And in a frenzy of trying things, here is Timeline.js. A Timeline of making Thanksgiving dinner last month. Much more lush than I expected. Very simple to use, and all built out of a google spreadsheet.
You don’t have to pretend to be interested in this series of events but the tool is cool. The slideshow thing is sexy, though arguably detracts from the getting an overview of time. For example, it’s great for a narrative but perhaps not so good for a