My next door neighbour David Jackson came over today to act as my personal tech support. After I had already spent 4 hours unsuccessfully trying to get Activesync on my Pocket PC talk to Activesync on my Tablet PC via bluetooth, he spent another two hours and finally got it working. The wonders of modern technology!!
Yes, I finally caved in and decided I needed Outlook Calendar to be working on all of my PCs until a suitable alternative is found. I was also sick of certain important documents not being available on my tablet.
So joy oh joy, I know have Activesync working and guess what? My Pocket PC has decided that daylight savings in Victoria has finished for the year. But oh no! Steve Bracks, our hair-do Premier, has extended it for another week thanks to the Uncommon-wealth Games. So... now the PDA thinks it is 8.34pm desite my telling it 20 times today that it is only 7.34pm and, what's even better, ALL OF MY APPOINTMENTS IN OUTLOOK ARE NOW AN HOUR OUT. My 9am appointment for tomorrow is scheduled to 10am. My 10am for 11am. FOR MY ENTIRE DIARY FOREVER INTO ETERNITY.
That appointment I have for July? Yep, it's wrong. The one for September? Yep it's wrong too. I would change them - but I don't even know they are there. I have to search through my whole goddamn calendar into eternity.
But wait - it gets even better. If I DON'T change all of those appointments, and figure everything will sort itself out in a week when DLS finally finishes? Then all of the appointments I enter into my calendar in the next week will ALSO be an hour out once the calendar changes.
Sometime I hate technology and think Merlin Mann and his hipster diary are probably right. I've wasted an entire day on this shit.