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Aug. 16th, 2008 | 11:49 am

I've been looking for a good way of managing my "things-to-do" and calendar in a way that can be easily shared between linux and os x machines, and because of a certain level of paranoia I didn't feel like giving the GooglePlex access to more and more of my life.

So I looked up chandler again. They've been working at it for several years and have finally gotten up to a 1.0 release, which so far has worked for me. I do like how tasks have 3 states. Now, Later, and then Done. Also the "triage" list view is sorted by time so you can see what's coming up next without going to the calendar view. Another interesting other feature is that items can belong to more than one collection.

A writer at Lifehacker had some comments as well.

However, the easy way to share data is by hosting your data with their servers via "ChandlerHub", and though I think a remote repository is a fine place to share things you want to share with the public, I still wanted more control.

Thankfully they have a preview release of the server Cosmo, the package they provide is a customized copy of Apache Tomcat 5.5 that provides a quick turn-key calendar server.

But Java is supposed to have all these security controls, and I didn't really want to run it under my user ID. So I thought hey, lets run it under the official debian install.
and was sufficiently patient to get past enough JavaVM permission denied errors for it launch.

Though the next day I discovered the built in Web UI was broken.

I think it's time to learn how to attach a debugger to the app.

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from: dilinger
date: Aug. 22nd, 2008 05:23 am (UTC)

So is you debian cosmo install completely under your control?

I think I am going to start hacking my life in the comming months. I need to re invent myself.

I still have some more pre work to do but I hope I am able to go through with my plans. Whatever they may be.

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