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Author Topic: NANY 2009 Final Release: DecClock [Public Domain since 20080118]  (Read 24581 times)

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NANY 2009 Final Release: DecClock [Public Domain since 20080118]
« on: November 30, 2008, 09:51:53 AM »
NANY 2009 Entry Information
Application Name DecClock
Version 1.4.3.0
Short Description This Program implement a decimal Clock
Supported OSes Windows 98, Me, 2000 Pro, XP, 2003
Web Page DecClock Website
Download Link DecClock Downloaddirectory
Source Linkhttp://computerfritze.dcmembers.com/downloads/DecClock.zip
System Requirements
  • .Net Framework 2.0
Version HistoryDecClock Changelog
Author computerfritze


Description
DecClock is a Tool to save time when you calculate with Time.
Decimal Time is:
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100 seconds per minute
100 minutes per hour
100 hours per day
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a second in decimal is 0.0864 seconds in normal time


Features
  • GUI
  • Normal Clock
  • Decimal Clock
  • compare Time
  • Time Conversion
  • Binary Clock
  • Hex Clock
  • notes Window

Planned Features
  • compatibility with Mono

Screenshots
DecClock Screenshotpage

Beta tester
Linux Tester: You have a Linux system with latest version of Mono, and want to test DecClock.
                         => Send a PM to me and you will get the il code of the latest version, to compile it on Linux.
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« Last Edit: January 18, 2009, 07:46:30 AM by computerfritze »

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Version 1.1.0.0 released!
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2008, 01:15:34 PM »
I released v 1.1.0.0 with the following features
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  • Decimal Clock
  • GUI
  • Normal Clock

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Re: [First public release] NANY 2009 Release: DecClock
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2008, 01:46:59 PM »
I´d like to see a binary-clock also!

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Re: [First public release] NANY 2009 Release: DecClock
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2008, 02:25:21 PM »
computerfritze, is this a timer?

hmm, comparing times ...
ahh,
I see you plan to add more info to the first post ... looks interesting so far :)
Tom

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Re: [1.2.0.1 released] NANY 2009 Release: DecClock
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2008, 11:51:52 AM »
I released version 1.2.0.1, thanks to Crush for his excellent idea.
Its up to you:
what features do you like to have in DecClock
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Re: [1.2.0.1 released] NANY 2009 Release: DecClock
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2008, 03:55:23 PM »
what's the first number/time
72:etc above? i.e. I dont know what the "Decimal Clock" is -
I would have thought the "Normal Clock" here was a decimal clock...

also wondering what will "time conversion" involve? (I'm wondering are you translating correctly - I think conversion is usually to do with time zones? I could very well be wrong!)

thanks!
Tom

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Re: [1.2.0.1 released] NANY 2009 Release: DecClock
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2008, 01:03:43 AM »
I like your clock ... At the moment I try to figure out how the decimal time is working...  :tellme:.
Your kind of binary-clock is only a bit strange to read, because of the splitted 0s and 1s. Please take a look at a binary clock I made a few years ago.
Something like this would be more readable (don´t take care of the built in demo-effects - this makes you only crazy :D):
Crush´s PQAmpel

@tomos: I think with time conversion he meant the visual appearance. At the moment it´s disabled anyway.
« Last Edit: December 02, 2008, 01:20:16 AM by Crush »

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Version 1.3.1.2 released
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2008, 06:51:17 AM »
I released Version 1.3.1.2
@Crush
Is the binary clock better?
@tomos
I think "time conversion" means "to convert Times", and here you can convert binar, decimal, and normal time into each other.
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Re: [1.3.1.2 released] NANY 2009 Release: DecClock
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2008, 09:39:29 AM »
I think a lot of people are riddling how your principles of "binary" and "decimal" are working.
Binary Clocks are made very often and you can even buy them in shops but your type of it seems kinda strange to me.
You´re only counting each tick with E (what should be ones?) and on overflow reset it to the bottom and rise a decimal tick line named Z (what should be zeroes?).
Besides, the zeroes and ones are not suiting to the numbers they represent. They should be named higher/lower decimal digit.
The usually understanding of binary counters is this:
001 = 1
010 = 2 = overflow
011 = 3
100 = 4 = overflow
101
... and so on

Here´s another Idea for an improvement:
What I never saw before is a hexadecimal counter: 0-9 and a-f -> 10 next. This would be also quite funny for coders.

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Re: [1.3.1.2 released] NANY 2009 Release: DecClock
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2008, 10:57:43 AM »
sorry i write something false :o
--> 1.3.1.3 released
@ Crush
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Re: [1.3.1.3 released] NANY 2009 Release: DecClock
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2008, 11:21:17 AM »
Ok, it´s better to understand now. But it´s not a real binary clock yet. You could call it a pseudo-binary-clock. ;)
Please integrate a hexadecimal clock also. I´d like to see it and it´s easy to do.
Btw: The time conversion creates exceptions when there are no valid entries at calculation.
« Last Edit: December 02, 2008, 11:26:48 AM by Crush »

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1.4.1.4 released
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2008, 01:17:10 PM »
I released 1.4.1.4.
The DecClock Website is now online: http://computerfritze.dcmembers.com
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Re: NANY 2009 Release: DecClock [1.4.1.4 released]
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2008, 02:14:13 PM »
Is there a problem with the time in hexadecimal? I get something like this: E_1A_E.
Each 16 seconds it changes to the next number und resets the first one: E_1B_0.
This would mean that the right ones represent the seconds: 1B_0 and the next one E the minutes... where are the hours?  :tellme:

One thing that should change somehow if possible is the cpu-usage. In my case I have a 2.4Ghz Core 2 CPU and the prog takes 4-8% calculation time. This is by far too much for daily use ... hey, it´s only a clock.
Perhaps you can remove all loops and insert sleep functions or timer-interrupts :D

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Re: NANY 2009 Release: DecClock [1.4.1.4 released]
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2008, 06:49:58 AM »
Hey, look at Wikipedia, the Hexadecimal Time is specified as H_MM_S (16 hours, 256 minutes, 16 seconds), and the time you´ve showed is correct
E=14 hours, 1A=26 minutes, E=14 seconds, clear?
EDIT: CPU usage is in progress
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Re: NANY 2009 Release: DecClock [1.4.1.4 released]
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2008, 07:44:52 AM »
 :mrgreen: Oh, :wallbash: I didn´t knew that hexadecimal time is not representing seconds and minutes the "normal" way and show the "real" numbers as hexadecimals. I expected 2 digits for the seconds 00-3b and the same with minutes and hours.
This way it´s extremely hard to read the "real" time from a clock for humans. Without an introduction to the time-systems noone will understand it. :read: Who knows that a hexsec is 1.32 secs, a hexmin 21.09 secs and a hexhour 1.3 hours long :stars:?
So it´s now clear that your time-systems didn´t suit to my understanding of time conversion. Insert a site with a discription :deal: of the time-systems (perhaps with internetlinks), please.

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1.4.3.0 released
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2008, 01:06:25 PM »
I released 1.4.3.0
I fixed CPU-Usage (currently 0% on 2x1.8GHz Core 2 Duo) and add a notes window.
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Re: NANY 2009 Release: DecClock [1.4.3.0 released]
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2008, 04:54:41 PM »
Great! Now all works properly.

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Re: NANY 2009 Release: DecClock [1.4.3.0 released]
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2008, 03:42:41 AM »
I have a question about this, before I download it:

When exactly does a day begin? Does it use midnight as represented in my local time zone or does it use midnight UTC? (I am hoping UTC, since that will save me a lot of work granting a friend's wish)

It would be nice if everyone that used this had the exact same time represented on their clock, no matter where in the world they are, and unaffected by stupid things like DST.

This was a request a friend made awhile back and wanted me to make a clock much like yours, but with these additional requirements.

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Re: NANY 2009 Release: DecClock [1.4.3.0 released]
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2008, 07:42:23 AM »
this clock is based on your local windows time
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Re: NANY 2009 Release: DecClock [1.4.3.0 released]
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2008, 08:41:03 AM »
Could an option be added to base it on UTC?

And perhaps a mini display suitable for keeping on the desktop, like in my DClock application, and let the user select which method is displayed in it. (I don't think the binary one would be suitable for this, though, because of the amount of screen space it would take up)

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Re: NANY 2009 Final Release: DecClock
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2009, 04:10:24 AM »
This version (1.4.3.0) is the Final Release of DecClock
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Re: NANY 2009 Final Release: DecClock
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2009, 11:54:23 PM »
Too bad, I would have liked to have a digital time only clock for my screen next to my DClock.    :two:

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Re: NANY 2009 Final Release: DecClock
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2009, 10:14:33 AM »
@computerfritze:
There is a typo when you go to the license tab from your program. The tab title says "licence" instead of "license".
So maybe there is one (final) update required  :-\

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Re: NANY 2009 Final Release: DecClock
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2009, 12:40:51 PM »
OK I will do that when I am at home
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Re: NANY 2009 Final Release: DecClock [Public Domain since 20080118]
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2009, 07:47:20 AM »
DecClock is Public Domain now!  :) :)
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