She also hated being woken up at three in the morning by someone in another time zone.
I can empathize with that, having recently needed to conduct several conversations with people all over the world. As an avid user of the Opera web browser (and drinker of Diet Pepsi) I immediately set out to find a widget to quickly learn the time differential between myself and my new friends (friends who are better than you because they’re NEWER).
The widget I found had more holes than the Holy See (which I assume is full of holes because of the name), so I set to work rewriting it and making it into something I wanted to use. I tried contacting the original author about my changes, but he seems to have vanished from existence over two years ago.
Behold the fruits of my labor: World+Clock!
It’s been about a week since it was approved and put up for download. I’ve taken the download numbers so far and crunched them against the average downloads for the original widget to come up with this graph (which you know is accurate because it’s a graph):
The two widgets will have equal numbers of total downloads in about six years, at the 250,000 mark — of course, it will probably happen much sooner, as the numbers of the original widget will likely plummet (due to the Diet Pepsi-like effect of a superior product) and the amount of Opera users increases.
Betting is now open on when the intersection point will occur. Remember, the house always wins and you change the outcome by participating.