I managed to reach a state that I don’t hear my alarm clock any more in the morning. Somehow I’ve become immune against it. So the problem is: how to get up in the morning? Well, the best way would be to go to bed early but it’s not that easy… So I made a simple alarm script that starts playing a list of MP3s at a given time.
You can get the script (alarm.py) from here.
./alarm.py -p Play music. First do this to adjust volume! If the volume is low, you won't hear it in the morning. ./alarm.py -t 7h15 Set alarm time. The format is HhM, where H is the hour (24-hour system), M is the minute, 'h' is the separator. ./alarm.py Set alarm with the default time. In my case it's 6h55.
If you want to jump out of your bed as if you had been shot out of a cannon, use the song Green Hornet. For me this is one of the most annoying songs ever. This song could simply kill me :)
Here are some tips How to Get Up Right Away When Your Alarm Goes Off.
The script was updated a bit. Now it can collect songs recursively too. When the alarm is activated, only the first 60 seconds of a song is played. Collected songs are played in a random order. If you use the
-p option, songs are played from beginning to end (not just the first 60 seconds).
Tip: if you use it with “
./alarm.py -p“, it works like a media player. It collects recursively all your MP3s from the specified folder and plays them in a random order.