If I’m going to use this BlackBerry, I need to figure out a solution for my Calendars. My current idea is something like this:
- PocketMac can’t handle all my calendar data (due to volume or perhaps some invalid character somewhere), so if I reduce the data being sync’ed perhaps it will work.
- I can archive my old calendar data and keep only one active iCalendar with this year’s data in it – that calendar will be sync’ed.
- The archival data will be available using Sunbird/Mozilla/etc. I rarely need it, but I can’t trash it (and eventually I want to bring it back).
The question now is, “How do I go about transforming this data?” I exported my main calendar as a 18,515 line iCalendar (a little inconvenient no longer having that be the default format), but it didn’t come out in a cronological dump, so manually cutting and pasting would be a bit of an ordeal.
I don’t know of any way to search by date range and export the results, so I’m thinking about writing a simple script to parse the file and create a “2006” iCalendar and a “pre 2006” iCalendar.
Anyone have a better idea?
The calendaring functionality is something I’ve been having trouble with as well. My calendar needs are fairly simple, I get along just fine with my Yahoo! calendar or google’s new calendar program. Unfortunately I’ve seen no way to synch these two things. This is definitely a time where I kind of wish I had an exchange account somewhere that I could tie into my blackberry. It would make things nice. But I’m not sure that I really want to track down exchange hosting and even if I found it, I don’t know what the possibilities are with synching my blackberry to it. Not sure, I may look into it eventually, but … anyhow, pretty sure you said you weren’t wanting to do it either.
Enjoying the posts, I can’t tell whether you’re moving steps closer to achieving your goals or just taking side steps but it’s definitely becoming a good resource for what the 8700 can and can’t do.