Author Archives: Justin Love

XKCD world projection clock

XKCD: Now provides a 24-hour frame with times marked as “buisiness hours” or “rude to call” A south-pole projection with countries labeled near the edge rotates in the center.

The Timeless Chuck Moore

Chuck Moore is a hacker, language designer, and and hardware designer, best known for the Forth stack based programming language. He’s also a time hacker. I’ve quit listing time-of-day since I no longer have a clock. I’m keeping time by the sun. Why am I doing this? Out of disgust with Daylight Savings Time. I […]

Unix Disk

Disk Clock takes the idea of clock and turns it inside-out by moving the faces instead of the hand. Unix Disk graphically displays the time until the year 2038 problem, which has been in the news bit recently. One flaw with the current representation is that it only shows 31 bits – the sign bit […]

TrueTyme

TrueTyme provides a graphical representation of the sun and moon, with an emphasis on the effects of the diurnal cycle and other natural cycles on mood and even weight. It packs a lot of features into it’s android app (web demo also available), including a tutorial and multiple display modes. Despite it’s focus on natural […]

The Present Received

The Present has shipped and arrived.

It’s Daylight Crazy Time

Disk Clock takes the idea of clock and turns it inside-out by moving the faces instead of the hand. Daylight crazy time regularly turns us inside with shifting schedules. Disk Daylight Savings graphically shows the times of year when you need to be looking at the nearest Sunday to change your clocks. The color shows […]

Whitehouse Petition: Eliminate Daylight Crazy Time

Eliminate the bi-annual time change caused by Daylight Savings Time Time is an archaic practice in our modern society. The original reasons for the policies are no longer applicable, and the most cited reason for keeping DST (energy savings) has never been shown to be true. Some industries still like DST (like sporting equipment retailers), […]

Chrome Apocalypse Averted

Disk Clock chrome apps are now published in manifest version 2, so they will continue to work in upcoming versions. It was also possible to publish Disk Century and Disk Lifetime

Happy Birthday: Disk Lifetime

It’s my birthday – and I’m giving you a present. Track your own birthday with Disk Lifetime. Disk Clock takes the idea of clock and turns it inside-out by moving the faces instead of the hand. Solar year broadens the horizon to encompass a full year. Disk Lifetime puts time on an intensely personal scale. […]

Partly Cloudy Weather App

Partly Cloud has a website with an obnoxious animated header, but thankfully the same design sense has not infected the app. The iPhone app uses the clock face primarily for showing weather, but they also work in daylight hours. Unfortunately they still use a fixed fixed clock face, and some of it is hidden by […]