Cincinnati Library calendar in iCal format

The Cincinnati Library has an online calendar that has all the events for all the branches. Unfortunately there was no way to subscribe in Google Calendar. However, after a little digging I found that you can grab the RSS feed (which is supplied) and make a small change to the URL in order to get an iCal-compatible URL. Not much to it, but I bet someone else wants to do this, too. Hopefully Google will lead them here.

So you go to the library's calendar page, then copy the link from the RSS button (usually by right-clicking on the button and choosing copy link). Paste the link into a text editor (notepad, textedit, word, whatever) and look for where it says dm=rss2. Change it so it is dm=ical. Then copy and paste that new URL into your Google Calendar or iCal or any other calendar program that can subscribe to iCal calendars.

Here's the help article.


Indy 500

It was an exciting race this year. They were saying that the new cars are designed to make drafting and passing easier, so we saw the most lead changes in Indy 500 history! It was also the hottest in history, but that didn't seem to change too much.

I enjoyed seeing Tony Kanaan finish so well. I bet he could've done even better if there hadn't been that crash right at the end. Still I think Sato is a racer to keep an eye on, and Dario should've given him a little more room on that pass!



Sometimes it feels good to sweat. Today was one of those days. I haven't sweat like that in a long time. It was just pouring off. But it DID feel good to get outside and do some manual labor. Of course, a little of that goes a long way ;-)


Catching Up

It's funny how some clients can be almost like friends. I really enjoy the conversations I have with this particular client. We talk about our kids, and what's been going on with our families. We seem to have similar views on life and it's always nice to talk with her. Good times.

A Breakthrough

I finally cracked a difficult problem I was having at work. I knew all it would take was a little time for me to focus without distractions. I have to be able to keep on the thread. If I lose it then I get too frazzled and confused. But finally I was able to see it through!!


Being Elmo

Saw a really interesting documentary called Being Elmo. It's about the puppeteer who controls Elmo. Well, really he IS Elmo. Amazing story about coming up from nothing and following your dreams. Glad I found it on Netflix.


Feeling heard

It's always nice when you feel like someone's listening. I had an issue with a website today. Nothing catastrophic, but still annoying. I put in a support ticket and then tweeted about it. I actually got my answer faster on Twitter than email! It was nice to get such a quick response.


Mexican Fiesta

My brother and his family invited my daughter to stay with them over the weekend. It's great to have them so much closer to us now. Instead of needing to take a plane, we can just take a short drive. Awesome!!

She had a great time, and they invited me up for dinner on Sunday when I picked her up. We had Mexican. A great choice, because my daughters and I LOVE Mexican! I stuffed myself plenty and had a wonderful time.


Party Day

We had a belated Mothers Day party yesterday. It was a nice day for it and everyone had a great time. It was fun to be able to include my brothers family in the event, too. All good times!



Community was really great this week. I only watched the first of the three episodes, but I was laughing out loud several times. It reminded me of how it was to play video games with my friends back in the day. Good times!