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#1 2013-09-04 17:25:28

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how do you set yourself reminders?

just wondering how your guys and girls  set up reminders on your linux machine?

do you set a cron job to remind you of say a film that on TV or something you need to do at a certain time. 
Do you use a specific program?

I just installed  alarm clock for simple reminders you get options for sound or onscreen messge or both. I just wanted something that I couldn't miss noticing.

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#2 2013-09-04 17:59:05

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Re: how do you set yourself reminders?

ChickenPie4Tea wrote:

just wondering how your guys and girls  set up reminders on your linux machine?

do you set a cron job to remind you of say a film that on TV or something you need to do at a certain time. 
Do you use a specific program?

I use conky and "remind" (Desktop #1)

 04 Sep 13 | 14:45:46 ~
    $ sho remind
Package: remind                          
State: installed
Automatically installed: no
Version: 03.01.13-1
Priority: optional
Section: utils
Maintainer: Ana Beatriz Guerrero Lopez <ana@debian.org>
Architecture: amd64
Uncompressed Size: 416 k
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.14)
Suggests: tkremind, wyrd
Description: sophisticated calendar and alarm program
 Remind allows you to remind yourself of upcoming events and appointments.  Each reminder or alarm can consist of a
 message sent to standard output, or a program to be executed. 
 
 It also features: sophisticated date calculation, moon phases, sunrise/sunset, Hebrew calendar, alarms, PostScript
 output, tcl/tk front-end and proper handling of holidays. 
 
 Reminders can be created by the remind scripting language or by using the graphical frontend package "tkremind".
Homepage: http://www.roaringpenguin.com/products/remind/

 04 Sep 13 | 14:45:58 ~
    $ 

See: Today and This Month
2013_09_04_14_46_45_181x786_Sector11.jpg
for S11 and S12 I use Kaivalagi's conkyDayDiff  - obviously S11 needs updating.

${font monofur:size=20}${alignc}${color6}Today${color}${font}
${pre_exec remind -q -r ~/.reminders | fold -sw70 | sed -e "/.*(today):/d" -e '/^$/d'}
${hr}
${font monofur:size=20}${alignc}${color6}This Month${color}${font}
${pre_exec rem -s | cut -c9-10,19-}
${hr 1}
${alignc}S12
Santa${alignr 5}${color8}Days: ${color}${execi 86400 conkyDaysDiff 20130829}${color}
${alignc}${color5}29·08·2013 ${color8}@ ${color5}12:45${color}
${hr}
${alignc}S11
Claus${alignr 5}${color8}Days: ${color}${execi 86400 conkyDaysDiff 20131225}${color}
${alignc}${color5}25·12·2013 ${color8}@ ${color5}00:01${color}
${hr 1}

and conky and a text file to show TV shows (Desktop #2):
2013_09_04_14_50_22_182x723_Sector11.jpg

TEXT
${font monofur:size=20}${alignc}${color6}Easter${color}${font}
${alignc}${pre_exec ncal -e}
${color7}${hr 1}${color}
${execpi 3600 ncal -bh | /media/5/Conky/scripts/ncal2.awk}
${color7}${hr 1}${color}
${font monofur:size=20}${alignc}${color6}Today${color}${font}
${pre_exec remind -q -r ~/.reminders | fold -sw70 | sed -e "/.*(today):/d" -e '/^$/d'}
${color7}${hr 1}${color}
${font monofur:size=20}${alignc}${color6}This Month${color}${font}
${pre_exec rem -s | cut -c9-10,19-}
${color7}${hr 1}${color}
${tail /media/5/Conky/Days/all.txt 30}

Might switch that to use conkyText to get better formatting and colour in there.

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#3 2013-09-05 02:46:36

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Re: how do you set yourself reminders?

I use ReminderFox, a FF add-on.   The drawback is you have to click its icon to view the reminder list, i.e., a reminder screen
doesn't pop on your screen at a specific time.

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#4 2013-09-05 02:59:00

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Re: how do you set yourself reminders?

^Yes ReminderFox was very good last I used it.

Another good FireFox add-on for this purpose is Simple Timer.

Or there's always Google calendar...

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#5 2013-09-05 03:12:30

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Re: how do you set yourself reminders?

I use rememberthemilk.com in combination with conky. It doesn't pop up or anything at a given time but it is always on display on my wallpaper.


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#6 2013-09-05 04:27:41

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Re: how do you set yourself reminders?

sudo apt-get install remind
man remind

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#7 2013-09-05 04:49:43

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Re: how do you set yourself reminders?

^ must remind myself to check that out...


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#8 2013-09-05 05:35:16

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Re: how do you set yourself reminders?

I use...Post-Its? 8o  Tried using virtual sticky-note programs, but I keep falling back to old-school pen and paper.

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#9 2013-09-05 05:41:47

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Re: how do you set yourself reminders?

Sometimes I use  Workrave to remind me to get up and move, but it's off right now since there's jobs I need to actually monitor at times.

Edit- @pvsage, I'm also a fan of post-it notes.

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#10 2013-09-05 06:46:53

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Re: how do you set yourself reminders?

pvsage wrote:

I use...Post-Its? 8o  Tried using virtual sticky-note programs, but I keep falling back to old-school pen and paper.

Same here. Also, reminders on my old Nokia phone works well.

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#11 2013-09-05 07:35:37

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Re: how do you set yourself reminders?

Cron is for scheduling, 'at' is for reminders.


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#12 2013-09-05 08:37:49

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Re: how do you set yourself reminders?

Short term stuff i write on my hand.

Long term stuff i use google calendar, it sends email reminders, plus it is cross platform, which is good as I am not at the machine all day.

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#13 2013-09-05 13:23:49

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Re: how do you set yourself reminders?

cchhrriiss121212 wrote:

Short term stuff i write on my hand.

Long term stuff i use google calendar, it sends email reminders, plus it is cross platform, which is good as I am not at the machine all day.

LOL, like your keep it simple approach


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#14 2013-09-05 13:27:50

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Re: how do you set yourself reminders?

blackberry memopad ftw (I always have my cell phone on me:we sleep together, mess with it while I do number 2, its next to me when I take my shower, etc.)


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#15 2013-09-05 14:50:45

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Re: how do you set yourself reminders?

pvsage wrote:

I use...Post-Its? 8o  Tried using virtual sticky-note programs, but I keep falling back to old-school pen and paper.

And it adds 0bytes to the system.  No bloat.  big_smile

Of course gutterslobs use of remind in a terminal is exactly what it was intended for.  Two thumbs up! big_smile


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#16 2013-09-05 14:52:23

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Re: how do you set yourself reminders?

cchhrriiss121212 wrote:

Short term stuff i write on my hand..

lol  lol  lol  lol  lol
it's funny because it works!


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#17 2013-09-05 17:26:21

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Re: how do you set yourself reminders?

cchhrriiss121212 wrote:

Long term stuff i use google calendar, it sends email reminders, plus it is cross platform, which is good as I am not at the machine all day.

Same here. I also setup reminders in Google Keep on my smartphone just in case, I'm away from a computer or don't check my email.

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#18 2013-09-05 18:01:40

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Re: how do you set yourself reminders?

^ I'm sure most people (myself included) use sticky-notes and/or smartphones more often for most stuff. I agree that these are far more practical, but the OP was asking for solutions on a "linux machine". That's why most posts suggested a desktop app of some sort.


johnraff wrote:

^ must remind myself to check that out...

Sector11 actually suggested remind via his conky script before I did. The only reason I posted the package installation and man page code  was because the OP has a history of not reading documentation.

You can also check out wyrd, a front-end for remind that simplifies the process to some degree. Should be in your repositories/ports-tree, regardless of distro.

In the past, I had remind configured to e-mail me reminders for important events/tasks, which I usually checked on the same tty/session via mutt, or via e-mail notifications once I got a smartphone later on. I suppose you could also pipe remind output to conky with execpi and sed. Sector11's conky configs should get you sorted in that regard.

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#19 2013-09-05 19:25:29

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Re: how do you set yourself reminders?

Thank you, gutterslob. remind+wyrd are really worth checking out (though I'm pretty sure I'll be back to paper pretty soon...)

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#20 2013-09-05 20:49:19

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Re: how do you set yourself reminders?

Sector11 wrote:
pvsage wrote:

I use...Post-Its? 8o  Tried using virtual sticky-note programs, but I keep falling back to old-school pen and paper.

And it adds 0bytes to the system.  No bloat.  big_smile

Yes, but it has a larger carbon footprint than using a software-based reminder on hardware that is already running. tongue

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#21 2013-09-06 00:37:22

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Re: how do you set yourself reminders?

There is one thing I find sad about my reminders/ToDo List
IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO GET THROUGH IT!
like you remove one thing and add two
Anyone else in my situation lol?


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#22 2013-09-06 04:38:30

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Re: how do you set yourself reminders?

I use Rainlendar.


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#23 2013-09-06 09:28:45

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Re: how do you set yourself reminders?

Gutterslob wrote

The only reason I posted the package installation and man page code  was because the OP has a history of not reading documentation.

yeah, screw you with your superior remarks. I never comment on your threads and it would be great if you never did on mine.
It was just a simple question as I was curious what others were using.  I am sticking with Alarm clock as it's simple and pretty good.
thanks all for letting me know how you do things - some were amusing smile


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#24 2013-09-11 19:55:40

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Re: how do you set yourself reminders?

I use org-mode for emacs.
It is not sending me reminders so mentioning it here is slightly off-topic but check it out.
I use it both at work and at home. I do not use it to its full potential.

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#25 2013-09-12 00:34:44

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Re: how do you set yourself reminders?

Fountain pen and paper!

EDIT: I didn't notice that the OP meant on your Linux machine... tongue

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