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Hatman KZN 04-01-2016 08:48 AM

Thank you, thank you, thank you.
 
If this is the wrong place to post this, sue me because I cannot find another platform wherein to express my appreciation.
LQ should perhaps create one.

And a well deserved THANK YOU is due to hydrurga, beachboy2, ondoho and all those other kind and patient people that have been guiding my stumbling feet on my Linux adventure.
This Geriatric Old Fart is most appreciative.

Why am I saying this now?

Because you guys made me believe like the little train engine who said…………………………...

“I think I can, I know I can, I think I can, I know I can,” and then?

You thought I could, you believed I could, you made me believe, so I did.
How did that New Yorker say?
Bada Bing, Bada Boom.

Some time ago I saw an article in How To Geek on how to run Windows programs in Linux.
Not having Linux at the time I did not pay it any attention
Then it popped up again and this time I read it and several others of a like nature.
They all recommended that I install Wine.

Being partial to the odd tipple, this advice appealed to me and I immediately went to my repositories.
I had a goodly long schlurp from the one in the fridge then looked in Software manager for the other and lo and behold - there it was.
The latest vintage too. Fresh from the vineyard.
So I did the necessary - easy peasy - just like falling off the wagon.

Then came the acid test. Will it work?
And ………….hold it………………...
I said hold it………(drum roll )……………….VOILA !!!!
Smooth as that last bottle of Cabernet.

I am once again the proud owner of idiary ( my fav)
7stickynotes is not playing nicely yet.
It downloads and installs smoothly enough and pasted GUI's on the desktop and in the apps menu but I cannot access it from any of them.
Nor does it show up in any of the repositories.
Wine does warn that not all software will work smoothly but I will keep trying.
I really like 7stickynotes.
I can, for example, set alarms for things like the whole year's birthday list.
At my age my memory needs a good kick in the whatsis on a regular basis in order to keep functioning so if any of you wizards out there know how to make it work, I would love to hear it.

Thank you all once again for your indulgence and your help.

Do you think I can be promoted to STOOPID class now?

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One small step for Geeks. One giant leap for GOF's

rokytnji 04-01-2016 10:06 AM

I love it when my druthers work out after making a plan and my plan comes together also.

You are not

Quote:

Do you think I can be promoted to STOOPID class now?
You are a child. Like a child. Everything you do is for the 1st time and leaves you wonderment. Because you did it and it makes you feel good.

You will find if you stick with this new experience. You mind will become sharper and you will regress to your childhood mindset. Where solutions to problem solving will get easier and easier. Just look at my profile to see who this high rep poster is. You will be surprised.

A mind in motion is a young mind. Bodies age is irrelevant.

Nice thank you and a good read for me.

Quote:

At my age my memory needs a good kick in the whatsis on a regular basis in order to keep functioning so if any of you wizards out there know how to make it work, I would love to hear it.
All I can say is look at my signature links and other members signature links on this forum. There is some good stuff if you bother to look around. PART of the learning process when you were young was using observation to pick up ideas. You have a good start now expanding your mind. Enjoy the benefits. Like learning a new language. Like Spanish or whatever.
What you are doing is yours. Yours alone. No one can take that from you now.

Happy Trailz, rok

beachboy2 04-01-2016 10:23 AM

Hatman KZN,

You have been very quiet recently.

Now we know why.

Glad to hear that you are still in the land of the living.

I thought maybe one of the local wide-boys had taken a dislike to you.

You can install xpad, which is very similar to 7 sticky notes:

http://getxpad.com/

The installation must be done as root user:

Code:

sudo su
then
Code:

apt-get update
followed by:

Code:

apt-get install xpad

offgridguy 04-01-2016 10:44 AM

There are other sticky note apps in the software center that may work for you.

Habitual 04-01-2016 01:28 PM

Sounds like an 'a ha' moment to me.

Good job and Well done.

Hatman KZN 04-02-2016 08:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beachboy2 (Post 5524609)
Hatman KZN,

You can install xpad, which is very similar to 7 sticky notes:

http://getxpad.com/

Thanks beachboy2.
I tried it but it is missing the crucial bit.
The reminder alarms.
That is what makes 7stickynotes great.
I will keep looking


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I must remember not to forget


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