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Thunderbird Lightning and Google Calendar, bidirectional sync, ubuntu 64

Posted by lazybit on October 1, 2008

Here’s a quick howto on using your Google Calendar with Lightning when you’re at home, with all edits being synced, no matter if done online or with Lightning.

We’re using the recent 0.9 Version of the Lightning extension for Thunderbird. You need to download the 64bit extension manually. The direct download on the Mozilla homepage will only give you the 32bit version. You can find it here: http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/calendar/lightning/releases/ under 0.9/contrib/linux-x86_64/

After that grab the Google Calendar addon: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/sunbird/addon/4631

After installing both of them, you should be able to set up a: new calender -> on the network -> Google Calendar. Post your XML address in the field, enter your password and you’re ready for bidirectional editing.

A pictured howto can be found here: http://bfish.xaedalus.net/?p=239 the wiki is here: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Calendar:GDATA_Provider#Accessing_your_Calendar

Two things to mention:

  • make sure to use the recent addons, which is a bit of manual work, but otherise the field for the Google Calendar will not show up or may not sync.
  • make sure to use the remote caledar when adding entries and not the local one which was set up by default (you can delete it if you don’t need it to avoid confusion)
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Google StreetView car seen in Mannheim, Germany

Posted by lazybit on September 22, 2008

Google's StreetView Car spottet in Mannheim, Germany

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On awalk through Mannheim yesterday I noticed something oddly familiar. But only from pictures so far.

I had the “luck” to run into the parked and covered StreetView car at Collini Center in downtown Mannheim. Other users also reported it parking there or driving around town, as i’ve found out by googling (funny, isn’t it). There are also some live snapshots from them.

So it seems to be on tour through Europe. So the major cities will appear on Google StreetView soon.

http://www.googlewatchblog.de/2008/08/19/streetview-auto-in-mannheim-gesehen/

http://www.kugelerde.de/thread.php?threadid=17355

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