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Re: What are you doing ?

From: Nick Dokos
Subject: Re: What are you doing ?
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2017 11:06:30 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Dan Čermák <> writes:

> 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
> Cheers,
> Dan
> 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.

appt.el (part of emacs) allows you to use your diary to send notifications
of pending appointments:

(info "(emacs) Appointments")


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