in italy, restrooms are called WCs…short for water closets. what’s cool about these are that when you flush, there are usually two buttons that you can choose from: a bigger one or a smaller one. the smaller one flushes a smaller amount of water so that you can conserve better.
my parents just remodeled their bathrooms and they got toilets that operate in a similar fashion. i think that’s pretty cool. i wonder why it took so long for that to move over to the US market…
mozilla thunderbird is a pretty good email client. it is a decent replacement to the enterprise-dominant outlook. one of the biggest pet peeves i’ve had with it, though, was its lack of calendar support. mozilla has another open source solution called sunbird, but i didn’t want to run ANOTHER program just for calendaring.
it turns out that there’s an add-on to thunderbird called lightning which brings calendar support into thunderbird. that’s pretty good, but still, no centralized server to keep the calendaring data…and today i discovered this: a google calendar provider for lightning. this will allow you to use google calendar as your server. setup wasn’t completely obvious, but jonny at bfish has a very through walk-though of the setup of the provider and now i have my calendaring all set up. pretty elegant if you ask me, i like it a lot.
there are far too many pictures from the italy trip to process. i’m definitely feeling overwhelmed, but i’ll sit down tonight and take a look to see how they came out. i’m pretty nervous because i decided to push a lot of the night time photos into a high ISO. hope it all comes out ok. here’s just a quick photo of the colosseum. looking at it in person, it was hard to imagine to it was built over 1900 years ago.