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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Chaged default calendar in Gnome 3 to Google Calendar

I wanted to use Google calendar for my default calendar in Gnome 3. I followed this tutorial from Webupd8 which integrated the notifications perfectly. But I still had one problem. When I clicked on the Open calendar  link it tried to execute evolution.

So to fix this, I wrote a simple script called it .firecal and saved it in my home directory. The script has one line

firefox https://www.google.com/calendar

 I made the script executable:

~$chmod +x .firecal

 Then in a terminal run :

~$gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.default-applications.office.calendar exec /home/user/.firecal


  Now when I click on the open calendar FireFox opens up Google calendar.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Online Class

I am taking an online course "Intro to Operating System's" we have to participate in discussion's. Which I thought could be fun and interesting, unfortunately it has been contrary to my normal online community experience. The conversations are thin and boring. I have seen one or two well thought out post only to  receive a "me too" or " I agree" as responses. It is really to bad because there seems to be very little passion about computers in this class. This class is tracking to be computer professionals, it scares me.  It is sad to me that people pick careers by what money it might make them, not whether or not they have a love for it.