Archive for September, 2016

Create a “when I am busy” calendar

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Here’s how to create a public calendar on your website that shows when you are busy. For example, mine

\1. To set up sharing go to your calendar on, select Sharing from the drop down on the left side:

dropdown google calendar

\2. Make sure that it’s public but only showing busy:

calendar busy checkbox

\3. Then go to “Calendar Details”, copy the <iframe ... HTML tag:

calendar iframe embedding

\4. On your website, create a calendar.html page with the following contents (replacing the <iframe ... tag appropriately):


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Alec's Busy</title>
html {margin: 0;padding 0;}
body { margin: 0;position:fixed; left:0; width:100%; top:0; height:100%; }
iframe { margin: 0;display: block; width:100%; height:100%; }
      <iframe src=";s%20Busy&showCalendars=0&mode=WEEK&" style=" border-width:0 " width="100%" height="95%" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>


Finally, if you’re logged into your google account and you visit your calendar.html page, you might be freaked out because you see all of your events (instead of busy). But to verify that it’s really hidden, use an “incognito”/private window to see that it just shows “busy”.

Make Two-Sided Printing the default setting on mac os x

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
  1. In issue: cupsctl WebInterface=yes
  2. In a browser visit http://localhost:631/printers
  3. Click on the printer’s name
  4. On the second drop-down list choose “Set Default Options”
  5. Change “2-Sided Printing:” to “Long-Edge (Portrait)”