Binary Time Machine
Binary Time Machines revisited
|Above, you see my
they seem to be one of the standard programs that any
programmer has to do. I produced my first clock way back in 1981 on a
- you guessed it - zx81. Since then I have written myriads of other
clocks in countless languages. Back in 1996 java was hot, and so I
wrote a java clock.
Back then I was working at
a major insurance broker company as a systems developer. You know, the usual
stuff. Business Process Analysis and constrution of applications to support
those processes. One fine day I was happily tweaking the Oracle with Delphi1, when the Boss
rushed into the EDP department and asked us to build a webpage. So, I started
all over the internet to find something useful written in Java. Apart from my
clock, I am still looking...
However, real geeks prefer to read the time in binary format. For the past few years, I have had a nice binary clock on my desktop. You know, - just to stay sharp. In 2001 a fellow developer spotted this binary clock and asked me about it. I explained what matters to him, and he immidiately went into a deadly spin. Eager to get further into his geekhood, he started writing a binary time machine for win32. In assembler. No big deal... I mean, I did my 500k lines of assembly code, but this binary time machine features graphics on the win32 platform... This makes it a little different from most assembler code projects. The beautiful results of his work can be seen here...