Sunday, August 18, 2013

KDE Clock Issues

 In my case, /etc/localtime was a symlinked to something completely wrong so I just deleted it sudo rm /etc/locatime and then created a symlink to the proper file: ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Chicago/etc/localtime and the clocked fixed its self instantly.Thank You  f.ardelian for providing the correct solution.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

How To Sync Google Calendar with Thunderbird 23 and 24

As many of you know Provider for Google Calendar no longer works with Thunderbird 21 and up. The API hasn't been updated in some time as well. The next obvious issue is that Thunderbird's Lightning extension itself does not support Google Calendar, so how does one get them to sync?

The answer is an often overlooked extension that no one would give a second thought to using if they didn't do some research, synckolab. This extension adds the ability to allow Lightning to use the iCal protocol which Google supports.

To use the extension you will need Lightning 2.5b2 for Thunderbird 23. For Thunderbird 24 its best to use Lightning 2.6b1. Click on the link above for synckolab and save the xpi file. Open Thunderbird and go to Tools >> Add-ons.

Now click the settings icon and select Install Add-on from file. Navigate to the xpi file and select it.

Restart Thunderbird to activate the new extension.

Open up your web browser and navigate to your Google Calendar, go to and hover the calendar name you wish to sync with and when the drop down arrow appears hover on it the select "Calendar Settings" and right click on the iCal button for the private URL (should be the second one)

Now in Thunderbird select File >> New >> Calendar, then select the Radio Button for "On the Network" and click "Next" make sure the "iCalendar" Radio Button is selected and then paste the URL you copied from Google into "Location" and click "Next" Lightning will update immediately.

Its simple, easy and it works. Enjoy

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Time To Be Personal, Frank and Completely Honest.

You are looking at a picture of where I now live. Yep that is a very old (1985 Model to be exact) travel trailer.

Its a roof but now I'm going to reveal some things about my personal life I have never revealed online before.

I am in a personal war with my son's grandmother whom is illegally interfering with parental rights over my 9 year old son. Under Texas State Law she is not allowed to interfere, coerce, or extort in any form that infringes upon my rights as the father. Well she does all that. She even committed perjury (out right lied to the judge) lied to the police and has even physically attacked me (in the hopes of getting me to retaliate so I would go to jail.)

Anyway long story short, with a lot of help from a lot of good people I finally found this old travel trailer and $800 dollars later. The significance of this is that she no longer has control of my living situation. I now have a have a home base and can actually get a decent job.

Ah but there is a rub... I need to repair it and well barely get enough money a month to pay the lot rent and the electric bill (plus keep my cell phone going as well.)

So I am doing the one thing I never wanted to do and had hoped to God I never would do. I am begging for money online but I'm in a do or die clutch situation and have an opportunity to end the living hell I have endured for far to long.

So I am using Go Fund Me to ask for the money I need to repair the trailer for long term living and do it correctly, not just half ass.

Here's the link: