mozilla lightning, thunderbird and google calendars

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.

too many pictures

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.

back from italy

i’m back from my italy trip! it was fantastic. i came back from italy last night and the first thing i did was eat steak. i don’t think that i’ve ever eaten a more vegetarian diet for as long anywhere before. most of my meals were either vegetarian or very light on the meat.

i took about 650 pictures, all shot in RAW. it’s a little daunting how long the processing of these photos are going to take, but i’m looking forward to look through them and figure out my RAW image workflow. i’ll start posting pictures from my trip as i get them processed.