Thanks very much for you email.
Can you please look at the FAQ page.
You will find the registration code for the old free version of kirby alarm there.
The address is http://www.kirbyfooty.com/faqs.php
For your benefit here is a copy of the faq..
As from the 1st June 2007 the free version of Kirby Alarm is no longer available or supported..
However because sites like download.com have failed to remove the program from their listings (despite repeated requests), here is a registration code for Kirby Alarm v2.11.so that their is no ill feeling
Please note: The free version of Kirby Alarm is for PERSONAL USE ONLY. You are not permitted to use the free version at work or for business.
At only $14.95 for Kirby Alarm Pro Lite you get a much better and fully supported product with loads of improvements that is certainty not going to break the bank.
I'm sorry, but I can't continue to PERSONALLY pay for supporting the free version any longer. With nearly 37,000 registered users of the free version it was getting too much for me because my circumstances have changed.
After working for the same company for 19 years I could not take it any longer and decided to venture out onto my own.
This means I am now very much reliant on your honesty and financial support by purchasing Kirby Alarm
This will allow me to devote more time and energy into the continual development and enhancement of the Pro version of Kirby Alarm.
I sincerely hope that you do try the pro version of Kirby Alarm. It really is so much better.
The full pro version has many great features including a sophisticated backup utility to back up your computer.
Download and try the pro version free for 30 days by clicking here
Kirby Alarm Pro has over 80 improvements to the free version (see below).
From only $14.95 for Kirby Alarm Pro LITE it is great value for money, or for just $10.00 more pay $24.95 and get the full pro version. Purchase your copy today.
You might also like to read another topic in the faq "Where did the idea for kirby alarm come from"
It shows some insight that hopefully shows you I did not use a "bait and switch tactic". At least not on purpose anyways.
I hope you understand..
The story behind kirby alarm it goes like this (please forgive me if I bore you <grin>)
The street I live in runs a football tipping competition (I think some countries it is referred to as Football Pools, but in Australia we called it "footy tipping")
The person running the competition was doing it all by hand, so I decided to write a program to make it easier for her.
I called it "Kirby Footy" after the name of the street "Kirby Court". I was going to call it "KFC" (kirby footy tipping comp) but decided Kentucky Fried Chicken may not like that.
Well, the program turned out pretty good even if I do say so myself and I decided to share it on the net. I signed up for one of those free hosting sites at tripod and to my surprise people started to download it.
A few months later I thought it would be good if I could have a program that would automatically close the round in the Kirby Footy to prevent people from entering their tips after the game had started.
Then I thought hey, why not get it to play a sound like a cuckoo clock every hour for a bit of fun.
I called the program Kirby Alarm.
The ideas kept on flowing so I got it to do a few other things like sending emails, running programs, pop up notes.
I shared kirby alarm on the net too. I submitted it to a few freeware sites, and wow, now suddenly it was everywhere.
People around the would were actually starting to search for "Kirby Alarm". Something I had created. I really excited and humbled me.
For the past 19 years I had been working as a programmer in a software house in Perth, Western Australia.
The work was interesting and varied, the people were friendly, the pay was good, BUT I was getting more and more satisfaction from Kirby Alarm and Kirby Footy.
Even though the program were free and I was not making any money from them at all I could not help myself. I would get up most days around 5am and work on kirby alarm before going to work. I would spend my lunch hours working on the program.
Now I wonder where all this motivation came from and am pretty sure it was from God.
This thought kept going through my head "Do something good for someone else. You will both feel better"
On the 25 December 2003 I reluctantly went to church with my wife. She was a Christian but I was not.
Well half way through the service I just started to sob uncontrollably. I could not help it. Nothing was wrong. It was Christmas day and I had been happy before. It was God. From that day on my wife and kids have been attending church worshiping Jesus.
We have never looked back.
Anyways, sorry for my digression. The free version of kirby alarm turned out to be very popular. It is the most highly downloaded program in it's category at download.com (see http://www.download.com/sort/3150-2084_4-0-1-4.html?tag=dir)
and has over 35,000 registered users.
In January 2006 I decided it was not fair to anyone (including myself) to stay where I was in a job I was not satisfied with. After discussion with my very supportive wife and months of deliberation I left my comfortable well paying job to venture out onto my own.
I thought that if the free version of kirby alarm had been so popular then if I had more time to develop it then people would be prepared to pay for an even better version. Well I developed a better version and called it Kirby Alarm Pro. I sent out an email to the 35,000 registered users, and waited for the money to start flowing in. If just a very small percentage purchased the pro version then I'd be rich.
Wow, was I mistaken. Instead only a handful of people paid for the pro version AND to make things worse my web site was shut down TWICE because they thought I was a spammer. Things were not going to plan at all.
But God is good and has provided other sources of income.
Hopefully one day Kirby Alarm Pro will be enough to make a bit of money from.