infovore + time   17

The Exhaustive Guide to Rails Time Zones - Alexander Danilenko
This was clear and straightforward. Everything stored as UTC, everything in local within the app.
rails  ruby  time  timezones 
august 2014 by infovore
10 Timeframes | Contents Magazine
Paul Ford is always a joy, but this is a particular joy. To be savoured, and to let filter through you. There are lots of pithy quotations, but what sticks is what lies between the lines.
paulford  writing  speech  design  time  measurement  quantification  culture 
june 2012 by infovore
Zeitgeber - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"<i>Zeitgeber</i> (from German for "time giver," or "synchronizer") is any exogenous (external) cue that synchronizes an organism's endogenous (internal) time-keeping system (clock) to the earth's 24-hour light/dark cycle. The strongest zeitgeber, for both plants and animals, is light. Non-photic zeitgebers include temperature, social interactions, pharmacological manipulation and eating/drinking patterns. To maintain clock-environment synchrony, zeitgebers induce changes in the concentrations of the molecular components of the clock to levels consistent with the appropriate stage in the 24-hour cycle, a process termed entrainment."
biology  clock  time  zeitgeber 
february 2011 by infovore
computer time ( 4 Feb., 2011, at Interconnected)
"...your equivalent to a computer looking up data from a chip is remembering a fact from your own brain. Your equivalent to a computer looking up data from a disk is fetching that fact from Pluto. Computers live in a world of commonplace interactions not the size of a house, like us, but the Solar System. On their own terms, they are long, long lived, and vast."
computers  perception  scale  memory  time 
february 2011 by infovore
2010: The Booktwo/STML Yearnotes | booktwo.org
"In the process I came up with “Network Realism” which may or may not have legs, but I think it does and I like it. What it was, of course, was what I’d actually been talking about all year: time, and how it’s just as broken right now as our business models—broken by the network—but what’s interesting is how we’re coming to terms with it, artistically, culturally, and technologically, and what that might mean in the future. 2011 is going to be all about time."

James has had a good year.
stml  jamesbridle  time  yearnotes  review  jollygood 
december 2010 by infovore
What Publishers Today Can Learn from Allen Lane: Fearlessness
"The book — by which I mean long-form text, in any format — is not a physical thing, but a temporal one. Its primary definition, its signal quality, is the time we take to read it, and the time before it and the time after it that are also intrinsic parts of the experience: the reading of reviews and the discussions with our friends, the paths that lead us to it and away from it (to other books) and around it." James, as ever, is very, very sharp. This is good.
books  publishing  time  temporality  jamesbridle  stml 
april 2010 by infovore
GPS and Relativity
Fascinating: GPS satellites are both high enough, and travelling fast enough, that you need to correct for relativistic effects in order for them to be effective.
science  gps  space  relativity  time  maths 
january 2010 by infovore
Old Bits
"This is a list of old game releases. These games were priced at nearly $50 a year ago, now probably a lot less. Why buy a new game when there are plenty of fun games out there worth renting or buying for less?" Games released twelve months ago this week, by Andre Torrez. He's right, you know - games don't have to be about nowness all the time.
games  releases  videogames  time 
november 2009 by infovore
f.lux
"F.lux fixes this: it makes your computer's lighting adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day. It's even possible that you're staying up too late because of your computer. You could use f.lux because it makes you sleep better, or you could just use it just because it makes your computer look better." Perhaps not right for things that need to be color-managed... but might be good for everything else. And healthier.
osx  software  mac  lighting  time  color  temperature 
february 2009 by infovore
Exporting the past into the future, or, “The Possibility Jelly lives on the hypersurface of the present” « Magical Nihilism
"Warning - this is a collection of half-formed thoughts, perhaps even more than usual." They seem pretty well-formed to me, even if the blogpost is a dense infoburst. Lots of solid gold in here, worth reading twice, slowly, and thinking on. And then working out what the conclusions are.
socialsoftware  space  place  mattjones  location  time  thoughts  proximity  resolution 
february 2009 by infovore
MagiCal | Software | Charcoal Design
"MagiCal is a FREE menu-based clock and calendar. It features a huge range of configuration options for how the time and date are displayed, and can operate either in conjunction with, or as a replacement for the built in system menu clock." Quite pretty, and makes a nice companion for FuzzyClock.
osx  software  calendar  mac  utility  time  date  menubar 
january 2009 by infovore
Diego Goldberg :: The Arrow of Time
"On June 17th, every year, the family goes through a private ritual: we photograph ourselves to stop, for a fleeting moment, the arrow of time passing by." Perfectly executed.
photography  time  process  change  passage  repetition 
january 2009 by infovore
The Corpus Clock and The Chronophage
"Introduced by Dr John C.Taylor, Invenit et Fecit" - or, to translate, he invented it, and he built it. Video explaining some of the finer points of the chronophage. Stunningly beautiful.
chronophage  clock  timepiece  engineering  time  corpuschristi  cambridge  video 
september 2008 by infovore
The long here and the big now « Adam Greenfield’s Speedbird
"What about “the big now,” though? It’s shorthand for the enhanced and deepened sense of simultaneity - of the world’s massive parallelism - that certain digital artifacts lend us. "
bignow  presence  status  twitter  time  temporality  adamgreenfield  simultaneity 
may 2008 by infovore
Timeframe
"Click-draggable. Range-makeable. A better calendar." No IE6 support, but it's not half bad so far.
widget  interface  javascript  calendar  code  design  programming  development  date  time  calendaring 
april 2008 by infovore

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