What was this contact reminder program?
August 24, 2013 2:40 PM Subscribe
A while ago, I came across a handy little program/script, which I think worked roughly like this: you give it a table of various friends' names and how often you want to stay in touch with them, and at appropriate intervals it will give you a "hey, you haven't emailed Jeff in 3 months" type reminder.
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Of course, this is not a hard problem and there are 101 ways I could cook up something similar, but I recall being impressed with this particular utility as a neatly done implementation. I recall it being somewhat old-school geeky in nature -- command lines and crontabs rather than web APIs and cloud synchronizations. I suspect it was probably just a few dozen well-carpentered lines of Python or similar. Anyway, before I give up the search and recreate it myself, has anyone else come across this thing?
Additional detail: fairly sure I came across it on the author's personal website, with a sort of "hey I cooked this up for my own use, might be handy for someone else" introduction.