Some time ago, I needed some "reminder" (computer science does cooks brains :-S ) I made a simple script to :
if [ $# -eq 2 ]; then
while [ 1 ]; do
xmessage -nearmouse "$2"
echo "uso: $0 #minutos MENSAJE"
I did for simple tasks like "remember to call your ISP who told you Call me back in x minutes... ", which I almost always ended up forgetting.
Today I found this fantastic gnome applet (BTW it's on Ubuntu's repository):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7982697@N0 … 37/detail/
Now I just have to remember why I was looking for an applet like this :)