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Polar Clock

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Alex2539
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Polar Clock

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I know what you're thinking, there have been a bunch of "specialized" clocks lately, why do we need another? Answer: because the purpose of Rainmeter is to put as many time-telling devices on your desktop at once. And so, I give you the Polar Clock.
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The polar clock is actually a "port" of a screensaver I've always been fascinated with. Sometimes I just leave it running and let the hypnotic twirl of the seconds lull me to sleep. But I digress. Each ring on the clock represents a different component of the time. From the outside-in, they are the hour, minute, second, day of the week, day of the month and finally the month on the innermost circle. You can also right-click the clock in order to show or hide the numbers.

The clock was mostly just a sort of "see-if-I-can-do-it project", but if you guys like it then you are welcome to use it:

UPDATE: The clock has been modified to add colour cycling, optional greyscale and an improvement on the method used to smooth out the seconds.

Download: polarclock.zip
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Re: Polar Clock

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Very cool!
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Re: Polar Clock

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verry cool one, and big :D but i like it

you have to put the seconds number a little more to left about 5 pixels or 10, and the day of week is 1 day ahead, I'm using rainmeter 1.0, maybe is because of this, or you put the weekday to start on sunday, my week begins on monday
will you release a smaller version?
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Re: Polar Clock

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Nice.

I have got to figure this degrees thing for myself one day :P
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Re: Polar Clock

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sgtevmckay wrote:Nice.

I have got to figure this degrees thing for myself one day :P
http://tecfa.unige.ch/vrml/tools/rad-convert.html
you don't need to know how it works, but that it works ;)

Alex2539 wrote:I know what you're thinking, there have been a bunch of "specialized" clocks lately, why do we need another? Answer: because the purpose of Rainmeter is to put as many time-telling devices on your desktop at once. And so, I give you the Polar Clock.
hehe. yeah, it seems that putting as many clocks on your desktop as possible has become something like an addiction to some people :lol:
however, nice work. ;)
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Re: Polar Clock

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I like Clock ;) 8-) :lol:
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Alex2539
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Re: Polar Clock

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maminscris wrote:v maybe is because of this, or you put the weekday to start on sunday, my week begins on monday
will you release a smaller version?
Yes, that must be it. My week starts on Sunday.

And thanks for the praise, people!
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Re: Polar Clock

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Sweeeet :)
I'll surely use it as a base for my own clock :twisted:
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Re: Polar Clock

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Go for it. Half the reason I post anything anywhere is with the hope that someone else will be able to run with it.
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Re: Polar Clock

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sgtevmckay wrote:I like Clock ;) 8-) :lol:

No. He loves the Clock.