Author Archives: Justin Love

Special Edition Whyday Clock

On August 19, 2009, Why the Lucky Stiff withdrew from the online community. We set aside that day, Whyday, to remember Why’s contributions to our community and culture by hacking just for the fun and joy of it. Somewhere between August 20 and 22, 2012, Pair Networks FTP started working well enough to upload Disk […]

Web App of the Century

Web App Disk Clock has always been built on web technologies, although the canvas tag was specific to Safari until recent years. It is now available as a set of Web Apps here on diskclock.com The web apps support “cache manifests”, allowing them to be used offline by supported browsers – included smartphones with intermittent […]

Pebble E-Paper Watch

The Pebble watch has a lower-power e-paper screen, and communicates with an iPhone or Android for heavy duty processing and extra features. The Pebble Kickstarter project has become one of the most notable of all time, completely selling the ‘hacker special’ – apparently a lot of people want hack time. A number of custom faces […]

Solar Year Disk is now available.

Solar Year Disk is available as a Chrome Web App from the Chrome Web Store, or Dashboard Widget directly from Computer Generated Dreams. Disk Clock takes the idea of clock and turns it inside-out by moving the faces instead of the hand. The Solar Year Disk beautifully presents the turn of the seasons. Note that […]

Disk Tzolk’in now available

Disk Tzolk’in is available as a Chrome Web App from the Chrome Web Store, or Dashboard Widget directly from Computer Generated Dreams. The mesoamerican cultures had a fascinating calendar system based on interlocking cycles of 13 and 20. (Tzolk’in to the Maya, Tonalpohualli to the Aztec, and probably other names to other cultures.) Unfortunately, this […]

Count Down to December 21, 2012 in Style

Disk Apocalypse is available as a Chrome Web App from the Chrome Web Store, or Dashboard Widget directly from Computer Generated Dreams. Disk Clock takes the idea of clock and turns it inside-out by moving the faces instead of the hand. Disk Apocalypse reinterprets “end of the world” 13-baktun mesoamerican long count calendar with shown […]

Mesoamerican Long Count Clock Now Available

Disk Long Count is available as a Chrome Web App from the Chrome Web Store, or Dashboard Widget directly from Computer Generated Dreams. Disk Clock takes the idea of clock and turns it inside-out by moving the faces instead of the hand. Disk Long Count reinterprets the mesoamerican long count calendar (20 baktuns), shown as […]

Disk Clock <3 The Present

For context, see: The Present Music by Scrap Heap: Fixture Ascent Greetings, Scott Thrift. Good full moon to you. I have always been confused by by time. Digital is precise, but leaves you feeling lost. You have to think about what the numbers mean. Still, I always used digital because the analog clocks confused me […]

The Sasa Clock

The Sasa Clock by Thórunn Árnadóttir. This innovative clock tells time by way of five-minute beads. Though not in every variation, it can bought from Destes online with a full twenty-four hour string, color coded for night and day. It even doubles as a necklace, if you don’t mind looking up the time to replace […]

Disk Clock returns to the OS X Dashboard

Disk Clock version 2 is now available for the OS X Dashboard. Disk Clock returns to the platform of it’s birth. While Apple seems to have lost interest in providing a marketplace for Dashboard widgets, Macs are more popular then ever, and Dashboard still comes with every one. Throw away that crummy, confusing 12-hour clock, […]