Monday, 28 July 2008

Google Calendar flips the switch on CalDAV

I was pretty sure this was coming but had no idea when... and really didn't care THAT much. Nevertheless it is a pretty slick addition to Google's already powerful calendaring system.

At a high level, CalDAV is just an extension to WebDAV which is "is a set of extensions to the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) which allows users to collaboratively edit and manage files on remote World Wide Web servers."

CalDAV allows clients to access scheduling information on remote servers by extending WebDAV and using the iCalendar format for data.

Friday, 25 July 2008

Bluetooth headsets - there's a time and a place...

I admit it - I've had a Bluetooth headset for sometime now. But I *only* wear it while talking on the phone in the car.

There are some people - you have seen them - who insist on not only wearing the ear bud every where but talking too. And most seem to think that the person on the other end can't hear them so it's best to speak abnormally loud.

Here is my short list of where it is and is not acceptable to wear your Bluetooth headset and talk on the phone.

While you are in any airport - anywhere - not acceptable.
While you are in the grocery store - not acceptable.
While you are driving in the car - acceptable.
Watching a movie in the theatre - not acceptable.
Waiting room at the dentist - not acceptable.
Fixing teeth as the dentist - not acceptable.

I'm sure there are way more - I'll update later.