"Does 11:30 CET sound good?" - Not confused anymore

Sent on November 2nd, 2021

Hey, Does 11:30 CET sound good?

I get confused when ever someone asks me this. Even if I plan to master the conversion of one timezone, my friends are spread across the timezone.

I wanted to solve this problem.

I closed my eyes and visualised my skill repertoire to see what do I have at my disposal to solve this.

Cloudflare Workers struck. āš”ļø

Then I immediately cracked open my laptop, not literally though, and wrote few lines of code to convert time between timezones. Got it working in a hour.

Now I begin to wonder how to use this worker.

Workers are some sort of functions that live in the cloud and can be accessed from a URL. When you visit that URL, the function gets triggered, and you get the output as HTML or JSON or anything you wish.

Not proud of this but I always have my phone around. So if I can check that time in my timezone on my iPhone, my problem is solved.

So I hooked it up to an iOS shortcut. It works like a charm.

I’ve successfully saved 8 seconds of my time every time I want to check the time in my timezone.

I have plans in the near future to build an app so that I can use it on all the devices. If you want to try the half-baked stuff, I can send you the shortcut directly.

What do you think?

See you next Tuesday šŸ‘‹


Episode from Learning Curve on Cloudflare workers

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/episode/7KqBoBekITgU6W3k47oKcz

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