Dear Google, Can I Have My Calendar Back Now?
You may experience difficulty accessing Google Calendar during the
hours of 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm PDT, today (July 17th). For each affected
calendar, this should last approximately 15 minutes.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your
That’s the message you’ll find at the Google Calendar Help center.
It’s currently 5:50 pm PT–an hour and twenty minutes after the timeslot–and my calendar is completely blank.
Now, before anyone comments “what do you expect for free,” keep in mind that I pay for Google Apps and, as a consultant, I kinda rely on my ability to schedule client appointments.
Google, can I have my calendar back?
UPDATE: It’s 7:20 pm PT and a rather vague response on the Google Calendar Group:
We’re aware that a very small subset of people may be seeing an empty calendar, but rest assured that your data is safe. The team is working on a fix.
No apology, no explanation as to what the issue is, nor a timeline for when the data will be back. My response included:
What are we looking at? A few minutes, hours, days, weeks? Do I need to ask Viacom to get a judge to hand over my calendar entries, before I see them again?
UPDATE 2: 12 hours in, and my Google Calendar is still completely empty. Google, this sucks!