Well folks, my NuevaSync Google Contacts syncing workaround has served me well since the Pre launched on June 6th. I checked PreCentral.net before I went to bed and found this article Tonight, Palm released WebOS 1.3.1 to Sprint customers here in the U.S. Among it’s many fixes read this line: If you set up Contacts …
Judging my my blog stats, my post on setting up your Palm Pre to Sync only the Google “My Contacts” group via Nuevasync is pretty popular. I hope there are some people out there who have it setup and working for them.
In the comments, I’ve tried to help a couple of people who were having problems. I decided that a follow up blog entry on troubleshooting would be a worthwile endevor.
As people report new problems, I’ll try to keep this entry updated.
I’m excited to see all of the work being done on precentral.net and predev.wikidot.com on Palm Pre hacking/development. One of my main reasons for Palm Pre excitement was the notion that I’d be able to build apps without learning Objective-C or some other language.
Tonight someone tweeted trying to find a ColdFusion or SQL solution to counting the number of weekdays (excluding Saturdays and Sundays) between two dates. Most of the solutions online involving looping over the date range and adding to a counter if that iteration of the loop is a weekday.
That’s fine for small ranges, but not if you need to test dates that span many years. Anyway, here’s a SQL solution. It’s late, so hopefully the comments in the code suffice. It should be straightforward to rewrite this in ColdFusion.
Palm Pre Syncing with GMail pulls in records from “All Contacts” instead of “My Contacts.” The result for heavy GMail users is a contact record for virtually everyone you have ever emailed.