Have your sound card call out elapsed time.

for ((x=0;;x+=5)); do sleep 5; espeak $x & done
Useful contexts : You are doing yoga or some other physical training in which you are holding a position. Or you practice the pomodoro productivity technique. Or your girlfriend said "We're leaving in 40 minutes". Design details: sleep executes before espeak to give you a 5 seconds head start. espeak is run in the background so it doesn't mess up the timing.

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2012-02-22 00:26:57

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