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Programming

Nothing is scarier than coding some complex piece of code and, when testing it, having nothing go wrong.

Ah, The Joys of Not Having Keys

Yep, I’ve finally done it and stepped down at work. I am now just a Clerk. No more working overnight, no more having to tell people what to do. I was a huge mistake to take keys and be a manager. I am not enough of a psychopath to be one. Maybe one day, when I get a new job and actually care about the company (one which won’t drive me into the ground every chance it gets) I’ll be a manager again. But for now, I just want to focus on school and not go insane living against my circadian rhythm.

Yay! I found it!

A while ago, I posted a blog about a documentary on atheism that I particularly enjoy, and noted that it was, in fact, a supplement to another documentary called “Atheism: A Rough History of Disbelief”, which I couldn’t find at all.

Well, I found it. I was walking along one day, thinking about it when it occurred to me: what if it’s in the same place that all other videos ever made in the history of the universe are? YouTube.
So, yeah, failure of imagination. But to be fair, it was released under a different title in the US called simply “A Brief History of Disbelief”.

Anyway, I’m happy.

Metric Time

The idea of re-doing the clock to use the metric system is something that is appealing to me, but I must admit I don’t see the idea catching on anytime soon.

The best system I believe is one based on the day, where days are divided into partitions that differ by some factor of ten (like 10, 100, 1000, etc.). There are currently 86,400 seconds in one day, so it seems logical to divide a day into 100,000 parts, and so that each “tick” of the metric clock will be almost as long as the current second.

My proposal is that the day is divided into 100 “hours” (equal to 14.4 minutes), which is then divided into 100 “minutes” each (equal to 8.6 seconds). You could have a decimal after that which could count the “seconds”, but it’s necessary.

Basically, under this system, looking at the clock would immediately tell you how far through the day you are. “25:00” would be around sunrise. “50:00” would be noon. “00:00” would be midnight.

I also programmed an analog/digital metric clock so you can see how this works:

(Download here)

The clock automatically syncs up with your computer’s time, so all you have to do is run the program.

No Rapture

I would say that I’m surprised…but that would be an utter lie.