I’m at Write the Docs and I pull out my smartphone to check the schedule on Lanyrd. Now, Lanyrd is a really impressive/cool web application, but they’re still conspicuously in bootstrap mode and have a lot of rough edges. The edge that rubs me raw at that particular moment is the fact that the mobile page is just the regular page rearranged in a narrow space. It takes forever to find the bit I’m looking for — and then when I finally get to it some late-arriving stuff rescrolls the page and I have to start all over.
So when I see “all times are in the PST time zone” I’m kind of in a bad mood and fire off a snarky tweet to Lanyrd. Of course, they don’t deserve my snark, especially since the note probably came from the Write the Docs organizers who don’t deserve any snark either (see above re impressive/cool with rough edges). But Lanyrd gets back to me, and basically asks a question that’s too complicated to answer in a tweet. And it’s a question I’ve had to answer more than once, so I might as well blog about it.