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Worky things
Work changed quite a bit over the weekend. Not only do they have a new website, they've re-done much of the intranet. Our servers are now running Novell tools. They claim to be making a number of changes over the next few weeks, including the implementation of shared calendaring using iCal. My first thought: It's not Exchange! Yay! My second thought: Thunderbird doesn't have a calendar... What do I use? And what can I safely recommend to other employees?

I'm using FireFox for web and Thunderbird for email. I don't want to do my web browsing in Mozilla... There are things about FireFox I prefer. I don't have much experience with Mozilla's Mail client and how it differs from Thunderbird, but I prefer the looks of Thunderbird. There is Mozilla Sunbird - a standalone calendar program, but it's at version .2b. So far, it looks pretty nice. I have no idea how it will work with the iCal stuff, though. Also, it feels... ridiculous to be running FireFox, Thunderbird, and Sunbird when I could just run Mozilla and have it all. I dunno. Maybe I could find a theme that would make the looks of Mozilla Mail more pleasing.

What other solutions are out there that are cross-platform? I want something that's likely to run on my FreeBSD install on this laptop, and that I could run on the Linux desktop at home, if I wished.

Current Mood: curious curious

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eliset From: eliset Date: November 22nd, 2004 09:26 am (UTC) (Link)
I'll say it first to get it out of the way, since I know there will be 2-3 replies saying this:

Buy a Mac?

(she says from her Dell laptop)
equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: November 22nd, 2004 09:29 am (UTC) (Link)
I was expecting that from Nugget. It's tempting, but really unnecessary. I still want cross-platform compatibility, not a Mac-only solution.
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equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: November 22nd, 2004 09:43 am (UTC) (Link)
I played around with other themes for a few minutes earlier. They did seem to change a great deal of the feel of Mozilla, but I didn't find a theme I liked. Maybe more searching will turn up something.
nugget From: nugget Date: November 22nd, 2004 11:39 am (UTC) (Link)
<title> on the new site is mispeled. It says "Persues Labs".
From: ledhazard Date: November 22nd, 2004 09:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why not just download the Mozilla Calendar Project? It's lightweight and installs itself in the Tools menu of Firefox.
equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: November 22nd, 2004 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ummm... Because I thought it was a separate app... I'll probably add it into Thunderbird once I get to work tomorrow. Thanks for telling me about it. :)
From: lynchedanddying Date: November 30th, 2004 11:36 am (UTC) (Link)
i got my miata to 152 this weekend whats the fastest youve had yours
equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: November 30th, 2004 06:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I haven't had it to the track, and it can go well above speeds I feel are safe on public roads, so I don't know how fast mine can go.

I saw in your LJ that you have a Torsen diff from a '99. Does your car have the final drive ratio of the 6-speed Miatas or the 5-speed? And how did you measure your speed? My speedometer only goes to 140mph.
From: lynchedanddying Date: December 6th, 2004 11:32 am (UTC) (Link)
mine is only five speed. i have the super air flow converter and it has a digital reading on mph, rpm, air flow level, and some different, its nice
equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: December 7th, 2004 08:29 am (UTC) (Link)
The 5-speed Miata is gear limited at 140mph at 7,000 RPM (redline) or 144mph at 7,200 RPM (rev limiter). Without changing the gear ratios, a Miata can not go more than 144 miles an hour, unless the rev limiter is removed. I would have your speedometer checked.
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