Martin Tithonium (tithonium) wrote,
Martin Tithonium

Project Du Jour

Two things:

I'm very bad at remembering events. HORRIBLE, in fact. I use iCal a lot, now that I've got a mac laptop. It's pretty nice. I can publish my calendars so that other people can view it. It's not QUITE smart enough to let me update the published calendars with another program and have it read the changes it. It's a push only. But it can also subscribe to calendars (pull only).

I don't care about most events at the Wet Spot, but I get the calendar mails regularly. I don't read them, usually. The only thing I ever go to is the grind, and the occasional vendor fair. But there's the xmas party, which I'm currently planning to go to. And you know what? The calendar on their website annoys me. I just don't like the format at all.

I think you see where I'm going with this.

This evening, I wrote a perl script. A scraper that reads their webpage, and constructs an .ics file that iCal and other vCal 2.0 compatible calendar programs (like mozilla's sunbird) can subscribe to.

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