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Caelan Red Flag

2002-06-21 18:10:08+00 by TC 5 comments

Ok I know I'm going to the inferno and this post may just bump me up to one of the more prominet layers. Caelan has developed a windows program that tracks menstrual cycles so the unkowing XY can know when it's safe.

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#Comment made: 2002-06-21 20:01:53+00 by: pharm

I can guarantee that if the trackee finds out about this then the tracker is going to get his head bitten off.

#Comment made: 2002-06-21 20:10:43+00 by: ziffle

hhmm for single guys is there a 'multi' tracking version? does it have a connect to a calendar/scheduling program?

#Comment made: 2002-06-21 21:43:07+00 by: TC

Well I noticed mention of a Palm version. it would be very cool if you could add this as an attribute to the contact list <whack>....<thud>...ummm I gotta go now

#Comment made: 2002-06-22 04:03:42+00 by: topspin [edit history]

I envision a customizable version where the tray icon can be varied:
a cute puppy morphing into Cujo
a harmless guppy changing into a shark
a perl symbol that becomes a Tcl symbol
a Dell Latitude that becomes a ThinkPad

#Comment made: 2002-06-23 17:29:51+00 by: other_todd

Um, you may already know this, but there are programs which track this sort of thing for non-PMS-slanted reasons. This is exactly the same sort of monitoring that people have to do if they are trying hard to have a baby (or, inversely, if they are trying NOT to have a baby on the rhythm method).

I recall a program in the DOS days which did the calendar work and also had a daily input form for various temperatures (since the calendar tracking is more accurate if you also combine it with daily measurement of the woman's temperature).

I admit I've never seen this particular slant before. I guess it's funny, and I don't even think it's especially sexist, but it is, um, a little clueless. I mean, if you're in a long-term relationship and you haven't learned how to tell without help, you're probably not paying enough attention.

Mind you, I admit it's easy to forget another month has gone by. In our house the usual conversation goes something like this:

Me: You're being extra random. Is it that time again ALREADY?

Her: You only have another twenty-five years or so of this to go.

Me: Would you like me to go to the store and get you some chocolate?

Her: That would be very helpful.