I’ve been dreaming of lifestreaming for years. I’ve written various programs in perl and php and who know what else with and without database several times over. I really should have done something cool with it way back before it started popping up all over the place, but I didn’t. Anyway lately I’ve tried out several of the services out there, it seems like a new one every day or so. But what I’ve really wanted was a way to bring it all to my desk top, stored on my desktop for me to have forever I can guarantee that any particular service will be there for ever. So I’ve been looking for a solution and pulling out some old coding ideas. Then today it hit me, where I really want this data is in my calendar program, currently iCal. Then I can always flip back through the years or do a search. Then if any particular service that I use ever goes away, I still have my data.
Today I found the GCALDaemon Project. You can have it convert RSS to iCal format and subscribe to it. I set it up on my mac, super easy and started subscribing to my feeds from various services, I works like a champ. Super easy way to get your lifestream on your local box.