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Hakan Koseoglu 08-05-2010 11:20 AM

Application to remind the user to take a break
 
On 5 August 2010 12:14, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen@gmail.com> wrote:
> What apps would the Kubuntu community recommend to suggest to the user
> to take periodic breaks? I was using RSIbreak until recently, but I
I used to use workrave until I realised I was never actually taking
the breaks. Using a trackball and an erconomic MS keyboard (the only
MS product I willingly use) appears to have done the trick.
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Dotan Cohen 08-05-2010 11:34 AM

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On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 14:20, Hakan Koseoglu <hakan@koseoglu.org> wrote:
> I used to use workrave until I realised I was never actually taking
> the breaks. Using a trackball and an erconomic MS keyboard (the only
> MS product I willingly use) appears to have done the trick.
>

Thanks, looking into it. I also use a Microsoft ergonomic keyboard,
which I've modified to reduce the spring pressure on the pinky and
ring fingers, as well as adding a soft latex layer to the keytops. I
love it to death, I find it hard to type on anything else.

Thanks!

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Chris Jones 08-05-2010 06:07 PM

Application to remind the user to take a break
 
On 5 Aug 2010, at 1:14pm, Dotan Cohen wrote:

> What apps would the Kubuntu community recommend to suggest to the user
> to take periodic breaks? I was using RSIbreak until recently, but I
> stopped due to this WONTFIX bug:
> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=246777

Get a life. Then you won't need reminding to spend some of it elsewhere than in front of a computer ;)

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Dotan Cohen 08-05-2010 07:56 PM

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On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 21:07, Chris Jones <christopher.rob.jones@cern.ch> wrote:
> Get a life. Then you won't need reminding to spend some of it elsewhere than in front of a computer ;)
>
> </end-tongue-in-cheek>
>

Doesn't work. Life led to marriage, which led to kids, which led to
responsibility to bring home food (money), which led me right back to
the computer. It's a wasted effort!

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David Fletcher 08-05-2010 08:12 PM

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Drink more coffee. That will remind you to take a break :-D

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Wes Hardin 08-05-2010 10:44 PM

Application to remind the user to take a break
 
On 08/05/2010 06:14 AM, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> What apps would the Kubuntu community recommend to suggest to the user
> to take periodic breaks? I was using RSIbreak until recently, but I
> stopped due to this WONTFIX bug:
> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=246777

How about a combination of ktimer and kdialog?

Ktimer is super simple but fulfills the countdown need well. I don't know if
"scheduled" breaks would work for your purposes, but you might be able to
accomplish what you want with cron too.

Kdialog has a lot of uses and options. Here's some examples:

kdialog --sorry "Sorry to interrupt, but it's time for a break."

kdialog --passivepopup "Sorry to interrupt, but it's time for a break."

Depends on how disruptive you want it to be.
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Pastor JW 08-06-2010 05:24 AM

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On Thursday, August 05, 2010 1:12:48 pm David Fletcher wrote:
> Drink more coffee. That will remind you to take a break :-D

Beer will work as well!!


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Myriam Schweingruber 08-06-2010 08:18 AM

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On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 07:24, Pastor JW <pastor_jw@the-inner-circle.org> wrote:
> On Thursday, August 05, 2010 1:12:48 pm David Fletcher wrote:
>> Drink more coffee. That will remind you to take a break :-D
>
> Beer will work as well!!

Please, people, stay on topic.


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user1 08-06-2010 08:34 AM

Application to remind the user to take a break
 
On Thu, 05 Aug 2010 14:14:51 +0300, Dotan Cohen wrote:

> What apps would the Kubuntu community recommend to suggest to the user
> to take periodic breaks? I was using RSIbreak until recently, but I
> stopped due to this WONTFIX bug:
> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=246777
>
> Thanks in advance!

Use Kalarm!


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Dotan Cohen 08-06-2010 08:38 AM

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On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 08:24, Pastor JW <pastor_jw@the-inner-circle.org> wrote:
> On Thursday, August 05, 2010 1:12:48 pm David Fletcher wrote:
>> Drink more coffee. That will remind you to take a break :-D
>
> Beer will work as well!!
>

Well, the coffee _prevented_ me from taking a break, and knowing that
there is beer in the fridge doesn't let me take my mind off the break.


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