Are you actively searching for areas where there is the remote possibility that you can afford a house? or just curious of what your neighbour paid for his house? If so the check out this website. Not only does it link in with the land registry database but it links in with google maps to provide a colour coded guide to the average prices of each road.
Very handy for us now that we are actively searching for property.
Nationwide recently closed down the ability to get OFX statement files. These files were used to get transaction information into Microsoft Money and many other bits of accounting software. You can read more about it at the BetterOnlineBanking.co.uk website.
I needed to find a way round this so that I could continue using Gnucash without resorting to typing everything in. Looking around I notices that the QIF format was pretty simple and so I have written two scripts:
They are tested to work on both OS X and Linux and have zero requirements.
Lets hope that Nationwide sort themselves out and produce a better way to do this.
Download the full statement in csv format from Nationwide Download the relevant script into the same directory Make the script executable: chmod +x NWCreditcsv2qif.sh Create the QIF file: ./NWCreditcsv2qif.sh NWCreditOct2009.csv > NWCreditOct2009.qif Use the QIF …
The problem I had was that I wanted to be able to access and edit my ical calendars on multiple computers without having to sign up to .Mac (being a cheap skate and all). Currently in iCal if you publish from two different computers to one calendar file the changes made by one will not be shown in the other.
These steps should be made on all computers.
Backup your ~/Library/Calendars directory.
Publish your calendars on the web. This can either be hosted on your own computer (follow the excellent guide here) or an external website such as iCal exchange which is free. Make sure that the calendars you wish to share are published in iCal.
Download and install Sunbird. Sunbird is the stand alone mozilla calendar and the clever thing about it is that it allows one to both subscribe to and publish to the same calendar to webdav (iCal only allows you to do one or the other). It uses the same format as iCal. The reason that I do not use it instead of iCal is that I think it looks ugly at the m…