[Melbourne-pm] (paid) Assistance required for Google calendar hack

Alfie John alfiejohn at gmail.com
Mon Aug 17 16:58:07 PDT 2009

Sometimes heated handlebar grips is the wrong approach:



On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 9:34 AM, Stephen Edmonds <melbourne-pm at popcorn.cx>wrote:

> Toby Wintermute wrote:
>> 2009/8/17 Nathan Bailey <Nathan.Bailey at its.monash.edu>:
>>> As for push vs. pull - I need push because Google can't see my "server"
>>> to
>>> subscribe. FWIW, this is a path to publishing a calendar onto the iPhone
>>> that I want to run on a colleague's Windows PC (but that I will also
>>> happily
>>> run myself if/when I can get it working :-)
>> How about a script that just syncs the .ics file from his Windows PC
>> then, to some other machine that *is* accessible?
>> The simple approach is often the most reliable. Laziness is a virtue :)
> I agree with Toby, keep it simple.  In fact why get Google involved at all?
> To keep an eye on eBay items I have a script that generates an ics file on
> my home linux box.  I then subscribed to it directly on my iPhone and it
> works quite nicely.  The phone it set to fetch data every 15 minutes, the
> Apache logs show requests 15-20 minutes apart which is timely enough for my
> needs. [1]
> If I didn't have a publicly available web server at home, it would have
> been trivial to add a SCP to the end of the script.
> Thanks,
> Stephen
> [1] The eBay script only runs once an hour so 15 minutes is overkill, but
> as the update setting is global, 15 minutes is what I want for mail and
> other calendars.
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