Looking for calendaring software

Today I tried again to find some solution to get my appointments organized. I bought a Palm T|X begin July hoping it will help me: it did not.

I have 2 Mac’s. I use iCal right now to keep some order in my hectic, lazy life. iCal on itself is probably the best tool around because it is S.I.M.P.L.E.! Damn! I tried Now Up-To-Date, Daylight and Palm OS Desktop. Try to make an event spanning days in both. Try to configure it: billions of opinions! Try to get the AM/PM out of the way in those!

The reason why I started to look around again is because the sync from my Palm with my iCal put everything in the Unfiled category on my iMac. Yeah, it screwed it up.. But I go back to iCal now and cool down.

Is any company out there trying to make actually a kickass calendar application? A personal organizer which actually is easy to use like iCal but with a little bit more features?

Getting so angry about big, rich companies making online stuff when I can’t even find a stupid little application which gets me organized and sync’s with my Palm.
Why do we need to ‘share’? Why do we need to let Google, Apple, Yahoo! know what hour we have to be at the dentist? Why????

Think I’ll go buy a paper agenda and a pen… Or if anyone has an idea about something that works on Mac with Palm syncing (mind the word ‘works’).


Cheap food turns out to be bad food

Yesterday I bought frozen fish from a brand called ‘Ja!’ (famous in Germany I guess) which was half the price of the same thing of ‘Iglo’ (which I usually buy). I thought I’d give it a try as it could save me some money.

These are actually ready made dishes you put in the microwave and it’s ready in 18 minutes or so. The Iglo ones never failed me.

Preparing the food, the instruction on the box were wrong: 12min at 600W. That’s way not good! At least 17min at 650W is better.
But, bad luck. After about an hour I ate this cheap fish yesterday, I felt something odd in my stomach.. Then later a bit further down.. and today I’m sitting on the toilet.

I know this can happen, but it really shouldn’t. The toilet paper of ‘Ja!’ is good enough, but for frozen fish I’ll stick with the good old ‘Iglo’!

(yes yes, fresh is better.. but fresh ain’t available all the time and definitely not close buy)

Importing from iPod to iTunes?

I’m using my own iPod to get my own music to my own iTunes on my PowerBook: it does not work! You can’t just simply select an album and import drag and dropping it into your Library.

Maybe I’m missing an option somewhere. I really don’t want to sync automatically because that means you will mostly loose all your music on your iPod first (see previous post)..

Anyway, I’m doing tricks by showing all hidden files in Finder, then copy them to disk. After that, I’m just importing all the files into iTunes. You need to import all of them because the file names are totally useless on the iPod!

Cool tools, but sometimes it’s brainless. I think Apple doesn’t know yet people actually have 2 or 3 or more Apples at home. iPhoto is also such a crazy tool not letting you share easily.