Posts Tagged ‘Tool’

Google Calendar Timezone Widget

August 5, 2009 1 comment

I like to keep organized and make sure everyone is on the same page. With Agile 2009 just around the corner, I decided to put my flights into Google Calendar so my wife would know when I’m arriving and leaving. This will be handy for getting a ride home upon my return.

As I started putting the times in the calendar, I realized that the itinerary probably showed times local to the airports, not to my current location. I confirmed this with Dustin (who is also attending Agile 2009), and we both decided that a timezone calculation gizmo would be awesome. We checked out Labs, and there was a World Clock feature. We enabled it and it showed the current time for the timezones we were interested in.

Current Time

“That’s nice”, thought Dustin and I, “but wouldn’t it be great if that widget showed the times for an event…” We clicked on an event, and the widget did the calculations and showed us the times for each timezone for that event.

Event Time

Using this tool it was pretty easy to figure out the times to enter in my local timezone and make sure that I wasn’t an hour too late or too early.

By: Ryan Shuya


Twitter, a business tool?

April 16, 2009 Comments off

I admit that I tweet the occasional remark where I try to be witty, edgy, or intelligent. It was not however till I was at the Real Estate Standards Organization RESO RETS conference that I realized the power of twitter for research and information. On a lark I did a twitter search for RETS and discovered a percentage of the people where tweeting about the conference in real time. I added a number of people I deemed interesting and since then I have seen all types of information and details on RETS. There have been references to interesting blogs, videos and data. I have since applied it to other interests Point2, Agile, Business Analysis and a few others with great success.

Social media to the rescue again!

By: James Townley