Name our owl mascots

July 21, 2006

Feedback thus far on the look-and-feel of the Calgoo Draft One web site has been positive. We’ve been trying to keep it clean, easy-to-read, and carefree — kind of like what we’ve been trying to do with the product itself (less than 30 days until product launch now). In fact, nearly everyone that we’ve shown the site to has said the same thing:

“The site looks good. I like the owls. Do they have names?”


Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on your perspective), all of us were rather too quick on our feet and said, “Of course…but you’ll have to wait until the product launches.”

This, of course, was stretching the truth somewhat. They don’t have names. Frankly, we didn’t think about that. Not sure why not…perhaps it is because we’ve been hard at work on other things, like building the product.

So this is where you come in. We need your help in choosing names for the little critters. After all, this is a Social Web sort of thing to do these days…isn’t it?

Starting today, we are holding a contest with the winner not only getting the glory of naming our mascots, but they also get to choose a prize from our just launched Shop Calgoo Cafe Press Store (it literally just launched as we decided that we needed to come up with some sort of prize).

The rules are pretty simple. Simply respond by posting your suggestion in the comments section below (and perhaps via a few other ways that we are working on). If there are ties, the winner is the first person to suggest the idea. Deadline for submissions is for two months from tonight (Sept. 20, 2006 at 11:59 PM PST).

All voting will take place by a show of hands around our boardroom table. And yes, we can be swayed by public opinion. Feel free to launch any sort of campaign you want.


Let the fun begin!

July 13, 2006

We’re alive!  Well not quite, but our blog is up and running and this is the first post of what will surely be many in the weeks, months, and years ahead. How many years? Who knows…that’s entirely up to you.

So why are we here and who are we? Simply put, this blog is designed to be our soapbox to the world for Calgoo, the Calgoo site, and the Calgoo client app [mamma always said good things come in threes]. For all those that just have stumbled upon our little site — be it literally by StumbleUpon [a cool little tool and community in its own right], a regular ol’ Web search [Thanks Google!], or were referred here by a buddy/colleague/confidante/spouse/lover/partner/pal/assistant/other — welcome!

Calgoo is the first product from Time Search Inc. (TSI) and is a free, downloadable software application that is destined to become the best aggregator of timespace data (or so states the business plan). The initial version, which we’ve tentatively been calling either First Draft or Draft 1 (in part because Beta is so last month and overdone), will focus on making the lives of Google Calendar users better.

Calgoo ‘D1’ will allow you to subscribe and work with more calendars than is practical with Google Calendar directly. Your calendars and schedules will be brought to the desktop where you can easily search, filter, and organize them. Calgoo will work when you are online and offline so you don’t need an Internet connection to use your calendar. Calgoo will also improve calendar sharing, making it easier for you to collaborate with your friends, colleagues, family and social groups.

Let the fun begin.