saydate is a Linux shell program that talks the date and system uptime.
Check to see if your system supports sounds through soundcard by running the folowing code snippet:
# record 4 seconds of audio from microphone
dd bs=8k count=4 sample.au
# play back sound
cat sample.au >/dev/audio
To install saydate just do the following three steps:
1.) Unpack the archive by typing 'tar xzvf saydate*'
2.) Type 'cd saydate*' to change into the saydate directory. Check the Makefile in the saydate directory for the correct paths to your manpage-directory (either /usr/man/man1, or /usr/share/man/man1) and doc-directory (either /usr/doc or /usr/share/doc), and uncomment the correct entries.
3.) Become root by typing 'su' and the root-password.
Then type 'make install' to install saydate (you must be in the saydate directory for this!).