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[SOLVED] Need a reminder to tend to coffeepot

Post by FuLl » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:59 am

Probably at least once a day I have this problem where I go make coffee then am so involved in what I'm doing that I forget about it & it burns or otherwise goes bad before I remember to go drink it.

I looked at a couple RSI apps in Synaptic, but neither is a good fit for this.

I'd like to put an icon in my quicklaunch to start when I come back from starting the coffee maker, that'll remind me every 10 minutes there's coffee. Years ago I had a co-worker who showed me how to script a desktop window that would pop up to remind about lunchtime using java, but I don't remember anything about how it worked. Ideally it would include <Cancel> & <Snooze> buttons.

Does anyone know of something that's a good fit for this?

Thanks...
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Re: Need a reminder to tend to coffeepot

Post by Gruppo Sportivo » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:00 am

Perhaps this applet Timer with notifications is usable.
https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/302
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Re: Need a reminder to tend to coffeepot

Post by JerryF » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:54 am

For the sake of safety, but not a direct answer to your question but if I were you, I'd get a coffee pot that turns itself off or the thermos-style that doesn't need a warmer plate.
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Re: Need a reminder to tend to coffeepot

Post by rene » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:06 am

Or one with a robot arm that empties the pot into your lap after a certain amount of time. I mean, just wait and see how long you'll keep forgetting then!

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Re: Need a reminder to tend to coffeepot

Post by phd21 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:42 am

Hi FuLl,

I just read your post and some of the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

If you look in the "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)" for "timer", "reminder", "tea timer", "alarm", "todo", etc... there should be something in there to help you with this. Depending upon the edition of Linux Mint there may also be applets, desklets, or widgets too. There are other applications like these available from outside of the mint repos as well. "GoForIt", "Remind", etc...

+1 for getting a coffee maker with a timer(s) and a warmer plate that does not burn the coffee or whatever beverage you made.

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Re: Need a reminder to tend to coffeepot

Post by Schultz » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:52 am

Try alarm-clock-applet (in Synaptic).

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Re: Need a reminder to tend to coffeepot

Post by FuLl » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:30 pm

Schultz wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:52 am
Try alarm-clock-applet (in Synaptic).
Perfect, thanks!

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Re: [SOLVED] Need a reminder to tend to coffeepot

Post by absque fenestris » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:53 pm

Solved?
Maybe the problem has been solved by software - but what kind of coffee are we talking about?
- Greek/Turkish
- Italian espresso (steam, high pressure)
- so-called "espresso"
- Nescafé deep frozen
- warm brown liquid... ?
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Re: [SOLVED] Need a reminder to tend to coffeepot

Post by FuLl » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:56 pm

Just regular, medium roast 'Eight O'Clock Coffee'. Freshly ground, of course. I tend to only make 4 or 6 cups at a time, otherwise it goes to waste when it gets cold after the burner turns off. The problem with having less in the carafe is that it tends to get hotter & burn- especially after I've had half of it or so. ;-)

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Re: [SOLVED] Need a reminder to tend to coffeepot

Post by absque fenestris » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:39 pm

In my humble opinion, Italian high-pressure coffee is the best.
The Greek/Turkish variant, namely brewing the coffee powder, letting it steep for a very short time, filtering it with a metal sieve and - if necessary with the addition of sugar and milk - the second best.
In order to find out the taste potential of the coffee used, these 2 options are available.
Coffee kept warm on a hot plate is - yes, well - brown liquid...
Italian high pressure needs such a thing from companies like Lavazza or so, the Greek/Turkish variant only needs a simple kettle of boiling water...
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Re: [SOLVED] Need a reminder to tend to coffeepot

Post by JerryF » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:03 pm

FuLl wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:56 pm
Just regular, medium roast 'Eight O'Clock Coffee'.
Eight O'Clock is my favorite too!!!
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