Elbie at Trig dot Net

Fri, 03 Dec 2004

Where does the time go?

Here we are at the end of the school term; the end of classes at least. I've already been working here for almost four months now. Crazy.

In a vain attempt to try and stay on top of things, I caved in and purchased (yet another) an organiser. This time, a Palm Zire 72. It works with Macs, and Linux, though I haven't satisfactorily been able to get it to work with either. Linux will connect, but not sync. On the mac, it will sync, but only with itself. I'm at the point now, where I have four calendaring systems that don't talk with any of the others.

There are a few options. There's an app out there called the Missing Sync which is supposed to work wonders with the Mac built-in applications. With Linux, it's just a matter of persistence. Painful head bashing persistence. It's the last one that's got me totally stumped.

The University (meaning IST, the campus wide IT group) has settled on a platform that talks to nothing and no one: Oracle Calendar. I have some bizarre proprietary binary files sitting in a calendar directory on the server somewheres that is relatively useless to me, unless there's a handy dandy CPAN module that can at least let me jury rig something together.

Also, I'm trying to set up a local LDAP server for addresses, since no one else seems to have already done it. Maybe I'm just not looking in the right place.

Here's hoping I can use my Zire for more than just playing games. (Though it does that admirably.)

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