What Time Is It There, Anyway?
Posted: Thu, 14 February 2008 | permalink | No comments
As Internet-connected people, we tend to interact with a lot of people who aren't necessarily geographically co-located. Hence today's cool little program I found: gworldclock. You pick an arbitrary number of timezones to have in your list, and the current time in all of them is displayed in a neat list, quietly ticking away regularly. Small? Yes. Trivial? Getting close to it. Really Useful? You betcha. It also has a very tidy 'rendezvous' mode, where you choose a time, a timezone (from your list of selected timezones) and it shows the corresponding time in all of your other chosen timezones. Again, something that 20 minutes of coding will probably produce, but the whole point of this open source thing is not having to re-invent the wheel...
The 'g' does indicate a GTK application, but there is a kworldclock for people who wouldn't be seen dead with a GTK application on their desktop, and a console-only version, tzwatch, for anyone who lives the text-mode life.
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