need something very simple, highly automated, large and loud. I’d love to be able to script this myself, but don’t know even how or where to start.
So, I’m searching for something to do the job and I’m sick of having to click, click, click to find a price. Oh, and nothing I’ve yet found seems suitable. I’m open to suggestions.