Fuzzy Time!

Fuzzy Time is a recent meme in the blogosphere – some design firm built a mockup of a clock that told the time – sort of. Instead of an exact time like 5:16pm, it would show “Five Fifteen” or “Quarter After Five.”

This sounded kind-of cool, so I built an HTML version of this clock. (Open in it’s own window, then resize the window to about 2 or 3 inches wide)


The app has a pretty decent list of time variants. Each minute it scans through all the time variants, chooses the ones which apply now, and then chooses a random one of the candidates to be displayed as the time. The whole source for the thing can be seen if you “view source” – check it out, and let me know if you come up with some time variants I haven’t thought of!

It’s nice to run this clock in a window on your desktop – and to do that, check out Bubbles! Bubbles lets you run HTML applications as though they are PC Desktop apps.

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