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Is iDisk now faster with MobileMe than .Mac?

In spite of all the hassle that’s been publicised with people having issues with their mail and other Mobile Me < .Mac migration problems, I've actually noticed that accessing iDisk is quicker. I share an iDisc for apparently trouble free file sharing between some of my colleagues. However, it's painfully slow. However, since the migration it appears to be more responsive, although it's still slower than pigeon post for uploading.

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Mac

Google Calendar now editable by iCal; WebDav

(As spotted on vowe.net and QSF’s blog).
In a pretty cool turn of events (and roughly 1 month after I spent cash on a 3rd party solution) Google have added CalDAV support to their calendar;

How cool is that? That means you can edit a Google calendar from within iCal without any synchronisation nonsense! That also means shared calendars without any hassle. Further inroads of Google into the corporate world!

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trivial shennanigans

Google Browser sync now open source!

One of the downsides to Firefox 3 is the mouse scrolling speed on Linux (not on OS X), and the fact I can no longer share my passwords, my bookmarks, and cookies between my Mac and Linux box. I did take a look at Weave, but it seemed pretty poor so far (although I’m sure it will get better).

Well the first step in Firefox3 browser synch’ing has been taken.

http://google-opensource.blogspot.com/2008/07/open-sourcing-browser-sync.html

Cool. Now all I need to do is to wait for somebody to port it to FF3 and I’m set! That may take a while, but at least it’s now possible.

One thing that seems not to have been noticed as that without an encrypted backend to store the synched info the plugin is useless. The util did not sync between browsers, but it was browser to encrypted backend at Google. I wonder if Google would still allow that? Still at least it’s now possible.

Perhaps those Weave people will take this code to better their own? GBS did work pretty dammed well, so that would be a good idea.

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trivial shennanigans

Testing blog posting with MarsEdit

So after ages of just using WordPress’s web interface, I’ve decided to try out MarsEdit. It’s a propreitary OSX (25 bucks) blog poster with a good reputation!

..and waddayaknow, it works and took 5 mins to setup!