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Calendar Challenges

A real good networking calendaring application, with knowledge of not only when, but also who and where, should be able to handle the following use cases:

  1. PathCrossSuppose I’m travelling to Boston and San Francisco in the next couple months. I’d like my machine to let me know I have a FriendOfaFriend who also lives there or plans to be there


    1. My calendar
    2. My network of friends (and thus implicitly their calendars and their friends’ calendars)


    1. A list of coming events, where I will be co-located with at least one of my friends or a friend of theirs

    Bonus: Be fuzzy and suggest rearranging travel plans or make new to maximize pathcrossings.

  2. Meeting planner — Suppose a group of otherwise independent people frequenting an IRC channel wish to plan for a ScheduledTopicChat


    1. A group of people (and thus their calendars, possibly only with free/busy information)


    1. A list of possible future dates/times for a meeting involving the entire group

    Bonus: Accept a fixed location as well, for meetings at a PathCross.

  3. Maximal scheduleSuppose the Natfilm Festival (or its successor CPH:PIX) is coming up, and I’d like to invite a number of friends to join me for as many showings as possible


    1. My calendar (possibly only with free/busy information)
    2. A list of showings (with location)
    3. A group of people (and thus their calendars, possibly only with free/busy information)


    1. A non-overlapping list of possible showings, that leaves enough time for transportation

    Bonus: Based on the original input, a selected subset of the showings, and the non-overlapping list, provide a new non-overlapping list, that includes the selected subset.

Dopplr does parts of the first use case quite well, with added bonuses, but doesn’t quite meet the goals entirely.

Can I have this now — or do I need to build it myself?

The Lazy Bloggers Post

Blimey! I just climbed out from under my rock and realised I have not updated this since they invented sliced bread… You would not believe how much more of a drama I could make that. Seriously!.

I am flat out like a lizard drinking with feeding the little people, watching the grass grow, just generally being an embarrassment to anyone unfortunate to cross my path, my day seems to be packed from sun up to dusk. I am not complaining though. I need a nap.

I won’t promise anything to you but I will write something that makes sense soon. Honestly! No Joke!.

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