Monday, July 07, 2003

Another Datebook Utility

I have just found Dated. It is a small applet which allows you to search and display records from the Datebook database. Search is by daterange and what is in the text field. In the display screen any or all of the listed entries can be selected and deleted. In other words it is the simplest and quickest way to remove specific records from your Datebook.

The freeware version does not let you actually delete the records, but we are promised a full version by the end of the week. I look forward to it (so long as it is cheap - after all this is a single function utility).


I am told that if you buy a paper diary it has national holidays, major relgious festivals etc. printed in it. That sounds a pretty good idea, but it still has a drawback: you have to wait until Christmas 2005 to find out when Easter 2006 falls.

Anyway, I have tried various methods for getting thsi sort of information onto my Palm, including Infuzer, but find myself plagued with duplicate entries or entries marked private. Since Bank Holidays don't affect my job and I know when Christams is, I did without. But the one date I do need to know is Easter, because that affects the date of school holidays and thus my working pattern. And now I have found the solution: a freeware applet called, unsurprisingly, Easter Day.

It is very simple to use. You enter a year, e.g. 2005 or 1627, and it tells you the date Easter falls that year. You then load that date into human short-term memory, switch to Datebook and create a new entry. Just what I needed.

I tried to post yesterday, but in my absence Blogger has been updated and I hit the wrong button losing everything. What I really want to see is Blogger being more compatible with other browsers. Any suggestions for the best Mac browser to use Blogger with?