For many years, I had relied on
the chime feature of a wonderful little Palm program
called PocketDoan, by Joseph H. Stadolnik III, to guide me
through the day. When my Palm finally gasped its last
breath, I settled on this project as a way of getting back
some of the functionality I'd lost.
Originally, I had not intended to publish this, but I
figured if I found it useful, others might as well.
PocketDoan was primarily a meditation timer, and hourly
chimes are a common practice in some Zen teachings. At
first, I thought I was doing something new, but I learned
recently from my wife that the Washington Mindfulness
Community, a Buddhist teaching center,
Mindfulness Bell, although it's entirely in Adobe
This was a fun exercise in Photoshop, HTML5, jQuery,
and CSS, all rolled into a little utility that I actually
use on a regular basis.