Linnaeus Floral Clock
It took over 250 years to fully realize Carl Linnaeus’ idea of a clock of blooming flowers. You can now download for your Apple Watch a simple flower complication to help you tell the time.
Calendar Business Cards
As a challenge, is it possible to re-invent the year calendar through a different lens? Rather than appointments, red days or other events, what if we put the days of the week first rather than the number? Then, to top it all off, what if you had to fit it onto a business card? This articles walks you through the process, the pitfalls and links to some code so you can make your own designs.
PST is the new GMT
Before the adoption of the prime meridian time and time zones were very imprecise. This week is the anniversary of codifying these time zone offsets which in an instant made the world a smaller place.
The Long Now
The Y2K problem was pop-culture’s initiation into short-term thinking on a global scale. The issue revolved around the 2-digit year, 19__ on checkbooks and in computer databases. When the year 2000 arrived, it broke a lot of code that filled in the __ with 00 making it 1900 instead of 2000. The long now foundation challenges us to think in the longer term, not in years, not in millennium, but in 10s of millennia.