One iCalendar to diff them all and in the python merge them

One problem with progressing through a series of different PDA or smartphone platforms is that your data gets fragmented. As part of a general decrufting and consolidation of my data, i've been trying to merge the various iCalendar files i have (extension .ics) into a single, comprehensive, calendar. A Web search for a suitable utility didn't turn anything up, so i wrote one in python.

Blu-ray, linux and 1080p HD playback

I promised my friends a glorious, full HD Star Trek experience in my birthday party invitation, which means i've had to spend some time trying to finally achieve the Blu-ray experience i had envisioned when i put together my current box (almost two years ago, yes). Practical Blu-ray playback in linux has been a long time coming. The question is, has it arrived?