When I open up a day in day view for Google Calendar, it starts at 12AM, which means I can't see any of the real stuff in the day until I scroll down. Is there any way to make it auto scroll or just offset the day somehow so the normal "awake" hours are shown?
Effective October 2011, there is a feature in Google Calendar Labs called "Hide morning and night" which lets you minimize the wee hours of the morning and the late hours of the evening if you never have much of anything in them.
Click on the "Settings" gear, then "Labs" and enable "Hide morning and night". When you save it, you'll get additional options in your settings to specify what hours should be considered "night."