Spoke Too Soon

Well, it seems I spoke too soon. As the Mozilla folks have been doing an awful lot recently, they have come through. Sunbird (and the Mozilla Calendar extension) now do basically what I want and I am the happiest boy alive.

It’s still a little hokey and there are some bugs, but I can definitly manage a calendar on my PCs and my Mac, all accessing the same file on a central server. I’m using WebDAV to do it. You have to jump through a couple of hoops to get it to sync up properly the first time, but after that it’s perfect.


Am I the only person that needs a simple calendar program with TODO items that I can access on Windows and Mac OS X and that synchronizes to a central server? I can’t be.

If I’m not, why the hell hasn’t Mozilla filled this need yet? It seems like every calendar program out there will let you sync to a calendar in one direction, but not both. Damnit, I need both! I use four computers regularly. Every single day. They need to be in sync. This is why I use IMAP for my mail, and Thunderbird for my mail client. IMAP lives on my Linux server and Thunderbird works everywhere that I do.
Hopefully Sunbird (or whatever the Mozilla calendar client is called these days) will fill this need soon. I feel gross sending myself emails with reminders and putting them in my TODO mail folder.

And don’t even get me started on contacts, bookmarks and notes.

Actually, hold up. It looks like maybe the newest version of the Mozilla calendar has rudimentary support for doing this over DAV. Sweet!


My belt is out of holes. In November I was on 2 of 5. Now I’m on 5 of 5. Or 3/5 – 1/5 depending on how you count your belt holes.
And my watch is spinning around my wrist.
And my rings keep falling off.

Getting skinny is gonna be expensive in the accessories department.