There is one thing about it, though, that drives me batty. Unlike just about every other tool Apple ships, it doesn’t work through an HTTP proxy. They managed to fix the icon so it displays the correct date when the application isn’t running (which has to be hacky as hell behind the scenes), but they couldn’t do something as basic as reusing the same URL retrieval logic as almost everything else on the platform.
In practice, this means that if I log into my employer’s VPN, my calendar subscriptions are broken (i.e. non-refreshing) until I disconnect, rendering them useless during the most important part of the work day.
If anyone has managed to hack around this problem, I’d appreciate hearing about it in the comments.
The public demands certainties; it must be told definitely and a bit
raucously that this is true and that is false. But there are no certainties.
— H.L. Mencken, “Prejudice”