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Re: What are you doing ?

From: Dan Čermák
Subject: Re: What are you doing ?
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2017 11:39:25 +0100

I guess so. However try first if any of them work, last time I used them
was in the Gnome 2 days and I think I encountered some issues with Mate
and i3.
Concerning the timer in Emacs, you could give run-at-time a try (see



chaouche yacine <> writes:

> Thanks for the comment Dan, so I would have to find a way to set a timer in 
> emacs which would then call zenity or notify-send in some way I guess ? 
>     On Thursday, March 2, 2017 11:12 AM, Dan Čermák 
> <> wrote:
>  Not really an answer, but you could use zenity or notify-send (at least
> on Linux, don't know about other platforms) to get desktop notifications
> from within Emacs.
> Cheers,
> Dan
> chaouche yacine <> writes:
>> Sorry if that sounds like clickbait, coming up with good e-mail subjects can 
>> be time consuming sometimes.I sometimes wish I would have written what I 
>> have done during the day, to keep track of my activity. 
>> I have recently adopted a workflow where I would open a new YYYYMMDD.log 
>> file on a daily basis and write try to keep a log of my daily activities.I 
>> then switched to howm, but that's just a detail which helps me browse files 
>> more conveniently.
>> After approx 15 days of using this method, I find that at some days I forgot 
>> to write a lot of what I got done, or timewasters that kept me busy instead 
>> of doing actual work.
>> I was thinking about setting some sort of reminder that would ask me, every 
>> hour (or half an hour) what I was doing ? so that I would be reminded of 
>> writing something in the activity log file. 
>> What do you guys think ? is emacs the good place to set such a reminder (I 
>> often use the browser so I might skip some notifications it they would only 
>> show in the emacs window, I guess... but then I don't think I'd spend a 
>> whole hour without looking at the emacs window at least once so this 
>> shouldn't be a problem I guess, I don't know... what do you think ?)
>> -- Yassine.

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