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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 […]

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 The original reasons for the policies are no longer applicable, and the most cited reason for keeping DST (energy savings) has never been shown to be true.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. […]

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 […]

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 […]