Friday was my birthday; Kelley gathered a bunch of friends and we had a neat little BBQ affair. A few folks even brought presents; these ranged from the geeky (a nerf gun) to the geeky (a geek bookstore certificate) to the nostalgic and geeky (recordings from my days on the college TV station). Thanks all!
I spent part of Friday afternoon writing a Perl module to show my Datebook.pdb as part of my web page at work. This was well and good, but it turns out that Palm::Datebook doesn't have anything that seems to match the "Private" bit on appointments. There's an "other_flags" member, but none of the bits there appear to match the private setting; I don't get it. Hmm.
Speaking of Palms, the guys in my geek club now want to get into Palm programming, after we found that several projects already exist to build virtual communities atop Crystal Space. The lack of free software for Palms seems like a nice problem to attack. I'm not sure, though, if this will matter with the advent of useful Linux PDAs...
Mom needed a bit of help with kmail; it turns out that if an outbound message fails to get sent, all future outbound mail will get stuck in kmail until you go into the outbox and delete or fix the broken message. This is poor, but at least the rest of kmail is better than Balsa was. There are really too many gui mailers out there, and most of them suck. Oh, for a nice GUI Pine equivalent!