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A Journal about the experiences I have developing little applications in C#, Perl, Html and Javascript and talking about things new things that I use. Always Geeky; Always Nerdy; Always poor Grammer!

I am a Software Analyst Developer working in Southport, England but living in Liverpool. I develop mainly in C# and ASP.Net. I have been developing comercial software for several years now. I maintain this site (hosted at SwitchMedia UK) as a way of exploring new technologies (such as AJAX) and just generally talking about techie geek issues. This site is developed through a host of Perl scripts and a liberal use of Javascript. I enjoy experimenting with new technologies and anything that I make I host here.

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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Google Calander Mashup with BBC Programme Listing API

I have developed a little program that converts a BBC Listing into an iCal format file.

Simply put the keyword of the programs you want to be alerted for at the end of the following url "http://www.kinlan.co.uk/bbc/" and it will return a calendar iCal file with the events for the related programs over the next week.

Examples are:
http://www.kinlan.co.uk/bbc/breakfast
http://www.kinlan.co.uk/bbc/top%20gear
http://www.kinlan.co.uk/bbc/ross

You can use this url in your Google Calendar (http://calendar.google.com) by simply clicking on the manage calendar link, then on "Add calendar" link in the other calendars section; Select the "Public Calendar Address" tab and then enter the url that you want to subscribe too.

I will be working on it more, but with this file you can link it to your Google Calendar account so that you can see when BBC programs will be on TV, it also imports into MS Outlook.

Let me know of any suggestions :) and problems
paul.kinlan@gmail.com

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dude none of your photos in flicker are working!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wednesday, May 17, 2006 1:59:00 PM

Nice! I've been looking for something like this and it works well. However, while your example of http://www.kinlan.co.uk/bbc/top%20gear works well for two words, I wanted to get JUST Archive on 4.
However, just using http://www.kinlan.co.uk/bbc/archive gives lots of results.
When I try http://www.kinlan.co.uk/bbc/archive%20on%204 or even http://www.kinlan.co.uk/bbc/archive%20on I get Too many links at bbc2cal.cgi line 85.

By Blogger digitaltoast, at Tuesday, February 03, 2009 2:21:00 PM