Friday, 26 August 2011

Compact Calender Google Docs style, part 3

I must give a big thank you to Michael Kennedy for all the work that he has done on the Compact Calender Google Docs style.

He implemented majority of the features and it almost function the same as the original version of Compact Calender from David Seah. Just look at the change log!

There is only one major feature missing, it is to be able to fit the printed calendar on a sheet of A4 paper. 

The public holidays for more countries are needed. Currently we only have full holidays for Ireland and Australia, some for US and Germany. If you what the public holidays are for the other countries, fill them in at the "Holiday" tab.

To use it as it is,
  1. Change the year to the appropriate year.
  2. Change the country to the appropriate country.
  3. You now have a compact calender.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Time to commit

I know that committing to something can be tough, especially for something in the short term future. It's tough when you don't even know what you are doing tomorrow!

Well, for something as fun as the upcoming WEBMU 2011, this is a no-brainer. We are a bunch of expat bloggers getting together for a bit of chat and a laugh! This year the event is being held in Cologne around October.

There is poll up on the expat bloggers in Germany forum asking fellow bloggers to commit, this is mostly to get an idea of the numbers so that certain events can be booked.

If that has piqued your interest, head over the forum and show your commitment.

By the way, the details for WEBMU 2011 are

Location: Cologne
Date: 22 Oct - 23 Oct, however a kick off dinner is the Friday evening 21 Oct.

The forum also has a list of possible hotel options as well.

The Cologne host team Resident on EarthMusikK√∂ln MediaFutile Diatribes, TQE and Cheap as Chips will be posting a full agenda for the weekend, and I hear that there are some fantastic events planned :-)

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Compact Calender Google Docs style, part 2

Since starting my attempts to port David Seah's Compact Calendar, and via David's blog note, the calender has gather some momentum and has moved onto version 5. Since that first version, it has obtained two main functionalities.
  • It displays Month name automatically, thanks to Mike Kennedy excellent work.
  • It calculates the ISO week number automatically. The week number is calculated using a script that I got from Markus Olsson.
By the way, the latest version of the Compact Calender spreadsheet is named "compactspreadsheet", a bit of a typo on my part.

If you want to some hints on how to use the compact calendar, head over the David Seah's site for some timely tips.

The one thing that I want to do is set it up so that when it is printed out, it fits correctly onto an A4 sheet of paper. Any hints? Anyone?