Sunday, January 28, 2007

Idea: synchronizing an Ical feed with Palm PDA

OK, I have a Palm-based PDA but I don't use it a lot - the truth is, I use online calendar service to keep all my dates and contacts (in case that I forgot my address book, I can always go online and look it up). The calendar can be exported as Ical feed.

The idea is: to get the feed and parse it using Perl ical library and update Palm's DateBook PDB file with the new information and sync everything back.

Labels: , , ,

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Xmas & New Year

Originally uploaded by coquelicot.
Soo... long time, no blog! this post is probably very late but I decided to write something about my Xmas and New Year celebrations this year. As my parents have the biggest place to fit us all, they decided to host the traditional Christmas Eve dinner, when, according to the tradition, '12 dishes should be served for each month of past and coming year and one place at the table should be left free; as when a stranger, cold and lonely would knock to the door, he should not be denied the place at the table'. So much for the custom - at our dinner there were only (!) about 11 dishes (hail to my mom, sister and her mother-in-law, without them it wouldn't be possible) but it was a full house - there was 10 people (not counting my sisters little baby, due on that very day!) and there was no place at the table left for anyone else! :-)

The number of presents under the christmas tree was so huge that we had problems to fit them there too! but I guess everyone was pretty happy. The dinner lasted for more than 5 hours and I have to say it was great. This year my dad spared us some hearing cells and decided not to play the violin and sing christmas carols - we listened to CDs instead.

On 25th and 26th of December (which in Poland are both christmas days - we just love those holidays!) we were mostly eating and drinking: at first at my sister's parents-in-law and at my aunt & uncle's place. My cousin Szymon flew back from Ireland to spend these holidays with his family and it was great to see him again after more than 3 months since his wedding in September.

The week between christmas and new year's eve was mostly partying and visiting friends - a grand time if you ask me, exactly as planed earlier, haha! the new year's party was at one of my friend's place and it was also great: we did some karaoke, drunk, danced, drunk more and had great food with a pig, roasted especially for us for this particular occasion. At midnight we had a great panorama all over the city where we could see great firework show.

I have to say that I love to come back home for christmas and new year's. There is no better place for that! :-D

Labels: , , ,

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?