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Cheryl Sourkes

Cheryl Sourkes This poetic trace was used in:
Poems 18 & 19:
Lana Domax, poet from and in this time

Poem 36: The projection of the intimate into the historical

Code: ZZZ

How many times have you left your Mac on, and later while you’re out and about you wish you would have turned the thing off or put it to sleep? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to put it to sleep remotely with a quick email or text message? You can, and it’s easier than you’d think. You’re just a simple AppleScript and a few Mail rules away from putting your Mac to sleep from virtually anywhere. We’ll show you how to do it, but if you’re still confused then a screencast demonstrating the technique is also available:
Create an AppleScript, so launch Script Editor (in /Applications -> Utilities), containing the following three lines:
tell application “Finder”
end tell
Save this script as SleepMac (or whatever, as long as you can find it later)


Open Mail’s Preferences and click on the Rules icon in the toolbar. When the Rules panel appears, click Add Rule. In the new window that appears, give your rule a name (Sleep Mac) and then create a set of conditions to insure that the rule will only act on the e-mails you want it to act on.
Did you hear about the guy who slept with his head under the pillow?
When he woke up, he discovered the fairies had taken all his teeth!
There is a nice TID with a bit of code to delay the password sync between AD and eDir long enough that a client setting both won’t run into contention issues.
One of the things it uses is a Java class, javaThread:sleep and I am not sure what package would include that... From what I have been looking at it should really be in the default JRE install...
<description>Delay when modification of
<if-class-name op=”equal”>User</if-class-name>f
<if-operation op=”equal”>modify</if-operation>
<if-op-attr name=”nspmDistributionPassword” op=”changing”/>
I knew a man who slept under an old tractor.
He said he needed to wake up oily in the morning.
                                                               • */ package mcujavasource.mcu; /** Busy-wait delay (thread sleep). * While sleeping, no other processing can occur simultaneously. * ...
How would one pause an actionscript?
public void sleep(Object family);
Transfers ownership of a scheduling rule to another thread. The identical scheduling rule must currently be owned by the calling thread as a result of …wake = false; return true;public static void sleep(HighResolutionTime time)
throws InterruptedException
if (time instanceof AbsoluteTime)
IllegalArgumentException(“The time parameter should be either” +
“ a RelativeTime or an AbsoluteTime”
if (shuttingDown)
replaceThrowMessagingNetworkException(“logged out”, MessagingNetworkException.CATEGORY_NOT_CATEGORIZED);
Why did the man take his bicycle to bed with him?
Because he didn't want to walk in his sleep.
I have a couple scripts that just go WAY too fast and I would like to add a function to just slow things down.
I have tried a while() loop with getTimer() but Flash really complains about this.
Perhaps an MC that would cycle through some useless frames???
Note: I don’t want to pause a movie...I want to pause an actionscript. Too bad there isn’t a sleep() or delay() type of function.
'Doctor, I haven't slept for days.'
'Why not?'
"Because I sleep at night!'
ActionScript Code delay/sleep/pause
Use this linux shell command to Sleep Delay Schedule for a specified time
Code: Sleep

What I’d like to do is just have codes for devices I want to turn off. I want to add a delay into the TV-B-Gone so it becomes a “Sleep” ...

16839 users tagging and storing useful source code snippets .... sleep longer. Based on dashboard’s exttimer import e32 def sleep(delay, callback): MAX ...
What's the laziest letter of the alphabet?
E - you always find it in bed.
thread sleep
Re: Sleep Function (not delay) Reply #2 - 24.10.2007 at 01:02:51. Not sure about waking up at a certain time but there is code to sleep the processor on the ... <>
Javascript sleep <>
Imitate sleep in javascript
function wait(msecs)
var start = new Date().getTime();
var cur = start
while(cur - start < msecs)
cur = new Date().getTime();
setTimeout(“alert(‘message’)”, 5000);
in turbo C++ there is a function called delay(); and in microsoft compiler i guess it is sleep or msleep.
#include “stdafx.h”
#include <iostream>
#include “conio.h”
How do you get a baby astronaut to sleep?
int main(int argc, char* argv[])
/* delay(1000);  fatal error C1852: ‘Debug/contorolerISB.pch’ is not a valid precompiled header file
Error executing cl.exe.*/
#include <time.h>
void sleep(unsigned int mseconds)
clock_t goal = mseconds + clock();
while (goal > clock());
System.Threading.Thread.Sleep [Resolved]
Point taken..... :bigyello:

I have toyed around with the timer as you had suggested in your other reply to my picture box timer thread but didn’t have any luck with it either. Any suggestions using the System.Threading.Thread.Sleep method?

Talk about Wait Delay TimeOut Sleep. ... Can somebody please put the necessary code between my code?

Wait, Delay, Sleep, TimeOut, etc. are not HTML. They are likely part of some scripting language.
What kind of horse sleeps only at night?
A nightmare.
NEW YORK–Late on a recent weeknight, Jessica Castillo fell asleep after talking with her boyfriend. The next morning, Castillo, 24, of Italy, Texas, was surprised to learn she had sent her boyfriend two multimedia text messages, apparently while asleep.

“Baby u there? Need to tell somethin ...” read the first message before it dissolved into gibberish. “U told me and i tell u ... u harm ...” started the second message before it, too, became incomprehensible.

Move over, sleepwalking, sleep driving, and sleep binge-eating. Increasing numbers of cellphone users are reporting on blogs and message boards that they are “sleep-texting,” text messaging friends from their cellphones while asleep. It’s a sign of the times, say sleep experts and experts on technology, who see the phenomenon as a natural extension of the younger generation’s reliance on text messages for communication. But scientists and sleep professionals disagree on whether the individuals involved are technically asleep when they send the messages. And at a Nortel media conference in Toronto earlier this week, two high-tech experts had never heard of the phenomenon, reports the Star’s Daphne Gordon.

However, others see sleep-texting as perfectly possible. “Texting for some of the younger generation is probably as ingrained as driving is for some people,” says Dr. Ron Kramer, a spokesperson for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
A young man asks a kind priest: “Father, is it a sin to sleep with a girl?”
Father: “No my child, but the problem is, you guys never sleep.”
Like many in the so-called “Internet generation” – born after 1979 – text-messaging, or “texting,” has emerged as a major way of communicating among people under 30, according to Larry Rosen, author of a 2007 book on the subject, Me, MySpace and I: Parenting the Net Generation. While their parents struggle to learn the devices, this generation is fluent in using multiple communication technologies effortlessly and sometimes concurrently.

For this generation, the cellphone has become an extension of their fingers, according to Jan Van den Bulck of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. Van den Bulck studied the effects of text messaging on sleep interruption in teenagers. Like typists who can touch type without having to make any conscious effort, teenagers don’t have to think about where to find the “Q” or the “M,” he says.

Castillo’s multimedia message to her boyfriend on her Pantech C300 phone involved 11 different steps, not including the typing. First, she had to select “Menu,” then “Messaging;” type “New,” then select “Multimedia message,” then punch the “Add” button and the “add text,” before entering her garbled message. Afterwards, she had to press “OK” twice, scroll to “contacts,” find the email address on that contact, select it, and press “Send.”

“Not an easy process but once you get used to it, it becomes very easy,” Castillo says.
What overpowers you without hurting you?
Texting has become almost an obsession for many younger than 30, says Rosen. Along with three colleagues, he conducted an anonymous survey that examined technology use among three generations, which found that the Internet generation spent an average of two hours and 20 minutes per day texting.

And late-night text-messaging is ubiquitous among teens. Nearly a quarter of teenagers in a relationship have communicated with a boyfriend or girlfriend hourly between midnight and 5 a.m. via cellphone or text messaging, according to a 2007 online survey by Teenage Research Unlimited, a youth research group. One in six communicated 10 or more times an hour through the night. Castillo, for instance, says she and her boyfriend send between 90 and 120 text messages to each other a day.

Meanwhile, more and more of those text-obsessed individuals are sleeping next to their phones, Rosen said. “They’re not only with their cellphones most of the day,” he said. “They often sleep with it right next to them and let the vibration wake them up.” The inevitable result is that some may continue to perform the activity while unconscious.

But some sleep experts have another explanation for the sleep text messaging, particularly in those situations in which the text message is coherent. Some say the messages are written while the patient is awake, but they have amnesia for the event. “The ‘sleep texter’ may have actually been awake, but had not formed new memories for the event,” says Scott Fromherz, medical director of Westside Sleep Center in Tigard, Ore.

“There is a ‘built-in’ amnesia of sleep that occurs when the brain is briefly awakened for less than three minutes,” he says.

Thus, a person might wake up in the middle of the night, text someone, go back to sleep and have no recollection of the activity the next morning.

That may be the case with James Cross. In a Jan. 30 posting titled, “All Alone: Sleep Texting,” Cross, a 28-year-old Web developer from Midland, Texas, told readers of his blog ( that he recently sent his wife a text message. He had no recollection of typing it until she reported it to him, but he did recall hearing the chime of an incoming text message as he was drifting off to sleep.

“I have always been a sleepwalker but now a sleep-texter,” he wrote on his blog. “This can’t be good.”

Cross’s inability to remember sending the message to his wife may be because the act didn’t last long enough to enter into his long-term memory, according to Kramer, of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. “The brain’s ‘Enter’ key is never hit when you’re in the middle of the sleep for memory consolidation,” he said.

But Kramer doesn’t dismiss the possibility that some people could be text messaging while asleep, though the messages would likely be incoherent. People have been known to perform a variety of activities while asleep, from sitting up in bed to housecleaning, binge-eating or driving a car, so sleep-texting may not be much of a stretch, he admits. And as modern activities such as text-messaging become ingrained in daily life, they are more likely to pop up during sleep.

And there just may be another category of sleep-texters: people who may be embarrassed about a message they wrote and who now claim they don’t remember doing it.

“Maybe the person who sent the message regretted saying something over a text late at night,” Kramer jokes, “and used ‘sleep texting’ as an excuse.”         

I know I’ve texted in my sleep and Anju texts when he’s asleep quite often. It’s more like replying in our sleep actually. Sometimes Anju will text me super early in the morning and I will reply without waking up. It’s never proper spelling or even a 100% clear sentence. I guess I hear my ringtone in my sleep and my hands know what to do without my help.


What should you do if you find an elephant asleep in your bed?
Sleep somewhere else!