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From: Jude DaShiell <jdashiel@shellworld.net>
To: Martyn Jago <martyn.jago@btinternet.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Reminders with alarms
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 23:10:25 -0400 (EDT)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <alpine.BSF.2.00.1109072308190.66315@freire1.furyyjbeyq.arg> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <m21uvsdvh5.fsf@btinternet.com>

In debian, there's a cowsay package you can use to make the computer 
speak.  Also packages that produce different types of beeps are 
available.   So far as I now know, they would need to be run as part of 
a bash script or the equivalent within emacs in order to work though.

On Wed, 7 Sep 2011, Martyn Jago wrote:

> Hi
> Stephen Nelson-Smith <sanelson@gmail.com> writes:
> > Hi there,
> >
> > I'm just starting to explore orgmode.  I'm an experienced GTD-er (6
> > yrs) and have looked with interest at a few articles on using orgmode
> > for this.  The one area I can't seem to work out is how to set a
> > reminder with an alarm and attach it to an entry.
> >
> > Suppose I have an entry like:
> >
> > ** My project
> > *** My action 1 :home:
> > *** My action 2 :follow up:
> >
> > I would like to be able to set a reminder that makes a visible (and
> > maybe audible) alert - in say 4 hrs, 2 days, at 1530 next wednesday
> > etc.  I see that I can set schedules for when to start work, but I've
> > been unable to get it to remind me at all.
> >
> > Any suggestions?
> >
> > S.
> I use the growl notification system (on MAC) along with todochiku.el for
> simple timer notification out of Emacs. Growl can be set to 'speak' the
> notification (not sure about other sounds). 
> todochiku also works with (snarl/libnotify) on other OSs.
> The command todochiku-message allows you to add a notification to a hook
> such as org-timer-done-hook (in your init file)...
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
>  (defun mj-notify-timer-done ()
>   (todochiku-message "Title here" "Further text here"
>  (todochiku-icon 'bell)))
>  (add-hook 'org-timer-done-hook  'mj-notify-timer-done))
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
> Regards
> Martyn

Jude <jdashiel@shellworld.net>
"I love the Pope, I love seeing him in his Pope-Mobile, his three feet
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  reply	other threads:[~2011-09-08  3:10 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-09-07  5:39 Reminders with alarms Stephen Nelson-Smith
2011-09-07  7:40 ` Eric S Fraga
2011-09-07  8:42 ` Eric Abrahamsen
2011-09-07 16:25 ` Bernt Hansen
2011-09-07 19:05 ` Martyn Jago
2011-09-08  3:10   ` Jude DaShiell [this message]
2011-09-08 15:42     ` brian powell
2011-10-03 11:45       ` Ivan Vilata i Balaguer

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