For many years — nine to be exact — I have used Sidekick 98 a calendaring / to-do-list program that I am very fond of. I particularly like the way it allows me to define multi-day projects (e.g. trips out of town) with a bright text bar that extends across the dates and makes a month at a glance easy.
Like other rabid Sidekick 98 fans, I accept no substitutes: Sidekick 99 was a lousy, stripped-down nonfunctional mistake. Sidekick 2000 or whatever they called it wasn't even worth thinking about. And then Starfish Software cratered. Someone got them to do a Y2K patch, which was necessary, and I thought I was good for long while.
I sure didn't expect that there would be a Year 2006 bug. Yes, even with the Y2K patch, Sidekick 98 gets very unhappy about dates in 2006 and 2007.
So it may be that the time has come to find myself a nice iCal compliant calendar with good privacy features (desiderata that leave out the two biggest contenders, Outlook and Google Calendar).
Hard to make the move, but getting harder not to. And hard too to pick what to move to. Whatever I pick has to be something I can have resident on both office and home desktops, with data transferred via a USB drive (can't be solely via the net since I want it on my laptop too, and that's not always in use where there is internet access).
Nothing seems to offer the great color-coded monthly views I've gotten to depend on. But the two leading contenders are scrappy Rainlendar and sleek Essential PIM. (I don't think I like the look of Time & Chaos, which is more contact manager than scheduler, so that's a third, outside, choice.)
so the code went final in 1997? sold in ’98 there was a year 2000 fix… and now you are having problems in 2007/2008 I cannot help but wonder if the year 2000 fix was merely someone going in and remapping 2007/08 back to ’97 ’98, thus keeping the same table. coincident that the bug is at +10… probably not.
According to a posting dated 29 Jan 06 in this thread in the sidekick users’ forum, the problem is complex and weird:
And, as noted later in the same thread, on 4 Feb 06,
Talk about legacy code!
I am particularly fond of Trumba for calendaring. It’s an online calendar (though it can sync with desktop apps), and I like it because (a) my wife can put things on my calendar (and vice versa); and (b) it is available anywhere. (http://www.trumba.com). I’ve been using it for a couple of years. I also like Ta Da for my to do list, for the same reasons (http://www.tadalist.com).
Trumba has recently raised its price to … $100/month. I will pay for a great calendaring app, but one-time, and we’re talking at most two figures, not three.
The recent price increase (from 9.95/month) has many users up in arms. The company seems to have shut down its blog (blog.trumba.com), perhaps because of comments from angry users?
Ha a 10X price increase? Oh, that’s going to go over real well.