this has beenm a great learning exp.== any help or pointers?

"beelzibub @ bawston school for idiots" <comprehensivecenter>
Mon, 18 Jun 2007 19:33:25 -0400
  * @(#)BigFonts4
  * @Kevin
  * @version 1.40 2007/4/20
import java.text.*;
import java.text.ParseException;

import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.*;
import java.awt.event.ActionListener;
import java.awt.Color;
import java.awt.Font;

import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.*;
import java.util.Calendar.*;
import java.util.Date.*;

import javax.swing.*;
import javax.swing.JOptionPane;
import javax.swing.event.*;
import java.awt.event.ActionEvent;
import java.awt.event.ActionListener;
import javax.swing.event.ChangeListener;
import javax.swing.event.ChangeEvent;
import javax.swing.JSpinner.*;
import javax.swing.BorderFactory.*;
import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.border.Border;

abstract class BigFonts extends JComponent
         implements ActionListener,ChangeListener {

     public static String doTime(String ts){

         String thetime;
         Calendar calendar = Calendar.getInstance();
         SimpleDateFormat tf = new SimpleDateFormat( "h:mm:ss aa" ) ;
         thetime = tf.format(calendar.getTime());
         return thetime;

     public static String alarmChoice(){

         JFrame frame = new JFrame();
             final JOptionPane optionPane = new JOptionPane(
             "Would you like to set an alarm?",
                     JOptionPane.showConfirmDialog(frame,"Do you want an
alarm? ");
                     return "no";

  public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent ae) {

      int result = JOptionPane.showConfirmDialog( null,
                                 "Set the Alarm?"+
                                 JOptionPane.YES_NO_OPTION );

                   String seed = " ";
                   JSpinner hour = new JSpinner();
                   JSpinner minute = new JSpinner();
                   JSpinner second = new JSpinner();

                   switch (result) {
                        case JOptionPane.NO_OPTION:
                        case JOptionPane.YES_OPTION:
                        setAlarm(hour, minute, second);

     public static void addToBox(String thetime){

         // make text bigger for visually impaired friend

         JFrame display = new JFrame("Time Is: ");
         Font big = new Font("Serif", Font.BOLD, 40);
         Border matte ;
         matte = BorderFactory.createMatteBorder(1, 10, 10, 10,;
         JButton thedisplay = new JButton(thetime);
         display.setBounds(30,5,230, 100);
         display.setLayout(new GridLayout(1,1));

     public static void soundAlarm(JSpinner alarm, JSpinner now){

         JLabel go = new JLabel("Time to go ...");
         if (alarm.getValue() == now.getValue());

     public static void setAlarm(JSpinner hour, JSpinner minute,
JSpinner second){
              String value = null;
              String value2 = null;
              String value3 = null;
              String theTime = "";
             value = (String)hour.getValue();
             }catch (ParseException p){
                System.err.println("Exception: "+ p.getMessage());

                 value2 = (String)minute.getValue();
                 }catch (ParseException p2){
                    System.err.println("Exception: "+ p2.getMessage());

                         value3 = (String)second.getValue();
                        }catch (ParseException p3){
                           System.err.println("Exception: "+
                            theTime = (value + value2 +value3);

                            hour.setValue(new Date(theTime));
                         }catch (ParseException p4){
                            System.err.println("Exception: "+
                         Date alarm = (Date) hour.getValue();

     public static void showit(JSpinner hour, JSpinner minute, JSpinner

         JFrame display2 = new JFrame("Set Allarm : ");
         Border matte ;
         matte = BorderFactory.createMatteBorder(1, 1, 10, 10,;
         display2.setLayout(new GridLayout(1,1));

     // spinner action

     public void stateChanged(ChangeEvent evt){

             JSpinner setit = (JSpinner) (evt.getSource());
         }catch (ParseException ex) {
         System.err.println("Parse Exception" + ex);

     public void addSpinners(){

         Calendar calendar = Calendar.getInstance();
         Date initDate = calendar.getTime();
         Date earliestDate = calendar.getTime();
         Date latestDate = calendar.getTime();
         SpinnerDateModel model = new SpinnerDateModel(initDate,

         JSpinner hour = new JSpinner(model);
         hour.setEditor(new JSpinner.DateEditor(hour, "00"));

         JSpinner minute = new JSpinner(model);
         minute.setEditor(new JSpinner.DateEditor(minute, "00"));

         JSpinner second = new JSpinner(model);
         second.setEditor(new JSpinner.DateEditor(second, "00"));

     public static void main(String[] args){

         JSpinner hour = new JSpinner();
         JSpinner minute = new JSpinner();
         JSpinner second = new JSpinner();

         boolean set;
         set = true;
         String st = " Starting ...";
         String theTime = " ";
         String theAlarm = " ";
         Thread t = new Thread();

             for (;;) {
                   showit(hour, minute, second);
                   setAlarm(hour, minute, second);

                   soundAlarm(hour, hour);
     }catch (Exception e){
              System.err.println("Exception: " + e.getMessage());
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