a timer for the PC - screen tme for the kids

Jim Manley jim.manley at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 05:02:32 CST 2019

Hi Randy,

Here’s how to do it in Windows 10 (and probably 8):


For Windows 7:


All the Best,

On Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 00:17 Randy Dawson via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>

> Before I develop this, I thought it may already exist, and the classiccmp
> mail list might be the place to ask.
> What we have, is the screen time problem with the kids.  If we are not
> there hounding and policing them, they will be on for hours.
> All the medical community says, we need to limit their screen time, as it
> contributes to their AD disorder and schoolwork, homework failures.
> My idea was initially do this in hardware, with a timer, and a solid state
> relay to gate the AC to the PC.
> On further thought, I should be able to do this in software, with a timer
> that lets the PC run for an hour, and then shuts the PC down until the next
> 24 hour cycle.
> (Installs itself on windows startup)
> Has anybody seen this, before I re-invent the wheel?
> Randy

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