Joe Ganley

I make software and sometimes other things.


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If you took the spirit of the Analogy clock, and then stripped away pieces until you couldn't take away anything else without rendering it useless, you might get something like this:


The numbers are the current hour and the next one, with the current hour's size inversely proportional to how far into the hour it currently is, and the next hour's size directly proportional to how far. Thus, if the top number is huge and the bottom one tiny, it's almost exactly that time; if the bottom one is huge, it's very nearly the next hour, and if they're the same size, it's about half past.

If I were going to spend any more time on this, I would make it animate smoothly as the bottom number moves to the top at the stroke of the hour.

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