Manage Your Personal Data with Pygmynote

If you are looking for a simple tool for keeping tabs on your personal data, consider Pygmynote. This lightweight personal data manager is designed specifically for machines with limited system resources, so it runs lightning fast on netbooks and Linutops.

Pygmynote uses the embedded SQLite database engine to store the data in a local database. To make Pygmynote work on your machine, you have to install Python and the python-pysqlite2 package. Once you’ve done that, you can launch Pygmynote using the python command.

To manage your data, Pygmynote uses a few easy-to-remember commands. For example, the i command allows you to insert a new record. To list all records in the database, you can use the a command, while the td command shows all records containing the current date in the tags field. The latter allows you to quickly view a list of tasks and events scheduled for today. You can also use Pygmynote to store links which you can open in the default browser using the url command.

Pygmynote can also manage email reminders thanks to the eml command which fetches emails containing a specific keyword (e.g., “Pygmynote” or “Reminder”). You can specify the desired keyword and email account settings in the IMAP connection settings section of the script.

Get Organized with Wiki in a Jar

While TiddlyWiki is probably the most popular desktop wiki out there, it’s not the only fish in the sea. And if you don’t fancy TiddlyWiki’s approach to managing content, or you are looking for a desktop wiki that can help you to manage not only your notes but also appointments and contacts, then you might want to try Wiki in a Jar.

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Tweet from the Command Line with Twidge

Graphical Twitter clients are a dime a dozen these days, but what if you want to use the ubiquitous micro-blogging service from the terminal? On machines like Linutop or netbooks, running a graphical Twitter client is a waste of precious resources, so a command-line tool like Twidge can come in rather handy. Using it, you can quickly post tweets and view the latest posts from people you follow without leaving the convenience of the terminal. Moreover, Twidge supports — an open source micro-blogging service.

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