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I just did a nifty thing on my iPod.

A couple of days ago, I downloaded Sunbird.  It's a calendar program from the people who brought us the Firefox web browser.  I downloaded it because it exports calendars using the open iCal standard, which is the format used by iPod (and also by my Day Planner widget).  It took me some time to figure out how to export the entire calendar, because Sunbird is so new that there are no help files yet, but I eventually figured it out.

iPod doesn't give me an option of choosing where I pull my calendar info from, so I added the file manually.  And now I have my calendar on my iPod, as complete as I can get it.  One of the potential benefits I can see is that I might be able to determine my Pennsic schedule ahead of time (to an extent) and load it on the iPod.  I'll just have to see that it stays charged... either I take it up to the truck now and again, or I look into solar panels, which might not be a bad idea anyway.

I like Sunbird -- it's got a lot of the features of Outlook without the bloating and pretension.

i feel: pleased pleased

5 trips or shoot the rapids
mariora From: mariora Date: June 9th, 2006 07:51 am (UTC) (base camp)
I have sunbird on my laptop. I quit using it though because the reminders weren't working right. I haven't checked for an update lately though.
baronessmartha From: baronessmartha Date: June 9th, 2006 10:51 am (UTC) (base camp)
it is still a beta program, that is why there are no help files yet.
I do love the Mozilla folks. I use firefox and thunderbird.

mmmm open source softwear sooo crunchy
tashabear From: tashabear Date: June 9th, 2006 03:49 pm (UTC) (base camp)
My email is web-based, so I don't use Thunderbird, but Firefox is my not-even-remotely-secret boyfriend.
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tashabear From: tashabear Date: June 9th, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Car-charger plug... it's has a recepacle for car-chargers, you mean? Cause that would be nifty.
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tashabear From: tashabear Date: June 9th, 2006 04:12 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I shall have to look into that -- such a thing could be most useful.
5 trips or shoot the rapids