I drink a lot of tea at work. Often at least a liter or two a day. This means that several times I day I need to be reminded to remove tea from a batch of hot water. There are fancy phone apps and computer apps for this, but the thing that’s always at hand is a web browser.
Thus, I fell in love with steep.it, a simple web based timer. You visit a url like:
… and you get a 5-minute timer.
The problem is, this website uses flash, and that means stuff crashes and hangs, because that’s what happens when you use flash.
This does more or less the same thing, just with fewer features and more ugliness. It supports seconds/minutes/hours/days/weeks, but doesn’t do convenience things like “green” and “oolong.” Mostly because that sort of default guidance isn’t particularly useful to me, and I made this for myself.
It also doesn’t play a sound when it finishes because I couldn’t figure out a way to pop up a message box and play a sound without making one or the other happen at the wrong time. On the upside, my sound is usually off at work, so I don’t care.